Our Mission

The mission of Coffee House Press is to publish exciting, vital, and enduring authors of our time; to delight and inspire readers; to contribute to the cultural life of our community; and to enrich our literary heritage. By building on the best traditions of publishing and the book arts, we produce books that celebrate imagination, innovation in the craft of writing, and the many authentic voices of the American experience.

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Founded by Allan Kornblum, Coffee House Press has grown from a poetry magazine and letterpress to one of the premier nonprofit literary publishers in the nation.

Board of Directors and Staff Directory

Coffee House Press is led by eighteen directors and eleven staff members. If you know the person you’re looking for, contact them directly using the information listed in the staff directory. All phone calls are routed through the main office phone number. If you don’t know whom to contact, the links below will help you identify the appropriate staff member for your request. For General Inquiries, you can reach us by telephone at (612) 338-0125. or by mail at 79 Thirteenth Avenue NE Suite 110 Minneapolis, MN 55413


An internship at Coffee House Press will introduce you to all aspects of a small literary publisher, and will give you skills that can also easily transfer to larger publishing houses and other careers, both in the arts and elsewhere.


At Coffee House Press, we are committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work. This commitment is shared by our leadership team and aligns with our organizational mission, vision, values, and standards of behaviors.

Rights and Permissions

Request permission to use a portion of one of our books for your classroom, anthologies, foreign translation rights, film, audio, and all other queries.

Media Requests

Press kits, review copies, author and cover images available upon request.


We provide exam and desk copies to educators.

Find Coffee House Press Books

Our books are available in bookstores across the country, online, and downloadable as e-books. You can also shop directly for books on our website.

Submission Guidelines

During our annual reading periods (March 1 – 31 and September 1 – 30), Coffee House Press accepts electronic submissions through our online submissions manager.

Job Openings

Coffee House Press is currently seeking a Publishing Assistant.

Newsletter Archive

Read all of our monthly e-newsletters.