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

Coffee House Press is led by nineteen directors and fourteen staff members.


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.

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Partners, peer organizations, and resources for writers.