Coffee House Press began as a small letterpress operation in 1972 and has grown into an internationally renowned nonprofit publisher of literary fiction, essay, poetry, and other work that doesn’t fit neatly into genre categories.
Through our Books in Action program and publications, we’ve become interdisciplinary collaborators and incubators for new work and audience experiences. Our vision for the future is one in which a publisher is a catalyst and connector.
Adventurous readers, arts enthusiasts, community builders, and risk takers—join us.
Coffee House Press began as a small letterpress operation in 1972 and has grown into an internationally renowned nonprofit publisher of literary fiction, essay, poetry, and other work that doesn’t fit neatly into genre categories. Following the small press movement of the 60s and 70s, the 80s saw an emergence of professionalization among small publishers. CHP’s late-founder Allan Kornblum saw an opportunity to create the sort of publishing house that he wished existed in the world. Read more.
For general inquiries, you can reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (612) 338-0125, or by mail at the following address.
Coffee House Press
79 Thirteenth Avenue NE, Suite 110
Minneapolis, MN 55413
We are currently closed to unsolicited submissions. Thank you for your interest. To learn more about our submissions process, go here.
Rights & Permissions
Find information about how to request permission to use a portion of one of our books for your classroom, anthologies, foreign translation rights, film, audio, and all other queries.
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. Learn more.
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. Learn more.
We provide exam and desk copies to educators.
Press kits, review copies, author and cover images are available upon request.
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