What Coffee House Press Publishes
Coffee House Press publishes literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation. CHP does not accept submissions of anthologies, graphic novels, or books for children or young adults.
We recommend you familiarize yourself with our titles before submitting. You can browse our catalog here.
How to Submit a Manuscript
Our next open reading period begins at 9 a.m. CT on October 1, 2023, and will be limited to book-length fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. We will cap the number of submissions we accept at 200, so if you plan to send us work, please do so early.
All submissions should include page numbers and be sent as a .doc or .pdf. All submissions should include the work itself and a cover letter that briefly outlines the work, explains the writer's background, and lists any publication credits, if applicable. Please do not submit more than one work per reading period; additional submissions will not be considered.
Open reading period submissions are only accepted through our Submittable portal.
Please send any queries about our open reading periods and submissions process to firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not accept submissions sent outside of our open reading period.
The review process for full-length manuscripts can take up to 4–6 months, or longer in some instances. We appreciate your patience when submitting your manuscript. Phone calls, emails, or letters of inquiry will not hasten the process.
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