Coffee House Press

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Valeria Luiselli, Ben Lerner, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Laird Hunt, Brian Evenson, Karen Yamashita, Anne Waldman, Ron Padgett, M. Evelina Galang, Rikki Ducornet, Saeed Jones, Selah Saterstrom, Mark Nowak, Sun Yung Shin, Justin Phillip Reed, Daniel Saldaña París
Book Types: 
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Poetry collections
Reading Periods: 
May 1 to May 31
Oct 1 to Oct 30
Temporarily closed to submissions
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20

Editorial Focus

Coffee House Press creates new spaces for audiences and artists to interact, inspiring readers and enriching communities by expanding the definition of what literature is, what it can do, and who it belongs to.

Coffee House Press publishes literary novels, full-length short story collections, poetry, creative nonfiction, book-length essays, and essay collections. CHP does not accept submissions of anthologies or books for children or young adults.

Tips From the Editor

Please familiarize yourself with our books to see if your work and our list are compatible. No phone calls, e-mails, or faxes, please. Any queries, agented and otherwise, should be sent to

The review process for full-length manuscripts can take up to four to six 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.

Please note: Coffee House Press will only accept unsolicited submissions during our reading periods (check guidelines for dates). Unsolicited submissions sent outside of these reading periods will not be considered or returned.

Contact Information

Daphne DiFazio, Publishing Assistant
79 13th Avenue Northeast
Suite 110
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Last updated: Mar 22, 2024