Coffee House Press

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Our next open reading period begins October 1, 2023, and will be limited to fiction and nonfiction submissions. 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

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. We empathize with your anticipation and appreciate your patience when submitting your manuscript.

Submissions sent as email attachments will not be considered.

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