Coffeetown Press is a literary and nonfiction imprint owned by Epicenter Press. They primarily publish nonfiction, as well as memoirs, literary fiction, and historical fiction.
They have local distribution in the Pacific Northwest where they are based, but their distribution is limited outside of that region.Their books tend to sell well online and receive positive reviews.
To get a feel for what they publish, you should visit their website. Forewarning: their covers can be a bit hit or miss.
Epicenter Press also owns and manages a vanity press company, but they do not seem to redirect authors towards it. If you are, please let Authors Publish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact me if you’re sent to the vanity press. You can reach me here in the comments section, on my About Page, or via email at email@example.com.
How to Submit to Coffeetown Press
Looking to submit? Here’s what you’ll need to know:
- For memoir and nonfiction, they ask for an introduction, outline, and the first three chapters. The full manuscript is best.
- For literary and historical fiction, they ask for the first 50 consecutive pages.
- They like manuscripts to be between 70,000 and 100,000 words in length. However, they will consider books between 50,000 and 70,000 words.
They do not accept previously published work unless it was published by a traditional press and have gone out of print. If that is the case, they have additional guidelines to follow, so please visit their website for more information.
They accept submissions via email and have a detailed submissions guideline, which you can read in full here.
Good luck to all of you who choose to submit. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you.
And if you are accepted, please let me know! I’d love to read your work and pass it along to a friend.
Stay safe, everyone.
Until next time.