Coffeetown Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

***Please note, there has been an uptick in publishers that are not accepting unagented submissions. Too many presses and publishers are getting mass submissions that do not fit their catalogs. DO NOT submit your work if it doesn’t fit the publisher’s guidelines.

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.

No Right Way by Michael Niemann was published by Coffeetown Press
No Right Way by Michael Niemann

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

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

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.



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Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams is a writer and editor for a local marketing agency. She has formerly worked as a writer for the Investing News Network and as an editor for Whetstone, a bi-annually published literary magazine. Aside from writing, Danielle has an unabiding love for all marine life and the outdoors. She loves taking long hikes with her husband and cooking delicious meals in the kitchen.


2 Responses

  1. I think I remember you posting about Coffeetown Press before. I think it’s great that they’re willing to take a look at a manuscript of 100,000 words from an unknown author 🙂.
    I don’t hear about these presses/ agencies from anywhere except your blog 🤩.

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