Pay to Publish

Authors sign checks on the back, not the front.

Because Caffeinated Press is not a vanity publisher, we will not solicit the author for a financial contribution to support publication, nor will we accept any query from any author who wishes to pay for publication for works we otherwise would not accept.

We very strongly encourage early-career authors to steer clear of publishers that guarantee publication in exchange for an up-front payment. This pay-to-publish practice is known as “vanity publishing” and often functions as a significant black mark on your credibility as an author with more established, legitimate publishers. We’re aware of several authors who were rejected by large- and mid-sized publishers solely because of a vanity imprint in the author’s publication history.

Pay to Publish