What We Accept
Caffeinated Press accepts all queries, including pitches for never-before-published novels, textbooks, poetry, short stories, photo essays, graphic novels, short-form personal essays or long-form nonfiction work. In addition to specific long-form projects, we publish an annual house anthology titled Brewed Awakenings and a semiannual literary journal called The 3288 Review. We do not limit queries based on length, format or genre; as long as the content has literary merit, we will consider it.
We differentiate three different product segments—long-form, journal and anthology—within our editorial framework and the latter two of these may, from time to time, maintain acceptance criteria slightly more or less restrictive than our regular long-form guidelines. The adjustments to the general guidelines you’ll find for those projects supersede what you’ll find here.
Please do not ask us if we accept [insert project type or genre here]. We can’t answer that question any more clearly than we’ve done with this FAQ. Please submit your material and we’ll respond to the query. We encourage you to read our guildelines (this FAQ system) because our accept/reject decisions are broader than genres or types of projects.