Thank you for considering Caffeinated Press as a potential publishing partner.

Please use the form, below, to pitch us. Before you dive into the submission process, however, we recommend that you browse the following FAQ articles. Considered together, these FAQ articles constitute our editorial guidelines for querying for standard long-form (novels, textbooks, poetry collections) works. Please view the separate pages for information specific to our semiannual literary journal, The 3288 Review, and our annual house anthology, Brewed Awakenings; a list of relevant FAQs for these markets appears below.

Items of note in general, and specifically for long-form submissions:

You should also check out a reflection about working with us, to assess whether we’re culturally aligned to be effective partners.

If you submit to The 3288 Review, you should read the FAQ articles about our publishing focus, defining “West Michigan,” our reading and publication schedule, what we accept, sending books for review, content considerations, compensation, rights assignment, submission procedures, and F’ing the ineffable.

If you submit to Brewed Awakenings, you should read the FAQ articles about our reading window and reading fees, who can submit, what can be submitted, licensing and rights, themes and word counts, submission procedures, and timelines for accepted submissions.

Submission Form

This form interfaces with our internal helpdesk/ticketing system. Please select:

  • Query to pitch us a long-form project.
  • Submission to “The 3288 Review” for our semiannual journal of arts and letters.
  • Submission to “Brewed Awakenings” for our annual house anthology.

If you select any other reason than one of the three bullets listed above for the “what’s your pitch?” question, review of your submission will be delayed.


Yes, thoroughly
Yes, superficially
No, I can't be bothered
You have guidelines?


Files (PDF only, please)

Please attach all three file attachments simultaneously (i.e., multi-select) using the pop-up box for selecting your files. You cannot add them one at a time—only the last-selected file will transmit to us. If you inadvertently forget to add a file, you are welcome to click the link we send to you confirming your submission, to add comments or submit additional files.

Cover letter (PDF) attached
Synopsis file (PDF) attached
Sample file (PDF) attached

When your submission has been transmitted, you’ll be taken to a fresh landing page and you’ll receive an email summarizing your query. Please keep that email. It contains a link to the ticket for your submission. You are welcome to reply to that ticket, either through our website or by email, to correspond with us about your query.

We wish you the best on your life-long journey as an author or poet.