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Welcome to Choeofpleirn Press!
Our name is pronounced chuf-plern and roughly means "the chief place of rest," but it is a word we coined by alternating the letters of our surnames.
We are a literary press located in northeastern Kansas at the foot of the Glacial Hills. One of our many goals is to innovate literary magazines by 1) publishing a larger size of magazine, instead of the typical 6x9" cheap magazines printed on coarse paper, and 2) utilizing Amazon to sell the print copies as gorgeous 8.5x11" paperbacks that would grace any coffee table or waiting room. With these two changes, we can print more stories, more essays, more plays and screenplays, not to mention more poetry and art. And we do not have to worry about where to store mass printed copies or mess with the logistics of shipping them to readers.
Remember, if you choose to enter our creative contests, you must pay the appropriate contest fees as indicated on the specific genre's webpage through the payment portal at the bottom of that page.
Submission of your work to Choeofpleirn Press means you are allowing us to print and copyright your work for the magazine issue in which your work appears. Realize, though, that writers retain their ownership of their works, but, if a work we publish is republished elsewhere, we ask that you acknowledge our literary journal as your work's first publication. Note that, if your work comes in among the top three for our creative contests, it will be reprinted in our Best of Choeofpleirn Press annual magazine, as well. If you win the top spot for a creative contest, you also win $100.
If you have questions about submitting to our journals, please email us at ChoeofpleirnPress@gmail.com.
If you have not heard back from us within 48 hours of your submission, you need to contact us to ensure that we have gotten your work because sometimes submissions are sent to Spam, and we can inadvertently overlook or accidently delete a submission within the Spam folder.
Annual Submission Deadlines
Choeofpleirn Press cares about the health of the earth and our local environment. To that end, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint by being paperless, by not commuting, by maximizing our computers' efficiencies, by printing few documents, by avoiding the use of toxic chemicals, by using energy efficient appliances, and by turning off our computers and lights when they are not in use.
Choeofpleirn Press embraces diversity because diversity strengthens humanity’s ability to deal with the issues facing us. The editors have worked in intercultural fields in higher education previously, so understand the importance of meeting diverse readers' needs through accepting brilliant works of literature and art by writers of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
As writers, the editors of Choeofpleirn Press realize how challenging it can be to get individual works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, one-act plays, and screenplays published, so we decided to create separate literary magazines that highlight each of the longer genres--fiction, nonfiction, and drama--in combination with art and poetry, in order to promote those works more effectively. We create coffee table quality print magazines, sold as print-on-demand books through Amazon and as digital magazines through our website, that are boldly colorful, unlike most traditional literary magazines, to invite readers into the stories, poetry, and drama through dramatic art work images.