CavanKerry Press, Ltd.


Type Of Organization
Press
Phone
(862) 268-0828
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
"Lives Brought to Life" CavanKerry focuses on publishing poetry and non-fiction of the highest caliber that captures the experience of what it means to be human in the clearest, most accessible language.

Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Gabriel Cleveland
Contact Title
Managing Editor
Publishes
nonfiction, poetry
Recent Awards Received
1st Place, Paterson Poetry Prize - Wonderama, by Catherine Doty
Representative Authors
Ross Gay, Andrea Ross, Joseph O. Legaspi
Submissions Policy
Open submissions occur during even-numbered years throughout the month of August.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
From 08 / 01 - 08 / 31
Reporting Time
2 - 6 months
Author Payments
royalties, copies
Number Of Paid Staff
4
Number Of Unpaid Staff
1
Year Founded
1999
Distributors
University of Chicago Press
E-distributors
University of Chicago Press
Number Of Books Published Per Year
5-7
Titles In Print
117
Percentage Of Above Available Digitally
5
Paperback
100
Average Price Per Book
16.00
Average Price Per E-Book
7.99
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
We read manuscripts anonymously, so the cover letter is often the last thing we see, but be sure to put all the information we require in there! If we can't find you to tell you we want to publish your book, it just might not happen.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
As we are a very small staff, we have cultivated a deep well of professional, published authors from a diverse range of backgrounds to help read and evaluate submissions and minimize/eliminate our knowledge gaps as much as possible.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
We look for an open, authentic invitation (with a consistent, trustworthy voice) to us as readers to step into and experience the world of the author. Give us the chance to feel what you felt in the crucial moments of your life you're writing about.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Familiarize yourself with CKP's catalog! Our website has tons of excerpts - cavankerrypress.org and our YouTube channel has several readings - youtube.com/channel/UCw74sVi0Da-W09TsjWac8Qw Beyond that, trust your voice and write from your heart.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Our ideal reader is someone who's curious and passionate about life in general and about the specific lives and experiences of others, especially those who may be different from themselves. A collection of writing is an opportunity to bridge worlds.

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