The name "The Coffee Press Journal" came from the idea that
our magazine (in print form) would be the type of reading material you
would expect to find in your local coffee shop. (Then the play on words
with "Coffee" and "Press"...get it?)
As far as where we're coming from, read this as a foundation:
We believe that human life is itself the ultimate of "created
art". We believe that we, as created beings, also possess a natural
process for creation within ourselves, with art being one of those
We also believe that there are certain common themes that are forever
present: truth, faith, art, and the human existence. There is a convergence
point where the four of these meet (albeit to varying degrees). True,
pure art comes from the place where that uncontrolled yet inevitable
meeting (or collision) occurs.
That being said...
First and foremost, we want to be a magazine that publishes writings
that embody who we truly are, where we're truly at, good times or bad,
in a way that will encourage and inspire others and ourselves.
Second, we want to be a mature yet "grounded" magazine. What
that means to us is, we don't want it to be cumbersome to submit material.
We are not so high above all others as to look down the Rule Of True
Artistic Value and measure in that fashion. We don't want "first-timers"
to feel intimidated when they submit a work for publication!
Conversely, we should all strive to put quality and thought into our
work, and want what we publish to exude that. To that end, published
authors would also feel as comfortable submitting their work to us as
they would anywhere else...maybe even more comfortable!