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"The best way to move others, is to be moved ourselves;
words that come from the heart are most likely to reach the heart."

William Jenkyns

Poetry | Prose | Creative Writing - The Coffee Press Journal

The Coffee Press Journal Online Magazine

the online magazine for the creative writer in us all



OUR PURPOSE at THE COFFEE PRESS JOURNAL.

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 processes.
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!

(The Coffee Press Journal may contain poetry, prose, essays, and other forms of creative writing.
CAUTION: Side effects may include 'oohs', 'aahs', laughter, tears, joy, pain, grieving and healing. The most common side effects are encouragement and inspiration.)

Poetry | Prose | Creative Writing - The Coffee Press Journal