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Welcome to Autumn House Press! We believe poetry is an affirmation of the deep and elemental range of our human experience, and our need for it is as crucial now as it ever has been. We are committed not just to publishing the prominent poets of our age, but also to publishing first books and lesser-known authors who will become the important poets of their generation. We pledge to edit this poetry with devotion and care, and to create beautiful books that are worthy of it.

We hope you’ll explore our selection of extraordinary poetry, fictionnonfiction, and anthologies – for your own enjoyment, for classroom use, or as gifts for friends and colleagues. You can also learn about our annual Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction prizes, as well as our online journal, Coal Hill Review (please note that Autumn House accepts unsolicited manuscripts only through these contests). Or check out our upcoming readings and community outreach events on our online calendar.

Our Mission

Autumn House Press is a nonprofit corporation registered in the state of Pennsylvania whose mission is to publish and promote poetry and other fine literature.

  • The press will concentrate on publishing the work of excellent contemporary writers who have a following among readers, but whose work has been overlooked by commercial publishers.
  • In the belief that a book is not only a readable text but also an object of art, the press is dedicated to producing beautifully designed, well-manufactured books on acid-free paper, as well as electronic texts of comparable quality.
  • To these ends, the press will seek out the best possible book designers, illustrators, poets, writers, and editors.
  • This dedication to quality will, however, be balanced against considerations of cost in order to make the books affordable to all.