Friday, August 13, 2010


We are diversifying to include craven art. Here is an art. It was visually curated by the incomparable Sarah Morgan Cohen-Smith.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Volume I Cover!

Here's the cover of Craven Compilations Volume I: The Future of American Literature, visually curated by the incomparable Reed McCoy!
Published July 2010, the Comp is currently available at two retail locations: Academy Records Annex in Williamsburg
and Bluestockings Bookstore and Activism Center on the Lower East Side:
Copies are $3! Excerpts soon to come!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Submission Guidelines

Craven Press is seeking short works of fiction and non-fiction whose subject matter relates in some way to the thematic vision laid out in The Chartering Manifesto of Craven Press. Any sort of prose piece is welcome; however, we specifically encourage writers to submit short stories and essays. Poetry will be considered for publication only if it doesn’t suck. Graphic pieces and artwork lending themselves to small-scale reproduction will also be reviewed by the editors. We value work that is succinct and focused. No submission may be over 10 pages in length.
Because we are a very small press, and I am only 16 years old, there will be no monetary compensation for published work. Instead Craven Press will go to, well, craven lengths to promote our writers. You will also receive free copies of Craven Compilations upon request. We ask that you make sure that any work you submit has not been published previously by any other entity.

All submissions must be sent via email to

We look forward to receiving your work.
Love, The Editors.

The Chartering Manifesto of Craven Press


It is the mission of Craven Press to counteract the ongoing neutering of American literature by providing raw, challenging narratives of contemporary life. In the vein of such writers as Hunter S. Thompson, William S. Burroughs, David Shields and Roberto Bola┼ło, Craven Press seeks literature that comments on, but does not necessarily celebrate the inherent depravity of modern life. Because the requirement of many publishing houses that submissions be sent via literary agent creates a defacto censorship of work prior to being received by the publisher, Craven Press will only accept submissions directly from the writer wishing to be published.

With Love,
The Editors.