Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions!
You may have noticed the typewriter in the cafe. Or the paperback copies of Nanowrimo novels. Or the immense book exchange. In short, we rather like literature at Dr. Coffee’s. So, with the help of Procaffeinated Press we are putting together a little coffee shop anthology and we want your contributions!

Anything is acceptable – poems, rants, essays, journal entries, random musings, fiction, terrible jokes, doodles, art and graphics, even typing practice on the typewriter. You can be as anonymous as you like as well. The only requirement is that you write your stuff actually in the cafe!!

Want to see your stuff in print? Just drop in the big envelope next to the typewriter, or email it to procaffeinatedpress@gmail.com

                                           

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Procaffeinated Press

Throughout November, we have been playing host to a group of Extreme Writers, all participating in Nanowrimo. Nanowrimo is National Novel Writing Month, where participants try to write a 50,000 word novel in just 30 days.
We held a Night of Novelling Insanity on 1st Nov, staying open until 2am (with plenty of coffee!) so they could all start writing at exactly midnight. Since then, impromptu “write-ins” have been happening in here, fuelled by a Motivational Coffees – you get a free refill for every 1000 words you write in the cafe.
We have been asked repeatedly,  what is the point of these novels? What do you do with them? The idea behind Nanowrimo is not to compete as such, it is based on honesty with the word counts, and there are no prizes. It simply forces you to write. At the end of the month, you have a huge manuscript to feel proud of, and you can spend the rest of the year to edit it.
Quite a few novellists never get around to even printing their books though, let alone editing them into something readable. So, after some intense discussions we have decided to conduct a social experiment in the cafe:

We will publish all the novels. Typos, heinous grammar crimes, implausible plot twists and all.

Any brave Nanowrimo Novellist (or anyone else, for that matter) can send their novel to the cafe email address in December, and we will print and bind two copies so that it actually looks like a book. One copy goes to the author, one will stay in the cafe to be read by all and sundry. Hopefully the author will get some feedback on their work too!

Procaffeinated Press: when you put off writing your novel until you’ve had coffee.

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