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Welcome to Cairn Press...

Since we only publish one title per year, you know any Cairn Press book you pick up will be awesome. Profound-like. Life changing. Intense. Beautiful. You know. Literature.

Our open 2014 submission period is now closed.

If you submitted to the rejection anthology, please visit the rejection page immediately for important information and an apology.

Sarah Nadolny has chosen our next novel to publish, but no details are allowed until contracts and such have been taken care of. We are thankful for a great 2014 submission period, and  all of our fantastic readers.

Meanwhile, on the home front...

You should already know about Jay Shearer's debut novel, Five Hundred Sirens. You'll be awed by this one...

Congrats to Jay! His short story "Liz" has been accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Chicago Quarterly Review.











 Jay Shearer reads during his book launch event, April 2014 at Strobe Recording Studio, Chicago.

And the rest of the press?

Matt Pine, our 2013 author, continues to wow anyone who is lucky enough to read his first novel, City Water Light & Power. If you like beautiful prose, to swoon from paragraph to paragraph and hope it never ends, this is your book. Check out his page. The interview with San Francisco Weekly is particularly, well, Matt.

Seamus Scanlon's first short story collection, As Close As You’ll Ever Be, is still blowing people’s minds with its utterly original style that is best described as literary noir. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to be an Irish killer who is pleasant, wry and slightly OCD, then you’ll want to pick up a copy. Check out his page and read a piece of flash fiction… we know you’ll want more.

Aaron Stewart is our official cover photographer, and his work graces the covers for both Matt Pine and Jay Shearer. Please check out his webpage for some jaw-dropping images by this photographer for hire.

To all the great folks we met at the AWP 2014 in Seattle, thank you so much for the support... Let's continue to help each other, promote each other, in our writing and publishing endeavors. We're all in this together.

Carry on!
The Editors


Cairn Press at the AWP convention, Seattle WA, 2014.
Pictured from left: Joshua Cochran, Jay Shearer, Seamus Scanlon, Jody Thompson.

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