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Welcome to Cairn Press...


Yes, we're coming out with a yearly journal to debut in 2018. We will put our collective forty years of publishing experience to work to create an amazing journal of first-time authors. Please visit THE CAIRN journal page for more information.

While the press is currently on hold accpeting novel submissions, but we will be active soon. Since we only publish one or two titles per year, we are very selective. Therefore, a reader can be sure that any Cairn Press book will be awesome. Profound-like. Life changing. Intense. Funny. Beautiful. You know. A good read... and always a debut author.



Brian Alessandro's amazing debut novel
is available and taking the world by storm.
Don't believe us? Do a Google search.








The debut novel by Nicole L.V. Mullis, A TEACHER NAMED FAITH, has taken the midwest by storm, and is loved from coast to coast.









Readers attend the private release party for A TEACHER NAMED FAITH, by Battle Creek Enquirer columnist Nicole L.V. Mullis. Read Nicole's take on the event in her online article "When a Book Leaves the Nest."




MORE Cairn Press NEWS:



Check out Blood on the Floor: How Writers Survive Rejection. In this must-have anthology for any working writer, over thirty-five poets and writers from around the world chime in on the pain (and necessity) of dealing with rejection.





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




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

And the rest of the press?

The book every writer needs is finally here! Blood on the Floor: How Writers Survive Rejection is an anthology of poets and writers from across the globe. How do writers continue to submit again and again after rejection after rejection? This handy collection will act as salve to the proud wounds of rejection every writer bears.

Matt Pine will always 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. (This title is out of print.)

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. (This title is out of print.)

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

Let's continue to help each other, as both writers and readers. 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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