Our Mission

Blue Cedar Press, the Midwest’s independent press, publishes new voices from the Prairie and the Planet. We publish limited edition literary books with the understanding that a book is a work of art.

— We will read, reject, accept, edit and publish poetry, fiction and other literature in book form.

— For the immediate future, we will accept a very limited number of book-length manuscripts in order to provide the authors with focused editorial and design attention.  We will not be publishing a literary journal.

— BCP commits to producing beautifully designed and well-manufactured books. At the same time, we will balance the finely produced book against cost considerations in order to make the books affordable to all.

— Art and literature enrich the whole community. We encourage free-of-charge public readings and work with independent book stores and arts communities to support literary events.