About Loud Coffee Press
Loud Coffee Press is a lifestyle brand that produces a quarterly literary magazine that’s hot, loud and buzzes without caffeine - not to say that we don’t love our caffeine.
We believe that crafting flash fiction is like making the perfect cup of coffee. Turn up the heat with emotion, twist it with a roast so smooth that the reader never sees it coming, and let it resonate all the way down to the last sip. And, don’t forget the tunes, because music is life.
Since its inception in 2019, Loud Coffee Press has sought flash fiction, poetry, and art that loosely combine elements of coffee and music. That's not to say our stories are about coffee and music - these components can either whisper in a story or scream as loud as the author prefers. Maybe a character swigs a latte after they fight crime. Maybe the elevator plays a swoon-worthy tune while two lovers fumble a first kiss.
We seek established and new voices, as we anonymously read all submissions.
-Fred Charles and Annie James Thomas, editors
Fred Charles is a Pennsylvania-based writer of experimental and genre-bending fiction. His current works include the flash fiction chapbook Funny Plastic Flowers and the experimental novel, (b)roken (S)entences.
Fred is the co-founder, editor, and art director of Loud Coffee Press, where he sits back all day, drinking coffee, and sleeping on his Don Draper-like office futon while Annie James Thomas does all the work.
In previous lives, Fred played guitar in a thrash metal band, drew a piece of sticky-note art every day for a year, painted 300 works of “art,” reviewed music and games, and once he saw a heron on the roof of his house!
Annie James Thomas is a writer, editor/co-founder, and creative director of Loud Coffee Press literary magazine. She writes a weekly non-fiction blog for LCP. Her roots are in literary fiction and poetry, and she’s currently working on a chapbook of whale poetry and a novel about the sea.
A music fiend, Annie is learning to play guitar, and loves to deep dive into creative ideas through cinema, books, pop, philosophy and coffee culture. She collects tattoos and vintage, tattoos that look vintage, and ideas on scraps of paper.
Annie likes to look up in life, literally. She’s been known to fall off sidewalks, but she’ll try to help you up in the process. Her brain is often moving in so many directions at once, she’s probably an empath by force. If she’s tries to talk over you, it’s because life excites her. She’s sorry for interrupting. AJT is a pen name.
Loud Coffee Press sustainable!
Loud Coffee Press is a labor of love, most often fueled by music and caffeine. If you like what you read, we'd appreciate any support you can give. For less than a cup of your favorite brew, you can help us in a big way! (Note: Your donations are not tax-deductible.)
-Fred and Annie