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What is Coral Press?
Coral Press publishes Musical Fiction, specifically novels about American rock, blues, and soul — books that communicate their own visions of our glorious, mythic musical landscape.

Why fiction about music?
Coral Press believes that great music inspires great stories — specifically novels that recreate the thrilling worlds around enduring songs and performers.

Where does the name Coral Press come from?
The marque is a tribute to Buddy Holly’s record label.

Musical Fiction . . . what if I call it Mus-Fi?
Fine by us.

I’m a bookstore, how can I get copies of Coral Press novels? Our books are available from Ingram and Baker and Taylor. If you run into any problems, you can reach out to us at, and we will get issues solved asap.

How can I get in touch with Coral Press?
Coral Press can best be contacted through our contact page.

And for publicity purposes, please e-mail

I am a writer. May I send you my work?
Coral Press is looking for strong novels that fit our criteria: that the work has rock, blues, soul, jazz, or pop music at its core, and that the book has literary merit. Please submit one (1) query e-mail to

We now also have our online magazine, The Jukebox, devoted to Musical Fiction (and Poems). Submissions can be sent to

How can I best find out about other works of Musical Fiction?
The best place? The Charts —our guide to the Top 40 musical novels. (We’ve gone all Casey Kasem on you.)

Are there other ways to be part of Coral Press?
Become a Friend of Coral Press at Facebook. We also have a new Twitter feed. And check out our always interesting YouTube channel.

We welcome reports from our readers, as well as notes on any works of Musical Fiction that deserve greater attention. Help us talk up Musical Fiction. And when there are readings or other Coral Press events in your area, we hope you’ll show up. See the WHAT’S GOING ON column on our home page.