“CavanKerry Press is a not-for-profit literary press serving art and community.”
I must say that I was rather a little shocked by the lack of substance from their mission statement. It was short, vague, cliche and even a little confusing as I have no idea what Lives Brought to Life stands for (is it their slogan? a book?)
But then click on the ‘community’ tab and everything is explained as it states how “community was a bedrock commitment for [them]”. This whole idea of reciprocal giving that they have in mind is not only beneficial to the writer but also the “underserved readers in their own communities” that they end up helping by giving free readings and workshops.
As an avid reader, one of the coolest things that can happen in one’s life is the chance to meet an author and if the stars and the moon happen to align as well, the chance to meet your favorite author is even better!
“We produce books; people need books, but many can’t afford them; we give them free books”
Their intent to outreach to the community is not only honorable but admirable as it keeps in mind the intent to have good reads for those who desire and crave for inspiration. As one scrolls down the ‘community’ tab, the link to GiftBooks is just one of the many ways in which CavanKerry Press keeps in mind the community by donating over 1000 books per year to various groups of people ranging from students to families in shelters to the incarcerated and even the very veterans of our proud country.
The Waiting Room Reader is another way in which CavanKerry Press helps out the community at large by providing high quality poetry and prose in a form of a collected distributed free of charge to hospitals and waiting rooms, designed to help reduce the stress and anxiety of patients and their caregivers waiting for medical care.
Overall, I found the CavanKerry Press to be very interesting as well as a cause worth supporting and submitting.