Crossing Literary Lines of Diversity and Planting Seeds of Relevancy into the Soil of Fictional Literature.
Behind every small publisher, is a true story. Who are we? Why did we build our business? And what makes us exceptional at what we do, today? Our journey has been anything but ordinary.
Common Folk Press Publishing is a budding sole-proprietorship established in 2017 with the vision and goal to publish quality literature including Literary and Commercial fiction, Literary prose and poetry, Social editorials, and various works of non-fiction. We have a talented team of freelance editors, graphic artists, and book marketing consultants who strive together on every project and produce well-received, compelling literature.
Furthermore, Common Folk Press Publishing is building the framework for future plans to operate a non-profit organization designed to engage the youth living in low-income impoverished communities via their schools. They have stories to tell, and would, only if they had the means and knowledge to do so. If provided free publishing resources, financial grants, and individual writing tutorship by the staff of Common Folk Press, those youth will be able to achieve this otherwise untouchable goal. Our goal is to guide a disenfranchised young person leaving high school who has a passionate story to tell and help them write and publish that story in a book, magazine, or newspaper, free of charge.
Imagine the empowerment, confidence, and sense of achievement that a young (now published) writer will experience! Imagine the doors of their minds opening to life's newfound possibilities. We can and we do!
"Readers are not one-dimensional. Their books shouldn't be either."
*Bestselling Amazon Novel,
Psychological Fiction, Vigilante Justice, Serial Killers, 2021.
*Bestselling Amazon Novel.
*Finalist, National Indie Excellence Award, Military Fiction, 2022.
*Distinguished Favorite, New York City Big Book Award, Military Fiction, 2020.
*Bestselling Amazon Novel.
*Winner, Independent Press Award, Multicultural Fiction, 2021.
*Finalist, Wishing Shelf Book Award, Adult Fiction, 2020.
Heigelmann, C. J. Can’t Hide What’s Inside. Common Folk Press, 2021.
Heigelmann, C. J. Crooked Fences. Common Folk Press, 2019.
Heigelmann, C. J. An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody. Common Folk Press, 2017.
Finalist, 16th Annual National Indie Excellence Award, Military Fiction, 2022, Crooked Fences (Contemporary Fiction).
Winner, Independent Press Award, Multicultural Fiction, 2021, An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody (Historical Fiction).
Finalist, Wishing Shelf Book Award, Adult Fiction, 2020, An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody (Historical Fiction).
Distinguished Favorite, New York City Big Book Award, Military Fiction, 2020, Crooked Fences (Contemporary Fiction).
BESTSELLING AMAZON NOVEL SUB-GENRES: Contemporary Literary Fiction, Depression, Racism and Discrimination, African American Literary Fiction, Historical Thrillers, Historical African Fiction, Vigilante Justice, and Serial Killers.