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SMOLFAIR discount!

Forest Ave is participating in Smolfair, and we're offering a 20 percent discount on our paperback titles, March 3-7, 2021. Just check out our bookshop and enter the discount code SMOLFAIR. … [Continue Reading]

Bring Bullfrog the Dog into Your Home

As part of our virtual celebration of Joanna Rose's new novel, A Small Crowd of Strangers, we are asking readers to invite Bullfrog, the dog on the cover, into their lives. Participation is easy. Print out this 8.5 x 11 image featuring large and small versions of Bullfrog. Cut one or both out. Pose the dog by your pets, with your plants, or … [Continue Reading]

Acquisition: A Girl Called Rumi

Forest Avenue Press has acquired world English rights to A GIRL CALLED RUMI, the #ownvoices debut novel by Ari Honarvar, forthcoming in September 2021.  Kimia, a successful life coach, has made a career of running away from her past and living in the present moment. When her mother, who suffers from PTSD, wants to return to Iran to … [Continue Reading]

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Acquisition: Neil Cochrane’s I Will Go to the Bank by the Wood

Forest Avenue Press has acquired world rights for I WILL GO TO THE BANK BY THE WOOD, an #ownvoices trans fantasy about the pain and beauty of connection, by Neil Cochrane, forthcoming in spring … [Continue Reading]

Ramiza Shamoun Koya, 1970-2020

The Forest Press community mourns the loss of our author and beloved friend Ramiza Shamoun Koya, age 49, on June 5 after a long battle with cancer. Her vitality, spirit, determination, and talent made a … [Continue Reading]

Acquisition: Dispatches from Anarres

Forest Avenue Press has acquired the short story anthology Dispatches from Anarres: Tales from Portland Authors in Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin, edited by Susan DeFreitas, for publication in October 2021. … [Continue Reading]

Reedsy Names Forest Ave a Best Indie Publisher

We're thrilled to announce that Reedsy has chosen Forest Avenue Press as one of the best small-press publishers in 2020. Highlights of the writeup include a mention of Queen of Spades by Michael Shou-Yung … [Continue Reading]

Acquisition: WIFE / DAUGHTER / SELF by Beth Kephart

Forest Avenue Press has acquired world rights to Beth Kephart’s memoir-in-essays, Wife / Daughter / Self, in a pre-empt, by agent Karen Grencik of Red Fox Literary, for publication in spring … [Continue Reading]

See you at ALA?

Forest Avenue will be at the American Library Association conference June 20-25 in Washington, D.C. We're excited to meet librarians and visit with other publishers and authors. Author Jackie Shannon Hollis … [Continue Reading]

Acquisition: Joanna Rose’s A SMALL CROWD OF STRANGERS

Joanna Rose Forest Avenue Press has acquired world rights for Joanna Rose’s second novel, A Small Crowd of Strangers, about a husband and wife who take opposite stances on abortion, forthcoming in fall … [Continue Reading]

The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Koya

Forest Avenue Press has acquired THE ROYAL ABDULS, Ramiza Shamoun Koya’s debut novel about the effects of 9/11 on an Indian-American family in Washington, D.C., for publication in spring 2020. THE ROYAL ABDULS … [Continue Reading]

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