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Acquisition: Queen of Spades by Michael Shou-Yung Shum

Forest Avenue Press has acquired world rights for Queen of Spades, the debut novel by Michael Shou-Yung Shum, tentatively slated for publication in Spring 2018. Based on the author's experience working as a poker dealer, Queen of Spades is a modern re-telling of the classic Pushkin fable of the same name, a highly stylized tale set in a Seattle-area casino that combines … [Continue Reading]

The Rumpus, The Tour, and More for The Remnants

Rave reviews keep coming in for The Remnants, Robert Hill's second novel out this month from Forest Avenue Press. Here's an excerpt of the review in The Rumpus by Mary Vessel White: As in his first novel, Hill demonstrates an undeniable and infectious love for language. Here, you’ll find run-on sentences but they are tamed in service of story. Hill’s prodigious use of … [Continue Reading]


Kaplan/DeFiore Rights Represents Forest Avenue

Forest Avenue Press is thrilled to announce Linda Kaplan of Kaplan/DeFiore Rights will be handling its foreign rights, as reported in today's Publishers Lunch. Linda has nearly thirty years of subsidiary … [Continue Reading]

Writers’ Night at the Springwater Grange

  “Small Town Tales” is the theme for the fourteenth annual Writers Night, sponsored by The Estacada Area Arts Commission.   The event returns to the Springwater Grange at 7 pm, April 2nd. This year's … [Continue Reading]

There Is No Such Thing as a True Story

Ellen Urbani's essay, "There Is No Such Thing as a True Story," is up at The Rumpus today. "Perspective is a fickle beast, and memory is an unreliable traveling companion through the years," she … [Continue Reading]

Early Praise for The Remnants

We're elated that Book People of Austin recommends The Remnants, Robert Hill's second novel, in its March edition of Book Club Corner. Sarah H. wrote, "Fans of Margaret Atwood will love the dystopian … [Continue Reading]

Cover Reveal: City of Weird

Today is cover reveal day for City of Weird: 30 Otherworldly Portland Stories, edited by Gigi Little and forthcoming in October 2016. The octopus monster is featured in "Octopocalypse," a story by Brigitte … [Continue Reading]

First review for The Remnants

We are thrilled to announce Robert Hill's The Remnants has received its first official review! And it's incredibly lovely and thoughtful. Here's an excerpt: Robert Hill’s The Remnants is like dark chocolate. … [Continue Reading]

Landfall: A Pulpwood Queens selection

Ellen Urbani's Landfall has been chosen as the September 2016 selection for the Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys book club, which features more than 600 branches in the U.S. as well as clubs in 15 additional … [Continue Reading]

Academic Catalog

Award-winning poet Kate Gray's debut novel, Carry the Sky, is represented in the new Perseus Academic 2016 catalog, featuring selected titles from independent publishers. "We decided it was essential to … [Continue Reading]

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