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Best of 2014: The Gods of Second Chances

Dan Berne's The Gods of Second Chances was named a Powell's Staff Top 5s selection for 2014. Staff members pick their top five books of the year, and the lists are featured throughout the next year on the Powell's website. The Gods of Second Chances has continued to receive excellent coverage and reviews since its March 2014 launch, and has now gone into its second … [Continue Reading]

Carry the Sky: Best of 2014 by Bustle

Award-winning poet Kate Gray's debut novel, Carry the Sky, was named a best book of 2014 in the Bustle staff annual roundup. Read "Writers Pick Their Best Books of 2014 Because Rumor Round Here Is We Read." Staff writer Melissa Duclos writes, "Gray explores bullying, loss, and grief, yet the novel nonetheless left me feeling uplifted, like an origami crane about to … [Continue Reading]

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Forest Avenue Press Joins Legato Publishers Group

PORTLAND, OREGON (Dec. 1, 2014) – Legato Publishers Group has signed Forest Avenue Press to its list of publisher clients. “We’re overjoyed to be working with Legato’s knowledgable and welcoming team,” said … [Continue Reading]

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Late Night Debut

Authors Joanna Rose, Little Miss Strange, and Stevan Allred, A Simplified Map of the Real World, discuss Kate Gray's debut novel, Carry the Sky, on Late Night Debut, a podcast series curated by Late Night … [Continue Reading]

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Beth Kephart on Carry the Sky

Author Beth Kephart wrote a beautiful, gracious blog post about Forest Avenue Press and Kate Gray's Carry the Sky. Here's part of what she had to say: "Yesterday and early this morning I've been … [Continue Reading]

Pushcart Nominees

Forest Avenue Press is delighted to announce its Pushcart Prize nominees for 2014. We've chosen two stories from our Oregon short story collection, The Night, and the Rain, and the River, edited by Liz … [Continue Reading]

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“Simplified” Authors at Annie Bloom’s Wednesday

PORTLAND – Ten years ago, at Portland State's Haystack Summer Sessions writing program, three local authors challenged each other to use a "simplified" Rand McNally classroom world map in their fiction. Now, in … [Continue Reading]

Night, Rain, River Readers on Nov. 8

PORTLAND--Four Oregon authors will read their stories from The Night, and the Rain, and the River at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Another Read Through, 3932 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland. The event is free … [Continue Reading]

Announcing National Submissions

Forest Avenue Press, winner of a 2014 Oregon Literary Fellowship, publishes page-turning literary fiction. Its titles are infused with a fresh, complex, sometimes nutty, and often-wondrous approach to … [Continue Reading]

Write to Publish at Ooligan

Ooligan Press is proud to announce its seventh Write to Publish conference, slated for January 31, 2015.  This conference will be held at the Smith Memorial Student Union located at 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, … [Continue Reading]

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