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Acquisition: Rights to No God Like the Mother

Forest Avenue Press will publish a new edition of Kesha Ajọsẹ-Fisher’s award-winning story collection, No God Like the Mother, with an expected release date of late fall or early winter.  Kesha’s original publisher, Portland’s Inkwater Press, has closed its doors. Rights to the book, which won the coveted 2020 Ken Kesey … [Continue Reading]

Announcing the Contributors to the 2023 SFF Anthology

Editor Annie Carl has chosen the stories for our forthcoming science fiction/fantasy anthology featuring stories by disabled authors from across the US. In the next few months, we’ll reveal the title and the cover and then the book will be available for pre-order at your local independent bookstore.  The project will feature a foreword by … [Continue Reading]

Acquisition: The Gresham House by Zaji Cox

Forest Avenue Press has acquired Zaji Cox's memoir in micro essays, The Gresham House, for publication in spring 2023. As a neurodivergent child in a hundred-year-old house, Zaji collects grammar books, Transformer toys, and poetic observations about the natural world. Feral cats and a forested backyard provide a nurturing environment as she … [Continue Reading]


Events: Dispatches from Anarres

We're planning to invite every Dispatches from Anarres contributor to an event, starting this month and moving through next spring. All times are Pacific, unless otherwise noted. Portland Book Festival … [Continue Reading]

Annie Carl Will Edit a Science Fiction/ Fantasy Anthology of Disabled Authors

Forest Avenue is excited to announce a forthcoming anthology of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative short stories by disabled authors for publication in 2023. The anthology will be edited by bookseller … [Continue Reading]

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 … [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 … [Continue Reading]

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]

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