The Night, and the Rain, and the River

Today we’re unveiling the cover of our May book, The Night, and the Rain, and the River, edited by Liz Prato and featuring stories by twenty-two Oregon (and southwest Washington) authors.

TNATRATR Cover web size

Gigi Little, Forest Avenue Press’ graphic designer, talks about the process, and working with letterpress art by Clare Carpenter of Tiger Food Press, in this blog post, so check it out to learn more.

And, we have to say, the collaboration between Clare and Gigi was so amazing that we’re going to release a second edition of the anthology, a special limited edition hardcover, with a very different cover and some lovely bits of interior art. We’ll release that cover when we get closer to our May 1 publication date. The hardcover will be available only through Forest Avenue Press.

The publication date for The Night, and the Rain, and the River, is May 1, but our official launch reading is slated for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, Portland. The next reading is slated for 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, at Annie Bloom’s Books in Portland’s Multnomah Village. We have many more readings, publicity opportunities, and exciting announcements ahead!


  1. What a great cover. It’ll look good small, too. In the old days, book covers just had to look good on a rack — but now they need to look good as a small thumbnail. This one will look terrific,

    • Good point, Anthony. I read that ebook covers need to look good at that thumbnail size, and although that’s not our primary market, it’s great when a regular cover can still pop when small!

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