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 Award for Fiction from Literary Arts, had reverted […]

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 […]

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 in-person launch Sat. Nov. 13, 10 a.m. Portland’5 Brunish Theatre. Tickets and more information here. Featuring authors Juhea Kim, Jason Arias, Rene Denfeld, Jessie Kwak, […]

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 Annie Carl. Submissions will be accepted through Submittable beginning in January 2022. The collection will be published in paperback and ebook formats.  Our focus is […]

Stevan Allred’s audiobook launches today!

Stevan Allred’s linked short story collection, A Simplified Map of the Real World, is out now from Blackstone Audio, narrated by the author and unabridged. Stevan’s debut was also Forest Avenue’s first fiction title, which we published in September 2013. At that time, Stevan read from the book at myriad events and was always asked the […]