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. Named for the anarchist utopia in Ursula K. Le Guin’s classic The Dispossessed, Dispatches from Anarres embodies the anarchic spirit of Portland, Oregon, Le Guin’s […]

Reedsy Names Forest Ave a Best Indie Publisher

We’re thrilled to announce that Reedsy has chosen Forest Avenue Press as one of the best small-press publishers in 2020. Highlights of the writeup include a mention of Queen of Spades by Michael Shou-Yung Shum and notes about how our titles are “animated with joy.” Read the whole list here.

Acquisition: WIFE / DAUGHTER / SELF by Beth Kephart

Forest Avenue Press has acquired world rights to Beth Kephart’s memoir-in-essays, Wife / Daughter / Self, in a pre-empt, by agent Karen Grencik of Red Fox Literary, for publication in spring 2021. Sylvia Hayse Literary Agency represents foreign rights.  In luminous and poetic prose, Kephart examines her identity as a link to others—her artist husband, her grieving father—before […]

See you at ALA?

Forest Avenue will be at the American Library Association conference June 20-25 in Washington, D.C. We’re excited to meet librarians and visit with other publishers and authors. Author Jackie Shannon Hollis will sign copies of her debut memoir, This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, in the Ingram […]

Acquisition: Joanna Rose’s A SMALL CROWD OF STRANGERS

Forest Avenue Press has acquired world rights for Joanna Rose’s second novel, A Small Crowd of Strangers, about a husband and wife who take opposite stances on abortion, forthcoming in fall 2020.  A tale of love, loss, and what community really means, A Small Crowd of Strangers spans New Jersey, Minnesota, and the rugged coastline of the […]