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 this 8.5 x 11 image featuring large and small versions of Bullfrog. Cut one or both out. Pose the […]

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 of running away from her past and living in the present moment. When her mother, who suffers from PTSD, wants to return to […]

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 2022.  A mysterious enchanter gives thirteen-year-old Darragh a magical thorn, which turns him from the child called Beauty into the man […]

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 major and lasting impact on the Portland literary community as well as on friends and family around the world. She was […]

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 […]