Broadway Books

Local authors Natalie Serber and Stevan Allred took turns reading excerpts from their linked short story collections Thursday night at Broadway Books in Northeast Portland. Natalie’s debut, Shout Her Lovely Name, was released in paperback by Mariner earlier this year, and was named a New York Times Notable Book, and Stevan’s debut A Simplified Map of the Real […]

Blurb: Matt Love

Matt Love is a powerhouse independent press publisher based on the Oregon Coast. Nestucca Spit Press, founded in 2003, is known for its Oregon-centric selections, many of them written by Matt himself. He won the Stewart L. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award in 2009 for contributions to Oregon’s historical and literary legacy. His latest, Of Walking in […]


Nearly three weeks after our Powell’s author event, Brave on the Page is still going strong on the Powell’s small press bestseller list! I’m not sure how many weeks we’ve been on it, since when I learned about the list in December, we were already at #2. Which is where we are still. Special thanks to Gigi […]

Powell’s Staff Top Five Pick for 2012

What does Brave on the Page have to do with Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, Alexis M. Smith’s Glaciers and John Scalzi’s Redshirts? Those books, among others, were chosen as Powell’s staff members #1 books of 2012. The Powell’s Top Fives lists for 2012 were released this Tuesday. Staff members get the opportunity to list their top five favorite books of the […]

Open for Submissions in 2013

Forest Avenue Press is seeking quiet novels by Oregon writers. We will be accepting unagented novel submissions from Jan. 1 to March 1, 2013. Forest Avenue Press aims to fill the gap between the traditional industry’s current focus on high-concept novels and the often edgy, groundbreaking work being sought by most small presses. Founder Laura Stanfill […]