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 […]

Main Street: Kate Ristau on Building Writer Relationships

Take the pledge to build literary community at the local level and you’ll receive the Main Street Writers Movement newsletter once a month. We’re also featuring authors and publishing professionals who are doing good work in their communities here on the Forest Avenue website. Remember to use the hashtag #mainstreetwriters so other Main Street members can find your […]

Read all about it in Entropy Magazine!

Entropy Magazine interviewed Publisher Laura Stanfill for its Small Press Database series. Forest Avenue is interview #102 of this thoughtful project that is an intensely useful resource for authors and readers. Here’s a taste: We feel very strongly about publishing debut novels, especially because we have the ability to get them into independent bookstores across the […]

A Simplified Map of the Real World

A Simplified Map of the Real World, Stevan Allred’s linked short story collection, will be released this September, and advance copies are in route right now to reviewers, book bloggers, and library journals. We’ll reveal the cover of the advance reader copies soon, but for now: