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Submissions for book-length fiction are open. We are interested in all fiction, but are especially excited about horror, speculative/alt-history, science fiction, and romance/erotica. Please see guidelines and information below. 


High-octane, entertaining, award-winning fiction with a social justice edge. 

Pumpjack Press is a proud member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and of the Horror Writers Association. 

Pumpjack Press books are available retail through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and indie bookstores. Not at your bookstore or library? Ask for them to be ordered! Titles can be ordered through our distributor Ingram Book Company. 

Pumpjack Press is an author-based publishing platform established by Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall in 2014, based out of Portland, Oregon. We are slowly growing the press into a collective publishing model.

This means we publish fiction under the Pumpjack Press banner in partnership with an author, providing guidance and promotion, as needed. 

Read about Clark and Kathleen here, including a shooting incident in a sky-blue tuxedo and an (unassociated) near death experience. 

We welcome submissions anytime for Blowout: The Pumpjack Blog—personal narrative, poetry, playlists, event reviews, opinion and more. We like traditional forms and experimental/edgy too. There are no specific topics. Tap your creative reserves. 

For fiction submissions (during open reading period), please include all information in the body of your email. Novels, linked short stories and novellas are welcome. Experimental is good too. Please include a brief cover query letter sharing information about the story and you, and append the first 10 pages of your project after your email cover letter. For reasons related to web security, we won't open attachments or click on links until we get to know you better.   

We welcome suggestions for book reviews and accept ARCs if the book is in pre-publication but generally, if we are persuaded to review a book, we are happy to buy it. 

If you are a reviewer and would like copies of Pumpjack Press books, or to interview our authors, please get in touch. 

We respond to all inquiries, although it may take a little time. If you've not heard back within a week, feel free to nudge.

Join our mailing list using the form below or contact us at info@pumpjackpress.com or send traditional mail to Pumpjack Press at PO Box 10711 Portland, Oregon 97296

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