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

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

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

Pumpjack Press is an author-based publishing platform established by Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall, in Portland, Oregon. Read about Clark and Kathleen here.

Submissions to Pumpjack for book-length fiction, short story collections or anthologies are open. Our publishing model is based on partnership—the details of which vary based on the experience and needs of the author. If we conclude your submission is a good fit for Pumpjack Press, we'll work out the details together. 

Have something shorter? Let us consider it for Blowout: The Pumpjack Blog—personal narrative, poetry, playlists, event reviews, opinion and more. We like traditional forms and experimental/edgy too. No specific topics, just passion. Acceptance comes with modest payment plus lots of social media promotion for your post. 

Also, please send suggestions for book reviews our way, especially indies. ARCs are fine if the book is in pre-publication but 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 request an author interview, please get in touch. 

If you've not heard back within a week or so of sending an email, feel free to nudge.

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

 

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