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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 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.  

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

Submissions for book-length fiction, or short story collections, are always open. We are interested in all fiction, but are especially excited about horror, speculative/alt-history and science fiction. We want to partner with other indie-minded writers who see value in working under the Pumpjack Press imprint umbrella.

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. 

Also, 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 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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