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Summer update: Submissions for book-length fiction are open July 18 through Sept. 1, 2017. See guidelines below. Thank you. 


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

Pumpjack Press books are available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and indie bookstores. Titles can be ordered wholesale through Ingram Book Company and Baker & Taylor, offering bookstores and libraries standard industry discounts.

Booksellers and librarians: Please contact us at info@pumpjackpress for customized ordering options, including returns. 

Pumpjack Press is an author-based publishing platform established by Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall in 2012 and based out of Portland, Oregon. The press is a nucleus around which we intend to support the work and creativity of writers, artists and activists. 

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, anthologies or novellas are acceptable forms. Experimental is good too. Please include a 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.

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