PDX is helping to keep plastic bottles in check

I loved being in the Portland, Oregon, airport last week and being able to refill my aluminum water bottle at this handy fountain. As most of us who carry our own bottles know, it can be rather messy to refill them at normal drinking fountains (and, having to be held at those awkward angles, they …

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Must-read blogs on publishing

These are interesting times in publishing. Writers are self-publishing. Even agents are publishing their clients’ books. Here are a few blogs that we follow at Ashland Creek Press: eBookNewser A great resource for current industry news. The Shatzkin Files Mike Shatzkin provides an insider’s view of an industry in chaos. From author royalties on e-books …

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Announcing AMONG ANIMALS, a fiction anthology

We are thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication of our first fiction anthology, Among Animals: The Lives of  Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction. The anthology, scheduled for publication in February of 2014, features stories from among the best voices in contemporary fiction (you can see a list of contributors here). We received more …

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Call for Submissions – Doug Fir Fiction Award

Ashland Creek Press is delighted to be a sponsor of the 2013-14 Bear Deluxe Magazine Doug Fir Fiction Award! Please see below for complete guidelines, and you can also click here for details and more info. The Bear Deluxe Magazine welcomes submissions of previously unpublished short stories up to 5,000 words, relating to a sense …

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Ashland’s 4th of July is red, white, blue — and green

Happy Independence Day from Ashland! One of the best things about living in Ashland is being surrounded by people who share a great love of the planet — and among the highlights of today’s 4th of July festivities was seeing so many folks dedicated to making the world a better place. Below are just a …

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