Writing in the new year

Happy new year! As we all know, a new year is the perfect time for such resolutions as writing. Whether it’s getting back to an unfinished project or starting a new one, we can all use a little inspiration to get our creative energies jump-started in 2022. Fortunately, many of our wonderful Ashland Creek Press …

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W4A Open Mic Wrap-Up

We were thrilled to host our second Writing for Animals alumni open mic yesterday, featuring writers from several W4A classes in 2021, including our self-paced version. It was an absolutely fabulous reading, featuring beautiful writing about animals from cats to rhinos to pythons to falcons to kingfishers to mustangs to coyotes (and more!), in genres …

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Announcing MY DAYS OF DARK GREEN EUPHORIA

We are delighted to reveal the gorgeous cover of A.E. Copenhaver’s novel, MY DAYS OF DARK GREEN EUPHORIA, coming February 1, 2022. This stunning cover was designed by Matt Smith, with the illustration, Nasturtium Garden, by Lea Yunk. Winner of the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature, this satirical novel follows thirtysomething Cara Foster, “a …

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2021 Siskiyou Prize now open for submissions

Submissions are open for the sixth Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature, judged this year by Deb Olin Unferth and sponsored by Ashland Creek Press and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. The 2021 Siskiyou Prize is open to published books and unpublished book-length manuscripts in fiction and nonfiction, including novels, memoirs, and short …

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An interview with Catherine Kelaher, author of SAVING ANIMALS

Q: What inspired you to write this book, and how long did it take you to write it?  A: I had published my fictional book, Amanda the Teen Activist, in 2006 and began to sell it at markets around Sydney. Whilst the book was well received, people would often say, “Will this tell me how to be an …

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