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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
First Matter Press is a writers’ collective in Portland, Oregon founded in 2018 to dissolve publication barriers for first-time publishing poets and genre-breaking writers. We amplify local voices while empowering authorial ownership. With 17 titles available or in production, our annual releases center community and craft by inviting authors into a creative cohort where they crystallize manuscripts in dialogue with editors and fellow writers and collaborate with featured artists on original cover art. First Matter Press is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and our authors maintain 100% copyrights and sales proceeds of their published work. We are committed to actively practicing bias-awareness, inclusion and equity. We prioritize submissions from LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC authors.
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