First Matter Press


Type Of Organization
Press
Phone
(971) 203-9775
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.

Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, Youtube, Instagram
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Ash Goodwin
Contact Title
President
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
weeks
Year Founded
2017
Number Of Books Published Per Year
3-5
Titles In Print
17
Number Of Issues Per Year
1
Back Issues Available
yes
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
yes
Format
perfect
Publish Print Anthology?
yes

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