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 12 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 royalties of their published work. We are committed to actively practicing bias-awareness, inclusion and equity. We encourage submissions from BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ 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
Submissions Policy
First Matter Press is a not-for-profit publishing collective centering community and craft. We invite 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. We are committed to actively practicing bias-awareness, inclusion and equity. We encourage submissions from BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ authors. Our editors will be reading submissions from May 1 to October 31, 2021. We will publish selected manuscripts in September 2022. For full submission details visit: https://www.firstmatterpress.org/submit.html
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Year Founded
2017
Number Of Books Published Per Year
3-5
Titles In Print
12

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