Ashland Creek Press
Welcome to Late Night Conversation. This week we feature Midge Raymond and John Yunker, co-founders of Ashland Creek Press. Steve talks to Midge and John about publishing in Ashland, eco-fiction, print-on-demand, and mixing work with marriage.
As a writer first you look for the ideal publisher, and then in our case we became the ideal publisher. We’re trying to become the publisher we wanted.
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About our guests:
Midge Raymond’s short-story collection, Forgetting English, received the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. Her stories have appeared in TriQuarterly, American Literary Review, Indiana Review, North American Review, Bellevue Literary Review, the Los Angeles Times magazine, and many other publications. In addition to being a published fiction writer and journalist, Midge has worked as an editor and copywriter with such publishing houses as Penguin, St. Martin’s Press, Bantam Dell, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Midge taught communication writing at Boston University for six years, and she has taught creative writing at Boston’s Grub Street Writers, Seattle’s Richard Hugo House, and San Diego Writers, Ink.
John Yunker is the author of the award-winning novel The Tourist Trail, inspired by a trip to the Patagonia region of Argentina, where he volunteered with a penguin census for the University of Washington’s Penguin Project. Before co-founding Ashland Creek Press, John worked in the publishing and tech industries for many years and is experienced in publishing books in a variety of e-formats. He continues to work as an analyst and consultant.