Central Avenue Publishing is a home for fiction and poetry about us at our worst – and best.
We are proud to have had many of our titles on bestseller lists, go viral, win respected awards, endorsed by literary heroes and celebrities, and enjoyed by readers all over the world.
Trade, Press & Clubs
For media inquiries, readers’ guides and special edition, charitable donations, and pricing for book clubs, please email us.
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Our books are printed on acid-free paper in the United States of America.
Content Warnings: Please note that some of our books contain scenes and subject matter that some may find disturbing. We encourage readers to consider this and take care while reading.
Central Avenue believes promoting reading and making books help make the world a better place. Our founders are also highly aware of the privilege of where they were born and raised. Central Avenue resolves to give what we can and are moving towards a set pledge. We have also learned that publicly sharing what we give encourages others to give. For that reason, here is a partial list of the organizations that Central Avenue supports on an ongoing basis:
- Book Industry Charitable Foundation
- Hurston/Wright Foundation
- Red Cross
- Doctors Without Borders
Distribution & Rights
Our books are distributed by:
Independent Publishers Group
814 N. Franklin, Chicago IL 60610
Orders: 1-800-888-4741 ipgbook.com
Books with publication dates after May 1, 2024 are distributed by:
Simon & Schuster
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
US: (800) 223-2336 Purchaseorders@simonandschuster.com
Canada: (800) 268-3216 Canadian.Orders@simonandschuster.com
Translation, Foreign, and Audio Rights Represented by:
Linda Migalti, Susan Schulman Literary Agency
454 West 44th Street, New York NY 10036
+1 (212) 713-1633 ext 1102
Michelle Halket, Publisher: Michelle is a techno- and bibliophile with an education and career in economic and market research. Now that she’s been running this press for the past fifteen years, she finds herself fully immersed in words, paper stock, and devices. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her practicing yoga, drinking too much coffee, and roaming the forests of Vancouver, BC with her dog.
Jessica Peirce, Senior Editor: Jessica studied English literature for her undergrad degree before embarking on a widely varied career that always brought her back to the publishing world. She bases her editing and writing work out of her home in Toronto, which she shares with her husband, her two mostly grown daughters, and her oversized shaggy dog. She is a lover of books, music, cooking blogs, chocolate covered almonds, tea not coffee, and thinks some people are pretty nice too.
Molly Ringle, Copyeditor/Proofreader: Molly has written stories on the side throughout her day jobs and her studies in anthropology and linguistics, and recently also earned a certificate in editing as a way to keep working closely with language and books. When not diving deep into dictionary entries, she likes spending time in forests, gardens, libraries, theaters, and cafes that sell amazing chocolate creations. She has spent most of her life so far in the Pacific Northwest, and currently lives in Seattle with her spouse, kids, pets, and plants.
Neil Graham, Operations: Neil is a logistics and finance guru who ensures Central Avenue finances and titles are where they’re supposed to be at all times. When he’s not managing inventory, data, or cashflow, he’s either gardening, mountain biking, or golfing.
Beau Adler, Editor & Publishing Assistant: Working beside the sea in the Pacific Northwest, Beau has worn many different hats across many different industries over the years. He’s worked in architecture, design, and education, but his fervent passion for literature led him to the publishing world—where he intends on staying. When he isn’t reading and writing emails, Beau is jogging, hiking with his dog, or binge-watching sitcoms on Netflix.
Submissions are open to agents only. We are particularly interested in upmarket, character-driven stories, creative memoir, or genre fiction in the magical realism and historical fiction/romance genres. Please email your pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org