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 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.
All overstock children’s books are donated to Bernie’s Book Bank. We are happy to consider contributing books to other charities.
Content Warnings: Please note that some of our books contain scenes 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:
- Effective Altruism
- Book Industry Charitable Foundation
- Hurston/Wright Foundation
Distribution & Rights
Our books are distributed to the trade by:
Independent Publishers Group
814 N. Franklin, Chicago IL 60610
Orders: 1-800-888-4741 ipgbook.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.
Michael Freitas, Publishing Assistant: Michael works in pretty much all aspects of the company, with direct responsibility for social media direction and implementation. Michael is an inspired overthinker who obsesses over books, writing, and design. When they aren’t impulse-buying poetry collections or creating social media posts, they are out in Toronto, Canada, exploring cafés and restaurants, desperately searching for the best mochas in town.
We accept only agented submissions. Agents, please email your pitch to email@example.com