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What We Lost in the Swamp Finalist for Lambda Literary Award

What We Lost in the Swamp Finalist for Lambda Literary Award

We are thrilled to announce that What We Lost in the Swamp by Grant Chemidlin has been selected as a finalist for Gay Poetry in the prestigious Lambda Literary Awards! This recognition is a testament to Grant’s amazing poetry and our commitment to amplifying diverse voices and narratives within the literary world. Being named a finalist is not only an honor but also a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community’s rich and vibrant contributions to literature. As we eagerly await the final results on June 11, we extend our deepest gratitude to readers, supporters, and Lambda Literary for their ongoing dedication...

The 2021 All-Stars

The 2021 All-Stars

2021 was Central Avenue’s best year in our twelve year history! We are proud to have worked with dozens of authors and published almost 200 books over those years. This year, we celebrate every single one of those books, and shout out our bestselling titles for the year. In alphabetical order, the Top 10 selling books this year are: Murmuration by Blake Auden The Grief We’re Given by William Bortz 2am Thoughts by Makenzie Campbell Nineteen by Makenzie Campbell Rooms of the Mind by Makenzie Campbell Shades of Lovers by Catarine Hancock Sometimes I Fall Asleep Thinking About You by...

Alone Together Wins Washington State Book Award

Alone Together Wins Washington State Book Award

The Washington Center for the Book (a partnership of WSL and The Seattle Public Library) announces the 2021 Washington State Book Award winners and finalists! Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 has won the Washington State Book Award in General Nonfiction. This book has over 90 talented contributors of essays, poetry, and interviews and was edited by Jennifer Haupt. It was published in September 2020. Written, designed, and published to support booksellers in need, Central Avenue, together with IPG, has donated $40,000 to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation and there’s more to be given.

Alone Together Quarantine Anthology Raises $40K for Bookstores

Alone Together Quarantine Anthology Raises $40K for Bookstores

CHICAGO, IL—Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort During the Time of COVID-19 (September 1, 2020, Central Avenue Publishing)began as one author’s attempt to make connections during the quarantine. One year after Jennifer Haupt rallied authors and her publisher to get behind this fundraiser to help booksellers in need, Central Avenue Publishing is donating $20,000, all profits from sales, to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc). Independent Publishers Group (IPG), which donated its distribution fee for the anthology, is also donating $20,000 to Binc for a grand total of $40,000. “This collection of essays, poems, and interviews was a huge act of...

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