First Matter Press is a writers’ collective in Portland, Oregon intent on embodying community and self-ownership. Because the publishing industry imposes extensive barriers to publication of experimental and self-aware waves of literature, we have made it our mission to dissolve those obstacles while facilitating writer influence over the definition of quality writing.
Our collective inducts members through a democratic process focused on strength of craft and unique voice. Once invited in, members have the ability to publish through our press once or twice yearly in February and August while maintaining complete ownership and rights to their work.
We’re very excited to bring this experiment into the Portland literary scene and have our first titles available: sounds in my möbius mind and you are an ambiguous pronoun.
First Matter Press is also redesigning how to hold space for reading poetry. RSVP for our next reading event here.