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Category: News

  • May Updates: Book Launches, Tote Bags & Markets

    Hello dear Patron supporters! I wanted to take a quick moment to update you all on some new developments and upcoming events! First, we’re offering our first ever swag item: tote bags! Head to our website to purchase one so you can carry all your books in style.  Next, BCP will be selling books, letterpress…

  • Take the Survey

    Hello everyone! Our staff here at Blue Cactus Press want to know what types of books, workshops, and member perks YOU want to see from the press over the next few years! Take our (short and easy) survey to let us know what fills your cup! 

  • An Offering: “Cradle” by Christina Vega

    Hello, readers and writers! I hope this afternoon finds you dozing in a hammock or sipping hot coffee and eating crumbly cake in the afternoon light. I hope you are rested. I wish you peace of mind as the year yawns itself awake. I wanted to take a moment to say welcome to our new…

  • January 7th: Town Hall Seattle ft. We Need a Reckoning

    January 7th: Town Hall Seattle ft. We Need a Reckoning

    Head to Town Hall Seattle for an evening of readings and discussions surrounding We Need a Reckoning, edited by gloria joy kazuko muhammad. The evening includes a panel discussion moderated by Blue Cactus Press publisher Christina Vega, contributors Krista Pérez, Katharine Threat, Lydia K. Valentine, and Jesi Hanley Vega. The authors will discuss their work,…

  • December 30th: We Need a Reckoning Virtual Book Launch

    December 30th: We Need a Reckoning Virtual Book Launch

    Join Blue Cactus Press in celebrating the publication of We Need a Reckoning, an anthology of creative writing by women and non-binary people of color of the greater Tacoma area! We’re celebrating the arrival of this stellar collection of poems, memoir and essays on Thursday, December 30th, at 7PM via zoom.

  • Hello & Welcome

    We are delighted you made it here, to our patreon subscription page! We hope you’ll consider signing up to become a member/patron of Blue Cactus Press! Every subscription helps us keep our doors open, books printing, and the creative team making art. 

  • Cover Reveal: Red Earth by Esther Vincent Xueming

    We’d like to introduce you to the lovely and whimsical cover of Esther Vincent Xueming’s debut poetry collection, Red Earth. The artwork utilized in the cover was created by Singapore artist Shu Yin. To give readers a sense of how the cover art came to be, and a peek into the artistic viewpoints of Esther…

  • Cover Art Reveal: Green River Valley by Robert Lashley

    We can’t keep this incredible cover art under wraps any longer! We’re excited to reveal that the cover for Robert Lashley’s forthcoming poetry collection, Green River Valley, will feature stunning photography by Jody Poorwill! Take a look at Jody’s photograph below, titled “August 19, 2018 • Tacoma, Washington”! Some of the things we love about…

  • BCP Fall Reading

    BCP Fall Reading

    For those who couldn’t make it to our Fall Reading, never fear: we recorded the full event! You can now enjoy it at your convenience! Our reading lineup was made up of authors whose non-fiction writing graced our pages (and screens) earlier this summer. The lineup included Yousef Allouzi, Gina Hietpas, Tamiko Nimura, and Samuel…

  • NEW Call for Submissions

    Hello, readers and writers! We wanted to share some BIG news! Blue Cactus Press is now accepting submissions from Women of Color (gender non-conforming and women identifying individuals of Color included) for an anthology of non-fiction creative writing highlighting and uplifting the voices of Women of Color (WoC) in the greater Tacoma area. The anthology…