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  • Cover Reveal: Where Rivers Change Direction by L. Bundrock

    We’d like to introduce you to the official cover of L. Bundrock’s forthcoming novel, Where Rivers Change Direction. This stellar cover was designed by creative partner and graphic designer Knic Pfost. Here’s what the author has to say about the book design process: “The recipe followed to cook-up the cover design for Where Rivers Change…

  • Green River Valley Book Launch

    Green River Valley Book Launch

    Robert Lashley’s book launch for Green River Valley was powerful and surprisingly emotional (in positive ways), thanks to Robert, who shared his poems and experience in the editorial process, and guests Jodi Poorwill, Graham Isaac, and Kellie Richardson!  Watch the video below, then scroll down for some cool BONUS CONTENT from Robert! BONUS CONTENT: 10 Books…

  • Moss Covered Claws Book Launch

    Moss Covered Claws Book Launch

    On March 19th, we officially released Moss Covered Claws, the debut short story collection of Queer, speculative fiction by Jonah Barrett! Hit play below to watch the event and revel in the phenomenal storytelling, fake piano playing, and overall good cheer of the event! ABOUT THE AUTHOR JONAH BARRETT is a nonbinary filmmaker, writer, and…

  • Sad Horror & Blood, Blood Blood

    An author interview with Moss Covered Claws author Jonah Barrett It’s true, we love chatting with Jonah Barrett. There’s something about their cheeky humor and blatant honestly that keeps us leaning in to learn more about their writing, filmmaking, and multiverses of monsters and ghouls. I sat down with Jonah just after Moss Covered Claws,…

  • 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…

  • “Community Partnerships” Launch

    “Community Partnerships” Launch

    We thought we’d take a few minutes to bring you up to speed, dear readers, about who and what we’ve been up to all year! As you already know, we’ve been working on crafting books all year (duh), but not just our own! We’ve also been working with self-published authors to help them publish and…

  • Publisher Christina Butcher ft. on “We Art Tacoma”

    Last week, BCP publisher and poet Christina Butcher recorded a podcast episode with our friends at We Art Tacoma, a podcast about the arts in Tacoma, Washington, and the story of the people behind the art. Listen to the podcast here and enjoy a short conversation between Christina and We Art Tacoma host, Erik Hanberg,…

  • Learning From My Garden in Four Colors

    Learning From My Garden in Four Colors

    Learning From My Garden in Four Colors An essay by Tamiko Nimura Green Mid-March 2020, Washington state. Too anxious to even buy seeds. Too soon to plant seeds outside. I remember what I’d started a few years ago: my desktop garden. The ends of romaine heads, the tops of carrots, the bottoms of baby bok…