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Plain View Press gives contemporary voice to a far-flung community of humane and passionate writers and readers.

Plain View Press is a 40-year-old issue-based literary publishing house. We have published over 350 titles presenting the work of almost 500 national and international writers. We publish contemporary literature — poetry, fiction, memoir and nonfiction.

"Despite evidence that relentless violence has taken root worldwide, there is hope and there are artists to show the human face of it."

Susan Bright, Poet/Publisher, 2010


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America Abroad: An Epic of Discovery by David Radavich; My Mother's Daughter by Rebecca Thadeus
2019 Coming Soon!
Tiny and the Giant by Susan Bright, and Cracks by Allan Johnson
Joan of Arkansas by Madeleine Herrmann; Magpie Mind by Eileen Berry; Reflections by Ute Carson; Body Work by Stephanie Kaplan Cohen; The Inexhaustible Before by Robert Pfeiffer; Whispers from the Aural World by Karolyn Redoute; Midnight Carousel by Matthew Abuelo; and The Dove Shall Fly by Judith Austin Mills
New Releases 2016 and 2017
The Hampshire Project by Kitty Beer, Shadowprints by Kim Zabel; Save The Last Kiss by Ute Carson; Kung Fu of the Dark Father by Dane Cervine; Are You There? by Vic Rizzo; Thousand Cricket Song: Second Edition by Catherine Strisik; Opening Gates by Nancy King;, A Woman Walking, Second Edition by Nancy King, Morning Light, Second Edition by Nancy King, The Stones Speak, Second Edition by Nancy King.


Releases 2015
Under the Sign of the Samovar by Marcia Katz Wolf;
It's All About Shoes edited by Pamela Laskin; Those Bones at Goliad by Judith Austin Mills; Desert Daughter by Nancy Key Roeder; Pictures in the Firestorm, Second Edition by Laren Rusk; Uncle Feyegle, Hardback Edition by Ahron Taub; Prayers of a Heretic, Hardback Edition, Ahron Taub; Carl, Willi, and Blanche, Revised, by Barbara de la Cuesta; Alberix the Celt Book 2: Hear Again the Lark by Albert Noyer; Everyday Objects: poems by Edward A. Dougherty; Mush: from sled dogs to celiac by Tara Caimi; Ring of Fire by George Keithley.
Releases 2014
Plateye: An African Spirit of Fear Haunts Post-Colonial Georgia by Jennifer Noyer; Stalked in Connecticut by Martha Deborah Hall; Getting REAL About Alzheimer's: Rementia through Engagemet, Assistance and Love by Kassandra King; The Sacrament of the Goddess by Joe Niemczura; The Corporate Kid: Rainbow After the Storm by Nicloe Montez; Accidental Joy by Judith Austin Mills; Alberix the Celt Book 1: Weep the Long Sorrow by Albert Noyer; Changing Spaces by Nancy King.
Releases 2013
Weight of Light by Martha Deborah Hall; Things I Learned the Hard Way by Esteban Colon; The Fate Motif: Poems by Douglas Nordfors; Alchemy of Desire by Dianalee Velie; Prayers of a Heretic by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub; One for the Money, Two for the Sluice by Albert Noyer; How Therapists Dance by Dane Cervine.
Releases 2012
Carl, Willi and Blanche by Barbara de la Costa; Sojourn at Dusk by Eve Ottenberg; Heading Toward Silver Dust by Martha Deborah Hall; and Isabelle's Dream by Madelline Hermann; Bursting With Danger and Music by Jack Coulehan; The Fear of Love by David Filer; The Hide of My Tongue by Vivian Faith Prescott; Lessons from the Borderlands by Bette Lynch Husted; Manzanita Seed by Edward Goodman; The News Factory Matthew Abuelo; The Nun by Sandra Shwayder Sanchez; port of call by Davida Singer; The Putneyville Fables by Marianne Gage; The Rescuer's Path by Paula Friedman; While the Blanket Is Short Learn to Curl Up by Michael C. Hawkins; Sleepwalkers by Nicole Lanier Montez.
Releases 2011
At Work in the Bridal Industry; Going to the Well: A Mother-Daughter Journey; Nothing Left to Lose; How Far Tomorrow; One Amber Bead; Pacharan Dreams; Days Like These; Flame Dancer; Alabama Light & Power Co; Some Days: Poetry of a Psychotherapist; Augustus; The Ghosts of Gloriet; Just a Few Feathers; King of the Wild Suburb; Layla; The Way Home; Wind in the Aspens; Bend, Break; Inside Out: Poems From the Lives Of Five Accomplished Women; Middle-East MezzeNo Father Can Save Her; Of Jibaros and Hillbillies; Pola: The Mysterious Communications Of a Gone Woman; Prayers of the Shaman; Uncle Feygele; Wheelchair Samurai.
Releases 2010
Elemental, Looking Up At the Bottom Line, Ode To Fragile, Night Call, Rhapsody For Lessons Learned Or Remembered, Soul Proprietorship: Women In Search Of Their Souls, Ishtar's Songs: Iraqi Poetry Since the 1970s, Additions and Subtractions, The Art of Folding, Body and Echo, Born With a Rusty Spoon, Bye Bye Blackbird, Conspiracy Of Leaves, Maternity Labyrinth, A Matter Of Happenstance, Meet Me At the Met, Paul Bunyan Lives! and Other Tales From the Natural World, Red Has No Reason, Secret Weeping Of Stones, Selfhood and U.S. Democracy, Strange Conveyances, The Spoken Body, What Pearl Harbor Wroght, Wind Came Running, Some From Zacatecas, Rendered Invisible, Making Gumbo In the University, Not Every Woman Swooned, Saints & Cannibals, Some Women's Lives.

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Layla by Celine Keating, published in June, 2011, from Plain View Press, was chosen by both HuffPost and Poets & Writers as a must-read book.

Richard Troxell's book Looking Up At the Bottom Line has been sent to every congressional and senate representative and to the mayor of every state!


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