FUTURE TENSE BOOKS was started in Spokane, Washington in 1990 and had a brief stint in Arkansas before moving to Portland, Oregon in 1992. Throughout the years, Future Tense has gone from scrappy xeroxed chapbooks (even before we had a computer) to beautifully designed paperbacks, limited edition hardcovers, our pocket-sized Scout Books series, and eBooks. We’re proud to have published many groundbreaking debuts and small press classics throughout the years (like Gary Lutz, Chelsea Hodson, Jamie Iredell, Zoe Trope, Susannah Breslin, Aaron Gilbreath, Wendy C. Ortiz, Myriam Gurba, Jay Ponteri, Sarah Grace McCandless, Shane Allison, Mike Topp, Elizabeth Ellen, May-Lan Tan, Chloe Caldwell, Chelsea Martin, and so many others). See our Hall of Fame page to see some of these awesome (out of print, but never forgotten) artifacts. We take pride in publishing new and groundbreaking writers and books that take chances and go places where you might not expect. We’re committed to showcasing writers who are not just important and innovative, but also accessible and fun. We’re in this to create real art. We’re in this for the long haul.
Thank you all for your support and love!
Editorial & Publicity
We do use interns occasionally, but we don’t have a dedicated business office. If you are writing to us about internships, please understand that we may not have as much work as other publishers will. And if you still want to help, we ask that you live in Portland and have a car.
Our legendary pre-2016 Designers & eBook production guy was the great Bryan Coffelt.
Design assistance after that came from Tyler Meese and Ryan Brewer
For review copies and other information: info at futuretensebook.com
Recent publicity and technical interns: Ariana Marquis, Tina Morgan, Ariana Vives, Sarah Hale, Christian Minnick
Website rebuild by Adam Robinson.
Most titles can be purchased also through Powells.com and Amazon.com (including through their international sites). As well as some select stores like Quimby’s (Chicago), Atomic Books (Baltimore), McNally Jackson (New York), Skylight (Los Angeles), Pegasus (Bay Area), Green Apple (San Francisco) Elliott Bay and Left Bank (Seattle), Mother Foucault’s and Powell’s (Portland). Our books are listed in Books-in-Print and can be ordered from most book stores, no matter where you live. Our paperback titles can be ordered from bookstores through Ingram Tennessee and Small Press Distribution. Many of our recent books can also be ordered through our friends at Antiquated Future.
We are not taking submissions at this time. Submissions will be largely ignored during this time.
You can send gifts to us at
Future Tense Books
P.O. Box 42416
Portland, OR 97242
But I prefer E-mail
info at futuretensebooks.com