Welcome to the Mason J. Press and Review
We are an independently owned, and operated publishing press in Oregon City, Oregon. We edit and publish works of fiction, and poetry in our literary review and for stand alone electronic publication.
We read for all genres of fiction, and poetry; but what we really look forward to reading is Science Fiction/ Speculative Fiction. An often underrated genre, we believe that the consideration of the SF genre and the imagination it inspires could progress societal structures, scientific discovery, and save our planet.
Mason J Press is looking for stories that inspire creative, thoughtful conversations about our potential futures. Stories that are based in scientific ideas including those found within the categorical sciences of social, biological, physical, environmental, astronomical, etc. These can be along the lines of dystopic literature, space exploration, alien encounters, biological manipulation or warfare, robotics, artificial intelligence integration, and much more.
More importantly we look for voices that have not traditionally been represented within the genre. These are the voices of women and men of color, the LGBTQ community, and indigenous or Native American voices.
Here, we encourage all things creative. Write it out. Sing it out. Snap it out. No matter how you do it, do it. We know that we're our own worst critics and that the white blank page can be a mighty foe to slay. We know that it's hard to start, hard to continue, and hard to finish but we believe that the written work is important.
Visit our news blog to see what's happening in our press. To read our stand alone short publications, visit the Mason J. Review. Our artist's page features all of our published authors. If you have any questions that haven't been answered while reading through our website, reach out to us on our contact page.
100% of your donation goes to keeping this small business running! We aim to enrich the writing community by giving the writers who wouldn't have a chance of being noticed at a big box publishing house an opportunity to shine and let their work get the attention it deserves. Mason J Press is also dedicated to giving back to the community by tutoring students and assisting teachers. In the future we hope to expand our services to offering writing classes, workshops, and editing services to those within our local community.