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      Our Previous Books

      The Rockaways. A devastating photographic essay from Gilles Peress, published on the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.

      Round Mountain
      by Castle Freeman Jr.
      Available as an ebook
      from the Concord ePress

      A Handbook of
      American Prayer

      by Lucius Shepard


      Rut by Scott Phillips
      Now available as an ebook
      from the Concord ePress.

      IOU: New Writing on Money 
      edited by Ron Slate

      The Next Queen of Heaven
      by Gregory Maguire
      New edition out
      from HarperCollins »

      Push Comes to Shove
      by Wesley Brown
      Now available as an ebook

      from the Concord ePress

      Give and Take
      by Stona Fitch
      Now out from
      Thomas Dunne Books

      About the House: Hilarious and touching musings from Jenny and Ron Slate, a father-daughter duo.

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      Here you’ll find news, announcements of upcoming events, reviews of our books, and articles on our refreshingly unorthodox approach to publishing.


      Ron Slate writes about Days of Smoke and the shape-shifting genre of noir for the Los Angelos Review of Books

      Keith Rawson reviews Another Way to Fall in LitReactor

      The Denver Voice talks about the Concord Free Press and Madison Smartt Bell's haunting collection, Zig Zag Wanderer

      The Boston Globe puts the Concord Free Press on its front page

      Video overview of The Rockaways launch at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn

      Truth-Out on the Concord Free Press and The Rockaways

      DNA NYC on why the CFP is giving away books at bars

      Feature Shoot on The Rockaways

      Photo District News (PDN) on art and activism, and photography

      Shelf Awareness (the legendary Ron Hogan) talks CFP, including an interview with Northshire Books

      Brooklyn Magazine on the aftermath of Sandy, and The Rockaways

      The New York Times focuses on the wrath of Sandy, and the role of the CFP

      The Atlantic Wire highlights The Rockaways by Gilles Peress – and the CFP's role in keeping Hurricane Sandy in the news.

      "Concord Free Press Creates a New Nonprofit Publishing Model" – Huffington Post

      Booklist raves about Castle Freeman, Jr.'s Round Mountain

      Fantastic piece on the CFP by Carolyn Kellogg at the LA Times

      Great review of A Handbook of American Prayer

      Paper Darts describes our publishing model as "so crazy it totally works"

      Concord Free Press announces sixth novelA Handbook of American Prayer by Lucius Shepard

      Publishing Perspectives guest editorial by CFP Founder Stona Fitch

      InfoTrends sees the CFP as an innovative publishing model

      Great article about the CFP on the Brain Pickings blog

      Locus Magazine digs Rut and the Concord Free Press

      Rut makes it into the fascinating and prestigious 2011 Tournament of Books

      Metro Magazine (Raleigh) calls Rut a "witty and wonder-filled new novel. . .a fun and provocative read."

      Rut highlighted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

      The Irish Times features the Concord Free Press and Rut

      Bill Crider reviews Rut, calling it "a glimpse into a future that might scare you or might not."

      Great story on the Concord Free Press on Marketplace

      Feature on Concord Free Press on NPR Morning Edition

      The Daily Grommet interviews Stona Fitch

      Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU/Washington interviews Stona Fitch and Gregory Maguire 

      Publisher's Weekly column highlights the Concord Free Press

      The Washington Post calls The Next Queen of Heaven "a delight" and more.

      CFP interview about art, philanthropy, and more in ArtSake

      The Los Angeles Times reviews The Next Queen of Heaven

      Interview with Gregory Maguire about the CFP on the New Yorker blog

      CNN triggers massive flood of requests for The Next Queen of Heaven

      highlights Concord Free Press and our upcoming collection, IOU: New Writing on Money

      Entertainment Weekly
      crowns The Next Queen of Heaven queen of the price wars 

      The Washington Post gives Push Comes to Shove a rave review

      Chronogram Magazine reviews Push Comes to Shove, which "opens a door to the world of the black liberation movement at a critical moment in American history."

      The Washington Post
      explores the "radical business plan" of the Concord Free Press

      Wesley Brown and Stona Fitch interviewed on WAMC/The Roundtable

      Concord Free Press announces second novelPush Comes to Shove by Wesley Brown

      Scottish writer/musician Doug Johnstone writes about the Concord Free Press

      The Independent on Sunday
      (UK) reviews Give + Take and more

      Vulpes Libris, UK literary blog, reviews Give + Take

      Video blog from Tunis
      discusses Concord Free Press

      Literary blogger
      in Germany reviews Give + Take

      Concord Free Press discussed in Spain and France.

      LA Times likes Give + Take, makes nice comparison to Elmore Leonard

      Pete Lit
      digs the CFP concept . . .and Scruffy the Cat

      CFP engages publishing visionaries at Publishing 2020

      Concord Free Press semi-highlighted in the Boston Globe

      Give and Take
      reviewed by thoughtful literary site On the Seawall