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Instant Future is an eBook-only imprint from Future Tense Books, a micropress out of Portland, OR that has been in operation for over 20 years. Instant Future is a home for long essays, stories, or poems that are stylistically innovative, intensely personal, and of a misfit length—too long for a journal and too short for a printed book. We publish what we want to read: Books that emphasize depth, honesty,.. Read More
Boyfriends is Seattle writer Tara Atkinson’s exploration of the modern relationship. It’s funny and sly—one of those quiet and subtle pieces of work that seems to have a flat, pristine surface, but when it is examined closely, it reveals the bumps and abrasions, the knicks and the scar tissue that is left behind on each of us as we attempt to navigate the journey our hearts take as we.. Read More
Lily Hoang’s fragmentary and gorgeous essay, On the Geography of Friendship, defies easy classification. It’s a gathering of observations, a collection of quotations, a confessional, and a loose weave of interconnected ideas that invoke the way our own relationships interconnect in our lives. It’s a hybrid marvel and a text that, with every rereading, rewards its audience with insight and beauty. “Lily Hoang’s cycle of voices enchain like numinous glass.. Read More
AVAILABLE NOW! In Starvation Mode: A Memoir of Food, Consumption, and Control, Seattle’s Elissa Washuta—author of 2014’s genre-defying memoir of ethnic identity, sexual trauma, bipolar disorder, and independence, My Body Is a Book of Rules—crafts a personal accounting of her struggle for culinary control, and presents the guidelines she followed as she attempted to shape her body and mind through the food she consumed. The book’s seemingly simple structure (a.. Read More
Available NOW! Zach Ellis’s debut, Being, is a remarkable, lyrical memoir that works to put into words what it is to be transgender. It’s a book about relationships, about growing up, about the body and mind, about desire, about parenting, about how we adjust to huge changes, and about whom we know ourselves to be. It’s a funny book, an honest book, and a book that cuts deep into you… Read More
Available NOW! Reviews, Blurbs, and Interviews When a some-time lover and full-time friend dies in a climbing accident, Litsa Dremousis is left to deal with the aftermath: the loss of a soul-mate, the apartment filled with little ambushes in the form of objects from the relationship, and the difficult task of understanding what it was that made this person she loved repeatedly risk his life. And she’s also left to.. Read More
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Instant Future is: Matthew Simmons, Editor Bryan Coffelt, Designer Kevin Sampsell, Publisher Submission guidelines to come. Click here to contact Instant Future. Series Announcement Press Release