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If Jorvik Press had a motto, it would sound something like that.

Our evolving mission is to publish books that tell a story about how people, places and times intersect. The result might be intriguing, evocative, heart-breaking, thrilling or, indeed, depressing. But it will always be mostly true.

Subjects range far and wide, from rock history to the confessions of a community mental health provider, from the textual exegesis of a powerful mythological symbol to an account of sexual predation and violence in the Western Buddhist community.

Founded in 2012 (though our name goes back to 1989), Jorvik Press is an independent Portland, Oregon-based publisher of trade paperback, eBook and occasional hardback editions. Our current and forthcoming titles are mostly non-fiction, focused on history, culture, memoirs and biography, with the occasional novel.

With a full submission pipeline, we are not currently considering unsolicited manuscripts. However, you can always contact us with an idea or, better still, a brief pitch for an existing manuscript.