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April is Portland photo month! Pine Island Press and the Independent Publishing Resource Center will be celebrating by hosting a photography self publishing / small press meet up and exhibit, April 27th 7-9pm. Beer and light refreshments available. The event is FREE to participate and attend.

If you are interested in showing your work please email and we will provide some table space for you. You are welcome to sell your work or just have it on display. Pine Island Press will also be showing a projection show of images from the first 2-1/2 years of Incandescent.

Additionally, the IPRC will be displaying a collection of photography publications throughout the month of April. If you would like to have your photo book or zine included in the display please consider donating it to the IPRC library. Please help the IPRC grow it’s photography section and promote the making of photo zines!

Questions? Email


Issue Five is out! + New Website!

Hey folks we are happy to announce that Issue 5 is complete and now for sale on the new Pine Island Press website! Check it out at!


Happy Holidays!

In case you are still in need of some stocking stuffers Incandescent is offering a Holiday Package. It includes Issues Three and Four, a button, and a few postcards for $24 . To take advantage of this deal follow this link: Issues 3 & 4 Holiday Deal. We still have Issues Three and Four for sale individually as well. We can ship out zines to U.S. addresses the same day or the day following the order. International shipping may take us a day or two to get to the post office but we’ll try to get them out as fast as possible for the holidays. This special will end 12/31.
The 'Holiday Package' includes Issue Three, Issue Four, an Incandescent postcard and a Pine Island Press pin.

The ‘Holiday Package’ includes Issue Three, Issue Four, a few Incandescent postcards and a Pine Island Press pin.

Issue Five Submissions are officially closed!

Oh my gosh!! So many amazing submissions this time! We will be reviewing all of your work over the next couple of weeks and will email the selected photographers by the beginning of January. If you do not hear from us, or missed the deadline, please consider submitting to future issues. Issue Five will be out at the end of January. Thanks again!

Short Run

Pine Island press will be tabling at the Short Run small press fest in Seattle Saturday November 30th. We will also be showing a slideshow of photos from the first four issues of Incandescent at the Read/Write event the day before the fest (Friday the 29th)! Check out the fest at or find them on Facebook.


We thought it was a good idea

The IPRC zine of the month club featured a Pine Island Press publication for September: I Thought It Was a Bad Idea I Just Wanted to Make Sure by Sarah LaPonte! Read more on the IPRC site. Sarah has recently moved to Pittsburgh, where she started her own imprint Half Price Pizza Slice Press. We look forward to seeing her new creations.

Issue Four has been released!

Pine Island Press is having a busy summer! Incandescent Issue Four made it’s debut at the  Portland Zine Symposium last weekend.  It was delightful to have all the Issues lined up in a row and to see reactions to each one. The new cover image by Matt Gainer got a lot of recognition. Issue Four is currently is available online and the first batch has been shipped, so if you already ordered – it is on its way! We hope it will hit store shelves in Portland in the next week or two. PIP will also be tabling at the SF Zine Fest the first weekend of September.  If you are in the area come by our table!


Issue Four is in the works!

Issue Four’s contributing photographers have been posted! This issue has photos from 25 photographers from 9 different countries. We want to give a big thank you to all the talented artists that shared their work with us. Here is a little sneak peak of the cover. The photograph is from Matt Gainer’s series “Imperial”.


Incandescent in the iPL reading room at the PPAC Book Fair

This weekend is the 4th Annual Book Fair at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. The Indie Photobook Library will be setting up a pop-up “reading room” of books selected from the permanent collection, the  focus will be on zines, the curated group photobook, a look into interior mundane life, and the altered image. To see a full list of the books included (Incandescent Issue Three is one of them) check out their website. The fair is free and open to the public, Folks in Philly should for sure go check it out.


A Look at Portland Bookstores

Portland’s New Boutique Bookstores

We recently came across this nice little piece on Portland’s growing scene of small curated book stores. It was published a while back in Portland Monthly Magazine. Not only are we big fans of all the featured stores (and carried in several of them), but we found that Incandescent Issue Two appears in the slide show. Thanks Reading Frenzy!



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