Press and Blogs

Washington Examiner June 23, 2007 (PDF)
Interview with Darick Allan and Bill Smith

Kirkus review of Darick Allan's "The Shepherd Boy" (PDF)

Hispanic Link review of Darick Allan's "The Shepherd Boy" (PDF)

The Washington Examiner May 27, 2006 (PDF)
Interview by Robin Tierney with Darick Allan about the launch of Portal Press and independent publishing

The Georgetowner May 31, 2006 (PDF)
Coverage of the Launch Party in the Social Scene, featuring Emily Tellez, Mark Planisek, and Andrei Trach

The Capital Gazette July 23, 2006
Article by Annapolis environmental reporter Pam Wood about Bill Smith’s third marathon reading at the Annapolis Docks July 22, 2006

Washington City Paper advertorial May 18, 2006 (PDF)
Article by Kirsten Anderson about the upcoming multi-media Launch Party

Hebdomeros Blog: New Press On the Block May 10, 2006
Hebdomeros attended our launch party, but witnessed a robbery shortly afterwards and never got around to writing his impressions of it. We at Portal Press sincerely hope the robber got his just desserts because, among other things, he deprived us of badly needed publicity.

Sarah Browning Blog: Book Expo Capitalism Report May 21, 2006
Sarah Browning gives a kind mention to Portal Press and to Richard Peabody of Paycock Press as she evaluates the mega-business of publishing and the small presses on its fringes.