Not a Pipe Publishing is a small, independent publishing company formed in 2013 and located (fittingly) in Independence, Oregon.  As a member of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, and working with groups like Literary Arts and Willamette Writers, Not a Pipe Publishing is committed to supporting fine literature in our region, but it publishes authors from as far away as Wisconsin and (soon) Maryland and North Carolina, and it sells books all over the world.  Focusing on high quality genre fiction for young adult and adult audiences, Not a Pipe Publishing seeks to both entertain and enlighten readers by bringing diverse voices to the market.

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We're looking to grow, so, if you are an author, please check out our submissions page and see if we might be a good home for your next novel!

Learn about our offerings here.

Send snail mail to:

     Not a Pipe Publishing

     P.O.Box 184

     Independence, OR 97351


(Please do not send real snails. That's cruel.)

Here's who we are:

Paige Gorman

Co-Publisher and Submissions Editor

Paige enjoys reading a wide variety of literature, from YA fantasy like Fablehaven and Gregor the Overlander series to adult lit fic. like The Sookie Stackhouse series and the All Souls trilogy. For a list of the kinds of things she would like to receive, check the submissions page, here. When she's not reading, Paige likes hiking, photography, and baking. Some of her favorite TV shows are Supernatural, Game of Thrones, and Adventure Time.

Paige has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Whitworth University and a Masters of Science in Counseling from Oregon State University.

Because she has a full time job as a clinical supervisor, her turn-around time for manuscripts will be a bit longer than some submissions editors or literary agents, but if you don't hear back from her in three weeks, feel free to send a follow-up email.

Follow her on twitter at @Squire_78

Brionna Poppitz

Assistant Submissions Editor and Assistant Marketing Director

Brionna first fell in love with books as a child, when her aunt Diana gave her The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett for Christmas. From then, on, her days and summers were filled with stories and adventures, but she never thought much of it until she took a Language and Composition class during her junior year of high school. Learning how to analyse texts in new ways opened up a whole world of meaning and depth that she had never experienced before. These days, she is just a few short weeks away from graduating from Oregon State University with a degree in English and a minor in Writing. She loves reading anything, from the rawest of creative nonfiction to the wildest landscapes of science fiction and fantasy. In the future, she hopes to help others polish and perfect their writing as a copy editor, while she spends her free time writing her own stories.

Follow her on twitter @trpoppinfresh

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Sydney Culpepper

Assistant Submissions Editor and Assistant Marketing Director

Sydney hails from Klamath Falls, OR, and is a recent graduate of Western Oregon University with an honors degree in linguistics and American Sign Language.  She’s been a reader and a writer nearly all her life, and she loves reading young adult fiction, especially fantasy and LGBTQ+ subgenres.  She self-published her first novel, Pagetown, as her senior project in high school, and is working on her next book.  Her other hobbies include Netflix, drawing, and petting her cat.

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Madeleine Hannah

Assistant Submissions Editor and Assistant Marketing Director

Madeleine learned to read when she was a toddler and hasn't really stopped since. As a child, she used to annoy her mom by begging for new books and then finishing them on the way home from the bookstore. Now, she frequently spends inordinate amounts of time and money at local used book shops. She enjoys nearly all genres, especially fantasy, historical fiction, and mystery stories like the ones she read as a child. 

When not nose-deep in a book, Madeleine likes hiking, taking road trips, and generally exploring her new home in the Pacific Northwest. Originally from Georgia, Madeleine has declared Oregon her favorite state and intends to stick around.


Jacqui Pitt

Assistant Submissions Editor and Director of Keeping It Real

Jacqui is happily addicted to the written word – especially lots of them strung together into interesting stories. She enjoys reading a wide variety of genres and carries a book around with her at all times to indulge this love.  Having worked in libraries for over a decade, Jacqui loves discovering a new piece to enjoy. As a writer, her nose is usually stuck in a book ‘researching’ or in a notebook writing away in her happy place.

When not reading or writing, Jacqui can be found gardening, falling in love with passing canines, training to walk another marathon (very slowly), spending time with her amazing nieces and nephews, and dancing in the rain.

Jacqui has a BA in English/Writing from WOU, an MBA in Human Resource Management from AIU, and a massage therapy license, thanks to the amazing program at OSM.

Though she works full-time, Jacqui’s time frame for manuscripts will typically be two weeks. If you don’t hear back from her by then, feel free to send an interpretive dance message by pigeon, or e-mail – your choice.

Follow her on Twitter at @wordsmithjobebo.

Benjamin Gorman

Co-Publisher and Marketing Director

Benjamin got involved in the publishing industry because he indie-published his first novel, The Sum of Our Gods, and he learned so much he could use to help other authors break through and get their books into readers' hands. He envisions Not a Pipe Publishing as a mechanism for collaboration between a group of carefully selected, talented authors who can help one another promote the very best literature they can bring to the market. 

Benjamin is a member of the National Writing Project's Writers Council. His novel Corporate High School is an Amazon Best Seller. 

When he isn't writing or working to promote writing, he's teaching high school students about reading and writing. Sometimes he gets to teach adults about writing, too. He's heavily involved in the fight to save public education. He blogs at

Follow him on twitter at @teachergorman, and Like his Facebook page at Benjamin Gorman's Novels.


Head Janitor

Rob keeps the carpet clean. He never has an unkind word for anyone, maintains a positive attitude even when his batteries are running low, and brightens the mood of the whole office. 

Don't query Rob. He can't read. 

Rob isn't on twitter or Facebook. When he isn't working, he is too busy plotting the robopocalypse to spend time on social media.