Forsythe PR is dedicated to creating sophisticated, compelling promotional campaigns for literary projects.
Our speciality is out-of-the-box ideas. We love brainstorming new ways to reach wider audiences, and connecting our authors to those readers. Our mission is to make introductions, enrich relationships, and deepen the connection between reader and author for more meaningful literary experiences.
Founder Kelly Forsythe was the Director of Publicity for Copper Canyon Press from 2011-2017. Over this seven year span, she had the honor of working with many talented authors and translators: several can be found here in the Previous Campaigns section. Prior to her time at Copper Canyon, Forsythe worked with The Poetry Foundation, Poets & Writers Magazine, and interned with the Seattle-based Wave Books. She has given lectures on publishing and book publicity at New York University (NYU), The Academy of American Poets’ Poets Forum, the Institute of American Indian Arts, American University, The Jack Jones Literary Retreat, and Manhattanville College. She is a Global Communications Manager for National Geographic, and works to advocate for the literary arts and poetry as a freelance consultant. Forsythe also sits on the Board of Directors for Alice James Books. She is based in Washington, D.C.