In Bellevue Literary Press, my story collection, The Odditorium, found its ideal home. As no one else had, Bellevue’s publisher, Erika Goldman understood the ethos and aesthetic intent behind my stories. My experience of working with Erika and the other Bellevue staff, has been nothing short of joyful, validating, transformative. And beyond my personal, positive experience, I have discovered and read much of Bellevue’s other published fiction, a brilliant constellation of diverse literary talent. Bellevue Literary Press is fiercely devoted to its writers. As a small press, it is visionary yet concrete in its steady accumulation of accolades and acclaim. Every writer who knows about Erika Goldman, and by now many of us do, praises her exquisite taste and her courage to publish what others will not or cannot. A press like Bellevue, relatively new but already at the vanguard of small press publishing, deserves our respect and our support.