Sage Hill Press was launched in 2004 by Thom Caraway, then a graduating MFA candidate at Eastern Washington University’s Inland Northwest Center for Writers. Through the tutelage of Lynx House publisher and EWU faculty Christopher Howell, Sage Hill soon became the distributor of L’Epervier Press and acquired its first title, James Grabill’s October Wind. Subsequent collections have come out from Mike Dockins, Alan Botsford, Marci Rae Johnson, and Jeffrey Tucker. Sage Hill has also published Railtown Almanac, a Spokane poetry anthology.
Sage Hill continues to publish collections and anthologies, and is still run by Thom Caraway. Other editors have included or will include Jeffrey G. Dodd (Railtown), Emily Gwinn (All We Can Hold), and Tom Holmes (Poetry Assignments: the Book). Sage Hill also awards the Powder Horn Prize for outstanding first-book manuscripts.