The Duckabush Press was co founded back in 1986 by two writers from the Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest who wanted to create an avenue for other writers, living on the peninsula, to be published along established writers.

For this to succeed a literary magazine, The Duckabush Journal, was published and the writers whose work was in The Journal also had a chance to read at various venues. Along with publishing new and established writers the magazine also interviewed a renowned writer from the Pacific Northwest.

The Duckabush Press was a bright star for a few years before the editors left to start various projects that took them away from the Olympic Peninsula. The magazine was carried on for 4 more publications until the editorial staff also left.

One of the original co founders, Ken Crump, has re launched the Duckabush Press from Edinburgh, Scotland which has been his home since 1992.