Tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Richard Hugo House, not only can you day-drink with some great authors and watch performances, but you can also buy a bunch of books directly from some of our favorite independent publishers. Read about them in alphabetical order below!
A through F
Alice Blue Review & Books is published on a hidden mountain-top between Portland, Oregon and Boise, Idaho. They’ve published writers like Bill Carty, APRIL’s own Tara Atkinson, Brooklyn Copeland, and others. Mike Young has said some nice things about them: “One of my favorite online litmags … and their aesthetic reminds one pleasingly of mint leaves, gangplanks, polar bears, and polar bears who hitchhike.”
Beach Weirdo is a zine/short quarterly (broadly) comprised of short fiction and visual art. In their own words: “We initially intended the first issue as a showcase for our own works, but soon opened it up for submissions as well. [We] are about to release a second issue, and have a third waiting in the wings. We’re doing our best to create a strong and visually cohesive series of compilations.”
Big Fiction Magazine celebrates the soul of the long story: generous, transportive, and a little wild. They’re an independent journal publishing ambitious and delicious fiction twice a year, in hand-designed letterpress issues. Sweet.
Black Ocean is based out of Boston, New York and Chicago, and aims to saturate the public with skillful and passionate forms of expression through a wide variety of mediums. They have published 2013 APRIL reader Rauan Klassnik, APRIL 2012 reader Zachary Schomburg, Feng Sun Chen, and others.
Calypso Editions is an artist-run, cooperative press dedicated to publishing quality literary books of poetry and fiction with a global perspective. They say their only criterion for publication is excellence. They publish original works, previously out-of-print titles, and English translations.
Dark Coast is an independent publisher of books by both established and unknown authors, specializing in literary fiction, fiction, poetry, essay, and experimental works, seeking overall invention and innovation in writing from all genres. They have (or will soon) published writers like 2012 APRIL reader Matthew Simmons, Jennifer Natalya Fink, and others.
Factory Hollow Press - Flying Object is a volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit art and publishing organization with a storefront space in Hadley, Massachusetts where they provide resources to artists, writers, musicians, publishers, and community members. They have (or will soon) oublished Heather Christle, Mark Leidner, Rachel B. Glaser, and others.
Featherproof Books is an indie publisher dedicated to doing whatever they want. This might take the form of publishing an idiosyncratic novel, design book, or something in between. They produce some of the most beautiful books out there including titles by Blake Butler, Patrick Sommerville, Amelia Gray and others.
Future Tense Books is one of the longest-running small-presses around. Run tirelessly by Kevin Sampsell, they put out books and chapbooks including those by Chloe Caldwell, Gregory Sherl, Chelsea Martin and others.
G through Z coming up next!