Monday, October 28, 2013

the ottawa small press book fair, autumn 2013: some reports,

[Jenn Huzera, sitting at the Apt. 9 Press table] Another season, and another edition of the ottawa small press book fair is once again behind us; as such, there are more than a couple of reports from the fair, including one from audience regular Pearl Pirie, and others from participants Jessica Bebenek, Cameron Anstee, Amanda Earl and myself (in two parts), as well as a series of Polaroid shots Ottawa designer and photographer Charles Earl took during the course of the day, of rob mclennan and Christine McNair, Brian Mikok and Jeannie Hoag, jwcurry, Jenny Haysom sitting at the Arc Poetry Magazine table, and Jessica Bebenek.

Thanks to all for another amazing fair! Hopefully we see you again in the spring.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Call for Vendors: Toronto Indie Arts Market Small Press & Literary Fest - Sat Dec 14th 2013

The Toronto Indie Arts Market (TIAM) - a monthly marketplace event at Toronto's Gladstone Hotel featuring the work of local artisans in various mediums - will be presenting a special Small Press & Literary Fest edition on Saturday December 14th 2013 featuring small/micro press publishers, indie magazines & zines, Canadian authors, etc.

The vendor call is open until October 30th, and we are accepting applications from the following:
  • authors, selling their own work – any content/topic, any size imprint – from self-published works to major publishers, as long as it’s your own or co-written
  • micro press – up to 10 titles total
  • small press – up to 10 titles per year
  • zines
  • indie magazines or journals – circulation up to 10,000 copies per issue
  • comic artists selling their own work
  • small distributors – may bring items that fall into any of the above categories
  • creators of paper goods (blank journals, books, cards, or other stuff to write in)
For more information and to apply to take part, see the event page on the TIAM website.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Factory Reading Series pre-small press book fair reading, October 11, 2013: Douglas, Bebenek, Manner, Mihok + Hoag,

span-o (the small press action network - ottawa) presents:

The Factory Reading Series
pre-small press book fair reading

Rhonda Douglas (Ottawa)
Jessica Bebenek (Toronto)
Mark Jordan Manner (Toronto)
Brian Mihok (Buffalo) [pictured]
+ Jeannie Hoag (Buffalo)
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Friday, October 11, 2013;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)

Check here for author bios and links;

check here for information on the 19th anniversaary edition of the semi-annual ottawa small press book fair, happening from noon to 5pm on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Jack Purcell Community Centre;