2015 Indie Literary market

The market runs from 11:30am to 5:00pm at the Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto) on Saturday, November 14. The Market introduces the public to independent literary publishers and authors of books, chapbooks, magazines, broadsheets, and recordings that are largely not available in bookstores. The event is curated by Meet the Presses, a volunteer literary collective devoted to organizing public events showcasing the work of independent publishers of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.

Participating publishers and mags tentatively include:

Above/Ground Press (Ottawa)

Apt. 9 Press (Ottawa)

Baseline Press (London)

BookThug (Toronto)

Broken Pencil (Toronto)

Carousel (Toronto)

Coach House Books (Toronto)

Desert Pets (Toronto)

Gesture Press (Toronto)

Hart House Review (Toronto)

Hurtin' Crüe Press (Ottawa)

Little Brother Magazine (Toronto)

Mansfield Press (Toronto)

Metatron (Montreal)

Pedlar Press (St. John's)

Proper Tales Press (Cobourg)

Puddles of Sky (Kingston)

Rampike (Windsor)

Serif of Nottingham (Hamilton)

Sunnyoutside Press (Buffalo)

Thee Hellbox Press (Kingston)

Underwhich Editions (Toronto)

words(on)pages (Toronto)

The winner of the 2015 bpNichol Chapbook Award will also be announced during the Market, at 2:00pm. This award goes to the author of the best poetry chapbook published in Canada in the previous year. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the prize, and the second year in a row that the winer will receive an impressive $4,000 purse, making it the richest annual literary award for a poetry chapbook – a collection of no more than 48 pages, usually hand-stitched. This is one of the only awards recognizing poets and presses who make the artistic choice to publish in chapbook form.

2015 Indie Literary market

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