Thursday, November 11, 2010


The Fredericton Small Press and Community Fair, Autumn 2010 edition, including author readings and a “Nuestro Espacio” display for Spanish-language publications, will happen on Saturday, 13 November, from 12 noon to 5 pm, at Gallery ConneXion, in the Chestnut Complex, 440 York St, Fredericton, NB. The event is organized by Gallery ConneXion and BS Poetry Society with support from Broken Jaw Press, Capítulo de Fredericton de la Academia Iberoamericana de Poesía, and revue ellipse mag. Admission is free.

Independent, small, and micro-press publishers of books, chapbooks, artist multiples, hand-bound books, broadsheets, postcards, zines, lit mags, crafters, social and literacy info groups and more will be in attendance. Exhibitors and authors include Anchorage Press (Jolicure, NB), BlackTop MotorCycle Gang, (Ottawa), Breaking the Silence–Fredericton Chapter, Broken Jaw Press, ChilZine Publications (Toronto), Craig Davidson, The Fiddlehead, Gallery ConneXion, La Leche League, Literary Translators Assoc. of Canada, Mansoureh Nasserchian, Qwerty magazine, Random Paper & Fabric, revue ellipse mag, Goose Lane Editions, and White Dwarf Editions (Montreal).

The fair will also feature La imagen es un Sendero/The Image is a Path/L’image est un chemin International Multicultural–Multilingual Poster Poem Exhibit and Poetry Reading (Nela Rio, founder & coordinator) organized in conjunction with the United Nations’ World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

Gallery ConneXion, Fredericton’s artist-run centre, is wheelchair- and stroller-friendly. Gallery ConneXion gratefully acknowledges the continued support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of New Brunswick–Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport, the New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts, the City of Fredericton, and the New Brunswick Arts Board.


Contact Joe Blades (506) 454-5127, or Meredith Snider (506) 454-1433, for more information.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kingston Zine Fair October 30

The Second Kingston Zine Fair will be held at the Artel, 205 Sydenham St.,
Kingston, Ontario, on Saturday, October 30. The event will run from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m.

It's a small space usually used as an exhibition area by
the Artel artists' collective. There are still a few spaces open for anyone who
wants to join in. Full tables are $10, half-tables are $6.00. I'm always
looking for anyone with zines, chap-books, minicomics, or any other
micro-press or small-press publications. If you would like to introduce
your work to the city of Kingston, please contact Bill Gillespie at info (at)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halifax Zine Fair : Sat Oct 23

Saturday October 23rd 2010, noon-5pm
St. David's Church Hall, 1537 Brunswick Street, Halifax
Admission is Free!

Brought to you by the Anchor Archive Zine Library, Strange Adventures, Invisible Publishing, and the Halifax Pop Explosion.

Since 2001, this event has been an awesome annual showcase of all kinds of do-it-yourself projects and plans. This year has more vendors than ever, with folks coming from all over Canada and of course, lots of local people and projects.

Expect to see zines, small press books, comics, chapbooks, records, CDs, cassettes, magazines, posters, postcards, t-shirts, buttons, crafts, and other handmade bits and pieces. There will be a huge and eclectic variety of things for sale and trade, it’s not just a zine
fair or a craft fair or a record fair.

Also featuring:
CKDU DJs all day!
Invisible Author Readings!
Delicious and cheap burritos for sale!
Typewriter Silent Auction!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fredericton Small Press Fair: 13 Nov 2010

Fredericton Small Press & Community Fair, including “Nuestro Espacio” display for Spanish language books & journals
13 November 2010
Doors open at 11 for setup!

Sponsors include Broken Jaw Press, Capítulo de Fredericton de la Academia Iberoamericana de Poesía, and revue ellipse mag ...

Tentative Vendors • Exhibitors • Readings • Workshop(s)
BlackTop MotorCycle Gang (Ottawa)
Breaking the Silence--Fredericton Chapter
Broken Jaw Press
Gallery ConneXion
Goose Lane Editions
Qwerty magazine
Random Paper & Fabric
revue ellipse mag

LA IMAGEN ES UN SENDERO / THE IMAGE IS A PATH / L’IMAGE EST UN CHEMIN International Multicultural–Multilingual Poetry Reading & Poster Poem Exhibition, in conjunction with the United Nations’ World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. Nela Rio, exhibit founder and organizer.

Indie, small and micro-press publishers: books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, artist multiples, artist books, broadsheets, postcards, zines, lit mags, literacy info crafters & much more ...

Location: Gallery ConneXion, in the Chestnut Complex, 440 York St, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Exhibitor fees: $15 payable to: BS Poetry Society, Box 596 Stn A, Fredericton NB E3B 5A6. Doors open @ 11 AM for exhibitor setup. Contact (506) 454-5127, to reserve a space and readings. Best if you can bring a table, too!

Free things (info, publications, calls for submissions, etc.) can be mailed to us for the distribution table. The fair itself will not sell for folks who can’t make it, but if you can arrange for someone local (say, a UNB student) to represent you @ the fair that would be great!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Cloverfield Literary Festival of Authors

Cloverfield Literary Festival of Authors (CLFA) will be held in VERY LATE October 2010 at The Ossington in Toronto. "We hope to avoid past disasters related to this festival such as in 2008," says publicist Leah McMillan. At press time rumoured readers include Lindsay Tipping, Evie Christie, Spencer Gordon of Ferno House Fame, Angela Hibbs (local poetry fanatic and author of Wanton) and Ewan Whyte who will be trained in the art of the brief reading.

And the enigmatic Christine Estima has confirmed her appearance.

"We can't confirm any of these people yet, as we are awaiting some important information via Friendster," McMillan says. "All we can guarantee is that this will be a very dangerous literary event. We're putting the danger back in literature."

Other rumoured appearances include the 2009 Indie Writers Deathmatch champion herself Natalie Pendergast.

There will be costumes and halloween type fun.

If you are a publisher interested in having your author read, please contact Nathaniel G. Moore at

Publishers and authors are welcome to sell books and suggest authors etc.

For more information (visual) click here

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Canzine West, Canzine Toronto

Hello all. Canzine is filling up quickly.

This year we are in Vancouver on 16th October, and in Toronto on 24th October.

For registration information

click here

Sunday, June 27, 2010

SappyFest Zine Fair - July 31 - Sackville NB

Dear Zine Makers, Record Labels, Comic Folks, Small Press Book
Publishers, and Makers of Any Lovely Such Things:

You are cordially invited to show/sell your stuff at the SappyFest
zine/small press/record/other things fair this July 31st of 2010, 12 -
4pm in Sackville, New Brunswick.

We are looking for folks to spread their wares out on tables for
selling and trading, it'll to make this weekend really nice. This
event is presented in collaboration with the Anchor Archive Zine

Tables cost $10 per day (you can share). Please note that the cost for
the table does not include a ticket to the music festival. The fair
will be at the Royal Canadian Legion on Lorne Street.

Please contact to book a table or to ask
questions. More information about SappyFest here:

We sincerely hope you can make it! Spread the word!

-team sappy

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Indie Literary Market this Saturday in Toronto

Here's the skinny! Hope a lot of you can make it!

We've got a nifty "build-your-own-anthology" thing going too, so don't forget to collect anthology pages from the tables you visit.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

2nd Indie Literary Market (Toronto) on June 5

Mark your calendars for June 5

the 2nd Indie Literary Market is coming!

The Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market gives the public an opportunity to meet dozens of Canadian literary presses and directly purchase publications that may not be readily available (or available at all!) in bookstores.

The Indie Literary Market is Toronto's only all-literary literary-publisher showcase! Curated by the Meet the Presses Collective, the June 5 event features a range of fantastic publishers from Toronto, Hamilton, Vancouver, Ottawa, Cobourg, Windsor, and London.

So far, participating publishers and magazines include:

Anvil Press
Battered Press
Brick Books
Coach House Books
Ferno House
Gesture Press
Lowlife Publishing
Mansfield Press
Pedlar Press
Peter O’Toole
Porcupine’s Quill
Proper Tales Press
Red Iron
Room 3o2 Books
serif of nottingham editions
The Emergency Response Unit
Toronto Poetry Vendors
Underwhich Editions
Wolsak & Wynn

This is Toronto’s only all-literary indie-publisher showcase! You’ll find cutting-edge fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction from some of the most exciting, challenging publishers in Canada.

Saturday, June 5, 2010
Clinton’s Tavern, 693 Bloor Street West (near Christie subway station)

Admission is free. Clinton’s has a great selection of food and drink for purchase.

Stay tuned for updates about participating presses and special events!

The Meet the Presses Collective
Gary Barwin, Elisabeth de Mariaffi, Paul Dutton, Andrew Faulkner, Leigh Nash, Nick Power & Stuart Ross
[Founding Members Emeritus: Maria Erskine, Ally Fleming, Beth Follett, Maggie Helwig]

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Toronto Small Press Book Fair June 19

Really excited to announce the next Toronto Small Press Book Fair will be Saturday, June 19, 2010, at the lovely historic Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West). The Fair will be free to the public & run 11am to 5pm.

Participants' full tables cost a low $30. and half-tables are (logically enough) $15.

We're currently getting our website remodeled, so the pdf registration form isn't up there yet. register please send us an email at and we'll send you the form. Please note that, as with previous fairs, this event registration is first come, first served, because there's limited space. (until we start holding the Fair in the TARDIS, this will continue to be an issue!)

Thanks & see you on June 19th!

Crowd Control Sound & Art Fair - Halifax NS

Saturday, May 29th | 12PM-4:30PM

This spring the Obey Convention will once again present a special celebration of DIY culture. We are inviting local and travelling record labels, zine makers, small press book makers, screen printers, and other talented folks to show off their wares at the North St. Church on May 29th. Besides lots of tablers, the event will also include DJs from CKDU and all kinds of live music. The fair is absolutely free to the public, so we expect big crowds. Tables are ONLY $15 and very limited. To book a table, please email

To find out more about the Obey Convention, go here: