Although I love book stores in all shapes in sizes, I can’t help but hold a special place in my heart for small press. Publishers, presses, magazines and writers alike – I’m more than happy to spread the word.
But don’t let the moniker fool you. While the name ‘small press’ suggests something tiny, mini or even wee, it won’t take you long to see that there is an abundance of talent just waiting to be discovered.
That’s where I come in. I’m here to help. Let me help you discover something (or someone) new, or remind you of an old favourite.
This week, I start with a few crafty Canucks…
Northern Frights – Set to release the Shadows of Emerald City Anthology on October 15, I have to say I’m particularly interested to see where JW Schnarr’s Northern Frights Publishing goes. I’m always ready to support fellow horror & speculative fiction writers, publications and presses. The fact that Northern Frights is also Canadian makes spreading the word that much more sweet!
Burning Effigy Press – Another of the Canadian Contingent, Burning Effigy Press is dedicated to bringing fringe fiction & poetry out from the shadows. They are set to launch two new titles at The Word On The Street Festival in Toronto this coming Sunday, including TEMPORARY MONSTERS by Ian Rogers and OPERATION DICKHEAD by Mike Bryant. If you’re a lover of cyberpunk, fantasy, horror and other forms of dark fiction, poetry & prose, head on down to TWOS or check out Burning Effigy’s website for an entire roster of dark delicacies.
Got an independent press, emerging writer or indie publication you love? Share it in the comments!