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Indie Lit Fair, Vol. Six

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The Indie Lit Fair, presented by the Community of Literary Magazine and Presses (CLMP) and the PEN World Voices Festival, has been a highlight of the Festival for the past four years. This year, we are delighted to partner with Mary Gannon, Executive Director of CLMP and present a virtual edition in a series of weekly installments highlighting the work of poetry presses, fiction and creative nonfiction publishers, and literary magazines. Join us in supporting independent publishing, an industry that has been hit with particular force by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Indie Lit Fair showcases the breadth of independent magazines and presses our country has to offer. Collectively, they form the bedrock of the literary ecosystem, fostering an environment where writers and their work can flourish. From magazines that highlight voices from local communities, to presses that present books from other countries to U.S. readers, to publishers that focus on specific subjects and genres, their success is marked by the diverse array of voices they bring forth into the culture at large. Browse below and take advantage of the exclusive promotional offers extended to the PEN World Voices community.

American Short Fiction

American Short Fiction’s mission is to be a diverse, inclusive, and discerning publisher of today’s best literary short fiction. By publishing well-known authors alongside emerging writers, with stories from the naturalistic to the lyrical, each beautifully designed print volume of American Short Fiction acts as a literary snapshot of contemporary America.

Promotion: Subscribe today to snag Issue 71, which will take you on a wild journey through the full range of the human experience and across the expanse of America, from a sensitive and intimate account of Rodney King’s last days in Southern California, to a haunting search for missing Native American women and a far-flung bar in Alaska.

We’ve also got $20 ASF brand t-shirts and totes—get yours now before they all sell out! (P.S. Dog model and ASF contributing editor Ruby is not included.) 

Website: americanshortfiction.org

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BOA Editions

BOA Editions, Ltd., a nonprofit publisher of poetry and other literary works, fosters readership and appreciation of contemporary literature. By identifying, cultivating, and publishing both new and established poets and selecting authors of unique literary talent, BOA brings high quality literature to the public.

Promotion: 15 percent off new releases for 2020 with promo code CLMP15.

Website: boaeditions.org/collections/new-releases

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Entre Ríos Books

Entre Ríos Books is a small, independent press based out of Seattle, Washington. Our interest lies in collaborations between Northwest poets, artists, and musicians. All of our books come with audio, often with commissioned music—a fine example is our CLMP Firecracker Award finalist, Woodland. We also have an interest in publishing contemporary Argentinian poetry in translation. Gay-owned and queerly run.

Promotion: Use the checkout code, PENCLMP, for a 30 percent discount on any of our titles.

Website: entreriosbooks.com

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Siglio is a small, fiercely independent press driven by its feminist ethos, its embrace of experiment, and its commitment to writers and artists who obey no boundaries, pay no fealty to trends, and invite readers to see the world anew by reading word and image in provocative, unfamiliar ways. Siglio publishes uncommon, uncategorizable books that live in the rich and varied space between art and literature.

Promotion: Get 20 percent off any trade books with code CLMP through the summer or subscribe as an Advocate to get a 30 percent discount and free shipping for our 2020 titles, including our two spring titles that have inspired much love and many accolades: Bernadette Mayer’s Memory and The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader, edited by Lucy Ives.

Website: sigliopress.com

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