Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Means Small Press Month

It's March again, dear friends, which means it's Small Press Month. Last year, I shared some of my favorite national presses with you, but this year, I'd like to stay local. So here's the best of the Sacramento Valley:

Flatmancrooked began as a fiction-only lit mag, then added a blog, and soon blossomed into a publishing powerhouse. They've even decided to publish a little poetry. Their "Launch" series is an innovative publishing program which not only produces hot new books, but actually helps the authors promote their work. Shocker!

A new discovery, Scrambler Books is also based in Sacramento, publishing poetry and fiction. Their covers alone are worth the visit to the website. They also publish an e-journal, The Scrambler, which has a great mix of poetry, prose, art, movie reviews, and music playlists. Fun stuff.

Finally, Rattlesnake Press is the go-to place for local poetry. This prolific press publishes books, chapbooks, little chapbooks, broadsides, and a collection of lit mags. They also sponsor a reading series at The Book Collector, the go-to bookstore for local poets. So, you know, go to their website and check it out.

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