The second annual TBF <3s Indies party is just around the corner!
Join the Texas Book Fest in celebrating 10 Austin-based independent literary publishers:
There will be literary swag, raffle prizes, and meet-and-greets with local indies including NANO Fiction, A Strange Object/Covered with Fur, American Short Fiction, Fields, Smoking Glue Gun, Write Bloody Now, Bat City, Litragger, Awst Press, and The Austin Review. Use the event hashtag #TBFheartsIndies to join the online conversation and find out the latest.
Monday, February 23rd
Cheer Up Charlie’s
900 Red River Street
Indies to celebrate
Founded in 2012, A Strange Object is a women-run, fiction-focused press in Austin, Texas. The press champions debuts, daring writing, and good design across all platforms. Its titles are distributed by Small Press Distribution.
Issued triannually, American Short Fiction publishes work by emerging and established voices: stories that dive into the wreck, that stretch the reader between recognition and surprise, that conjure a particular world with delicate expertise—stories that take a different way home. Stories published by American Short Fiction are anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Best American Non-Required Reading, The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and elsewhere.
The Austin Review is a nonprofit literary journal that publishes short stories and flash nonfiction online and in print. Each print issue highlights at least one author with ties to Austin.
Awst Press endeavors to feature impressive work from diverse voices. By enlisting the help of guest curators from a variety of genres, emerging authors gain the exposure their unique voices deserve. We applaud journals that are already dedicated to publishing works from new authors, and aim to give these previously published pieces a wider audience and a longer life by republishing stories alongside an author’s new work.
Bat City Review is an annual graduate student-run literary magazine sponsored by the English Department at the University of Texas at Austin.
Covered with Fur is a weekly digital magazine published by A Strange Object. CWF features original fiction and nonfiction—extraordinary writing about ordinary things and candid impressions of the extraordinary.
fields magazine is a print publication designed to spotlight writers, musicians, poets, painters, illustrators, and creative types of all stripes, with an emphasis on the up and coming and the unsung. We are interested in the everyday people who create and write and make and express themselves in multitudinous ways. fields magazine is about the idiosyncratic pursuits that occupy our time and enrich our lives. Our articles, interviews, and essays are an exploration and celebration of the myriad means by which the human spirit manifests itself.
Litragger is a curated website of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from the nation’s top literary magazines. Since launching in 2014, we’ve featured work from American Short Fiction, Iowa Review, New England Review, PANK, and many other publications.
NANO Fiction is a non-profit literary journal that seeks to cultivate the genre of flash fiction by creating opportunities for emerging writers to achieve national recognition through our website, print publication, and educational events.
smoking glue gun is an independent chapbook press and online arts magazine. we publish work that is fresh, human, flashy, grotesque, minimalist, maximalist, startling, shocking, etc. smoking glue gun chapbooks include Nate Pritts’ Pattern Exhaustion and Colleen Barry’s Sunburn / Freezer Burn. As well, two forthcoming collections: Dandelion Farm by Darcie Dennigan & Carl Dimitri and thrown by j/j hastain & Marthe Reed. smoking glue gun magazine is an online quarterly of writing and art.
publishes and promote great books of poetry every year. We are a small press with a snappy look, dedicated to quality literature printed in the USA. We are not a printer, we are a sweet publishing house located on the outskirts of Austin, Texas. As of 2015 we have launched 102 titles and 40 ebooks.