Beloved LitCrawl and the festival formerly known as Wordstock are just around the corner and we’d love to see you there. First, at LitCrawl on Friday, November 9th at the Ace Hotel Lobby, where we’re hosting True Stories with authors you must get to know and fun you must have. MUST. All event details can be found on our FB invite page.
Next up, on Saturday, November 10th, we’ll be hanging out in our booth with the fine folks from Buckman Journal (which you really must get your hot little hands on immediately if not sooner) at the Portland Book Festival.
We’re super excited about November. See you in it!
Join us Saturday, July 28th at 7:00pm at the fab and fine Mother Foucault’s Bookshop in Portland, Oregon. (Obvs? Obvs.) Michael McLaughlin will be reading from his collection Countless Cinemas. Local author Jessica Dylan Miele will help us kick off this summertime soirée with a short story. Or, two.
Come see for yourselves! For more details on the event, see our FB invite.
We’re packing up our bags and books, and heading to SoCal next week for the LA Times Festival of Books. We’ll be sharing lucky booth #146 with our pals at Write Bloody so stop by for a look-see, stay and visit, and check out newest releases and old favorites. Some of our authors will be on deck to read, sign, and generally carouse, too.
See you in LA!
We’re already packing up the books, stickers, and tees to get ready for AWP18 next week in Tampa, FLA (March 7-10). If you’re attending this annual gathering, along with the other 15,000+ lit lovers, please pop by the Bookfair and find us patiently awaiting your arrival at the Write Bloody booth. (ProTip: If you’re not able to attend the entire conference, at least come to the Bookfair on Saturday / $45. &, we know. Right?)
We’re also hosting a book release extravaganza in St Petersburg at Books at Park Place on Friday, March 9th, 6:30pm. Here, you’ll meet and hear from the new works of some terrific authors: Pablo Brescia, Nikia Chaney, Isobel O’Hare, and Wryly McCutchen. Can’t wait to see you there!
There’s SO MUCH good news already in 2018 – book releases galore (Burns, Chaney, O’Hare, to name just a few), new partnerships (including distributor SCB & The Big Smoke), and events at Powell’s, AWP18 Tampa, and the LA Times Festival of Books.
Buy a book! Support an author! Attend an event! We can’t wait to share great lit with you this year. See you soon – like at Powell’s Hawthorne on January 18th to celebrate the latest releases from Wryly McCutchen and Stephen M Park.
We’re gearing up for the Wordstock Book Festival in Portland with two terrific events. If you’re in town, we’d love to see you there!
First up, join us for rowdy LitCrawl antics at the Ace Hotel on Friday, November 10th with our celebrity slam-prov sessions.
After Wordstock on Saturday, November 11th (we’ll be sharing a table with pals from Write Bloody Publishing so please stop by to say hello), we’re co-hosting a terrific reading and book release party at The Waypost. No finer way to kick off your Saturday night.
Eager to share our authors’ finest with you, and hear about your fall inspirations, too, so show up, fine people!
We’ve already had a busy fall with readings and launchings and retreatings with all sorts of amazing people! Next up: LitCrawl on November 4th. Get all the event deets right here. Teaser: Come listen to our very own A.M. O’Malley, John Barrios, and Leah Noble Davidson. We’ve also teamed up with Anvil Press authors Kim Fu and Chris Gudgeon, and Write Bloody‘s Derrick Brown. Muses from Bergerette will add that special spark to our evening.
Next up: A fab and fine UHell Press showcase on November 5th at Mother Foucault‘s. Brian S Ellis, Leah, Derrick, and other lit celebs will be reading from new work. Added bonus: Cult of Orpheus offers up fresh pentameter with tasty quavers from their latest work Songs from Time-wise Animals. (Exactly.)
If you’re in town for Wordstock (hell, we know you’re just in town, livin’ your lives), please join us the weekend before the world changes. We’d love to hear about what gets you hot!
We’re super stoked to get to LA next week for AWP where we’ll be at booth #635 with our pals from Write Bloody Publishing. Aside from our newest releases (three amazing debuts this month!), we’ll have all titles from our current catalog, super hot tees, and a few author readings / signings events right there in the booth.
Our managing editor Eve is hosting a terrific panel – Women on the Verge – Authentic Voices from Outsider Lit – on Friday, April 1 with four of your new fave writers. We’ll also be co-hosting two rad author showcases that you won’t want to miss – the first on Wednesday, March 30 with our team and special guests from Moved By Words and Bergerette, and the second on Thursday, March 31 with three UHell writers and the exceptional crew from Punk Hostage Press.
See you in LA!
We’ll keep this brief.
First, we are suspending unsolicited submission windows until January 2017 because we currently have FIFTEEN books in our production queue and we need to focus our attention on their completion.
Second, we know you were looking forward to our summer submissions window, so, in the meantime, we are offering our first-ever University of Hell Press sponsored anthology. Details HERE. You have to contribute.
Third, we hope you’ll celebrate with us the fact that we have fifteen new books coming because that number also matches the number of books in our entire catalog so far. We put out five books the year we launched in 2012, four in 2013, three in 2014, and already three so far this year. Color us gobsmacked.
Finally, we hope that if you’re in Portland that you’ll join us at LitHop PDX this year where we’re hosting a stage at Dante’s. Details HERE.
Yours in Hell,
University of Hell Press
Our latest title Nothing to Do with Me by Sarah Xerta is now available. Read selections from the book and link to where you can buy it online by clicking here: Nothing to Do with Me
If you’re in Portland, you can get your copies now directly from Powell’s City of Books on Burnside or Powell’s Books on Hawthorne.