Spring is in the air. & AWP is just around the corner.

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And to kick off such freshness, we’re hosting a billiony events during the annual AWP Conference and Bookfair the last week of March. (Thank god it’s on home turf this year. Jeebuz.)

As usual, we’re sharing space at the Bookfair with our pals at Write Bloody. It’s not gonna be your usual booth experience. Even if you aren’t registered ($$$$$) for the entire festival, the public has access to over 700 publishers on Saturday, March 30th. So, do that.

We’re also hosting fab, fun, and free off-site events throughout the week that everyone is welcome to attend. On Wednesday, March 27th, join us in our festival kick-off poetry and dance party! You’ve got to register for this FREE event via Evite, so please do so ASAP or you’ll miss all the fun.

On Thursday, March 28th, please join us at the IPRC (hub of DIY printmaking and small press efforts, among others) for a UHell Press authors and friends showcase of stories featuring true grit.

On Friday, March 29th, we’re co-hosting the spooktacular Love Never Dies event at the American Legion Post 134 (along with Thoughtcrime Press, Spooky Girlfriend Press, and Spiderweb Salon.

Finally, on Saturday, March 30th, we’ll be rockin and rollin at The Waypost as small press luminaries from Write Bloody, Clash Books, and UHell compete with the most powerful weapons we got. Oh, yeah: the evening will (d)evolve into karaoke magic, so there’s that, too.

See you soon, fine people!


Michael McLaughlin at Mother Foucault’s July 28

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.

See You in Tampa!

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!

Forged in the Night Fires of Hell & Related Literary Antics

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!

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