Jeni's Splendid Bookfair
Brought to you by the good folks at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, The Flyover Fest Bookfair will take place Saturday, May 13, from 11am - 5pm, and feature more than fifteen independent book publishers, comics artists, and booksellers from all across the Midwest and Canada. The day's festivities will also feature readings, panel discussions, kids programming, and more!
Two Dollar Radio is a family-run book publisher and film producer based in Columbus, whose books have been honored by the National Book Foundation, named Notable Books of the year by the New York Times Book Review, Finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and placed on best-of-the-year lists at Oprah Magazine, NPR, the Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Slate, Salon, and others.
Coach House Books is an independent Canadian publishing company located in Toronto, Ontario. Coach House publishes innovative and experimental poetry, ﬁction, drama and non-fiction. The press is particularly interested in writing that pushes at the boundaries of convention. Coach House books have been the recipients of dozens of awards and nominations, including the Governor General's Award, the City of Toronto Book Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
BELT Magazine publishes longform journalism, op-eds, and personal essays, and has been heralded by the New York Times, American Prospect, Columbia Journalism Review, Next City, PRNewswire and elsewhere. Belt Publishing focuses on quality non-fiction by and for the region, and consists of the City Anthology Series, Notches, and Neighborhood Guidebooks. Our titles have been praised by Vanity Fair, Ebony, Ploughshares, and numerous other publications. Both the digital and book publishing arms of Belt are committed to carefully edited, complex writing. We believe in quality over quantity, community over analytics, and the importance of the Rust Belt
Recently named one of five small presses “slyly changing the industry for the better” (Flavorwire), Dorothy, a publishing project is dedicated to works of fiction or near fiction or about fiction, mostly by women. Each fall, they publish two new books simultaneously. They work to pair books that draw upon different aesthetic traditions, because a large part of their interest in literature lies in its possibilities, its endless stylistic and formal variety. The Atlantic says that, "Dorothy powerfully demonstrates the deft curation that’s possible with a small press." Dorothy is based in St. Louis.
Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety is edited, designed, produced, and published roughly twice a year by founders Matt Hart, editor-in-chief, and Eric Appleby, designer and publisher. Each hand-assembled (or disassembled) book features imaginative works of poetry, short fiction, visual art and creative non-fiction from authors and artists both established and new. Additionally, it has been known to include such diversions as recipes, agricultural wisdom, slaughterhouse schematics, and other bits of found and invented nonsense. The journal is made in limited quantities from a variety of unusual materials. In 2012, Forklift partnered with H_NGM_N Books to produce Forklift Books, which publishes 1-2 books/year written specifically for Forklift. 2017’s offering is from Darcie Dennigan—look for it later this year. Forklift, Ink. is proud of its 24-year record without a lost-time accident. It may be previewed and purchased online at www.ForkliftOhio.com.
Hobart is an American literary magazine that publishes fiction, poetry, interviews, and essays. Founded as an online magazine in 2001, Hobart grew into a biannual print magazine in 2003. Past issues have been dedicated to topics such as luck, the outdoors, and games. In addition to print and web content, in 2006 Hobart added a book division (Short Flight/Long Drive Books), with Elizabeth Ellen as editor. Several pieces appearing in Hobart have received awards or were selected for anthologies: recent selections include Roxane Gay's story North Country and Mike Meginnis' Navigators that were selected for The Best American Short Stories 2012.
The Journal, originally titled The Ohio Journal, was founded in 1973 by William Allen of the English Department at The Ohio State University, and has been published continuously ever since. David Citino served as Editor from 1985 to 1990 and was a contributing editor until his death in 2005. Michelle Herman and Kathy Fagan became Fiction Editor and Poetry Editor, respectively, in 1990 and currently serve as Advisory Editors. The graduate staff has maintained The Journal’s commitment to publishing the best work by new and emerging writers around Ohio and the nation, including writing not easily classified by genre, excerpts from novels, longer stories, and other daring or wholly original pieces.
Monster House Press (est. 2010) is a nonprofit publisher & circuit of literature, art, & thought in the Midwest. We exist in print & online, as well as in the corporeal world via the organization of readings, events, & tours which intend to connect via an intentional being-with through the container of literature & art. We publish work that fuses, deconstructs, grafts, (re)imagines, connects, & disentangles the myths, customs, language, narratives, ideologies, apparatuses, & presuppositions of the contemporary milieu & moment. Emergent voices & writers make home & collaborate alongside established ones in books that illuminate the quotidian to raise it up into an eternal. We publish constantly evolving, challenging, accessible, multi-faceted & pertinent books + texts. We wish to graft a new world with what is most monstrous & necessary to continue. We live in Bloomington, Indiana.
Ohio University Press is a leading publisher of Ohio interest books and scholarly titles. Through our trade imprint, Swallow Press, we release a wide variety of creative works and regional guides. Known for our focus on African studies, Midwestern history, and Appalachian studies, we also publish the yearly Hollis Summer Poetry Prize winner. Our books have been lauded in the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Electric Literature, Southern Cultures, Orion, and elsewhere.
Plays Inverse Press is an independent publisher of dramatic literature, publishing plays and performance texts based on literary merit rather than production records from new, established, and cross-genre writers. We believe dramatic literature should be more than just manuals for performance, publishing quality editions intended for a life on the shelf as well as in the hand. We are advocates of radio, collaborative, hybrid, translated, exploratory, digital, experimental, and all other forms of hyphenated drama.
Sean Ford is the creator of the comics Shadow Hills and Only Skin (Secret Acres), praised by Slate for its "quiet menace" and Victor Lavalle as "beautifully spooky." He graduated from NYU and The Center for Cartoon Studies. He lives in Louisville, KY, where he works as a book designer and walks his dog, Maggie.
Founded in 2005, sunnyoutside publishes paperbacks, chapbooks, and broadsides in all genres. Traditionally focused on short fiction and poetry, we have expanded to longer works while maintaining our focus on well-crafted texts that challenge genre and expectations. We won an Indiana Authors Award with Micah Ling in 2011 and pride ourselves on our ability to find the right vessel for the manuscripts we fall in love with.
Since 1957, it has been the mission of The Ohio State University Press to advance knowledge by disseminating scholarship in the humanities and the social sciences. The Press publishes the highest quality, peer-reviewed scholarly works through its books and journals program, promoting the work of academics throughout the world. As the publishing branch of The Ohio State University, a land-grant and state-supported institution, the Press is also dedicated to serving the university community and the citizens of Ohio through scholarly and popular works about the region’s unique history, diversity, culture, and environment. Additionally, in line with the university’s values of innovation and diversity, the press publishes diverse and creative literary writing that pushes boundaries and explores new ideas.
Bookspace is an ever-evolving concept whose main aims are to spread awareness through the Columbus, Ohio area through self-education, self-empowerment, and community involvement. Since summer 2015 Bookspace has distributed quality books and zines via flea markets, poetry readings, and other events throughout Columbus. The ultimate goal is to occupy a full-sized shop of Bookspace's own, to distribute many more books, zines, and art, but also to host community-building events such as readings, small music shows, skill-sharing workshops, art exhibitions, and other educational events/performances.
Gramercy Books is a locally-owned, independently-minded neighborhood bookstore located in the heart of Bexley, Ohio. Our philosophy at Gramercy Books is simple: we’re about inspiration and discovery, community and adventure. We connect readers and writers with books they love, and host special events and ongoing visits by authors, poets and songwriters that provoke conversation.