Saturday, April 4, 2020

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  11:00 a.m.
  The Mill

9th Annual Literary Magazine + Small Press Book Fair

Venue: The Mill

Date: Saturday, April 4

Doors: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE and open to the public

About the Literary Magazine + Small Press Book Fair

Literary magazines and independent publishers from around the block and across the country will set up shop at The Mill in Iowa City for the 9th year in a row. Representing some of the most exciting work in publishing today, this free, day-long event features The Sun, Two Dollar Radio, Sarabande, Canarium Books, Rose Metal Press, Nomadic Press, Prompt Press, and The Iowa Review,in addition to many other literary up-and-comers as well as indie lit mainstays.

Presses & Magazines

The Sun

The Sun is an independent, ad-free magazine that for more than forty years has used words and photographs to evoke the splendor and heartache of being human.

Sarabande Books

An independent publisher dedicated to poetry, short fiction, and essay.

The Iowa Review

Fifty years of the best new fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction.

Two Dollar Radio

A family-run publisher of books too loud to ignore, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2020

Canarium Books

Canarium Books is a small press dedicated to publishing poetry by established and emerging authors from the United States and abroad.

Nomadic Press

Nomadic Press is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports the works of emerging and established writers and artists, through publications (including translations) and performances, Nomadic Press aims to build community among artists across disciplines.

Rose Metal Press

Rose Metal Press is an independent, not-for-profit publisher of hybrid genres specializing in the publication of flash fiction and nonfiction; prose poetry; novels-in-verse or book-length linked poems; novellas-in-flash; lyric essays; text and image works; and other literary works that move beyond the traditional categories of poetry, fiction, and essay to find new forms of expression.

Prompt Press

Prompt is an online and book arts journal for writing inspired by visual art and visual art inspired by writing.


Subtituladxs is a reading series featuring Spanish language writers from the University of Iowa’s Master of Fine Arts in Spanish Creative Writing Program, with English translation provided on-screen.

Iowa Writers’ House

The Iowa Writers’ House is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the writing community in Iowa City by providing programming, workshops, and a welcoming community to use and enjoy by writers from all walks of life.

Forklift, Ohio

Forklift, Ohio is a Journal of Poetry, Cooking and Light Industrial Safety, handmade (for the last 26 years) in Cincinnati from a variety of unique and ridiculous materials, including sandpaper, wine corks, twine, butcher paper, flooring substrate, sunflower seeds, antique rifles, and blueprints.

Featherproof Books

Featherproof Books publishes strange and beautiful fiction and nonfiction and post-, trans-, and inter-genre tragicomedy.

Hayden’s Ferry Review

Founded in 1986, Hayden’s Ferry Review is a semi-annual & international literary journal edited by the MFA students at Arizona State University.

Rescue Press

Rescue Press is an independent publisher of chaotic and investigative work.

Poet Lore

Publishing contemporary verse since 1889, Poet Lore is America’s oldest poetry magazine.

Fonograf Editions

Fonograf Editions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit vinyl record literary press, publishing albums influenced by music and literature.

Bloof Books

Bloof Books is collective poetry press based in Central New Jersey, publishing paperbacks, chapbooks, broadsides, prints, and ephemera.

Meekling Press

Meekling Press is a Chicago-based micro-press, specializing in small, hand-made editions of books made in collaboration with our authors.

Long Day Press

Long Day Press is a handbound, prose chapbook publisher from Chicago.

River Styx

River Styx, based in St. Louis, is a multicultural literary journal that also host the River Styx Reading Series.

MWC Press

MWC Press is the publishing arm of the Midwest Writing Center, a 501(c)(3) literary arts nonprofit, publishing 2-4 titles annually.

Ice Cube Press, LLC

Using the literary arts to better understand the Midwest.


A panoply of modern writing and art

New American Press

MWC Press is the publishing arm of the Midwest Writing Center, a 501(c)(3) literary arts nonprofit, publishing 2-4 titles annually.

Charge Magazine

A journal of Cultural Conversation

Dzanc Books

Dzanc Books is devoted to publishing and promoting brilliant literary, experimental fiction and nonfiction, as well as supporting the literary community through internships, writer-in-residence programs, and author-to-author mentorships.


earthwords: the undergraduate literary review showcases the best literary and artistic endeavors of undergraduate students attending the University of Iowa, fosters an undergraduate literary community within Iowa City, and provides its staff members with the experience of producing a literary magazine in real time.