Join a panel of local and international literary collectives as they discuss their unique models, special interests, and products. The collectives to be represented include El Rebozo Palapa Editorial, Ugly Duckling Presse, We'll Never Have Paris, and Word Up Community Bookshop.
This free event forms part of a series of collaborative panels and workshop that will develop skills and offer support in publishing to uptown NYC. The events are designed to help our community become more a part of the selection and production side of an industry that— despite an increasing awareness for the need for diverse books —is overwhelmingly absent of more editors, publishers, and other publishing-related roles filled by people of color and other underrepresented populations
El Rebozo Palapa Editorial
El Rebozo, based in Mexico, is an independent small press and convivial tool that promotes political formation, cross-border dialogue and free learning through our publications, workshops and gatherings. Our publications aim to provide resources for critical reflection and the deepening of our collective analysis to continue organizing from below and to the left.
We’ll Never Have Paris
We’ll Never Have Paris (WNHP) is a journal of nonfiction memoir in zine format. It started as a biannual in 2007 and became an annual in 2012. WNHP Founding editor Andria Alefhi wanted to see her writing in print, and realized that other emerging writers did too. Collaborating with Jaime Borschuk began in the early issues with cover design, layout work, and story submissions. Asking her to come on board in 2016 to co-edit WNHP 13: West Coast was a natural progression. We publish real stories by diverse writers about *all things never meant to be.*
Ugly Duckling Presse
Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit publisher for poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists. UDP was transformed from a 1990s zine into a Brooklyn-based small press by a volunteer editorial collective that has published more than 200 titles to date. UDP favors emerging, international, and “forgotten” writers, and its books, chapbooks, artist’s books, broadsides, and periodicals often contain handmade elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking. UDP is committed to keeping its publications in circulation with our online archive of out-of-print chapbooks and our digital proofs program. In all of its activities, UDP endeavors to create an experience of art free of expectation, coercion, and utility.