Small Press Fest

Small Press Fest
Saturday, October 5, 2019,
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday, October 5, Open Space will host a small press festival to celebrate and share the work of locally-based literary journals, chapbook presses, zines, comics, and other publishing projects!
The fair will go from 11am-4pm and will be followed by a panel discussion from 4:30-5:30pm on starting your own small press or literary journal, as well as an evening reading from 7:30-9 to cap it all off. Featured readers will be announced in the lead-up to the event.
Applications are now open for community tablers!
Find the application form here.
There is no charge to table, but space is limited, so applying does not guarantee you a spot. That being said, we will do our best to accommodate as many folks as possible, and will notify everyone regardless. If you have further questions, feel free to contact Kara at
How to run a small press and/or journal — discussion, 4:30-5:30pm
Mallory Tater, Rahila's Ghost Press
Erica Wilk, Moniker Press
Patrick Grace, Plenitude Magazine
Nandini Thaker, Grey Ghost Review
moderated by Kate Fry, The Warren Undergraduate Review
Participating journals and presses:
UVic Department of Writing
Read Local BC
The Malahat Review
Rahila's Ghost Press
Room Magazine

Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We seek to honour and uphold these ongoing relationships to the land and its stewards as we work on these territories.

Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 23 stairs with two landings. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. If you have any other questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact office [at] or 250-383-8833.