Indie Lit Fair


May 14, 2022

The seventh annual Indie Lit Fair, co-presented by PEN World Voices Festival and the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses [CLMP] took place on May 14, 2022, from 12-6 PM at Holley Plaza, Washington Square Park, New York City, celebrating the vitality and diversity of independent literary publishing. Free and open to the public, Indie Lit Fair showcases new and established poetry presses, fiction and creative nonfiction publishers, and innovative literary magazines.

The 2022 lineup of independent presses and literary magazines included American Chordata, Archipelago Books, Belladonna* Collaborative, Black Sun Lit, Carve Magazine, Catalyst Press, Feminist Press, Futurepoem Books, Get Fresh Books Publishing, Hanging Loose Press, Nightboat Books, No, Dear, A Public Space, Radix Media, Restless Books, Solid Objects, Ugly Duckling Presse, and Wendy’s Subway.

CLMP also hosted a reading, directly across the park, in Garibaldi Plaza featuring memoirist Grace Cho (Tastes Like War, published by Feminist Press); poets Malik Abduh (All the Stars Aflame, published by Get Fresh Books), Moyna Pam Dick (I am writing you from afar, published by Black Sun Lit), Ghinwa Jawhari (BINT, published by Radix Media), and Jiwon Choi (I USED TO BE KOREAN, published by Hanging Loose Press); poet and translator Urayoán Noel (no budu please by Wingston González, translated by Noel, published by Ugly Duckling Presse); novelist Jai Chakrabarti (A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness; Emerging Writer Fellow, A Public Space); and short story writer William Pei Shih (“Heisenberg,” published by Carve Magazine).

The Indie Lit Fair is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs