Celebrate! Indie & Small Press Month Schedule

March begins tomorrow, and my celebration of Indie & Small Presses begins as well. I thought that I would post a schedule of the events for the month, so everyone could refer to it.

Think of all the diversity you’ll miss if you don’t check out the fiction, poetry, and other publishers here in the United States and Canada.  There will be guest reviews of independently published books and interviews and naturally some regular features that you’re used to here on the blog.

I’ll update the post links as the month goes along, but be sure to check back every day in March for the latest celebratory post.  Sundays will be reserved for Mailbox Mondays or simply a break from the celebration.

Please ignore the strike-through in the links; I’ve tried to eliminate it to no avail.

March 1:  Interview with Atticus Books’ Dan Cafaro

March 2:  Guest Review of Confederate Streets by Erin Tocknell

March 3:  TLC Book Tours Stop for The Other Life by Ellen Meister

March 4:  Guest Interview:  Melanie Huber Speaks with New York Quarterly Editor Raymond Hammond

March 5:  Virtual Poetry Circle #87

March 6:  Mailbox Monday

March 7:  32 Poems Interview With Joseph Milford

March 8:  Review of The Rorschach Factory by Valerie Fox

March 9:  Guest Post:  Bancroft Press’s Harrison Demchick

March 10:  Guest Post:  Caleigh Minshall from Porcupine’s Quill

March 11:  Interview With Margaret Sullivan, Author of The Jane Austen Handbook from Quirk Books

March 12:  Virtual Poetry Circle #88

March 13:  Breaking News . . .

March 14:  Guest Post:  Loving Healing Press’s Victor Volkman Talks About Small Press in the Modern Era

March 15:  Guest Post:  Story Plant’s Lou Aronica on Running a Small vs. Big Press

March 16:  Review of The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry

March 17:  Guest Post:  Istoria Books’ Libby Sternberg

March 18:  Guest Review:  Delights & Shadows by Ted Kooser

March 19:  Virtual Poetry Circle #89

March 20:  Mailbox Monday

March 21:  Guest Interview:  Jennifer Flescher Talks With Cooper Dillon Books’ Editor Adam Deutsch

March 22:  Guest Review: 200 Nights and One Day by Margaret Rozga

March 23:  Guest Post:  Candlemark & Gleam’s Kate Sullivan Talks About Different Distribution and Payment Models

March 24:  32 Poems Interview With Andrew Kozma

March 25:  Guest Post: Adrienne Odasso Talks About Her Experiences With Small Presses

March 26:  Virtual Poetry Circle #90

March 27:  April’s National Poetry Month Celebration Announcement

March 28:  Interview with Unbridled Books’ Fred Ramey

March 29: Announcing the 2011 Indie Lit Awards

March 30:  Guest Post:  Tightrope Books Halli Villegas

March 31:  Guest Post: Vanilla Heart Books’ Kimberlee Williams on the Changing Face of Publishing

Not all of these links will be live.  Links will become active on the date of posting.

If you’re interested in filing in any of the blank dates with a guest review of an indie or small press published book, please let me know what date via email and what book you’ll be reviewing.

Reviews should contain publisher information as well.


  1. Yay for Indies.

    great post.

    I woke up Sunday a.m. to find my blog, my 500 plus followers, my 100plus author interviews, and my 200 plus reviews gone. Blogger gave no explanation, but I think the account was hacked. Change your password often!

    I have reloaded the interviews and reviews, plus redesigned the blog. But if you could, please hit the “follow” button so I can reclaim the fellow bloggers I miss. I’m still following you, as my account remained–thank goodness!

    Thank you!
    Kelly Moran

  2. This is a great idea, Serena! I’d really like to start focusing at least part of my reading on Indie books and small presses. I’m so glad your highlighting some of them and some of the books!

    ~ Amy

    • I hope that these highlighted presses have something to offer everyone. Please do check out each post this month.

  3. Quite a list.

  4. I sure wish I could have participated! Guess that is just a big giant kick in the pants for me to focus a little more on small press books!

  5. I hope everyone enjoys it. I’ll try to add links promptly as the posts go up.

  6. Looks like a great lineup!

  7. How fun. I love to see indie presses getting more attention so I’ll be checking back to see which new publishers are out there that I must check out.


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