S185. Small Press, Not Small Reach: Marketing Your Small Press Fictions

Room M100 A, Mezzanine Level
Saturday, April 11, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


An awesome small press has reached out to you and said, Yes, let us make this fiction of yours into a book together, and you couldn't be more thrilled—and more uncertain. You know you won't have a tour on their dime, there are no dimes, but what will be your role in marketing your small press work of fiction? This panel addresses the use of social media, guerrilla campaigns, independent bookstores, interpersonal connections, and library systems in marketing and sharing your small press fiction.



Joshua Isard is the author of the novel Conquistador of the Useless, and his short stories have appeared in journals such as StoryChord, Wyvern Lit., and Cleaver. He currently serves as the director of Arcadia University's MFA program in creative writing.

Courtney Elizabeth Mauk is the author of the novels Orion's Daughters and Spark. Her short work has appeared in the Literary Review, [PANK], Wigleaf, Five Chapters, and elsewhere. She has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and teaches with the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop.

Nina McConigley is the author of the short story collection Cowboys and East Indians, winner of the PEN Open Book Award. She teaches at the University of Wyoming.

Christopher Merkner is the author of The Rise & Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic. He is co-director of the creative writing program and assistant professor of English at West Chester University.


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San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center