Meekling Press Press

It’s been a festive season of fairs for us — a highlight was tabling at the first ever Chicago Art Book Fair, an exquisite gathering of art book makers both local and international, coming from locations as distant the UAE. We’re thrilled now to discover Meekling Press was featured as one of Sixty Inches From Center‘s five highlights from the fair! Thanks to Emily Breidenbach for the shout out — be sure to check out some pics of our wares (and our mugs) here:

http://sixtyinchesfromcenter.org/five-highlights-from-the-chicago-art-book-fair-2017/

 

‘A smell of printing / in the kitchen’: small press letterpress

A couple months ago, we got to be a part of a gallery show on small press letterpress at Colorado College. This was very exciting for me personally, because I’m #1 fan of Aaron Cohick who runs the press at Colorado College (& NewLights Press), and also some of the other presses in the show, like Coracle, were big inspirations when starting Meekling Press… and of course, continue to be.

Photos by Briget Heidmous, courtesy of I.D.E.A. Space @ Colorado College. More documentation here.

I also learned about some truly awesome presses I hadn’t been aware of before. Further Other Bookworks !! makes such beautiful books and prints. Timeless, Infinite Light are just my kind of weird. And I feel like Small Fires Press is a kindred spirit.

 

A couple of new publishing projects

Here are a couple of neat-looking publishing projects I’ve heard about recently. They are both taking submissions right now, so get on it!

1.

REAEDR: “A magazine of one word poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.” I am a big fan of NewLights Press, and I can’t wait to see how this magazine turns out. They’re currently taking submissions for the first two issues. Submissions for Issue One (“WAR”) are due June 5th, and for Issue Two (“FUCK EM IF THEY CANT TAKE A JOKE”) on September 1.

2.

LED (Literature Emitting Diodes): An LED display in a storefront window somewhere in Chicago, with a different poem or short prose piece every month. Sounds like a really fun project! The submission deadline is the fifth of every month.