Tip: We are currently open to submissions of chapbook- and book-length poetry manuscripts. This submission period will close on November 30, 2023.
We may have come into existence only this year, but we've already gained many allies and friends. Thus, it is a bittersweet thing for us to say farewell to one of our staff members—perhaps for now! 😔
Winslow Hermson has been an important part of the editorial board of JLRB Press as an Associate Editor, making important contributions to several aspects of the press's operations, such as the submission review workflow and criteria. Winslow has worked with us to shape the direction of the press and his contributions will serve us for years to come.
As Winslow departs, he retains the title Associate Editor Emeritus. We will remember Winslow fondly and wish him the very best, wherever he finds himself next. ❤️
We had a booth at the 2023 Small Press Fest…and it went swimmingly!
On September 6, Dani Neira reached out to us about coming to Small Press Fest in Victoria. We had ten days to get ready.
We sprang into action and began to prepare. On September 16, our volunteer James Chumsa and Founder, Publisher, and Chief Editor Michael G. Khmelnitsky made the drive to Victoria and set up in the lovely Open Space (our booth was neighbours with that of the vaunted Malahat Review!)
Over the next few hours, we spoke to droves of visitors (many of them fellow queer and neurodivergent folks 🌈♾️💖), made friends with other exhibitors, and explored their publications and papercraft. We also took in an insight-filled panel discussion on publishing and art writing that featured Casey Wei, Kim Dhillon, and Kara Stanton (with Dani as moderator). Finally, we had a surprise sushi dinner during the ReIssue Publication launch party before heading back up to Nanaimo. What a day! 😅
Our many thanks go to Dani and all the other organizers—we'll definitely see you next year! 🙏
We are still accepting submissions—the submission period will run until November 30, 2023. 🗓️
We will reopen submissions for an exciting poetic anthology project on January 1, 2024. Stay tuned for more! 😉
First things first, while we've been preparing Smoked Frames, a poetry collection forthcoming from our author S. Rupsha Mitra, we put together an overview of the book's background, including some fascinating insights into the poet's creative process. 🤔💡
Second, we're excited to unveil our Friends page that lists the cultural and community organizations, events, publications, bookshops, and businesses that have either helped JLRB Press along the way or share our values. Let's grow this list together! 🤗❤️
We are proud to announce that S. Rupsha Mitra has signed on with JLRB Press as an author. We are very excited about her poetry collection, Smoked Frames, forthcoming in 2023.
Rupsha is a prolific poet and writer: She has published pieces in numerous journals and magazines, won—or placed as a finalist—in several poetry contests, and has been involved in a large number of collaborative multimedia, and journalism projects.
To welcome Rupsha aboard, we have prepared an author profile that explores her writing experiences, thematic interests, and passions. Come have a peek!To the Archives