JLRB Press is a small-run imprint that specia­lizes in poetry, with a strong emphasis on queer and neuro­divergent voices and emerg­ing writers.


We believe in community, and that the first step towards building community is acknowledging those folks from whose support we've benefited and those with whom we share our values.

In "Devotions upon Emergent Occasions," John Donne famously wrote, "No [person] is an island entire of it­self; every [person] / is a piece of the continent, a part of the main." Aside from a small correction, we're inclined to agree. 😉

The following is a growing list of the friends of JLRB Press.

Tip: Places that carry our books are marked with 📚.

Cultural Organizations

Community Organizations


  • Pride Festival (Nanaimo) → Jun. 11, 2023
  • Pride in the Word (Victoria) → Jul. 8, 2023
  • Small Press Fest (Victoria) → Sep. 16, 2023
  • Anarchist Bookfair (Victoria) → Sep. 23 and 24, 2023




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