November 2006

At the end of October, Fractious and Worn hung out and chit-chatted at side-by-side Canzine tables. Met some great people and chit-chatted with them too.

To our right, the 55-word story master Rosemary Mosco was constantly surrounded by adoring fans. Check out her Birds for Bulbs site to engage in environmentally-friendly and ornithologically-pleasing transactions.

To our left, a woman named Rose Bianchini was stationed with her comics. Rose has kindly donated a batch of her Amygdala comic to Fractious, for distribution to anyone who wants one! More information about this will be up shortly.

September 2006

Fractious Press will be in Toronto at Canzine, Canada’s largest zine fair and festival of alternative culture. We’ll be sitting next to our good friends who make Worn. Details are below. Come visit our table!

Hotel Canzine
Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 1-7pm
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. West (Queen just East of Dufferin)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
$5 admission includes the latest copy of Broken Pencil

The first issue of the new literary journal [SIC] will be published under the auspices of Fractious. It’ll be coming out at the end of September/early October. For more information and a list of contributors, check

Friends of Fractious:

The new issue of Fiction has hit the shelves, featuring new works by John Barth, Dorothea Straus, and Leah McCormack, as well as translations of Julio Cortazar and Ryunosuke Akutagawa. To celebrate the release, you can attend a Fiction reading at the Mercantile Library.

Reading: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 6:30pm
Mercantile Library
17 East 47th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues)
New York City
Free Admission

March 2006

Now: March is Small Press Month! Over at Fractious Press HQ, we’re cooking up some way to celebrate, and if you’re interested in participating with your own fractious initiatives, peruse this list of 31 things small presses and independent publishers can do, and this list of 10 things bookstores and libraries can do.

If you buy a copy of Lost Positives during this month of small press revelry, we’ll send you a hott surprise postcard with your order. If you already bought a book and feel cheated out of a postcard, e-mail us and we’ll send one to you. While postcard supplies last.

Upcoming: Fractious Press will be participating in the 5th Annual Brooklyn Alternative Small Press Fair on Saturday, June 17th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Camp Friendship (339 Eighth Street near 6th Avenue) in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Then: This past December 3rd and 4th, Fractious Press squeezed onto a corner of Fiction magazine’s table at the Independent and Small Press Book Fair in New York City. Thanks, Fiction! That weekend was the birth of the Well-Crafted Sentence Fragment Repository.

Ongoing: Fractious EdPub Vern is seeking submissions for another journal she’s been working on with her comrades from down the block. Please check the submission guidelines for [SIC], and direct your fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, artwork, sass and/or earnestness to [email protected].