26 November 2016
Last day of Small Press Week! Today we’re engaging in capitalism, since it’s also Small Business Saturday!
Most of our titles could only be released by a small, independent publisher not beholden to a large corporate editorial structure. Upper Rubber Boot has the freedom to take risks. Poetry books, especially, are hard to sell, but, I believe, vitally important to the literary conversation—every one that we publish is a risk. I also love stories that are hard to quantify and pigeonhole, which can make our anthologies riskier to publish because they aren’t absolutely clearly one genre or another.
We exist on the fringe. It’s even in our name (Upper Rubber Boot is Canadian for a place that’s far away from the center of things, and probably uncool and insignificant).
Here are some of our riskiest titles:
- Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk & Eco-Speculation: a solarpunk anthology to be released in 2017, edited by Phoebe Wagner and Brontë Wieland, explores hopeful solutions to environmental disaster, with stories by A.C. Wise, Daniel José Older, Fan Yulin, Jaymee Goh, Kristine Ong Muslim, Lavie Tidhar, Nick Wood, and Nisi Shawl. Follow the anthology’s page on Facebook!
Previous URB Small Press Week posts:
- Nov 25: SPWreads
- Nov 24: SPWthanks
- Nov 23: SPWfutures
- Nov 22: SPWzoom
- Nov 21: SPWpast
- Nov 20: SPWsecrets