Apt. 9 Press is proud to announce the publication of Nelson Ball’s A Letter to Amanda Bernstein and a Checklist of Weed/Flower Press, Ball’s third chapbook with Apt. 9. This non-fiction account of Ball’s work as publisher of the legendary Weed/Flower Press is a vital contribution to the ongoing documentation of Ball’s small press work. It will be available for sale at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair on June 22, 2019 (details here), and online thereafter.
Finally available for purchase is the dos-a-dos broadside Apt. 9 published in the Fall, featuring a poem each by jesslyn delia smith and Jeff Blackman. Read more about it here, and purchase it at Etsy here
Apt. 9 is very excited to announce the publication of Elisha May Rubacha’s too much nothing. Rubacha is the editor and publisher of Peterborough’s bird, buried press and her contributions to the arts scene in her city recently put her on the shortlist for Peterborough’s Outstanding Emerging Artist Award. Apt. 9 loves to publish people who spend their time making books by others, and we’re very happy to have the privilege of publishing Rubacha’s excellent book.
You can read about the book here, and buy it here.
New from Apt. 9 Press, Gil McElroy’s Sum: Word Maps. Available next Saturday (November 18) at Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market in Toronto, Ottawa’s Small Press Book Fair on November 25, and online through our website thereafter. More details to follow.
“In 2016, three of the five chapbooks nominated for the bpNichol Chapbook Award came from the same press, Ottawa’s Apt. 9 Press. One of those Apt. 9 Press nominees, Nelson Ball’s Small Waterways, ultimately took the 2016 prize. This is Game of Thrones-level nomination-domination, a formidable accomplishment for a single publisher. But are things like awards very important to Apt. 9 Press editor Cameron Anstee? In the interview below, Cameron lays out why he does what he does.”