2018 Festival Exhibitors
Brine the Zine
A QUARTERLY ZINE OUT OF MISSOULA, MONTANA
EVERY ISSUE FEATURES ORIGINAL ART, FICTION, NONFICTION AND MORE BY LOCAL AND REGIONAL CONTRIBUTORS.
Confucius Institute at University of Montana
We will display a collection of children picture books from China from Chinese publisher at the same time host some interactive activities such as Chinese crafts, calligraphy, and music workshops to to introduce the cultural elements from the books.
The Literary Journal of the University of Montana. We publish two print issues a year of compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by established writers and new voices alike. We're global in scope, but with a regional bias.
Drumlummon Institute aims to promote and publish art and literatures created in Montana and the broader American West; to encourage, promote, and commission critical writing about cultural productions—including film/video, visual arts, literature, performing arts, food, scientific discoveries, architecture, and design—created in Montana and the broader American West; to research and publish scholarship about the natural and cultural landscapes of the region; and to produce and promote audio recordings and film/video documentaries on a variety of cultural subjects.
Farcountry Press is an independent book publisher celebrating more than 35 years in business. We are family owned and dedicated to producing books aimed to educate, delight and inspire. We specialize in softcover and hardcover color photography books showcasing the nation’s cities, states, national parks, and wildlife, several popular children’s series, guidebooks, cookbooks, and regional history titles nationwide.
The ultimate goal of Get Lit! Programs, which includes educational outreach activities as well as an annual literary festival, is to engage the Inland Northwest community in a celebration of the written word and to encourage discussion, at all age levels, of literature in its many forms. Based in Spokane, WA.
Humanities Montana/Montana Center for the Book
Humanities Montana is Montana's independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), founded in 1972 by thirteen Montana citizens—academic and civic leaders—in response to Congress' National Arts and Humanities Act of 1965. Since that time, Humanities Montana has benefited hundreds of Montana organizations and thousands of its citizens, providing support for public programs in the humanities throughout the state.
Ice Cream Cobra
Local Missoula writer, Valerie Barr tabling with at least 3 zines. Also an artist and maker, coming with some pins, and possibly original artwork too. Come check it out and see!
Lost Horse Press
Established in 1998, Lost Horse Press—a nonprofit independent press—publishes poetry titles of high literary merit, and makes available other fine contemporary literature through cultural, educational and publishing programs and activities. The Lost Horse New Poets, Short Books Series, edited by Marvin Bell, is dedicated to works—often ignored by conglomerate publishers—which are so much in danger of vanishing into obscurity in what has become the age of chain stores and mass appeal food, movies, art and books.
Meg Moseman's Zines
Meg Moseman reads, writes, and illustrates fantasy and poetry. She loves, among many other authors, Diana Wynne Jones, C.S. Lewis, Kafka, Melville, and Dickinson. Her poem “The Great Poet Emperor” appeared in Heroic Fantasy Quarterly in November 2017.
Missoula Writing Collaborative
The Missoula Writing Collaborative teaches literary competance, critical thinking, cultural awareness, and artistic joy through creative writing.
Montana Film Festival
We aspire to import perspective and create unity through film. With those as our guiding principles, we have put together a selection of films from around the country and the world that we hope sneak their way through all the noise that we have the arduous task of navigating, and hit you in a place that is sown by the desire for shared meaning.
Festival Dates: October 4-7, 2018
Mountain Press Publishing Co.
Mountain Press Publishing Company publishes books on western U.S. history, natural history, and non technical earth science and ecology, as well as children's books. We also publish the popular Roadside Geology, Roadside History, reprints of Will James, and other series. Mountain Press \Publishing distributes for other publishers as well.
Oneshi Press is an independent publishing company based in Missoula, Montana, focused on creating richly illustrated and fully-realized fantasy and sci-fi graphic novels, comics, and art books. Their mission is to explore dark corners, shatter taboos, emphasize intersectional and progressive ideals, and immerse readers in intricate worlds, all while offering fair, royalty-based compensation to creators.
Sputnik & Fizzle
Sputnik & Fizzle publishes lectures and other interventions in the world of ideas and praxis. We aspire to cultivate a space where academics and multimedia artists cross paths, where texts disturb comfortable formal territories, where national and linguistic boundaries are transposed via translation, and where the discourses that shape social, political, ecological, scientific, and artistic life coincide.
Founded by fiction writer Sharma Shields, Scablands Books is a fledgling boutique press based in Spokane, Washington. Scablands Books aims to publish strange, smart, innovative writing, with an emphasis on writers from the Inland Northwest, including Eastern Washington, Eastern Oregon, Idaho, and Western Montana. The titles published here reflect the uncanny and unique landscape of the Channeled Scablands region.
St. Rita's Amazing Traveling Bookstore
St. Rita’s Amazing Traveling Bookstore and Textual Apothecary. Quite the mouthful but how else to describe this unique business that operates out of the Tobacco Valley: a traveling bookstore encased in a large van that holds all sorts of used books for your reading pleasure.
St. Rita’s will be parked outside the Florence Hotel Saturday September 29, 2018.
While publishing some of the finest voices in the American West and beyond, the journal is also discovering and launching promising writers and artists. Every issue features a previously unpublished writer or artist chosen by the editors, as part of their mission to discover and nurture budding talent. Often these writers and artists are featured in events alongside famous literary and art figures.
Willow Springs Magazine / Willow Springs Books
Since 1977 Willow Springs has published the finest in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as interviews with notable authors. Affiliated with Eastern Washington University’s Inland Northwest Center for Writers in Spokane. Willow Springs is published semi-annually, in both print and digital format. Willow Springs publishes work by unknown and up and coming writers, and by U.S. Poet Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners, engaging our readers in an ongoing discussion of art, ideas, and the human experience.
Whiskey Tit attempts to restore degradation and degeneracy to the literary arts. We are unwilling to sacrifice intellectual rigour, unrelenting playfulness, and visual beauty, often leading to texts that would otherwise be abandoned in a homogenised literary landscape. In a world gone mad, our refusal to make this sacrifice is an act of civil service and civil disobedience alike, and our work reflects this. We welcome like-minded readers and writers.