Category Archive: News and Updates

Feb 06

Call for Exhibitors

Calling all zine-makers, small presses and self-publishers! Bring your works and your wares to Lubeznik Center for the Arts for their first ever Zine & Small Press Festival in Michigan City, Indiana! Full table registration is $20 or half table (shared) registration is $10. No one turned away for lack of funds! Register today! …

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May 23

Legit AF turns 1 year old!

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Monthly Reading Series in the Uptown Arts District Reaches One Year Milestone Grassroots Organization Brings Diverse Voices in Creative Writing and Performance From Across the Nation to Michigan City, Indiana Michigan City, IN—May 23, 2017—The monthly “Legit AF” literary reading series and open stage continues in the Uptown Arts District …

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Oct 15

The Poetry Bash

A CELEBRATION OF MIDWEST POETS Grassroots Organization Brings Poets From Across the Region to Gather and Perform in Celebration of Underground Literature at the Book Release of This Is Poetry Volume II: The Midwest Poets. A diverse mix of poets will read their work at the upcoming “Poetry Bash” event on November 7, 2015 at …

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Jun 21

Small Prestivus Writing Workshops Announced

Jun 07

Join us at Small Prestivus!

SMALL PRESTIVUS … books by the rest of us! — Two Day Small Press Fest, August 1st and 2nd, Downtown Griffith, IN Blotterature Literary Magazine and Lit Fest Press are promoting the diversity of small presses and the writers they represent at “Small Prestivus,” a two day small press fest. We invite all writers and …

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Oct 19

New Issue of Menacing Hedge

Fall 2014 Edition of Menacing Hedge is here! The Fall 2014 Edition of Menacing Hedge is our biggest issue ever. It is chock full of poetry, short stories, interviews, and reviews. It also features the ethereal work of the artist Stephen O’Donnell, who has graciously allowed us to feature his artwork and who …

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Sep 05

LU Events Coming Up Next Week — Tennessee & North Carolina

ONE NIGHT ONLY. FRIDAY, September 12th 8:00pm CDT @ Uncommon Grounds, 1053 Donelson Ave, Old Hickory, Tennessee 37138 with featured readers Stephanie Bryant Anderson, Nadia Bruce-Rawlings, Michele McDannold, Karl Koweski, John Swain and Jonathan Finn Formica. VOICES FROM BROKEN WINDOWS. SATURDAY, September 13th 8:00pm EDT @ Dead Wax Records, 230 Morganton Blvd SW Suite …

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Aug 01


THIS IS POETRY VOLUME 1 WOMEN OF THE SMALL PRESS ORDER NOW $15 Paperback: 120 pages Publisher: Citizens for Decent Literature Press (July 31, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 069226695X ISBN-13: 978-0692266953 CONTINENTAL USA ONLY INTERNATIONAL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED THROUGH AMAZON. SORRY. POSTAGE SUCKS CONTRIBUTORS: Stephanie Bryant Anderson, Arlene Ang, C.V. Auchterlonie, Francesca Bell, Iris …

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Jul 10

Get Ready, Springfield! The poets are coming…

FREE and OPEN to the public. The Literary Underground is pleased to present “This is Poetry” sponsored by Citizens for Decent Literature Press, Punk Hostage Press, Red Fez Publications, Zygote in my Coffee and Blotterature Literary Magazine. AUGUST 9th 7-10PM. The Legacy Theatre, 101 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, IL. FEATURED PERFORMERS: Ron Whitehead, Ryder Collins, …

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Apr 15

grassroots, yo

ok. so i don’t like kickstarter. first of all there’s the fees. we already operate in the red, so fuck that. also, there’s a bunch of crap you gotta fill out and i’m lazy sometimes and i didn’t feel like it. also, you have to send out “rewards” to everyone… see reason #1. and isn’t …

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