We’re hosting the inaugural QPF Publishers & Zine Fair as part of this year’s festival. This event is a celebration of small press, independent and DIY zine-making, and showcases alternative, experimental and emerging poetry zines, prints and comics, with DJ Zaziz live on the decks. Pop in for a look on Sat 26 August 12-5pm upstairs at Bloodhound Bar. 
If you’d like to get involved and host a small stall on the day, we are now open to all poetry zine-makers and DIY publishers – spots are $10 for the day & limited. Email us now to book a spot: info@queenslandpoetryfestival.com 
QPF Publisher Speed Dating Sat 26 Aug 4-5pm Bloodhound Bar (back room) $25
As part of the QPF Publishers & Zine Fair we are also hosting a rare opportunity for emerging poets to meet directly with five of Australia’s leading small poetry presses! Over 30 mins you get to speed pitch your poetry to editors from UQP, Puncher & Wattmann, Bareknuckle Books, Hunter Publishers and Five Island Press. Limited to 10 people (includes a glass of wine.)
QPF Publisher Speed Dating gives new QLD voices a chance to get their work in front of some of Australia’s best editors and publishers – and who knows what happens from there? 
Note: Emerging Poets only (haven’t had a book yet published by a commercial press; poets who have self-published can book) You may also be asked to send 2 x sample poems prior to the event.