Image of Noted Independent Publishing Fair 2016. Image: Dream Pieces.

Image of Noted Independent Publishing Fair 2016. Image: Dream Pieces.

Independent Publishing Fair 2017

10am – 3pm, Sunday 7th May 2017
Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon ACT

The Noted Independent Publishing Fair is the largest event of its kind in Canberra, and in 2017 it'll be even bigger and better than before! Building on the success of last year's festival, more than 50 independent publishers, zinemakers, artists and literary organisations will offer up their wares for your perusing and purchasing pleasure: zines, magazines, books, comics, albums, postcards, posters, artworks, merchandise and more!

Surrounding the Fair will be interactive artworks for all ages, workshops, food stalls and a bunch of other Noted festival events and happenings. So check out the Noted program (almost all Sunday events are at the Fair!), get to know all the stallholders in advance below and start stockpiling your spare change.

You can see the full list of events happening at the Independent Publishing Fair here.

 

 

Our 2017 Independent Publishing Fair MC is Ethan Andrews.

A stand up comedian from Singleton, New South Wales, Ethan was selected to participate in Tantrum Youth Arts' Trajectory Residency in 2016. Throughout his time with Tantrum Ethan developed a one man show - The Youngest I Am Ever Going To Be - set to tour the Australian festival circuit in 2017-18, adding to a résumé that includes This is Not Art and the Adelaide Fringe.


Independent Publishing Fair Stallholders

Canberra Zine Emporium sells zine bits and bobs, mostly from from regional Canberra. Personal stories, political perspectives, public service humour and weird paranoid rants – they've got it all. More here.

Canberra Zine Emporium sells zine bits and bobs, mostly from from regional Canberra. Personal stories, political perspectives, public service humour and weird paranoid rants – they've got it all. More here.

subbed in is a DIY literary organisation, which programs readings, workshops and associated publications staged around Sydney, Australia. They aim to provide grassroots support for new and underrepresented voices as well as helping emerging writers to achieve publication or performance. They will be selling books and zines from people associated with subbed in. Find out more here.

subbed in is a DIY literary organisation, which programs readings, workshops and associated publications staged around Sydney, Australia. They aim to provide grassroots support for new and underrepresented voices as well as helping emerging writers to achieve publication or performance. They will be selling books and zines from people associated with subbed in. Find out more here.

The Lifted Brow is a quarterly print attack magazine from Australia and the world, publishing literature, visual art, and things in-between. They will be selling copies of TLB, copies of their first book: THE ISLAND WILL SINK by Briohny Doyle, tote bags, t-shirts, and more!  Also, they will sell some zines and comics and more from Melbourne zinesters and comics artists and others who can't make the trip. 

The Lifted Brow is a quarterly print attack magazine from Australia and the world, publishing literature, visual art, and things in-between. They will be selling copies of TLB, copies of their first book: THE ISLAND WILL SINK by Briohny Doyle, tote bags, t-shirts, and more!  Also, they will sell some zines and comics and more from Melbourne zinesters and comics artists and others who can't make the trip. 

Inspiring Publishers are the foremost self publishers and promoters of Australian self publishing authors books worldwide. ISP have many Amazon best selling books across various genre. They publish, Mind, body and spirit, Self help-How to books, Children's titles, Business books, memoirs, Fiction and non-fiction. They have a book to suit all tastes. Find out more here.

Inspiring Publishers are the foremost self publishers and promoters of Australian self publishing authors books worldwide. ISP have many Amazon best selling books across various genre. They publish, Mind, body and spirit, Self help-How to books, Children's titles, Business books, memoirs, Fiction and non-fiction. They have a book to suit all tastes. Find out more here.

Leonarda Kovacic is a photographic artist based in the Blue Mountains, and specialise in nature scenes, Australian wildlife, abstracts and architecture. She has had 12 solo exhibitions in Europe and Australia and 15 group exhibitions in Australia. During IPF, Leonarda will be selling bookmarks, artist sketchbooks and writing notepads, photographic greeting cards, small canvas prints, and jewellery. Find out more here.

Leonarda Kovacic is a photographic artist based in the Blue Mountains, and specialise in nature scenes, Australian wildlife, abstracts and architecture. She has had 12 solo exhibitions in Europe and Australia and 15 group exhibitions in Australia. During IPF, Leonarda will be selling bookmarks, artist sketchbooks and writing notepads, photographic greeting cards, small canvas prints, and jewellery. Find out more here.

Recent Work Press is a small press imprint based in the ACT, Australia. They publish poetry, short fiction and non fiction, and other short-form textual experiments. All their work is made available in attractive, paperback editions, priced to make good work accessible. Find out more here.

Recent Work Press is a small press imprint based in the ACT, Australia. They publish poetry, short fiction and non fiction, and other short-form textual experiments. All their work is made available in attractive, paperback editions, priced to make good work accessible. Find out more here.

 
JUDD Comics came about when Lachlan Judd took a break from editing a corporate video on Business and Risk, and started drawing a mutant Space Ant instead. Influenced by John Woo flicks, Tintin comics, and retro scifi, JUDD Comics is your one-stop shop for explosions, monsters and exploding monsters. Find out more here.

JUDD Comics came about when Lachlan Judd took a break from editing a corporate video on Business and Risk, and started drawing a mutant Space Ant instead. Influenced by John Woo flicks, Tintin comics, and retro scifi, JUDD Comics is your one-stop shop for explosions, monsters and exploding monsters. Find out more here.

Tasha is a writer, mess maker, zinester, diy enthusiast and a workshop facilitator for A Zine Thing. She will be selling some of her zines and hoping to chat with you about AZT workshops and other creative things. Find out more here.

Tasha is a writer, mess maker, zinester, diy enthusiast and a workshop facilitator for A Zine Thing. She will be selling some of her zines and hoping to chat with you about AZT workshops and other creative things. Find out more here.

SagneZine is a small run press, collating our finest printings of highly personal stories, meanderings and typed tragedies from the best / worst minds to you, in the comfort of your own favourite zine-reading chair. Find out more here. 

SagneZine is a small run press, collating our finest printings of highly personal stories, meanderings and typed tragedies from the best / worst minds to you, in the comfort of your own favourite zine-reading chair. Find out more here. 

Jemimah Tarasov will be selling Women zine. Interviews with creative women based in Canberra. Featuring interviews from Tamsin Erratt-Gibbs, Minna Featherstone, Charlotte Goodman, Emma Henke, Christina Kemp, Elisabeth Storor, Isobel Lawrence, Rosie Heselev, Olympia Maselos, Aditi Razdan & Freya Willis. Find out more here. 

Jemimah Tarasov will be selling Women zine. Interviews with creative women based in Canberra. Featuring interviews from Tamsin Erratt-Gibbs, Minna Featherstone, Charlotte Goodman, Emma Henke, Christina Kemp, Elisabeth Storor, Isobel Lawrence, Rosie Heselev, Olympia Maselos, Aditi Razdan & Freya Willis. Find out more here. 

Nameless is a zine collective distributing zines from creative young people in Canberra and Sydney area. It's called nameless because a) coming up with a name is difficult and b) so often we are reduced to the sum of our parts, that we must use art to reclaim identity. The zines have a focus on activism, queer rights, photography, art, dissidence and what it is to be young coming to terms with our world.

Paddy Hobbes will be selling his comic books, Bossman and his new book Blood is Thicker. Find out more here.

Paddy Hobbes will be selling his comic books, Bossman and his new book Blood is Thicker. Find out more here.

Hello, Hallo is a one-girl zine distro based in Melbourne, Australia. Samantha began running Hello, Hallo from her spare bedroom in 2014. She created this distro because she wanted to share her favourite zines with the world and to have a great reason to attend a lot of zine fairs. Find out more here.

Hello, Hallo is a one-girl zine distro based in Melbourne, Australia. Samantha began running Hello, Hallo from her spare bedroom in 2014. She created this distro because she wanted to share her favourite zines with the world and to have a great reason to attend a lot of zine fairs. Find out more here.

Maria Merle will be selling zines of her photography and poetry.

Maria Merle will be selling zines of her photography and poetry.

Glom Press is a risograph printer from Melbourne in Australia run by Michael Hawkins and Marc Pearson. They will be selling comics and risograph prints. Find out more here.

Glom Press is a risograph printer from Melbourne in Australia run by Michael Hawkins and Marc Pearson. They will be selling comics and risograph prints. Find out more here.

 
Love Truth and Honesty zines, Sad Boy Songs zines...A range of self-made zines with a focus on pop music, gender, sexuality, & relationships.

Love Truth and Honesty zines, Sad Boy Songs zines...A range of self-made zines with a focus on pop music, gender, sexuality, & relationships.

 
A writer, zine maker and a Noted 2017 artist, Tegan Elizabeth Webb will be selling copies of fiction, poetry and personal zines, and the first print issue of her online spec-fic and magic realism zine Slink Chunk Press. Find out more here. 

A writer, zine maker and a Noted 2017 artist, Tegan Elizabeth Webb will be selling copies of fiction, poetry and personal zines, and the first print issue of her online spec-fic and magic realism zine Slink Chunk Press. Find out more here. 

 
Blemish Books is a small, Canberra-based independent publisher. They will be selling their current catalogue of publications - this includes a collection of poetry and photography, three novellas, three anthologies of poetry, and a collection of creative essays. Find out more here. 

Blemish Books is a small, Canberra-based independent publisher. They will be selling their current catalogue of publications - this includes a collection of poetry and photography, three novellas, three anthologies of poetry, and a collection of creative essays. Find out more here. 

YOU is a free weekly anonymous zine that has appeared every week since November 2001. Over 700 individual issues have been produced since 2001. The zine takes the form of an anonymous letter sealed with staples in a paper bag. Every week the zine is distributed in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Wagga Wagga, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland Oregon, Toronto as well as through Sticky Institute, Take Care Zine Distro, Seeing Things Distro, Breakdown Press and Pioneers Press.

YOU is a free weekly anonymous zine that has appeared every week since November 2001. Over 700 individual issues have been produced since 2001. The zine takes the form of an anonymous letter sealed with staples in a paper bag. Every week the zine is distributed in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Wagga Wagga, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland Oregon, Toronto as well as through Sticky Institute, Take Care Zine Distro, Seeing Things Distro, Breakdown Press and Pioneers Press.

Morgana Ladrina is a poet, a priestess and a prophetess. Her work is conjured from the Great Below. From this dark realm of the chthonic ones, Morgana weaves her webs with words both damning and defiant. She has been making zines since the 90's and is currently undertaking a masters dissertation in the Environmental Humanities. Find out more here.

Morgana Ladrina is a poet, a priestess and a prophetess. Her work is conjured from the Great Below. From this dark realm of the chthonic ones, Morgana weaves her webs with words both damning and defiant. She has been making zines since the 90's and is currently undertaking a masters dissertation in the Environmental Humanities. Find out more here.

Sticky Institute is an Artist Run Space from Melbourne that is dedicated entirely to zines. The shop has operated out of Shop 10, Campbell Arcade, Melbourne (under Flinders Street Station) since 2001 and has supported over 15,000 individual zine tites in that time. Sticky Institute also coordinate the Festival of the Photocopier every February, a four day zine fair in Melbourne including a 240 stall strong zine fair in the Melbourne Town Hall. Find out more here.

Sticky Institute is an Artist Run Space from Melbourne that is dedicated entirely to zines. The shop has operated out of Shop 10, Campbell Arcade, Melbourne (under Flinders Street Station) since 2001 and has supported over 15,000 individual zine tites in that time. Sticky Institute also coordinate the Festival of the Photocopier every February, a four day zine fair in Melbourne including a 240 stall strong zine fair in the Melbourne Town Hall. Find out more here.

Sensitive Adult Daily documents living as a Sensitive Adult... Daily! They have zines about mental health/feelings/coping mechanisms and aim to give voice to any individual undermined by society due to their compassionate nature, emotional sensitivity and/or mental illness. They will have zines, prints, tote bags and badges for sale! Find out more here.

Sensitive Adult Daily documents living as a Sensitive Adult... Daily! They have zines about mental health/feelings/coping mechanisms and aim to give voice to any individual undermined by society due to their compassionate nature, emotional sensitivity and/or mental illness. They will have zines, prints, tote bags and badges for sale! Find out more here.

Georgina Chadderton (a.k.a George Rex Comics) writes and draws autobiographical comics about lots of things including travel, fandom, food, growing up with a brother with autism and Dungeons & Dragons. Georgina has had short comics published by some rad people. Find out more here.

Georgina Chadderton (a.k.a George Rex Comics) writes and draws autobiographical comics about lots of things including travel, fandom, food, growing up with a brother with autism and Dungeons & Dragons. Georgina has had short comics published by some rad people. Find out more here.

Allis Hamilton creates poetry, art and music; collects memories and discarded nests; was an acrobat and classical musician until a brain haemorrhage put a stop to that. Some of her poems live in the Australian Poetry Journal, Southerly, The Caterpillar, Skylight47, The Pickled Body, Flightpath – an anthology forthcoming from Hallowell Press.

Allis Hamilton creates poetry, art and music; collects memories and discarded nests; was an acrobat and classical musician until a brain haemorrhage put a stop to that. Some of her poems live in the Australian Poetry Journal, Southerly, The Caterpillar, Skylight47, The Pickled Body, Flightpath – an anthology forthcoming from Hallowell Press.

Cristian Roux is the artist and writer of the comic Falling Star, a modern mythology in the superhero vein. He is currently working on a historical detective story set in Melbourne in the late 1800s. Find out more here.

Cristian Roux is the artist and writer of the comic Falling Star, a modern mythology in the superhero vein. He is currently working on a historical detective story set in Melbourne in the late 1800s. Find out more here.

Boy In A Box Productions is a Melbourne-based independent publishing house. Writer Matt Nicholls will be selling copies of his comic series Collateral - Dear John, a collection of short stories Arachnakid and other discombobulated stories, and children's book Don't Shut The Door. 

Boy In A Box Productions is a Melbourne-based independent publishing house. Writer Matt Nicholls will be selling copies of his comic series Collateral - Dear John, a collection of short stories Arachnakid and other discombobulated stories, and children's book Don't Shut The Door

L.M. Merrington is the author of the Gothic mystery Greythorne and the non-fiction book Communications for Volunteers: Low-Cost Strategies for Community Groups. When not working on her second novel, an Australian Gothic mystery called The Iron Line, she works as a freelance communications consultant and editor. More information: www.lmmerrington.com.

L.M. Merrington is the author of the Gothic mystery Greythorne and the non-fiction book Communications for Volunteers: Low-Cost Strategies for Community Groups. When not working on her second novel, an Australian Gothic mystery called The Iron Line, she works as a freelance communications consultant and editor. More information: www.lmmerrington.com.

Michaela James' work explores the relationship between the mundane and the beautiful. What starts out as an every day object becomes corrupted (hopefully positively) into something beautiful, creating a sense of unreality. Michaela explores the tensions that can be manufactured between still life objects, abstract concepts and landscape. As these mundane forms become distorted through practice, the result is a tribute or ode to the aesthetics of the mundane. The new independent publisher, Renman, will soon feature artwork and books by Michaela James, Brian Purcell and others.  Find out more here. 

Michaela James' work explores the relationship between the mundane and the beautiful. What starts out as an every day object becomes corrupted (hopefully positively) into something beautiful, creating a sense of unreality. Michaela explores the tensions that can be manufactured between still life objects, abstract concepts and landscape. As these mundane forms become distorted through practice, the result is a tribute or ode to the aesthetics of the mundane. The new independent publisher, Renman, will soon feature artwork and books by Michaela James, Brian Purcell and others.  Find out more here. 

Saba Vayani-Lai lives in Canberra and likes to write. Mostly she talks a lot. She thinks Mars is really cool. Janelle enjoys playing with watercolours and pencils and often walks around with ink splodges in her jeans. They will tell stories that make you groan, laugh and call your mum.

Saba Vayani-Lai lives in Canberra and likes to write. Mostly she talks a lot. She thinks Mars is really cool. Janelle enjoys playing with watercolours and pencils and often walks around with ink splodges in her jeans. They will tell stories that make you groan, laugh and call your mum.

Nicky Minus is a cartoonist whose work uses humour and autobiography to explore issues relating to gender, sexuality and politics. Her work has appeared in The Lifted Brow, Overland and Resist Comics (an anthology put out by Francoise Mouly) whilst she recently exhibited her work in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Find out more here.

Nicky Minus is a cartoonist whose work uses humour and autobiography to explore issues relating to gender, sexuality and politics. Her work has appeared in The Lifted Brow, Overland and Resist Comics (an anthology put out by Francoise Mouly) whilst she recently exhibited her work in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Find out more here.

 
Small Zine Volcano is a free zine distro from Melbourne. Users of Small Zine Volcano pay the postage cost and the distro mails a box of as many free zines as possible for that postage price. Current titles include YOU, Friday Night In West Ealing, Meatloaf Headache, Rut, Numbers. Find out more here. Find out more here.

Small Zine Volcano is a free zine distro from Melbourne. Users of Small Zine Volcano pay the postage cost and the distro mails a box of as many free zines as possible for that postage price. Current titles include YOU, Friday Night In West Ealing, Meatloaf Headache, Rut, Numbers. Find out more here. Find out more here.

Shu-Ling Chua (writer) & Zhi Yi Cham (poet) are Canberra-based. Shu-Ling’s zines feature Polaroid photos taken in Canberra / Berlin & words on relationships, fleeting and longer-than-expected. Zhi's zines explore her relationships with place & family / her loss.

Shu-Ling Chua (writer) & Zhi Yi Cham (poet) are Canberra-based. Shu-Ling’s zines feature Polaroid photos taken in Canberra / Berlin & words on relationships, fleeting and longer-than-expected. Zhi's zines explore her relationships with place & family / her loss.

Other Worlds Zine Fair aims to create an alternative space for the exchange of art and ideas. OW has been collectively organised in Sydney since 2014. At the Fair they will be selling the Other Worlds Poster Zine. Find out more here.

Other Worlds Zine Fair aims to create an alternative space for the exchange of art and ideas. OW has been collectively organised in Sydney since 2014. At the Fair they will be selling the Other Worlds Poster Zine. Find out more here.

'Scum is an online literary magazine, launched in February 2013. We aim to deliver new writing a couple times a week and publish fiction, memoir, rants, and basically whatevz.  Scum has filthy feminist leanings and a disregard for propriety. Scum is for people who haven’t figured their lives out yet but will probably get there one day. It’s basically like that Miley Cyrus song “The Climb” except that it is not like that at all.' Find out more here.

'Scum is an online literary magazine, launched in February 2013. We aim to deliver new writing a couple times a week and publish fiction, memoir, rants, and basically whatevz.  Scum has filthy feminist leanings and a disregard for propriety. Scum is for people who haven’t figured their lives out yet but will probably get there one day. It’s basically like that Miley Cyrus song “The Climb” except that it is not like that at all.' Find out more here.

Antoinette Conolly has been writing for 10 years and enjoys visiting primary schools talking about reading, writing and her books. Her science fiction books are for primary school children, aged between 7 to 12. She is a Member of Fellowship of Australian Writers. Find out more here.

Antoinette Conolly has been writing for 10 years and enjoys visiting primary schools talking about reading, writing and her books. Her science fiction books are for primary school children, aged between 7 to 12. She is a Member of Fellowship of Australian Writers. Find out more here.

Obiter Publishing is a new Canberra-based independent publisher. They will be launching a Pozible campaign for their first title Tears, Laughter, Champagne that tells the stories of a group of women as they rebuilt their lives after the 2003 Canberra bushfires. Find out more here.

Obiter Publishing is a new Canberra-based independent publisher. They will be launching a Pozible campaign for their first title Tears, Laughter, Champagne that tells the stories of a group of women as they rebuilt their lives after the 2003 Canberra bushfires. Find out more here.

Alli Kristiansen is a Canberran who has been painting for three years and started out on second-hand canvases and just turning them and allowing an intuitive painting process to evolve. She will be selling zines, artwork prints, original small artworks and greeting cards. Find out more here.

Alli Kristiansen is a Canberran who has been painting for three years and started out on second-hand canvases and just turning them and allowing an intuitive painting process to evolve. She will be selling zines, artwork prints, original small artworks and greeting cards. Find out more here.

Take Care is a zine distro based in Sydney, stocking a variety of zines and related material by different zine makers and artists. Find out more here.

Take Care is a zine distro based in Sydney, stocking a variety of zines and related material by different zine makers and artists. Find out more here.

Shane W Smith is the creator of eight full-length graphic novels, including three which have been shortlisted for national awards. He has a creative writing degree from the University of Canberra, and his oddest achievement is getting a comic published in a refereed academic journal. Find out more here.

Shane W Smith is the creator of eight full-length graphic novels, including three which have been shortlisted for national awards. He has a creative writing degree from the University of Canberra, and his oddest achievement is getting a comic published in a refereed academic journal. Find out more here.

Alexandra Neill makes zines about food, family and friendship. Alex Bennetts made zines about fan fiction, jokes and David Bowie. They will probably sell lucky dips because everyone loves Lucky Dips.

Alexandra Neill makes zines about food, family and friendship. Alex Bennetts made zines about fan fiction, jokes and David Bowie. They will probably sell lucky dips because everyone loves Lucky Dips.

IFWG Publishing Australia is a small independent press based in Melbourne. It specializes in young teen, young adult, and adult speculative fiction – with a penchant for dark fiction.No small number of their authors and illustrators are residents of Canberra and surrounding regions, such as Kaaron Warren, Keely Van Order, Paula Boer and Rowena Evans. Find out more here.

IFWG Publishing Australia is a small independent press based in Melbourne. It specializes in young teen, young adult, and adult speculative fiction – with a penchant for dark fiction.No small number of their authors and illustrators are residents of Canberra and surrounding regions, such as Kaaron Warren, Keely Van Order, Paula Boer and Rowena Evans. Find out more here.

Odyssey Books is committed to publishing engaging and beautifully written books. Books that stretch the imagination, challenge pre-existing attitudes and beliefs, or take readers to far-flung climes. Books are always a journey. And as the name suggests, they invest in epic journeys, adventurous voyages and intellectual or spiritual quests. Readers are sure to find a book within their range of titles to challenge, inspire and entertain. Find out more here.

Odyssey Books is committed to publishing engaging and beautifully written books. Books that stretch the imagination, challenge pre-existing attitudes and beliefs, or take readers to far-flung climes. Books are always a journey. And as the name suggests, they invest in epic journeys, adventurous voyages and intellectual or spiritual quests. Readers are sure to find a book within their range of titles to challenge, inspire and entertain. Find out more here.

 For the last twenty years, the ACT Writers Centre has been developing writers and their work, focusing on craft and professional practice over a creative lifetime. As the leading organisation of writing-based culture in the ACT, the Centre continues to build an innovative, vibrant and sustainable sector by providing opportunities for writers and developing beneficial collaborations.. Find out more here.

 For the last twenty years, the ACT Writers Centre has been developing writers and their work, focusing on craft and professional practice over a creative lifetime. As the leading organisation of writing-based culture in the ACT, the Centre continues to build an innovative, vibrant and sustainable sector by providing opportunities for writers and developing beneficial collaborations.. Find out more here.

Dreamstone Publishing will be selling a range of the books and looking to connect with possible publishing clients. Dreamstone sells books in the categories of writing skills, photography, cooking, parenting, publicity, career change, plus fiction, kids books and more. It also offers publishing services - editing, layout, proofreading, book interior design, cover design, and end-to-end publishing packages. Find out more here. 

Dreamstone Publishing will be selling a range of the books and looking to connect with possible publishing clients. Dreamstone sells books in the categories of writing skills, photography, cooking, parenting, publicity, career change, plus fiction, kids books and more. It also offers publishing services - editing, layout, proofreading, book interior design, cover design, and end-to-end publishing packages. Find out more here.