WHAT IS THAT? Well, as their website offers:
SMOL Fair is an alternative, virtual book fair that will be 'live' from March 3-7, 2021. It is 100% free for presses to participate.That's pretty cool, yes? Reminiscent of last fall's Meet the Presses' Indie Lit Symposium, which virtually held a really interesting series of panels etcetera [all of which can still be found online, by the way]
For readers, we are hosting a reading, a keynote address, and a mixer. We are coordinating an events calendar for that week featuring readings from participating presses as well as book give-aways and deals on work from your favorite authors.
Between now and March 7, 2021, above/ground press will be offering 50% off on any and all chapbook/issue orders (not including shipping). Just include the word SMOL when you send your order in (this runs out at midnight on Sunday, so if there's anything you were thinking of ordering, now just might be the time...)
above/ground press is also offering a handful of give-aways through the fair itself, including copies of the April 2021 issue of Touch the Donkey, katie o'brien's micro moonlight (2021), Jason Christie's Bridge and burn (2021), Amish Trivedi's The Universe in an Earth-Shaped Urn (2021) and Kristjana Gunnars' a moment in flight: essay on melancholy (2020), so check out their site to see how any of that stuff works. And they're even on twitter!