The 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for great gifts for the writers and readers in your life?
We’ve got you covered!


Great Gift Idea #1: Sapling

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Black Lawrence Press staff developed the weekly e-newsletter Sapling to highlight the best of the small press world for writers looking for new venues for their work. We believe in small press publishing, and we’re committed to showcasing up-to-date, streamlined information on the best of the independent publishing world. Each issue profiles a contest, a small press, and a literary journal, and features an interview or article. We’re excited to have put 300 issues into the world, and we have lots more in store.

A one-year subscription (52 issues) is $25 or try out a six-month subscription (26 issues) for $15. Get a subscription for yourself or a friend here.

“Sapling keeps me delightfully, manageably and practically connected with independent publishing opportunities.” – Albert Liau

Great Gift Idea #2: Broadsides


Each BLP broadside is handmade & unique — the design and trim will vary a bit broadside by broadside. These beautiful art objects are handmade in a limited edition to accompany the release of each new BLP chapbook.

Our broadsides feature the work of Calista Buchan, Caleb Curtiss, Brittany Cavallaro & Rebecca Hazelton, Jenny Drai, Blake Kimzey, Shane McCrae, Nick McRae, Simone Muench, Jessica Piazza, Sam Sax, Cate O’Toole, and Joe Wilkins.

They’re beautiful, they’re one-of-a-kind, and they’re only $7 each! Browse the selection here.


Great Gift Idea #3: 2016 Subscriptions


Have a friend who LOVES Black Lawrence Press books? Why not sign them up for a year of literature? You can choose to send them all of our 2016 fiction, poetry, or chapbooks. Feeling extra generous? You can send your favorite reader the entire 2016 roster! That’s 21 books by some of the most exciting indie authors publishing today!

Subscriptions come with two great perks–free shipping and a year-long subscription to Sapling!

No matter what package you choose, this is an excellent gift choice that will brighten your loved one’s mailbox all year long. Browse our specially priced subscription packages here.


Make sure to place your order by midnight on December 18 to ensure that packages will arrive in time for Christmas!