Open Call – Duplicate Publishing Fair

Deadline: 16 March 2024

Duplicate Publishing Fair invites artists, illustrators, zine makers and small-press publishers from Birmingham and beyond to congregate for two-days of DIY and indie publishing activity and distribution. The 2024 fair will welcome over 40 exhibitors and a communal table will allow many more to share and sell their work.

We particularly encourage people, projects and works that address political and social issues to have a presence at the fair, especially in the face of increasing censorship in the arts.

The 2024 Duplicate Publishing Fair will be held at Eastside Projects on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 May. Over the two days, a programme of free talks and workshops will invite people to explore self-publishing and to get involved. Duplicate is free to attend and open to all. The fair attracted over 700 people in 2023 and this year we’re hoping to make it even bigger!

Duplicate was started in 2019 by Sofia Niazi, Gareth Proskourine-Barnett and BAAAD Press.

There are two ways to get involved – by applying for a table or by submitting zines to the communal table.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A TABLE

The fair will take place on Friday 3rd May (4-8pm) and Saturday 4th May (12-5pm) at Eastside Projects.

The cost of a table is £20 for both days or £15 for one day (6ft trestle table).

We are only offering full tables but if you are comfortable to share, you are very welcome to apply as a duo (two publishers/artists) in which case you need to identify a lead artist in the form below who will make the payment and receive any publishing fair correspondence.

All ‘exhibitor names’ will be listed in the exhibitor list.

Apply using THIS FORM

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 16th 2024, midnight (applicants will be notified by March 29th).

 

HOW TO SUBMIT ZINES TO THE COMMUNAL TABLE

There will be a communal table for people with 1-2 zine titles to sell without any charge.

Up to 2 titles (maximum 5 copies of each) must be dropped off at Eastside Projects at 3.30pm on Friday 3rd May. Zines and any money must be collected by 5pm Saturday 4th, any uncollected money/zines will be donated to Duplicate.

The communal table will be cash only.