Montreal’s Snare Books to become imprint at Invisible Publishing
Snare Books is shutting down, but the Montreal-based small press will continue on as an imprint of Invisible Publishing.
Snare was co-founded in 2006 by Jon Paul Fiorentino and Robert Allen and has published poetry and innovative fiction by Ian Orti, Natalie Zina Walschots, Pasha Malla, and Jay MillAr, among others. The press has run into financial trouble, having been denied funding from the Canada Council of the Arts for two consecutive years.
In a note to authors, Fiorentino explains that Snare will become the name of a new poetry imprint at Invisible, a likeminded press based in Halifax. Invisible will also take on Snare’s roughly 30-title backlist.
“I want to express my immense gratitude to all of the Snare authors for letting me play a part in their writing careers,” Fiorentino says. “I cannot adequately describe the pride and good fortune I feel for having had the opportunity to bring all of their books into the world.”
In 2007, Fiorentino founded the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, presented annually to an emerging poet with fewer than two published collections. The prize will continue under the administration of Matrix magazine, which Fiorentino edits, in partnership with Invisible.
The judge for the 2013 prize is BookThug founder Jay MillAr.