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April 30/07: Mercutio Press is VERY pleased to announce the return of Jason Heroux to our shelves! His new chapbook, 'Renovations in the House of Mirrors' (ISBN 978-0-9783632-0-8) will be available in mid-May! More information soon!

February 27/07: In light of the publishing issues that complicated our 2006 schedule, Mercutio is pleased to announce that all 2006 subscribers will receive the entire 2007 output to complete their 2006 subscription. We apologize for any inonvenience that has occurred as a result of our troubles.

December 4/06: MERCUTIO PRESS ON TEMPORARY HIATUS

For those who haven’t heard from Mercutio in a while, this will likely explain why there hasn’t been much in the way of news of late:

Sadly, I must be the bearer of bad news: due to a lack of funds, Mercutio Press is on a temporary hiatus, and will hopefully resume publishing in 2007. To be blunt, we simply do not have the money to continue to publish at the moment, and neither the Canadian government, Quebec government nor the Canada Council for the Arts will provide me with grants - as a chapbook press, there is simply zero support for Mercutio; they do not recognize it as a small press because we do not publish books with spines.

It costs me approximately $150 (or more, depending on the page count and print run) to publish a chapbook, paid for out of my own pocket, and I’m lucky if I make two thirds of that back. One option is to make cheaper chapbooks, but I refuse to sacrifice the high standard of quality that I have set for Mercutio – and that makes our chapbooks so stylistically unique. If it comes to the choice between quality and cheap costs, I would rather shut down.

But I refuse to throw in the towel after four years and twenty chapbooks. I am trying to secure some form of funding, and will hopefully resume publication during the coming year. Subscribers will have their subscriptions extended to the coming year at no cost, to ensure that they receive their full complement of chapbooks. If any subscriber wishes a partial refund instead, feel free to email me privately at Ben@mercutiopress.com and I will send you a check.

Anyone who has submitted a manuscript to Mercutio and wishes to withdraw it – even if it was accepted – you have our blessing to do so, please simply advise us of your withdrawal so that we may note it in our files.

To everyone who has been Thanks very much for your support, and keep your ear to the ground for news on our return to the presses!

-Ben Kalman
Publisher and Editor, Mercutio Press

October 15/06: A belated announcement that all chapbooks at The Word have been re-stocked - anyone who wishes to purchase a Mercutio chapbook in person may do so at The Word (469 Milton St., downtown Montreal).

October 15/06: Cover scans and an excerpt of 'Flight' by Michael Bryson have arrived! Click HERE to see them! Click HERE for other information!

September 1/06: Mercutio Press is proud to present our newest chapbook, 'Flight' by Michael Bryson!! (ISBN 0-9737017-8-1) Click HERE for information, excerpt and cover scans coming soon!

August 30/06: Mercutio Press is pleased to announce that a second printing of Zachariah Wells' chapbook, 'Ludicrous Parole' is now available!! Click HERE for purchasing information! Click HERE for an excerpt and cover scans!

July 27/06: Cover scans and an excerpt of 'The Jade Remix' by Liane Styker are finally online! Click HERE to see them! Click HERE for other information!

June 23/06: The long-awaited first chapbook of 2006 is finally here! Liane Styker's 'The Jade Remix' (ISBN 0-9737017-7-3) is now available! Click HERE for information!

May 6/06: Mercutio Press is pleased to announce that Zachariah Wells' chapbook, 'Ludicrous Parole' will be undergoing a second print run! More info to come...

May 6/06: –Mercutio Press is proud to announce the impending publication of our first chapbook of 2006, 'The Jade Remix' by Liane Styker! We deeply apologize for the countless delays in launching this season, but this one's worth the wait! More info coming soon!!

–Cover scans and an excerpt of 'Lake of Phantoms' by Sandra Bunting are finally online! Click HERE to see them! Click HERE for other information!

February 7/06: Mercutio Press is proud to present our third annual subscription package! $20 will get you every chapbook and broadside of 2006, postage included, plus a copy of J. J. Steinfeld's 'Not A Second More, Not A Second Less'!!! For more info, click HERE.

February 7/06: Mercutio Press is pleased to announce that Zachariah Wells' chapbook, 'Ludicrous Parole' has sold out! Thanks to everyone who purchased one!

January 31/06: Mercutio Press is proud to present our newest chapbook, 'Lake of Phantoms' by Sandra Bunting!! (ISBN 0-9737017-6-5) Click HERE for information, excerpt and cover scans coming soon!

January 15/06: At long last our LINKS section is online!! It's pretty bare-bones at the moment, but is expected to grow bigger by the day! Anyone who would like their link added, please email us.

January 14/06: Cover scans and an excerpt of Zachariah Wells' new chapbook, 'Ludicrous Parole' are now online! Click HERE to see them!

December 9/05: Zachariah Wells' new chapbook, 'Ludicrous Parole' (ISBN 0-9737017-5-7), is now available!! Click HERE for purchasing information!

November 28/05: Mercutio Press is proud to announce our forthcoming chapbook, 'Ludicrous Parole' by Zachariah Wells (ISBN 0-9737017-5-7). As well, click HERE for cover scans and an excerpt of J. J. Steinfeld's new chapbook, 'Not a Second More, Not a Second Less'!

November 16/05: The seemingly interminable delays have passed, and J. J. Steinfeld's new chapbook, 'Not a Second More, Not a Second Less' (ISBN 0-9737017-4-9) has arrived! Click HERE for purchasing information!

September 11/05: After a quiet summer, Mercutio Press is back with chapbooks forthcoming from J. J. Steinfeld, Zach Wells, Sandra Bunting and Liane Styker. More information on those coming soon!

June 18/05: Cover scans and an excerpt of Denis Robillard's 'Inside Norwood Hotel' (ISBN 0-9737017-3-0) are finally here! Click HERE for purchasing information!

May 2/05: Mercutio Press is proud to announce the arrival of our latest chapbook! Denis Robillard's 'Inside Norwood Hotel', ISBN 0-9737017-3-0. Click HERE for purchasing information, click HERE for an excerpt and cover scans!

March 9/05: Mercutio Press is proud to announce the arrival of our latest chapbook! Richard L. Provencher's 'In The Light Of Day', ISBN 0-9737017-2-2. Click HERE for purchasing information, click HERE for an excerpt and cover scans!

January 14/05: TWO IMPORTANT UPDATES!!

1) Mercutio Press is proud to announce that our final chapbook of 2004 is now available! Zsolt Alapi's 'Three Stories', ISBN 0-9737017-1-4. Click HERE for purchasing information, click HERE for an excerpt and cover scans!

2) Cover scans and an excerpt of Shane Plante's 'Pockets And Ventricles' are now up! Click HERE to see them! Click HERE for purchasing information.

December 11/04: Mercutio Press is pleased to announce that Jason Heroux's 'Leaving The Road' has sold out! Thanks to everyone who purchased one!

December 11/04: Mercutio Press is proud to present our second annual subscription package! $20 will get you every chapbook and broadside of 2005, postage included, plus a copy of Jeanette Lynes' 'Sporting In New Scotland'! For more info, click HERE.

December 11/04: Mercutio Press is proud to announce our newest chapbook, the second-to-last of 2004: 'Pockets and Ventricles' by Shane Plante! ISBN 0-9737017-0-6. Click HERE for purchasing information!

November 18/04: Cover scans and an excerpt of Jeanette Lyne's 'Sporting In New Scotland' are now up! Click HERE to see them. Click HERE for purchasing information.

October 21/04: Delays and cover problems have been overcome and Jeanette Lynes' 'Sporting In New Scotland' is finally available! ISBN 0-9731768-9-X. Click HERE for purchasing information.

September 1/04:After a long summer hiatus, Mercutio Press is back in business! 'Sporting in New Scotland', a new chapbook by Jeanette Lynes, is going to press and should be available by mid-September! More info to come shortly...

July 9/04: Cover scans and excerpt of Ben Kalman's 'Writing In           Violence' are now up! Click HERE to see them! Click HERE for purchasing information.

June 5/04: Ben Kalman's 'Writing In           Violence' is now available! Click HERE for purchasing information.

May 13/04: Announcing the next Mercutio Press chapbook!! Mercutio press is proud to present 'Writing In           Violence' by Ben Kalman, slated for release May 20th! ISBN 0-9731768-8-1. Click HERE for information on all of our current publications.

April 20/04: Our newest broadside has been uploaded to the site! Scott Taylor's 'Sanctuary' is the fourth Mercutio Press broadside. Click HERE to view it.

April 20/04: Mercutio Press chapbooks are now available at The Word in Montreal. We continue to sell at Footnotes and the Double Hook as well. For more info click HERE.

March 23/04: Cover scans and excerpt of 'In A Dream' are now up! Click HERE to see them!

March 21/04: Wayne Scott Ray's 'In a Dream' is now available! Click HERE for purchasing information. Click HERE for scans of the covers and an excerpt!!

March 1/04: Announcing the next Mercutio Press chapbook!! Mercutio press is proud to present 'In a Dream' by Wayne Scott Ray, slated for release March 15th! ISBN 0-9731768-7-3. Bios and cover scans coming soon!! Click HERE for information on all of our current publications.

January 26/04: For 2004, Mercutio Press is starting a subscription program! Subscriptions are only $20 and will include every chapbook and broadside published in 2004, plus a copy of J. J. Steinfeld's 'Curiosity to Satisfy and Fear to Placate'!! For more information on how to subscribe, click HERE.

January 26/04: We have now placed all three of our broadsides (by Stephanie Bolster, Michael Bryson and Ben Kalman) on the website! You can read them HERE.

December 20/03: Happy holidays to everyone!

Mercutio Press is proud to announce that J. J. Steinfeld's 'Curiosity to Satisfy and Fear to Placate' and Matthew Tierney's 'Trans-Mongolian Express' will be going into a second print run of 100 copies and 50 copies, respectively. Click HERE for purchasing information.

November 10/03: J. J. Steinfeld's 'Curiosity to Satisfy and Fear to Placate' is now available!! Click HERE for purchasing information. Click HERE for an excerpt and to see scans of the covers!

October 25/03: Mercutio Press will be at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair, Saturday November 8th from 12-5pm (More info HERE). There, we will be proud to unveil and sell copies of our newest chapbook - 'Curiosity to Satisfy and Fear to Placate' by J. J. Steinfeld (ISBN 0-9731768-6-5). Cover scans and excerpt all to come!

October 20/03: High praise for Jason Heroux's Leaving the Road! It received a fabulous review by Steven J. Stewart in sidereality. Don't take my word for it - click HERE and read it yourself! Click HERE for information on purchasing it.

October 15/03: Cover scans and an excerpt of Trans-Mongolian Express are now up! Click HERE to see them!!

October 3/03: Matthew Tierney's 'Trans-Mongolian Express' is now available!! click HERE for purchasing information.

September 20/03: Our first four chapbooks are going into a 2nd printing!! Click HERE for details!

September 14/03: Added names and addresses of stores which sell Mercutio Press publications. Click HERE for updated purchasing information.

September 14/03: Matthew Tierney's bio is up. Click HERE to read it.

September 12/03: Announcing the next Mercutio Press chapbook!! Mercutio press is proud to present 'Trans-Mongolian Express' by Matthew Tierney slated for release September 30th! ISBN 0-9731768-5-7. Click HERE for information on all of our current publications.

August 2/03: Cover scans and excerpt of search & rescue are now online! Click HERE to see them!

July 25/03: rob mclennan's 'search & rescue' is now available!! click HERE for purchasing information.

July 24/03: rob mclennan's bio is up. Click HERE to read it.

July 5/03: Announcing the next Mercutio Press chapbook!! Mercutio press is proud to present 'search & rescue' by rob mclennan slated for release July 25th! ISBN 0-9731768-4-9. Bio to come. Click HERE for information on all of our current publications.

May 28/03: Cover scans and an excerpt of Leaving the Road are now on the site! Click HERE to see them.

May 16/03: Mercutio Press is proud to announce that Leaving the Road by Jason Heroux is now available for purchase! HERE for more information.

March 23/03: After an unfortunate delay, Marlène Malenfant's art is now on the site! Click HERE to see it!

February 27/03: The excerpts have been uploaded! Click HERE for an excerpt of Possession by Patrick de Moss and here for a cover scan. Click HERE for an excerpt of Five Muses by Michelle Tracy and Marlène Malenfant, and here for a cover scan. Click here for purchasing information.

February 21/03: Added cover scans of Possession and Five Muses. Click here for purchasing information.

February 18/03: Possession and Five Muses are now available for purchase. Click here for purchasing information. Scans of the covers and an excerpt of each chapbook will soon be uploaded.

-Changed the publication payment from 15 copies to 10 copies or 10% of the print run, whichever is higher.

October 28/02 - Added an excerpt from In the City and a scan of the covers. You can view them HERE.

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