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Launch of NMIT student new indie press - fox and copy

25 Mar 2013

NMIT Bachelor of Writing and Publishing graduate, Kylie Brusaschi, launches her independent poetry press, fox & copy in Fitzroy this month. The first book to be published by the imprint is Krystle Herdy's Mythology Mechanic.

“I am ecstatic to be published by fox & copy, a press dedicated to unearthing and promoting the feminine voice,” said Melbourne-based poet, Krystle Herdy.

Herdy is one of Melbourne's many talented new voices to benefit from the flourishing of independent publishing. “Small presses are where it's at in publishing as more and more people are realising the power of DIY on a larger scale,” explained Kylie Brusaschi.

Kylie started her publishing career by making zines. She enrolled in the Bachelor of Writing and Publishing after studying Professional Writing and Editing at NMIT. “The natural unfolding of this practice seemed to be a small press. The Publishing Lab at NMIT was a great stomping ground that allowed my skills and ideas to flourish,” said Kylie.

As well as providing a space for students to develop new imprints and explore emergent publishing platforms such as ebooks, the Publishing Lab (a dedicated space within the Bachelor of Writing and Publishing) is the editorial and production centre for Inscribe, the literary newspaper published in partnership with the City of Darebin. “Being part of Inscribe opened my eyes to all the amazing programs just waiting for people to volunteer their time and ideas for,” said Brusaschi who maintains her involvement with the paper as the community group Editor-in-chief now that she has completed her studies at NMIT.

“We are tremendously proud of Kylie's achievements,” said Paul Ashton, Lecturer and Publishing Coordinator of the Bachelor of Writing and Publishing. He added, “She has done an amazing job in getting this exciting new press up and running.” “! predict fox & copy will become a serious force to be reckoned with in the small press publishing world,” agreed Herdy. Mythology Mechanic is her first book of poetry.

Fox & copy will launch Mythology Mechanic at The Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St, Fitzroy on 14 April, 7pm till late.

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