The Belleville Park Pages is a publication printed on real life paper. We print contemporary writers from all over the place, everywhere. We released our first issue from a box attic in Paris in June 2013. Since then, we've published 300 writers from 30 different countries.
The Pages are released every 2 weeks. They fit in your pocket. We're trying to make contemporary literature accessible, tangible and fresh. This means publications that cost less than a beer, publications that come out frequently, publications that fit in your back pocket.
You can get a Page in your pocket by visiting one of of our stockists - like Shakespeare & Company (Paris), Foyles (London), City Lights (San Francisco) and Powell's Books (Portland). You can also get a Page sent straight to your door by ordering it online. People all over the world are writing more than ever before. You can read what's being written in the Pages.
To complement the twice-monthly Page, we also wack stuff on our Web Page. Four or five of the writers in the Page will have more work on the Web Page, a scrolling mosaic of faces and the words that come out of them.
We started this after bumping into each other on May 24th 2013 at a poetry event in Paris and discussing how literary publications in the contemporary sphere need a shake up. After ten days of running around trying to find paper and words, a collective €40 and lots of ink stamp testing - we printed our first issue and started to see whether bookshops wanted to stock a zine that came out every two weeks for €2/£2.
There's lots of people who have helped make the Pages happen. These four babes are big in the game regarding that