new look website coming soon - apologies for any weird shit that happens while it's under construction
events / 2020:
We're taking a short break but will be back in May 2020.
Most of our zines and books are now available to buy online at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LessThan500Press
Foxhole zine and other Less Than 500 Press publications will be on sale at the following events. Or just come along and read something for free without buying anything.
Self Publishing Artists' Market
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Saturday 9th May - POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA
Turn the Page Norwich
The Forum, Norwich
Friday 15th and Sat 16th May
London Radical Book Fair
Great Hall, Goldsmiths University
Saturday 27th June, 12pm to 6pm
DIY Art Market London
DIY Art Market Brighton
Radical Bookfair London
PROCESS! at Somerset House
London Art Book Fair @ Whitechapel Gallery
South London Comic & Zine Fair
Baltic Artists Book Market, Newcastle
Print Stuff, York
Turn The Page, Norwich
PAGES - Leeds International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair
Edinburgh Artists Bookmarket
Liverpool Artists Bookmarket
Norwich Zine Fair
Makers Crusade London
LESS THAN 500 WHAT?
Ever had a shit job, or one that is made worse by morons?
Do you find your life dictated by bullshit targets, jargon or
the feeling that you are wasting your life making money for someone else?
Our press name comes from one such piece of nonsense. An unrealistic target, some upbeat newspeak, or corporate claptrap, that means nothing in the grand scheme of things, but for some of us, decides what kind of day we might have, or how much of our soul we have sacrificed as we crawl out of the office at the end of the day.
'Now we the working population
Hate the fact that eight hours a day
Is wasted on chasing the dream of someone that isn't us
And we may not hate our jobs
But we hate jobs in general
That don't have to do with fighting our own causes
We the working population
Hate the nine-to-five day-in day-out
When we'd rather be supporting ourselves
By being paid to perfect the pasttimes
That we have harbored based solely on the fact
That it makes us smile if it sounds dope'
Aesop Rock, 9-5ers Anthem
(paraphrased by one word)
© LESS THAN FIVE HUNDRED PRESS 2020