Barrelhouse at AWP

Planning to attend the 2015 AWP Annual Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis

Here’s your guide to all things Barrelhouse.


The Barrelhouse booth is #338. From the book fair entrance, walk toward the back left corner of the enormous room. We’re very close to the “Scott James Bookfair Stage.” We’ve got the brand new Issue 14 for sale, as well as back issues, books, and t-shirts. We’ll also have excellent swag, while supplies last...and something that’s going to make you very glad you brought your smartphone.


Join us (as well as Curbside Splendor Publishing, Anvil Press, Civil Coping Mechanisms, featherproof books, and Tyrus Books) at AWP Small Press Night! Wednesday, April 8, 8pm-12am at Crooked Pine Ale House. Here’s the Facebook event page.


Founding editor Dave Housley will be on the panel at “Pop Goes the Headline: Crafting the Popular in Literary Fiction on Thursday at 9am. Details here


Justin Marks (You’re Going to Miss Me When You’re Bored) will be reading at AWP Small Press Night on Thursday. Here’s that Facebook event page again

On Friday night, Dave Housley reads at the Five Fingered Discount Reading and Reception, sponsored by Dzanc Books, The Normal School, Bluestem, Burlesque Press and Sonora Review. Facebook event page.


Follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates on the states of our hangovers, what would be really cool if you brought it to our table for us to eat/drink, the chance to be nominated for a Pushcart Prize, things we think are funny that nobody else does, alerts about when the Hobart table is giving away hundred dollar bills, and more!

Barrelhouse Proper: @barrelhouse

Becky Barnard:@beckybarnard

Killian Czuba:  @killianczuba

Erin Fitzgerald: @gnomeloaf

Dave Housley: @housleydave

Joe Killiany: @joekilliany

Matt Perez: @mattperez18


We’ve got you covered. 

  • Check out the Twitter hashtag #BadAWPAdvice. The hashtag was created by Dave when he was bored one night, and includes lots of bad and some actual good advice from our editors, our friends, and loads of other people who have learned to not take the whole thing so seriously: 

  • Listen to Book Fight’s Dispatches from the Writer-Industrial Complex from 2013  and 2014.

  • AWP has a nifty smartphone app this year. Among other things, you can search for booth locations by publication name! Visit the iTunes or Android stores, search for “AWP,” scroll past a couple of cool looking first person shooter games, and you’ll find it.

  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.