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Uncapping The Press: My Introduction to Bottlecap Press & Top Picks of 2015

by Carolyn Decarlo

“My introduction to Bottlecap Press began in early 2015, when I contacted CA Mullins about reviewing Beyza Ozer’s chapbook Good Luck with the Moon & Stars & Stuff. He was game, and though Bottlecap was just getting started—Beyza’s book hadn’t yet been printed—he offered to send a stack of chapbooks to New Zealand when he could. And he followed through on it. The way he saw it, “a press is nothing without the support of the community.”

‘I really just want to help artists get out there, because I know how it feels to be an artist trying to get out there, and the fact that people are willing to accept the folks I’m working with makes me feel like it’s not all in vain.’ –CA Mullins

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Speaking to me in January, CA had made a plan to put out “at least a few chapbooks per month for all of 2015.” I looked forward to getting a few books in the mail, but didn’t think too much about Bottlecap’s long game. With so many creative projects, we start out with high ambitions and find ourselves changing and revising them as time goes on, and certain setbacks—finances, time, energy—set in.”

Read the full post at FANZINE

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