Republic of Consciousness

Book of the Month


Republic of Consciousness Book of the Month

A new small press book delivered to your door every month. In association with 3:AM Magazine.

$16 (£12.50) a month (or $20/$24 (£14.50/18.50) for EU/international subscribers), and we’ll send you a monthly small press book – all the proceeds will go towards our prize-pot, i.e. to the shortlisted & winning small presses. They will be newly published, or even sometimes slightly ahead of publication. We will list the next three month’s titles below, so you don’t pre-order them yourself. 

You’ll be charged at the beginning of the month, and the books will be sent out towards the end of each month.

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In association with 3:AM magazine, who publish a review and an extract of each book just before it’s sent out.

Next up: Plastic Emotions by Shiromi Pinto (Influx Press)



august 2019: Patience by toby litt (Galley beggar press)

Patience is a remarkable story of love and friendship, courage and adventure – and finding joy in the most unlikely of settings. Elliott and Jim are going to have some fun.


September 2019: Loop by Brenda Lozano, tr. annie mcdermott

from the publisher:

Loop is a love story narrated from the point of view of a woman who waits for her boyfriend Jonás to return from a trip to Spain. They met when she was recovering from an accident and he had just lost his mother. Soon after that, they were living together. She waits for him as a sort of contemporary Penelope who, instead of knitting only to then un-knit, she writes and erases her thoughts in a notebook: Proust, a dwarf, a swallow, a dreamy cat or David Bowie singing ‘Wild is the Wind’, make up some of the strands that are woven together in this tapestry of longing and waiting.

Written in a sometimes irreverent style, in short fragments that at points are more like haikus than conventional narrative prose, this is a truly original reflection on love, relationships, solitude and the aesthetics and purpose of writing.