Jun 06, 2017
Publishing made real, new intern Erin McInerney
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Publishing made real, new intern Erin McInerney

Blog post by Erin McInerney I am in the strange position of having fallen in the middle of my two career goals. As a young, young child, I wanted to be an illustrator. Drawing was all I ever wanted to do, and there are some days...
Nov 28, 2016
“Editing is my calling,” our new intern Katharine Hale
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“Editing is my calling,” our new intern Katharine Hale

Blog post by Katharine Hale I went through a lot of different phases of deciding what I wanted to be when I grew up. When I was in elementary school, I went through the usual rotation of ballerina, veterinarian, and teacher, with the slightly more unique...
Jun 18, 2016
Ever Sell A Book? PW, Blog
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Ever Sell A Book? PW, Blog

Our column in Publishers Weekly http://publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/columns-and-blogs/soapbox/article/69567-ever-try-to-sell-a-book-it-s-not-easy.html   Ever Try to Sell a Book? It’s Not Easy An independent publisher faces retail customers By Steven Semken | Mar 04, 2016 As an independent book publisher for the past 24 years, I’m often asked to participate in...
Sep 16, 2015
On Publishing & Rhythm – Adam the Intern
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On Publishing & Rhythm – Adam the Intern

Introducing our latest intern Adam Jaschen . A few of his thoughts on publishing. I grew up surrounded by musicians, and it always felt like a beat was present, either in the air or in the way the people around me moved, worked, and spoke. To...
Jun 16, 2015
Why Publishing?
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Why Publishing?

Meet out new publishing intern, Samantha Futhey . This past April, I attended the Association of Writers and Publishers conference in Minneapolis, representing Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment as their poetry editor. The book fair overwhelmed me in its impressive presentation of printed books and...
Jun 10, 2015
Contributor Copies, Small Presses, and Financial Reimbursement for Creative Writing
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Contributor Copies, Small Presses, and Financial Reimbursement for Creative Writing

AUTHOR’S NOTE: For the uninitiated, a contributor copy is a free or reduced price volume provided to an author whose work appears in that volume. If you’ve just opened your Writer’s Market, those italicized cc‘s next to the various listings refer to contributor copies...
Jun 04, 2015
Publishing Tips: So You Want to Be Anthologized
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Publishing Tips: So You Want to Be Anthologized

by Stefanie Brook Trout and Taylor Brorby The word anthology comes from the Greek anthologia, meaning a “flower collection,” and each essay, story, and poem in an anthology is like a flower in a carefully tended garden. Anthologists, like good gardeners, cultivate, weed, and...
Jan 19, 2015
Show, Don’t Tell– From The Intern
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Show, Don’t Tell– From The Intern

I run my own blog now, and recently I wrote a little series about show, don’t tell. Most writers have heard that phrase before but struggle to understand what it means. Here is the introduction of my series. If you want to read my original...
Dec 21, 2014
2014 Was A Literary Publishing Blur
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2014 Was A Literary Publishing Blur

A tiny year-in-review blog post for 2014. This year several changes to the press occurred, primarily, for the first time I had interns, who each in their own way did wonderful and remarkable tasks: editing, organizing an entire anthology, planning events, some marketing, read...
Oct 30, 2014
Midwest Connection Pick for Chasing Weather
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Midwest Connection Pick for Chasing Weather

Exciting News! from http://midwestbooksellers.org/2014/10/midwest-connections-picks-december-2014/ Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies in Word & Image A Photography and Poetry book by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and Stephen Locke. September 19, 2014. Paperback, $25.00. Ice Cube Press. ISBN: 9781888160826 “The sky is made of rivers before and after they became rivers,” Caryn writes...