24 November 2016
It’s Small Press Week! Today we’re focusing on who and what makes us grateful to be in publishing.
First of all, I’m grateful to you. Thanks for stopping by! Readers are some of the best people I know, and I am grateful when you invest your time in reading our books. Ask any writer how much work it is to write a story or a poem or an entire novel. It’s similarly hard work to edit, design and format the actual book. Without you, our efforts would be for nothing.
I’m extraordinarily grateful to work with so many wickedly clever editors and writers, who are also often luminously kind and good people. Special shout-outs to Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, who edited Apocalypse Now: Poems & Prose from the End of Days and carries the Floodgate Poetry Series every year from cradle to grave; to Phoebe Wagner and Brontë Wieland, who are currently editing Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk & Eco-Speculation; and to H. L. Nelson, who edited Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up To No Good with me, and who will be co-editing another women-focused anthology with me next year.
I’m thankful for my family, friends, and co-workers, who are constant sources of support and inspiration. A special shout out to my husband, who juggles so many things so that I can keep this business going.
I’m also thankful for gummy bears and Kroger’s double chocolate protein bars, which have been a significant source of comfort to me.
Finally, thank you to everybody who makes the human race look a little more human. I’m so glad that you are here with me.
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