"Thank you so much for sending this. We love it and would be interested in publishing it during our 2014 series if that suits you, most likely sometime in January-March."dancing girl press will be publishing my first chapbook Imago early next year. dancing girl press will be publishing my first chapbook Imago early next year?! What?!
I am ecstatic. I am amazed. I am shocked. I am excited. But mostly I am attempting to suspend my disbelief. Because if I don't believe it, who else will?
I can't wait to see the fun collage-y cover design that dancing girl press's editor Kristy Bowen comes up with for my group of poems. And I can't wait to hold that little book in my hands. I am so humbled and proud to be a new addition to the wonderful dancing girl press chapbook series.
I'm also very flattered to have been among the first round of acceptances for this open reading period, as I learned from today's post on Kristy Bowen's blog, of which I have been an interested reader for the past couple of years:
"I've also made a good month's headway into our open reading period submissions and have made a few decisions, put aside a bunch to re-read later, and released some back into the wild. We still have a couple months left, so I'm trying not to snatch up the first lovely things I see to make us way too full to accept anything that comes at the end. Since I tend to take on what I want, it's not usually an issue, but this year's schedule is pretty tight all the way through November, which leaves less leeway for books published in 2014. We also have our big 10 year anniversary coming up next year, which means a bit more craziness I'm planning. It's hard to imagine that I've been doing this for 10 years and how much our little press has grown in that time."Congratulations on ten years, dancing girl press! I hope there are many more years to come.