The big news this month is that we're going to open for submissions on December 1st, 2017, and will accept manuscripts until January 31st, 2018. We're using Submittable as for submissions portal. Creating an account at Submittable is free, but we will be charging $18 per submission. Submittable handles the payments. Take note that we will not accept submissions by mail or by email. Submittable is the only option.
Appearances appeared (sorry) on November 1st, as scheduled, and has been well-reviewed. As Ruth Thompson did for her Woman With Crows, Michael has set up his website to display a randomly-chosen poem each week.
And in other news, we've updated the "Covered" poster to include the latest books. You can download either a PDF or a JPG and display it or have it printed. We like Short Run Posters but anyplace that can print an 18 x 24 poster can do the job.
Indeed, as we said in May, all of the 43 North Chapbook Series books have moved to Kindle-only, as have the others we mentioned.
Bit of a hiatus here.
We haven't published any new books since last December, although there's a full-length poetry book out on the horizon.
The current news is that as of June 30, 2017, we're moving the 43 North Chapbook Series to all-digital (Kindle) with no print versions.
If you want print copies of any of these books, be sure to place an order with an online or independent bookseller by mid-June 2017.
In e-book news, SRP is now making its catalog available in Apple's iBooks store. We've started with the new releases, and will work our way back through the catalog until every book is on iBooks. This will take a month or two. If you have an Apple device (or computer) you now have a choice: Kindle or iBooks.
In August we'll begin working on Lisa Rizzo's book of poems, Aways A Blue House.
Jessamyn Smyth's Gilgamesh / Wilderness isn't in house yet, but we're hoping to begin work on it late in the year, and bring it out in early 2017.
Moving a book from "Forthcoming" to its place among our books in print is always a pleasure. Today (June 8th) we moved Jayne Benjulian's Five Sextillion Atoms out of Forthcoming and into Full Length Poetry as well as Featured.
Jayne's book is now available from the usual sources.
Jendi Reiter's novel Two Natures is available for review. Contact Jendi, using the link on her author page. The novel will be published September 15th, 2016. A cover jpg and an interactive press release are now available.
Just for fun, Don Mitchell has created a poster featuring all the SRP covers (the sharp-eyed will notice that although we haven't yet announced Jessamyn Smyth's poetry collection Gilgamesh/Wilderness, we have a cover draft for it). You can download either a PDF or a jpg and do with them as you wish. They are sized for 18 x 24" posters. We and some of our authors have used the online poster printing company Short Run Posters with good results, but there are many others.
The Inugami Mochi has been officially published. The book's page has purchase links.
Production work on Jayne Benjulian's Five Sextillion Atoms is complete, and the book has been uploaded to the printer. The cover image is available on the book's page, and an interactive press release is available now. Advance Review Copies should be available around the end of the month. The book will be published on June 8th, 2016.
Jessamyn Smyth and The Inugami Mochi (which will be out in a few days) are getting some press. Jessamyn will have video of herself reading the title story available soon, and when it is, we'll link to it here.
Work on Jayne Benjulian's Five Sextillion Atoms's cover is complete (the fifth and final version is the one currently on this site), and we're expecting to have advance review copies available in late February. Contact SRP directly if you'd like to review the book.
Jessamyn Smyth's The Inugami Mochi will be officially published on the 15th of this month. It's available for pre-order from the usual online retailers. You can also pre-order the Kindle from Amazon.com.
Work on Jayne Benjulian's Five Sextillion Atom's interior is complete, and cover design is well underway. The book will be officially published in June, with advance review copies available in March. In the software industry one hears about "silent updates," and because a forthcoming book needs a cover for display on this site, we regularly (and silently) upload cover designs on the SRP website. So far, Jayne's book has appeared here with four different covers. There will probably be more.
In other news, our printer/distributer is raising prices. Unfortunately we have to follow, except for the chapbooks, which can stay at $10. The full-length poetry books go from $15 to $16; one fiction book goes from $17 to $19, and the other fiction/memoir books go up $1.
We've adjusted the prices shown here now, but you won't see increased prices at bookstores or online until the printer's increases, which are scheduled for early February, ripple through the distribution system.
So if you've been thinking about buying some SRP books, this would be a good time to do it.
We do have some general SRP news.
We have seven books in the queue for 2016 (some might not be officially published until early 2017).
Lisa Rizzo, Always A Blue House (poetry)
Jessamyn Smyth, Gilgamesh/Wilderness (poetry)
This will bring us to 27 books.
Those of you who follow SRP know that the Hilo editorial and production staff numbers exactly two, both of whom are writers working on other projects (or trying to).
We've decided not to accept unsolicited submissions in 2016 and 2017.
We’ll be taking a sabbatical from publishing in 2017 – our first in six years! Of course the press will continue to operate, but we don't intend to publish any books beyond those we've listed, until 2018.
Every book we've published remains in print! Perhaps you might enjoy the dark comedy of Carol Flynn’s The Animals? Or Don Mitchell’s funny and poignant stories from Nagovisi, A Red Woman Was Crying? Or Tania Pryputniewicz' poems in November Butterfly?
And don't forget that all our books are available in Kindle editions, some at dramatically-reduced prices.