It's that odd week between spring semester and summer 1, and I'm here catching up and being lonely. In past years I enjoyed the quiet, but this year it's bothering me. I'm not sure what that means. I still have a lot of photocopying and syllabus writing to do this week, along with fun stuff for the Press. You'd think that fewer people would mean fewer distractions and better productivity, but for me the opposite is true.
Tomorrow's my birthday, and I think it's going to be a crummy one.
Okay, I will now purge this entry of negativity and speak only of happy things!
Gary has some good news over here. Many congrats to you and FDR!
Jen and Amy just got some poems picked up. Hooray!
Finally we're getting most of the NEOMFA posse on Facebook. Did you also know that you can become a fan of the University of Akron Press over there? We won't send you a million messages or anything. We just want to be loved! And to showcase our new titles.
Speaking of the UA Press, please note two changes I've made to the Akron Poetry Prize guidelines. Manuscripts should be single spaced, not double, and we now accept manuscripts of 48+ pages (formerly 60-100). More info here. This year's judge is Rita Dove. Other manuscripts submitted for the poetry prize may also be considered for publication in the series.
Ordered our AWP table for Barn Owl Review, and got totally confused by the website and ended up, I think, ordering it twice. Damn it. But at least we're going! We aren't sharing space with the Akron Series in Poetry this time, either, which will leave room for the twig and owl pellet installation I dreamed up for last year. Hold the pellets, of course.
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