I'm pleased to announce--no, actually I'm ecstatic--that my manuscript "My Dear, Dear Stagger Grass" will be published by Cider Press Review after winning their inaugural Editor's Prize. The day that Ruth Foley, managing editor of the press, called me with the news I was speechless, stunned with joy. And I'm still celebrating.
Congratulations, too, to the runner-up and honorable mentions:
Snow White, When No One Was Looking, Donna Prinzmetal
The Green Cup, V. P. Loggins
The Principle of Flickering, Laura Donnelly
Planetary Nights, Jeanne J. LeVasseur
My Dear, Dear Stagger Grass will be released in the fall of 2013.
I've followed the recent history of the press and admire so much the work that they're doing, the authors that they are publishing. I had the pleasure of hearing Landon Godfrey, author of Second-Skin Rhinestone-Spangled Nude Souffle Choffon Gown, read last fall; I've enjoyed reading Liz Robbins's Play Button; and I fell for the poetry of Joseph Fasano, author of Fugue for Other Hands, when he won the Rattle Poetry Prize a few years ago. Landon, Liz, and Joseph are all past winners of the Cider Press Book Award.
If you're not familiar with this press, please do check it out:
Cider Press Review website