My book manuscript, This Many Miles from Desire, has been accepted for publication by WordTech Editions, an imprint of WordTech Communications. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Wordtech has published books by Allison Joseph, Nick Carbo, Ravi Shankar, Barry Spacks, Maxine Scates, Liza Wieland, and many other fine poets. I received the e-mail from editor Kevin Walzer last week and signed the contract and dropped it in the mail yesterday.
This is my first full-length book (I had a chapbook in 1999) so you can imagine how excited I am! They have scheduled it for publication in June 2007. If you or anybody you know would like to get on a list to receive an e-mail or postcard when the book is out, let me know. In the meantime, I'll be thinking about cover art, writers to ask for blurbs, and a few new poems to include in the manuscript.
Thank you again so much, Kevin! I'm going to celebrate and bask in a little joy.