Thursday, October 12, 2006

Holy Shit!

Dear Morgan Lucas Schuldt,

I am pleased to tell you that I have selected VERGE to appear on Free Verse Editions 2006 list. Free Verse Editions is emerging as one of the most audacious lists anywhere, and is highly innovative in its use of new technologies for publishing and the internet for distribution, so you are to be congratulated. I thought your book was highly original and linguistically mesmerizing.

The editor-in-chief of Parlor Press, Dave Blakesley will get in touch with you sometime in the next 30 days to give you details about the contract offer and production window.

Generally speaking, we need 6-9 months (on average) after receipt of the final manuscript to complete the production process and publish the book. For a Fall release, that means we need it in the March-April window. That includes submission of permission information (if any permissions are needed), art work, and suggestions for the cover design. So, judging by our production history, your book will be out next Fall (2007).

Lastly, would you supply me with a short paragraph describing your book? This will be used for advertising purposes. These can be tricky to write, but it is worth spending some time on. (I'll also edit it too). I'd like to have the paragraph sometime in the next two weeks, if possible. And a phone number in case I need to get up with you.

The 2005 Free Verse Editions books are coming out in print as I speak. They will be up on the web within a week.

Again, warm congratulations! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Yours,

Jon

20 comments:

Kristi Maxwell said...

hurrah! whew! yes-uh!

my long-distance toast to you.

Eduardo C. Corral said...

Wonderful news! Was this an email or snail-mail letter?

Morgan Lucas Schuldt said...

Email

Ivy said...

Congratulations!

Adam said...

This is great news. great great news.

So glad to be on the same press w/ you and yr poems.

Congrats all around.

Miriam said...

Morgan!!

I'm so proud of you!

What a year for you and your poems! I will be having a cocktail (blueberry juice and seltzer) in your honor.

Now we're BOTH pregnant! (You with publications and support from your friends) ;p

Love love love,
Miriam.

PS - Who's Eduardo?

C. Dale said...

Congratulations!

Michael Rerick said...

yes yes and yes and yes. so so so and finally so. if in my hand if so and in my hand, the book and so and pleasurably so. yes and yes. and yesa!

congrats and wonderful. it will be a handsome bulge on the bookshelf.

Michael said...

"Big time, Bill! Big time, big time!"

Matthew Thorburn said...

Congratulations! That is excellent news.

Kitchen Press said...

wow. that's awesome. congrats. thomas david lisk, whoes book is coming out on Parlor Press very soon, will also have a chapbook out on Kitchen Press. nice connection going there.

steph said...

yay!!!! this is fantastic news; i am so proud of you!

Morgan Lucas Schuldt said...

Thanks everyone! I'm still totally blown away by the whole turn of events. Crazy, crazy times...

sue carnahan said...

Congratulations, Morgan! What fabulous and well deserved news! 2007 is looking like a very good year for you...

amfine said...

Ohhh man...soooo good. All your hard work paying back. You must be very happy. We are happy for you also Morgan, goosebumps and giggles...congratulations to you! See you to hug you soon...

Marjorie said...

Oh, a very good thing, this! Have you stopped by the Poetry Center to see who gets to sit next to you on the shelf?

Richard said...

Right on!

Morgan Lucas Schuldt said...

Thanks Anne, Sue, Marjoria, and Richard. The glow still hasn't faded. It's crazy!

Sandra said...

I know I'm just one more voice in the choir, but CONGRATULATIONS--I'm really looking forward to seeing this book. Perhaps we can lure you back east for a signing. ..

Morgan Lucas Schuldt said...

Thanks, Sandra. If there's a venue, I'm there!