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.