Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Intern, New Updates!

I'm Shayna, and I just started as an intern here at CALYX last week. I'm having fun so far, and there's lots going on here at CALYX.

First of all, we at CALYX are excited about a few things:
  • Tonight, September 16, at Annie Bloom's Bookstore in Portland there will be a reading by five of our most recently published authors from Oregon! Mary Calvin, Helen Gerhardt, Lois Rosen, Felicity Shoulders, and Leslie What will be there!
  • Leslie has been nominated for the Ken Kesey Award for fiction for "Crazy Love." Congratulations to her!
  • RIGHT NOW!! We are accepting manuscripts for the Sarah Lantz Memorial Poetry Book Prize. The contest is open until September 30th, so get your manuscripts mailed in ASAP, poets! Go to for details!
  • Our annual Glitterati event will be an exciting night of spice--Friday, October 9. Tickets are on sale now at!
  • There's another CALYX reading next month, October 30 at Bluestockings in New York: Rhonda Zangwill, Tess Taylor, and Cass Dalglish will be the stars of the show!

There are a few things I am working on as an intern, too.

  • Because so many authors from California were published in issue 25:2, I am working on setting up a reading for them in the Bay area.
  • Hopefully, I will be able to set up another Oregon reading for some of our recent authors. Salem has been suggested as a possible location!

Remember, we're open for prose and poetry submissions annually starting October 1 through December 31. That's coming up soon!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My last day at CALYX.

Hi, blogosphere.

Today is my last day at CALYX, and I'm getting all my last minute things in order, handing over my projects to a new intern, and making a checklist of things I have to have done before I go. Today is also my last full day in the state of Oregon. Being here has been a completely new experience for me. I've seen new things, met new people, and had some of the most valuable experiences of my life. I know this isn't the end of my time spent in the publishing world, but it's still very sad for me to leave.

I was very fortunate to intern here in the midst of a lot of change in the organization. I've seen a great number of things happen. At the same time, there are so many things here that I won't get to be a part of! Today we're sending out invites to the Glitterati. Unfortunately, I'll be in Columbus when the Glitterati actually happens. I'm still happy to be a part of the invitation-sending; I just wish I could see the real thing!

I hope to come back to Oregon sometime. I've been very happy here. I'm glad I got to be a part of starting this CALYX blog, and I hope it continues to be a part of the organization in the future. I'll be reading to see what else is going on once I leave!

Thanks for everything, readers, contributors, and everyone else!