Thursday, January 28, 2010

Feedback, Anyone?

Hopefully, you have had a chance to read our latest issue, Vol. 25:3, which was shipped early January. Of course, as anxious parents, we simply love to hear how the latest creative "child" has been received! We have gotten some lovely emails, and several of you have filled out the Survey Monkey survey via our website (thanks!) But we'd love to hear from more readers.

As we begin to develop and expand our interactive abilities, we are hoping that we can begin a dialogue with our readers, and possibly facilitate a dialogue among you. Step one is to set up feedback mechanisms (such as the Survey Monkey questionaire), and of course we are reading and responding to our Facebook page. What next? What else would you like to see, either on this blog, or on the Calyx website? You can enter comments below, or email us at info(at)calyxpress(dot)org.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sarah Lantz Memorial Poetry prize Winner Announced!

We congratulate Penelope Scambly Schott for her winning book, Crow Mercies. Penelope is the winner of our first Sarah Lantz Memorial Poetry Book Prize. There were many entries, and it was not an easy decision, but final judge Colleen McElroy selected Crow Mercies from a final group of eight books.

Because the lead time on book publication is so early, we got busy right away! Crow Mercies has an ISBN number, and we have entered the summaries and other needed info online with our distributor -- a January deadline for an October printing! As someone who is relatively new to this, it is interesting to me how long a lead time there is for many aspects of the production.

I'll be blogging along the way, as I learn more about how to produce a book of poetry!
-- Cathy

Monday, January 11, 2010

It's here!

Cathy and I stood in the empty parking lot of the storage locker facility. We were waiting for the drop-off. When the guy's truck pulled up, I knew it would be the good stuff. He unlatched the back of the truck...yeah, the good stuff.

Yes, our friend in the delivery truck was dropping off the newest issue (winter 2010 vol. 25:3) of CALYX! The cover features a lovely wrap-around black and white photograph by University of Oregon senior Andi Calliope Linden. I couldn't wait to get back to the office and take a peak at the full-color art and pages of delicious prose and poetry.

-Becky, Associate Editor and storage locker goon