Last weekend, editors Angela Palm, Jessica Nelson, and Erika Nichols (left to right) came to my place to work on the anthology we’re publishing, The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2013.
Thanks to their hard work, we’re incredibly close to submitting the final page proofs to the publisher. I’ve been spending long hours huddled over my laptop, re-learning how to use Adobe InDesign (I used it years ago as an intern at Alice James Books, and I used Pagemaker way back when I was the nerd designing my high school’s yearbook). The finished book will look professional and worthy of the high-quality writing inside.
This is the BWW’s first self-publishing venture. I feel so privileged to have seen some of the pieces in this anthology emerge as drafts in workshop and, through painstaking revisions, become stellar pieces of writing.
Stay tuned for information on our “book tour.” Since we have so many authors, we’ll have multiple readings–so we’ll have many opportunities for you to celebrate this collection of local writing with your fellow writers and lovers of literature.