I’ll be honest, I’ve been on the academic job market for a while now. As Paul Ruffin’s assistant, then “acting” director of Texas Review Press since his death, I have known for a couple of years that I needed to be looking for a new job. What I’ve found is that there are not a lot of job openings in publishing for people with my experience.
I have had the very good fortune of connecting with a group of editors I know and respect, and I have signed on with them at Goliad Review & Press as Production Manager.
Still, that doesn’t satisfy all the requests I have from writers and editors. These are two groups of people I have come to know, and they sometimes overlap. The writers want help getting their work to press, and the editors want work to edit. So, I’m starting a small publishing business that will publish a few titles per year as well as offering a variety of author services. I’m excited about the launch of Madville Publishing, and I hope you will take a look at all we have to offer there.
I’m heading to AWP 2018. I’m really looking forward to this conference, and I hope to see many of my writing friends there. You will find me in one of two places for most of the conference: The Texas Review Press Booth #751 or the Goliad Review & Press table, #T320.
Here is my schedule:
Thursday 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Author signing–Curt Eriksen, A Place of Timeless Harmony, TRP booth #751. (I’ll have to leave at 4:15, but Curt will be there till 5:00)
Thursday 4:30-5:45 PM
I will be moderator for “The Places America Forgot,” Room 11, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor (My friends Michael Gills and Joseph D. Haske will be reading from their fiction.)
Friday 1:00-3:00 PM
Author signing–Theodora Bishop, On the Rocks, TRP booth #751
Friday 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Author signing–Michael Gills, The House Across from the Deaf School and “The Death of Bonnie and Clyde” and Other Stories, TRP booth #751
(last year there was whiskey)
Saturday 11:30-1:30 PM
Author signing–Lindsay Illich, “Rile & Heave,” TRP booth #751
I can, at last, brag about my new position at Goliad Review and Press. Since last November, I have been working with some friends from South Texas to bring a new literary journal and press to life. Have a look at this page, and you’ll see my name on the masthead as Production Manager. https://www.goliadreview.com/contact/
It’s a pleasure to work with this bunch of very smart men, and so many talented authors.
I am honored to have been invited to speak in the beautiful Ecuadorian city of Cuenca at the Cuenca International Writers Conference May 28-June 1, 2018.