Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015 Crisis Chronicles Press Publication Schedule

Those who know me best know I am always (at least since 2009) behind in my Crisis Chronicles Press commitments.  There are a number of reasons for this.  One minor one is that I've traditionally had difficulty saying no to a project I love, even if I have a lot on my plate already.  Though "we" are pretty much a one-person operation, some of the best writing I've ever encountered has made it into my inbox and I just had to say yes to publishing it.  However, I'm doing better at setting limits for myself.  Actually, I committed to doing better around a year ago, though I'm still working on making my better even better and catching up.  Being so far behind is simply unacceptable. 

With that in mind, I've put together an ambitious 2015 publishing schedule that I believe I can stick to (albeit somewhat flexibly).  Bear in mind that this schedule is inexact.  Some of the publications will be perfect bound and require me to pay a printer, while others will be hand-bound with materials I already have on hand.  Sometimes, if funds are short, I may skip ahead and do a less expensive book out of order.  Also, some of these books have firmer deadlines than others, either because they were submitted and accepted for publication earlier than others or because they already have immutable launch events scheduled for them.  And you'll notice I've frontloaded the schedule a bit, so it looks like Crisis Chronicles has less on tap for the second half of the year.  That'll give us some catch up time if we need it.  But no matter what, all these books will be published in 2015. 

And what fine books they are!  I am thrilled to have the privilege of publishing such excellent work by some of the world's best living writers.  I'm pretty sure you're gonna love these books as well.

Reminder: this schedule is only a rough guideline.  A few titles may get moved around depending on how things go, but hopefully not too much. 

[Last updated 3//2015.]

January 2015:

#ThisISCLE: An Anthology of the 2014 Best Cleveland Poem Competition by various authors (edited by Dianne Borsenik)

Be Closer for My Burn by Robin Wyatt Dunn

February 2015:

Poems for Explosion by John G. Hall

March 2015:

Cutting the Möbius by Jonathan Thorn

Thunderclap Amen by Dianne Borsenik

Ohio Triangle by Alex Gildzen

Balefire by Susan A. Sheppard

Bookmobile by David S. Pointer

Contents Under Pressure by Kevin Ridgeway

When You Don't Know Who You Are by Alinda Dickinson Wasner

April 2015:

Oct Tongue 2 by Eric Anderson, Margaret Bashaar, Dianne Borsenik, Kathleen Cerveny, Juliet Cook, Mark Sebastian Jordan, Lyn Lifshin, and George Wallace

Special Watch by Richard M. O'Donnell

May 2015:

god save your mad parade by Austen Roye

Matilda's Battle Waltz by Tracie Morell

June 2015:

Fractured Fairy Tales by William Merricle

Ship of Theseus by Christopher Willard

July 2015:

Of Friends & Liars & Intelligent Crows by Carolyn Srygley-Moore

Inquiry into Loneliness by Meg Harris

August 2015:

Desire Doesn't Work Here by Lisa Cihlar

Field Notes by Heather Ann Schmidt

September 2015:

Turnstile Burlesque by John Greiner

This Frankenstein Union by Esteban Colon

October 2015:

The Gravity of Chainsaws by Azriel Johnson

Malformed Confetti by Juliet Cook

PLUS (months yet to be determined for these - could be in November, December or earlier depending on time and when the manuscripts are finalized):

Works by Christopher Franke, Catherine Criswell, John Dorsey, Helen Shepard, Steven B. Smith, and ?

That's more than two dozen publications.  So if there was ever a year to purchase a year's subscription to Crisis Chronicles Press, this is it.  Thank you for your amazing support and patience and poetry.

Peace, love and all of the above,

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