June 25th, 2006

Grants Pass

Grants Pass

This is the letter I just sent out to my Grants Pass authors. Feel free to chime in your two cents worth.

Hello Everyone,

I know it has been a long time since I've spoken to most of you. Grants Pass has been a multi-year adventure for me as well. But, it looks like we are coming to the end of one phase (compiling and editing) and moving towards the beginning of the next phase (publication).

I've finally reached the 57,000 mark on Grants Pass and approved a query for a 12,000 word story. This will bump us up to well over my 60,000 word minimum. At that point, Grants Pass will be officially closed but, I will still allow the occasional story in based on recommendations of other Grants Pass Authors until we need to set the copy edit and go to press.

At this time, I have a query into DAW that has been there for almost two months without a response yet (not unusual) and I have several friends who have contacts into TOR. Hopefully soon, a second query will be going out to them.

What do I need from you? Two things: First, I need a 100-250 word bio for the anthology. Second, I need your opinion on something.

As much as I want to go with a big name publisher on this project, I am willing to drop to a small press or even Print on Demand (though, that is my last desire). I'm wondering what your thoughts are: Hold out for big press, look into small press or investigate something like lulu.com and do POD. Also, do you have a recommendation on the small press?

Thanks!
Jennifer
Editor, Grants Pass Anthology