Forward motion has not been as fast as any of us would like, but it has been happening. Here is an update on what is going on behind the scenes:
1. All rejection notices on pieces that have been decided so far have gone out as of this afternoon.
2. We are continuing to read and discuss the submissions that remain in the queue--if you have not received a rejection notice, then you are still under consideration.
3. As we continue to make decisions, notifications will go out at the time the final decision is made.
4. What seemed like a simple diagnosis with an effective treatment turned out to be wrong, and my health issues are continuing, but with Jaimie and Kiel's assistance, we are managing to get through the backlog of submissions and hope to begin announcing some actual new releases by the beginning of summer.
Thank you to everyone who has been incredibly patient through this time. If we were a larger press, one person's illness would be a mild inconvenience. When you're a three person operation, it has a much more significant impact. Together, the three of us are doing everything that we can to get the press back on track toward its continuing mission of publishing the best poetry that we can find. As we move past this next step of our development, please also watch this space for new calls for submissions, special projects, and potentially even a broadening of the genres that we work in.
Jane's Boy Press