Late last spring we put out the call for submissions of full-length manuscripts, and since then, so many fantastic poets have given us the opportunity to read their work. It’s an incredible honor to spend time with these manuscripts that are on their way to being books. In truth, we underestimated the difficulty of some of the decisions we had to make. Some manuscripts we didn’t feel were ready. Some authors we didn’t feel were ready. And others simply weren’t for us. In the end, we weren’t looking for just a good book but a book that was representative of what we’d like Spark Wheel Press to become.
We are beyond delighted to say that we’ve found what we’re looking for. In 2013, Spark Wheel Press will be publishing Steven Schroeder’s The Royal Nonesuch.
We will have so much more to say about this in the coming weeks, but today we want to start by introducing you to Steven and by inviting you to join us in the celebration.
Steven D. Schroeder’s first book was Torched Verse Ends. His poetry is available from New England Review, Pleiades, Verse, Indiana Review,The Journal, The Laurel Review, Copper Nickel, Drunken Boat, The Collagist, The Rumpus, and Verse Daily. Pieces have also appeared by invitation in city parks, public transportation, and business waiting rooms. He edits the online poetry journal Anti-, serves as a contributing editor for River Styx, and works as a Certified Professional Résumé Writer. In high school, he wrote an epic, unfinished fantasy novel during AP Calculus, including maps, bestiaries, and a history of the world. A Colorado kid at heart, he now lives in St. Louis.
Congratulations, Steven, and welcome to Spark Wheel Press.