'Snowing Fireflies' to be Published by Folded Word Press

I recently learned, and it was announced today, that my chapbook manuscript, Snowing Fireflies, was selected for publication by Folded Word Press (Big Big Big Thank You, Jessi and company…). Slated for publication in summer 2010, the manuscript contains 15 stories, among which 8 have been previously published, 2 are forthcoming in PicFic, and 5 are previously unpublished. The pieces in this collection, to me, feel innocent yet mature, much different from my usual work. I'm not really sure what that means.

It feels good and a little scary to say, “I have a chapbook coming out.” This gives me a little hope, though, as it seems very hard to find good publishers willing to take on new authors. I often feel like a ‘marginal writer’ whose work is readily dismissible, but this makes me think maybe I do have something to offer the writing community—something to contribute to the culture, however small or insignificant.

Here is the title story, “Snowing Fireflies.” Thank you for your time…

29 comments:

Ravi Mangla said...

Big congrats, Eric.

ben spivey said...

This is big news Eric. You deserve it! Congrats.

Ethel Rohan said...

Fantastic news, Eric. I'm so happy for you. I look forward to the read!

DJ Berndt said...

Congratulations big time, man.

Mel Bosworth said...

Bigness. Hugeness. Big Huge congrats, Eric.

Jessica Maybury said...

Massive congratulations :)

Andrew Borgstrom said...

Congratulations! Loved the title story at Willows Wept.

Jason Jordan said...

Congrats, Eric. I'll look for it when it comes out.

Eric Beeny said...

Big thanks, everyone. I hope it doesn't disappoint...

j said...

So glad to have you on board, Eric!

Eric Beeny said...

Big thank you, Jessi. I'm big looking forward to it...

Laura Ellen Scott said...

Very nice. Looking forward to it!

Eric Beeny said...

Big thanks, Laura...

davidpeak said...

Can't wait to read it, homeboy

Eric Beeny said...

Thanks, David. Big ups, yo...

Lauren Becker said...

Congratulations Eric! Be excited -- you deserve it!

Eric Beeny said...

Big thanks, Lauren...

Greg Gerke said...

Congrats Eric!

Eric Beeny said...

Big thank you, sir...

Nora Nadjarian said...

Congratulations Eric! I look forward to reading more of your work. :-)

Eric Beeny said...

Congratulations to you, too, Nora. Big thanks...

David Erlewine said...

Outstanding, E, I'm pumped. If I call you E I hope you don't feel I'm some push like Turtle and you're some sort of shady agent.

Eric Beeny said...

Big thanks, David. Not at all, E is cool. Though I'm quite sure I'm not a 'shady' agent, I could be so 'secret' an agent that even I'm not aware of it...

David Erlewine said...

Thanks, E. I used to watch "Entourage" and I've always wanted to be Turtle. I sort of am like him.

I think if I'd gone by my middle name - Erik - in school...people would have called me E and life would have turned out differently for me.

Congrats again, bud. Folded Word is awesome. I can't wait to read it.

Eric Beeny said...

I've never watched 'Entourage,' but I've heard good things. People called me E a lot growing up (among other things). I didn't know your middle name was Erik... Sweet...

Thanks again, D...

Sheldon Lee Compton said...

Very awesome, Eric. Hats off.

Eric Beeny said...

Big thanks, Sheldon...

audri sousa said...

eric, congratulations! this is massive and i cannot wait to hold it in my hands.

you are not marginal, unless in the sense that the only eyeworthy things happen on the fringe.

big deserved and about damn time. cheers!

Eric Beeny said...

Big thanks, Audri. You're too, too kind. I hope it doesn't disappoint...