Showing posts from June, 2011

Poppin' Up:: Veronica Liu & WORD UP in NYC

Do you know what I love about my generation? How easy digital communication makes everything. I've been in touch with Veronica Liu, the woman who's set up Word Up , the pop-up bookstore in Washington Heights, NYC, since I found out about the pop-up store via Karen Lillis's wonderful "Small Press Librarian" blog , and she is not only sweet, but excited about what she's doing and what others are doing. She is the managing editor for Seven Stories Press, and as far as I can tell, she knows what she's doing. This is what makes being an editor so thrilling to me. She has been fast to respond to my emails, informative when need be and possesses a level of small excitement that can go undetected via email, but I can sense it. See a fraction of our email exchange below, from today. She had asked me to send copies of the 2.2 issue asap, in order that they could promote the reading by displaying them. I had sent them on Friday, and I wasn't sure when they'd

2.2 day is today!

Gigantic Sequins 2.2 came out today. I have no human children, but I do have literary arts journal babies. Today, I picked up my fourth baby from Perfect Printing in Moorestown, NJ, early, before the heat wave that began around noon had set in the area. It was 85 degrees and rising as I pulled up, parked, paid and held the door for the nice man who lugged the four boxes from the company's lobby where they were waiting for me. Each of the boxes has the image of the cover plastered on it, and I have opened one of them, slit the plastic and flipped through one. I got a "proof" copy, which is exactly the same, but splitting the plastic and flipping through and breathing the books, still warm from being out in my car while I worked today, well, that's magical. We sent away for the inserts today and they should be in by early next week, and then we will begin shipping out our 2.2 issue to all of our friends, contributors and purchasers. Gigantic Sequins 2.2 was born We