Wednesday, February 25, 2009


We had a blast at AWP in Chicago this year, and it wouldn't have been as much fun without all of you.

Thanks to all of you who stopped by the table and bought a mag, a subscription, a t-shirt, or just came by to say "Hi," pick up a tattoo, and turn the crank of the Vend-O-Prose machine. Extra special thanks to those contributors who stopped by and graced our table with their presence, and to those submittees who appreciated their sticker. Keep those submissions coming!

Thanks to all of you who elbowed us in elevators and bars to tell us what you think of the mag and to brandish your mercurial ink at us.

We hope to see you all next year in Denver, and we promise to bring more mags with us.

The Normal School No. 2: Lopate, Shields, Arvin, Braver, Fennelly, and Livesly. Coming soon.

Nash leaves Counterpoint, Soft Skull Press survives

From Publisher's Lunch:

Well-known indie publishing spark plug Richard Nash is leaving Counterpoint, where he is currently executive editor, as well as editorial director of Soft Skull Press, on March 10. CEO Charlie Winton indicates the company will maintain the Soft Skull Press imprint and an editorial office in New York.

Nash notes 2008 was Soft Skull's "best financial year ever, even though just two years ago, prior to Soft Skull's merger with Counterpoint, it was weeks from liquidation." He adds, "having succeeded even in the face of the worst downturn the industry has ever experienced, I now feel it is time to let Soft Skull move onto the next phase of its existence, and to allow me to take on the new challenges our industry is facing."