|Inside - Thoughts from a Pandemic published by Nevermore Press|
In April 2021, I read an article in our local newspaper about a proposed book. There was an open call for authors to send stories and poetry for a "pandemic isolation anthology". The book would be published by Nevermore Press as a fund raiser for the South Shore Regional Public Libraries bookmobile.
Although there was no mention of a request for images in the open call, I prepared an email and sent some samples of my work that I thought might be appropriate for a cover. At the time, the proposed title of the book was "Isolation".
The editor responded enthusiastically and selected an image he would like to use for the cover. I was thrilled!
Days later, I was horrified to read about his tragic death. Hearing about someone's sudden passing seems to hit close to home even when you haven't met them personally. I put all thoughts about the book aside.
Six months later, I was contacted by the new editor who had taken over. The project was going to go ahead. One year later, the book is being released!
An interesting online article about the background of the project is available to read at this link.
How sad about the original editor.ReplyDelete
I love that you submitted what you knew they needed even though they hadn't specifically asked. This post title is perfect. You did, indeed, create an opportunity. Good job!