One of the strange things about working in publishing is that you're always thinking across a long spectrum of multiple publication years. For example, our fall titles have just been printed and are shipping into stores, but at the same time we just completed a big chunk of pre-publication work for our spring 2011 titles. And guess what, our spring 2010 are still new too! And then again, there's the submissions which tend to be read/accepted at least two years prior to publication, so that's yet another timeline. And when it comes to not-for-profit publishing, you can also throw grant deadlines -which include information on whichever books you're applying to support - into this mix. In short, timeframes can get pretty funky out here on the BOA frontier. That's why sometimes you need to just sit back and look at a pretty picture. Fortunately - thanks to our extended timelines - we now have five new pretty pictures to gaze upon. Our spring 2011 front covers were just completed and, as usual, they're stunning. Kudos to Sandy Knight who designed the covers for Your Father on the Train of Ghosts by G.C. Waldrep and John Gallaher, Remnants of Another Age by Nikola Madzirov, This New & Poisonous Air by Adam McOmber, and Ennui Prophet by Christopher Kennedy, and more kudos to Daphne Morrissey who designed Walking the Dog's Shadow by Deborah Brown. They rock! These books are all brilliant and we want to tell you all about them, but, for the moment, we'll resist that urge. Instead let's all sit back quietly, peacefully, and simply look at these beautiful covers.
[caption id="attachment_1015" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Your Father on the Train of Ghosts. Poems by G.C. Waldrep and John Gallaher."][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1016" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Remnants of Another Age. Poems by Nikola Madzirov."][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1017" align="aligncenter" width="196" caption="This New & Poisonous Air. Stories by Adam McOmber."][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1013" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Ennui Prophet, Poems by Christopher Kennedy."][/caption]