New Year, New Goals and Developments

January 30, 2014

2014 is well underway, and so is the 2014 issue of Paper Nautilus: the editors are working hard at keeping up with all the submissions we’ve been receiving, and are excited about the diversity and quality of the work they’ve encountered so far. If you’ve made a resolution to focus more on your writing this year, or to send more writing out for consideration, we’re always happy to receive your work.

In the spirit of setting goals for the new year, one of my personal ones is to feel less embarrassed to share my success. I’m not sure who thought it was a good idea to make writers – who, in my experience, tend to be less prone to extroversion – also share in the responsibility of their marketing, but this is the year I try to be comfortable with promoting my writing accomplishments. And, I because I believe that the writing community can always use more mutual support, I’d also like to help our contributors and staff, and spread the word about their successes as well. So, here it goes.

My chapbook, Slouching Towards Entropy is currently available for pre-sale at Finishing Line Press. Its expected ship date is May 9th. It also has beautiful cover art, with an image generously supplied by poet and visual artist, Gray Jacobik. Please check out her amazing work.

Now, it’s your turn. If you’ve been featured in a previous issue of Paper Nautilus, and have a book or chapbook coming out in the near future that you’d like to promote, send a brief email to

Please note: just a few guidelines, so we can keep all your good news in order, as follows:
*This feature is for past contributors of Paper Nautilus; please note which issue of Paper Nautilus you were featured in.
*Announcements will be made on social media (such as our Facebook page), with a link to purchase the collection.
*If you are a past contributor, please limit your requests to new or forthcoming collections – we’d love to promote previous collections or individual poems/stories, too, but we have to draw the line somewhere!
*Please be patient – this email address is not the main email we use at Paper Nautilus, and we check this one less frequently.

And, in a few months, we’ll be making more exciting announcements for the releases of Oriana Ivy’s and Jason McCall’s chapbooks, which should be available this spring!

Lisa Mangini


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