Down, but not Out
It is no secret that the pandemic has affected Swimming with Elephants Publications in several ways. Since the office has been closed, and will likely remain closed for the rest of the year, creating publications have become difficult and time consuming. However, we are still kicking.
We would like to announce the upcoming release of A Duet of Dying by Shanna Alden and Erin Schick, the first of three chapbooks which were chosen for publication from our 2020 Chapbook Open Call. Originally scheduled for release in May, the pandemic has pushed our release date to August 15, 2020.
Follow our website and Facebook page for upcoming release and performance information.
An additional note to our followers:
The ability to publish is a luxury which should not be the top priority of our society at the moment, and it has not been the top priority for our staff. However, we have every intention of fulfilling the contracts we made before the pandemic.
Although we have no idea what the future holds for our small press, we have our fingers crossed that we will survive this difficult time and come out on the other side but it is far too soon to know what we will look like in the next year.
We still have two more chapbooks from last year’s Open Call which we hope to release before the end of 2020 and are hoping to still be able put together our 2020 anthology. We have extended our timeline for these publications and we appreciate the patience of our followers and poets.
You can continue to support us by supporting our poets and supporting independent bookstores.