Yesterday I received the news that my debut poetry pamphlet collection, A Model Archaeologist (available from my publisher Eyewear Publishing and from my online store Meandi Books) will be published in mid 2015 by Eyewear Publishing. To say that I am excited is an understatement! After 5 years of publishing my work in print and ezines online and promoting my poems at events in London, I’m delighted that a collection of my work will appear.
Eyewear are a London-based publisher that promote Indie writers and run competitions to find up-and-coming new authors. In this day and age, it’s refreshing to have a traditional publisher who will take on new writers with track records of publishing within the small press scene.
A Model Archaeologist explores the perceptions people have about certain careers. If you have read my ‘About’ page, you’ll know that I used to work as an Archaeologist, which was my undergraduate course. During my time at university in Belfast, I also did a bit of part time modelling, which helped me out financially at the time, and was also fun. My poetry collection looks at the juxtaposition of these two jobs along with the stereotypes. More about this as and when it happens! For now, I’m celebrating… and will be doing so all weekend!
That’s rad. Congratulations. I’m just at the stage of approaching ezines and putting out my own hard copy zines after leaving individual poems randomly around the place for a while. Again, congrats.
Thanks for your support. Sometimes it can take a long time to get a reply in the poetry publishing world, so getting good news definitely gives a poet a boost! Good luck with your own publishing ventures too 🙂