For today's Small Press Week post, we're talking about why we're thankful to be in publishing.
Trysh Thompson, Assistant Editor
I could not have survived this crazy year without, first and foremost, Sarena Ulibarri who believed in my projects when all faith had been lost. Also to my fabulous editing mates, Cori Vidae and Laura Harvey who are entertaining as all get out, and held my hand, never once making me feel dumb, while I was wrestling my first anthology. This year also wouldn’t have happened without the amazing authors I was lucky enough to work with: Sara Dobie Bauer and all nine of the authors featured in Covalent Bonds. Thank you all for trusting me with your work.
Rhonda Parrish, Anthologist and Assistant Editor
I am infinitely grateful to all the people I work with, directly and otherwise, who make what is an emotionally difficult industry to work in so very rewarding. That includes readers, fellow writers, editors, publishers, publicists... the list goes on and on. When a list is that long and inclusive it's easy to disregard its import, kind of like the line from The Incredibles, "When everyone's special no one is", but sincerely, it's the people in this business who make me love it so much. I could no sooner pick out one or two than I could choose a favourite book.
Kate Wolford, Anthologist
I'm thankful that being an anthologist with a small press allows me to work with talented writers willing to take risks with stories about Krampus, Santa's dread sidekick. The fact that I've been able to do folklore and fairy tale anthologies with World Weaver Press has allowed my creativity to flourish, and also means that the writers I work with can do the same.
Sarena Ulibarri, Editor-in-Chief
As an English major, and later an MFA student, I fielded plenty of questions from well meaning friends and family like "Don't you think you should major in something that will actually make you money?" and "What on Earth are you going to do with that degree?" I had my answers, both serious and snarky, but I always feared they were right, that everything I was pursuing was useless. But when I hold a World Weaver Press book in my hands—especially a book that I edited, formatted, and designed—I know my entire windy path has been leading me right here all along.
Thank you to the authors who have trusted us with your work, especially those of you who had to suffer through my steep learning curve this past year.
And a huge thank you to my amazing editorial staff. You are the heartbeat of this company, and I am so lucky to work with all of you.
World Weaver Press
Publishing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction.