Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Rosa Mira to resume publishing in 2017
Rosa Mira Books took a break this year. The publisher painted flowers, walked dogs, completed the first draft of a novel and turned away (gently, she hopes) submitted manuscripts. Revivified by these activities, she will resume publishing, in one form and another, at a tranquil pace in 2017. One ebook will appear, a novel currently titled All Our Secrets — a quirky, gruesome-yet-rollicking murder story with a child’s-eye take on events, by Wellington author Jennifer Lane.
Also, inspired by an article In Praise of Small Presses and the example of ‘Dorothy’ in putting out ‘two slim books’ per year, Rosa Mira chooses to do likewise — for the coming year, at least. In a change of tack, these volumes will be in hard copy, splendidly turned out, and resonant of Rosa Mira’s aspirational vibe.
In light of this development, Rosa Mira invites submissions for work of 25—30,000 words. An exquisite novella or memoir. A marvellous extended essay, or the radiant, gemlike heart of a novel that mightn’t otherwise see the light of day. Please enquire here.