This is the cover of Juliet Wilson’s Unthinkable Skies, from one of Juliet’s own photographs. I think it’s gorgeous. The book is just about ready to go to the printers, and should be available in March, around the same time as Morgan Downie’s collection. I’m really pleased with the way it has come together, and I’ve enjoyed working with Juliet on it.
The next Calder Wood Press title will be from Geoff Cooper, then one from Christine Ford, an East Lothian poet whose work I have previously published in Poetry Scotland’s Open Mouse web page. Work by Mercedes Clarasó, Judith Stewart and Eddie Gibbons will complete my 2010 programme. I’m also bringing out a new edition of Mary Johnston’s Teuchat Storm.
In 2011 I’m reducing my programme to four titles, and they are now all confirmed. I’m not going to give details of authors just yet, but my decision to cut back is based on economics. I’ll blog more on this later, but I’m in a negative cashflow situation, and I need to let income catch up with expenditure. With my pension being my main source of income, and with my writing income partly subsidising my publishing activities, I have to be prudent.