The “sellsheet” for U.P. Reader issue #1 is now availableupreader_sellsheet_2017
The following bookstores are stockists for U.P. Reader (listed from Western U.P. to Eastern U.P.)
- Copper Country
- Sault Ste. Marie
- Island Books & Crafts, 101 E Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie
More stores will be added in the June 2017 timeframe so be sure to check back here or write to victor@LHPress.com
Order your copy of U.P. Reader today on Amazon and it will ship to you on May 13th, 2017
Please visit our UP Reader FAQ Page for details on how you can purchase the UP Reader Issue #1 including
- Picking them up at the UPPAA Conference on May 20th, 2017 at the Peter White Library in Marquette, MI
- Ordering online
- Information for resellers including bookstores, gift shops, and museums
We regret that Consignment Sales agreements are not available but we will offer returnable sales, which is almost as good.
UPPAA is proud to announce the finalist for cover design of the UP Reader — Issue #1. Special thanks to Mike Classen for providing this awesome view of the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge. The bridge and the ore carrier are emblematic of the industry and legacy of the people of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Graphic design by Doug West’s ZAQ Design.
The deadline for submitting to this year’s inaugural edition of the U.P. Reader has come and gone and we received some incredible submissions from our writers. But, we would like to get a few more to round out what is shaping up to be an amazing first issue. So, we are extending the deadline for this edition of the U.P. Reader until December 21!
“I’m really excited about what we’ve received so far,” said Mikel Classen, project head for the U.P. Reader. “I really want to see more.”
This gives everyone just a little more time to take advantage of this opportunity to have their work showcased in the U.P. Reader. All fiction or Nonfiction along with poetry, up to 2500 words, will be considered. More information can be found at the page Submission Guidelines. or submission guidelines can be received by emailing editor@UPReader.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA) presents a new publication called the U.P. Reader. This will be an annual anthology that will feature the collected works of the best of the authors of the Upper Peninsula.
“The U.P. Reader is something I hope will put Upper Peninsula authors in touch with the readers to expand their exposure to a much greater and more effective level,” commented Committee Chair, Mikel B. Classen.
This collection will be published by the UPPAA and will showcase the multitude of talent within the membership of the organization. The U.P. Reader will average 45 – 50K words and will include all genres of writing including non-fiction and poetry. Artwork and photography pertaining to submissions are encouraged. Writers submitting work that has previously appeared on a blog, Internet page, eBook, or in print will be disqualified.
The U.P. Reader will be available to book sellers as well as authors for sale and promotion. This will allow the members an opportunity to participate in a project that will not only showcase their talents as writers but also to get the finished product in front of readers so they can discover the U.P. authors that interest them no matter what their reading preference.
Submissions will be juried by a panel and those chosen will appear in the U.P. Reader. Authors chosen to be published in the anthology will see their submission published along with an author’s bio to steer readers to more work by that author.
“This is a publication about discovery. Finding new favorites and maybe rediscovering some old ones too. I think it is underestimated how many really talented writers we have living right here in the U.P. and the Reader will be the place to find them.” said Mikel Classen.
Tyler Tichelaar, President of UPPAA, adds, “A collection of short stories, poetry, and essays will allow readers to enjoy a hodge-podge of U.P. literature from many different voices and will offer numerous visions and definitions of what it means to live here. The U.P. can be many different things to many different people and such a collection will help make that clear.”
Proceeds from the U.P. Reader will be used to support operating costs of the UPPAA and its many events to educate its members about writing and publishing and to get U.P. literature into the hands of potential readers.
For more information, including submission guidelines, contact editor@UPReader.org
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