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Thursday, December 12, 2013

December 2013: Year-end news from Bloof

There's so much happening this final month of 2013, we thought we better write you a note. Please view it (with all the links and pics) on our public Facebook page here. (No account required.) 

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Bloof is publishing Danielle Pafunda's 5th poetry collection, Natural History Rape Museum, and we are currently working on our review copy mailing.

If you think you can review the book for a venue you are already connected with, please get in touch with us at info@bloofbooks.com and we will be happy to send you a copy. Alternatively, if you'd like to review the book but do not have an outlet in mind, we can suggest a few places that would most likely be open to your pitch. 

Details (and preorder discount through 12/15) here: https://squareup.com/market/bloof-books/natural-history-rape-museum-by-danielle-pafunda
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We're also happy to bring you Kirsten Kaschock's new chapbook Windowboxing: A Dance with Saints in Three Acts. Review copies for that are PDF, since these are handmade and limited in quantity, but if you publish a review we will send you a copy with our enthusiastic compliments. Details/preorder here and some samples here: http://www.madhattersreview.com/issue13/poetry_kaschock.shtml

These are limited to 100 copies, 20 of which go to the author, and we fill subscriber and preorders first so these go fast. 
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Next up is Pattie McCarthy's scenes from the lives of my parents, which is currently in design stages, but close to production. We'll be back with more news about that very soon, because believe it or not it's also 2013! 
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Once the handmade chapbooks sell out, we release them as free/$.99 ebooks, as we just did for Becca Klaver's Nonstop Pop last week. Enjoy that in PDF or Issuu.com format here: http://news.bloofbooks.com/2013/12/nonstop-pop-by-becca-klaver-now.html

Packing by Hailey Higdon and Poems Are the Only Real Bodies by Jennifer Tamayo will be following in their digital versions shortly too.
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If you somehow missed the announcement of our 2014 selections, here is that news:
http://news.bloofbooks.com/2013/09/announcing-bloof-books-2014-chapbook.html

These six chapbooks join the longer books already on the schedule next year: Elisabeth Workman's UltramegaprairielandSandra Simonds's House of Ions: Sonnets, and Shanna Compton's book-length poem The Seam. Subscriptions for "The Whole Shebang 2014" as well as 2014 Chapbook Subscriptions will be announced in January, at significant discounts. 
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Thanks, as always, for supporting Bloof Books!