bees & dewclaw updates

First–the bees. They’re capping comb.

brood

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Dewclaw 1 has been sent to the printer. Because the printer’s website is a clunker and their layout instructions confusingly written (from a technical writer’s perspective), printing has been slightly delayed. Should be finished by mid-June, I’m hoping.

Once printing is finished, I think I’ll blog something about my experience with the printer we chose (Lightning Source) in case it’s useful to you, who might be contemplating publishing something. If you’ve used a different printer, I hope you’ll let me know how it went. I’m looking for a printer for issue 2.

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Submissions for the next issue of Dewclaw will open the first day of summer, June 21, 2009. Here’s what I’m looking for, as posted on the Dewclaw page:

Submissions for issue two will reopen June 21, 2009. Please send words that move around the notion of “under” (sub-). Sub-dermal, sub-lingual, sub-textual, sub-marine. A cross-sectional illustration revealing the foundations of a city to be another city.

Issue two will be a guide book to the under-regions of other books. What goes on under there?

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A copy of Dewclaw 1 will be given away in this contest of Blake Butler’s. What a good way to do a contest. No entry fee!