First Blog / by Kaitlyn Lamb

 POSTCARD FROM 1905

POSTCARD FROM 1905

A few weeks ago, I found out that I had won the Fairfield Book Prize 2015, a bi-annual award given to a current or former student of the Fairfield University Masters of Fine Arts (FUMFA) Program.  As part of the prize, I will receive a check for $1,000, but more excitingly, my novel, Frozen Voices, will be published by New Rivers Press in 2016.

I thought it might be interesting to start a blog about all of the events—big and small—that happen this year, events leading up to the book launch next summer.  At its inception, I don’t have a clearly defined purpose for writing this blog.  Is it for me, to catalogue the steps that led up to publishing my first book?  Or is it for other writers, who want to know what’s involved in being published by a small university press?  Or perhaps it’s to generate material for another, future novel?  I don’t really know where this blog will take me, but I invite you to join me on the journey; it should be fun!

In order to tell the complete story of the road to publishing, I need to create a few pre-dated blog entries, before I knew I’d have something to blog about…