Memories Flow In Our Veins—the project formerly known around Ooligan Press as “The CALYX Anthology”—has been moving, shaking, and making steady progress along the path to publication during Summer 2015. We have a distinguished new title, a hot-off-the-designer’s-desk front cover, and the manuscript due date is just around the corner. In the meantime, we’ve done a lot of brainstorming and planning to make sure that we’ll have all the resources in place to take the next big steps to publication once our manuscript is delivered.

We closed out Spring 2015 with a title brainstorm of epic proportions and a press-wide title vote. Memories Flow In Our Veins was inspired by a line from Olga Broumas’s poem “Old Wives’ Tale,” which will appear in the anthology. We felt it evoked an appropriate sense of forward motion for CALYX Press and the future of women writers, while also acknowledging CALYX’s vital, living history as a press. Summer term opened with a cover workshop, and the whole press helped to select a particularly elegant design*, shown below, by Ooligan alum Alexandra Haehnert (*Note that names on the current design are meant to represent text layouts only and do not necessarily reflect finalized contributors to this title).

What’s next? Our team has had the opportunity to review many of the poetry and fiction pieces hand-picked by CALYX Press for inclusion in Memories Flow In Our Veins, but we’re looking especially forward to getting acquainted with the additional introductions, forwards, and new material that will unite these pieces into a true and full manuscript. In the meantime, you’ll find the Memories team in hot pursuit of grant funding for our project, and gearing up for a super busy autumn.


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