This is an excerpt from the press release of a super-cool new organization designed to publish literary fiction and promote literature, literary journals, and literary awareness:
"Dzanc Books is a 501(c)3 organization set up to operate exclusively for charitable, literary, and educational purposes. Our mission at Dzanc is 3-pronged: To assist literary journals in reaching the largest reader base possible; to develop educational programs within the schools in the areas of reading and writing; and, beginning in 2007, to publish two excellent works of literary fiction per year."
Their services to schools and journals will be 100% free.
Dzanc is run by Steve Gillis of 826 Michigan and Dan Wickett, founder of the Emerging Writers' Network, both extremely able and well-equipped people committed to what might be technically monikered as the "reading and writing of wonderful stuff."
I am really stoked about this. These guys know what they're doing. This is a much more important post than my normal posts, in which I post poems that make people roll their eyes.