In this season of giving thanks, I’d like to thank the women who sent their work to Perugia Press while our contest for the 2018 Perugia Press Prize was open. As each manuscript came in, it brought with it an investment of time, effort, imagination, strength, courage, and care. What is found in those pages astounds with truth and beauty, darkness and light, over and again. I also send my deepest appreciation to the fleet of volunteers reading over 450 manuscripts that were submitted this year. By April 1, we will announce the semifinalists, finalists, and winner of the 2018 Perugia Press Prize. And I offer abundant gratitude to all the Perugia poets who make our press a sisterhood.
A gift to Perugia Press helps us to award the winning poet an honorarium, to publish her book, and to support her work as it gains a greater audience. Perugia poets publish their first or second books with us, so we are in the business of launching women’s voices into the world. Perugia Press has been steadily building our excellent library one book at a time for over twenty years. Please consider supporting this powerful mission and contributing to the next Perugia Press collection.
Perugia Press relies on collaboration with our community to continue our good work. So I also extend a hearty thanks to our donors for contributing what you can, which also happens when you read our books, use them in your classrooms, volunteer for the press, submit your manuscripts, and participate in Perugia Press events. Thank you!
Rebecca Olander, Perugia Press Editor/Director