The College of Liberal and Applied Arts is pleased to announce the launch of the Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Kimberly Verhines has agreed to serve as the inaugural director of the press. Verhines received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Idaho. Her work has recently appeared in Born on Air and in various journals and anthologies. She also received special mention in the 2009 Pushcart Prize Anthology.
SFA Press seeks to maintain high standards in the traditional areas of literary publishing while also exploring the history and culture of East Texas and the surrounding region. Several titles are scheduled to come out this year, including:
An Early Historic Caddo Farmstead at the Henry M. Site in Nacogdoches County, TX (Spring 2010)
Documentation of Associated and Unassociated Caddo Funerary Objects in the Stephen F. Austin State University Collections, Nacogdoches, TX (Spring 2010)
Back then Again: More Simple Pleasures and Everyday Heroes (Spring 2010)
Nacogdoches Now and Then (Spring 2010)
The Journals of Marie Barrow (publication date TBA)
A History of the College of Liberal and Applied Arts (Fall 2010)
The Knight's Tale from the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (Spring 2010)
SFA Press is in the process of conducting nationwide book contests in poetry and fiction. For more information and submission guidelines, a Web site is under construction at http://sfapress.sfasu.edu.
SFA Press has joined the A&M Press Consortium and will appear in the Fall 2011 catalogue. 45 titles have been listed, including a few selections from the Lanana Creek Fine Press collection. Also featured in the catalogue is John Heliker: Drawing the New Deal compiled by David Lewis; WARCUTS by Don Schol with a forward by Senator John Kerry; Contemporary Art and Music in Texas, edited by Stephen Lias; Diedrich Rulfs: Designing Modern Nacogdoches, Texas, by Jere Jackson, photography by Chris Talbot.
SFA Press will also represent SFASU at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas.