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Now Available – Dana Guthrie Martin’s In the Space Where I WasClosing Submissions Early
I presently have the problem that I think all editors dream of - too many truly amazing submissions.

I'm already having a hard enough time making decisions and getting through the huge pile of manuscripts I've received since submissions re-opened, so I have decided for my own sanity to close submissions on Wednesday, August 8th.

My most sincere apologies for the inconvenience it may cause you as a potential submitter of poetry, but I feel like this way every manuscript gets the most of my time and attention, and there will probably be less heartbreak on my end.

I am thrilled to release Dana Guthrie Martin's chapbook, In the Space Where I Was, on Hyacinth Girl Press. Dana has been one of my favorite poets for a number of years. Her poetry is at once meditative, sharp, and profoundly beautiful. Each poem in In the Space Where I Was builds on and grows out of the others in a way that also gives the whole chapbook a rhythmic quality that I was instantly drawn to when I read the manuscript for the first time and that I have enjoyed with each subsequent re-reading of the chapbook.

Dana Guthrie Martin lives in Walla Walla, Wash., a charming town whose name means many waters. She shares her home with her husband and their beloved chihuahua, Cricket "Miss B" Hayden. Martin's work includes Toward What Is Awful (YesYes Books, 2012) and The Spare Room (Blood Pudding Press, 2009).

In the Space Where I Was 
by Dana Guthrie Martin