* Focus on Southern venues for reviews and coverage, including a pitch to Delta Magazine, and public radio in the South * Author tour planned in South and Midwest to include the Virginia Book Festival and Oxford Conference for the Book * Will submit to all qualifying book prizes * Total season's marketing budget of $18,000; individual book budget of $3,000 * Newsletter and catalog feature mailed to contacts on Sarabande database as well as many contacts as McElmurray provides * 2,000 postcards mailed to MFA programs, bookstores, and libraries as well as many contacts as McElmurray provides
Karen Salyer McElmurray is the author of Surrendered Child, winner of the 2003 AWP CNF Award and a National Book Critics Circle Notable Book. McElmurray's debut novel, Strange Birds in the Tree of Heaven, was winner of the 2001 Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing. She currently teaches at Georgia College and State University.
Will submit for review at Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, The New York Times Book Review, and Kirkus, as well as places that have previously reviewed McElmurray's work, including The Southern Review, Rain Taxi, The Southern Register, The Tennessean, Southern Living, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Women's Review of Books, Chicago Tribune, Lambda Book Report, and the Oxford American