Sunday, May 15, 2011

Robert S. King, Poet and Director of FutureCycle

I spent an interesting evening with poet and publisher, Robert S. King and his wife, Diane. I asked questions, and they tried their best to educate me about the world of small press publishing. My head was spinning when I left, trying to keep everything in mind. I am sure I'll be asking them more questions in the future.
Robert is a well-published poet who was featured recently on Living Above the Frost Line. Since retiring in  2010 he has been devoting himself full-time to writing, editing, and publishing. Diane works for the publishing company and has been extremely busy reading manuscripts submitted for their latest contest.She said at one time she was a dedicated writer and poet, but is now engrossed totally in publishing.

Robert is currently the Director of FutureCycle Press,  and serves as President of the Georgia Poetry Society ( Additionally, he is a member of the Georgia Writers Association and the North Carolina Writers Network.

Having recently moved to the mountains of North Georgia, bordering North Carolina and Tennessee, Robert was surprised to find so many writers in the area. We are pleased to see him at the critique groups and readings in Murphy, Hiawassee, and Hayesville.

I am enjoying Robert's poetry book, The Hunted River, and  I am impressed with FutureCycle Press, the website, and the knowledge of writing, editing and publishing shared with me by Robert and Diane -- generous people.

By the way, if you aren't a poet, the press also publishes original flash fiction. Look on the website for their FutureCycle Flash Fiction Book Prize which includes a $500 award plus publication.


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