Stephen Payne and I are the editors of the Louisiana
Anthology and the hosts of the Louisiana Anthology
In addition to our desire to preserve Louisiana's literature from
the past, we also want to help Louisiana's current writers and
artists by showcasing their work. To that end, I would like
to form a partnership with you to help publicize your publications
that are by Louisiana writers or are about Louisiana.
There are several ways that I believe we can work together:
- We are adding a "Louisiana in the media" segment to our weekly
podcast. It will include books, television, movies,
readings, festivals, etc. We plan to mention both new
publications and older ones that apply to a specific theme
(Battle of New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Huey Long, etc). We also
plan to provide links in the show notes to where listeners can
buy the books.
- We can record a phone call with somebody from your
company about the books. We can make the call part of the
segment on Louisiana in the media. We could talk about
several books in one call, then use that recording for several
- We really like to interview authors. These can be brief
if they wish, but normally we talk to them for the whole
show (our shows run 45-60 minutes). If the interview runs
long, we divide it into two parts and air it in successive
weeks. So far, three of our interviews have actually taken up
two shows. We already have heard from some of our
listeners who bought the book they heard us talking about.
We could use your help in finding out whose book is being
published and helping us contact them.
- We would also like to use our Anthology site itself to
publicize your works. We could post excerpts from with
books (probably the same ones you post at places like Amazon)
with links to where readers could buy the complete
- You may have some ideas we haven't thought of. Please
feel free to let us know what they are.
Please let me know what you think about collaborating with
us. I look forward to hearing back from you.
Bruce R. Magee