February 8 is an important day for New Issues because it's Herbert Scott's birthday. In the past, we would carve out some time in the evening and gather Herb and all the New Issues folks together for a night of Chinese take-out and good wine, talking shop and swapping stories. When we lost Herb to cancer on February 12, 2006, it was hard to imagine the press without its founder. But it was always Herb's vision to see the press continue to publish new work. I know he would be excited about where we are today.
Recently, at the AWP Conference in New York, I had the pleasure of running into a number of our authors. Each meeting was a reminder of how much New Issues has accomplished, how many books we've been able to share with the world, and how many people have benefited from our late Editor's vision.
We ask that you remember Herb today, and raise a glass of good wine to his memory. Cheers.