[Bellevue Literary Press] has the wherewithal to assist writers in the development and refinement of their manuscripts by the scrupulous attention of its Publisher and Editorial Director, Erika Goldman, and her small but painstaking editorial staff; to turn manuscripts into handsome, readable, and affordable trade editions; and to command a reputation for excellence among book distributors, independent and conglomerate booksellers, reviewers, and literary prize committees. . . . To me and to tens of thousands of readers like me who value the truths and beauties, decencies and moral authority of literature, the continuation of literary presses like Bellevue Literary Press is necessary and vital.