Denver has really good used bookstores and many of them
Iowa is a nightmare. Iowa City is a nightmare within one. Some DLM covers
I hope that some Iowans read this because I want them to know it. I hate Iowa
ISSUE #3 COVERS
it’s coming along. i’m getting back to all the submissions these days. Collecting for volume 4 now. Been in the desert for 40 days can’t wait to go home (but not before I put these lit mags in all the used book stores from Pheonix back to Detroit)
Artsy Fall Issue photos
My wife took some artsy photos with her nice camera. Everything’s ready. There are some two hundred issues for now. I’m driving out of state to put them in the bookstores. The poems will be posted on the blog over the course of the next two months, starting tomorrow. Every 3 days or so I’ll publish another one.
It Is Good for Man to be Alone / Yazan Alali
FALL ISSUE COMING SEPTEMBER—it’s a damned good one, too
I’m going to print several hundred (here are a mere 25) for distribution, in September, in Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Marquette, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and ideally any of the surrounding cities. Some are stapled, some sewn beautifully by my wife, who has a sewing machine. I have yet to make the covers, but they will be as sloppy as ever. I was quite surprised by the number of submissions coming in this last month! I was sort of drowning in the slush pile for some days, but now I think I’ve hit my groove. This issue is some 6 pages longer as a result, and as far as the work itself goes, I an very proud to say that it seems to show a harmonic thread throughout, and a definite sustainment of the quality of the first mag, and even an improvement (with no offense to those first contributors).
I was too lazy to distribute the last 10 or so copies of the summer DLM, and as I struggled to pay all of our Fall contributors, I decided that it would be wisest to begin selling copies to help defray the cost of those remunerations. They are 15 bucks on my wife’s Etsy page, PaintedLit.etsy.com. Alternately, you could buy a Fall issue, and prescribe the doodle, if you so desire.
Thanks to all the contributors and submitters and readers! Thanks to anyone who has said a kind word in our favor—it lifts our spirits immensely! Thanks to the bookstores putting the mag on display! Thanks!