Saturday, 4 April 2009


This is exciting news from my other project - local new writers' magazine Bewilderbliss. Jackie Kay, tipped to become Poet Laureate next month, has set the theme for the issue and agreed to lend a little extra support by writing something for the upcoming issue. The magazine will be out around the end of June, I'll announce the theme closer to the time.

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This is a little off-topic, but related to the plight of the small press. At a party recently I was told it was perverse to want to publish a print magazine in this day and age. That's not the first time I've had that reaction, but it's the first time a stranger's called me perverse because of Bewilderbliss.

Well help is at hand in the form of, this blog has come to my defense by proposing an ad campaign that highlights all the ways that books are sexy and cool. The post is funny and great and helps me feel like I'm not a troglodyte for wanting to read ink on paper.


  1. Perverse was the exact word used. It made me feel a little naughty, maybe I should get a black plastic bag to cover it and get stores to stock it on the top shelf.

  2. I hate that someone said that to you. The new issue of my printed magazine is due to go to print this week. Fuck em all.

    Thanks for linking to my blog, by the way.

  3. To be fair, there is a lot of effort and worrying about piles of unsold copies involved in the whole affair. But it would only be perverse if I actually enjoyed that, what I enjoy is everything except that.

    Good luck with your magazine, is there a link on your blog with info about it?

  4. Yeah, i'm with you on that blog; what a great opening. x