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Journaling the Apocalypse – print edition

January 12, 2009


(Click on the image to view samples from the book)

To commemorate the third anniversary of qarrtsiluni, we’re delighted to announce a printed edition of “Journaling the Apocalypse.” The paperback book is 6 x 9″, 108 pages, with a full-color cover and black-and-white interior. All the posts and images are included, with the exception of the music and video posts that are only available online. The price is $12.95, exclusive of shipping.

You can view the front and back covers as well as a representative sample of inside pages on the ordering website. We’ve also made the book available through Amazon.com — order here.

This first foray into print publishing represents a big step for us. We want to test the viability of offering a print edition, feeling that print still does carry a certain kind of legitimacy in the world of contemporary literature which our writers definitely deserve to have, and we also feel that hard copies of published work could help us increase the journal’s already excellent reputation and broaden its base among critics, reviewers, and some readers and writers as well. If this volume is well-received by you and others, we are also considering an anthology from qarrtsiluni’s first three years, as well as an annual chapbook contest. None of this will affect or distract us from our primary focus, which is our online publishing and web presence.

All proceeds from “Journaling the Apocalypse” will support future projects like these. This is all a labor of love for us, though like any non-profit arts organization we hope someday to have a small income stream that can at least pay a small amount to the artists and writers and guest editors who make the whole qarrtsiluni experiment burst forth into reality. This is our first step in that direction, and we hope you’ll take it with us.

—Beth and Dave

  1. January 12, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Hooray! Wonderful news.

  2. Jo
    January 12, 2009 at 9:44 am

    How exciting! Congrats.

  3. January 12, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Wow. You stars.

  4. January 12, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Congratulations and kudos for all your hard work!

  5. R
    January 12, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Wow! How wonderful!

    (I’m definitely ordering one (some?).)

  6. January 12, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Ooh ooh ooh that’s my photo on the cover!

    What a wonderful idea…

  7. January 12, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Oh, how cool!

  8. January 13, 2009 at 7:25 am

    An exciting step forward and a good choice of front cover!

  9. Allan
    January 13, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Big step indeed and exciting plans for future development. Best wishes.

  10. January 13, 2009 at 8:30 am

    A natural evolution. I’m looking forward to it.

  11. January 13, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Confetti, Dave and Beth–
    The qarrtsiluni looniness just keeps getting better. Handsome-looking. Lucy must be pleased.

  12. January 13, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Oh my! Let’s do back issues, too! What a gorgeous cover! See what happens when you’re in the dark waiting for something to happen? . . . qarrtsiluni sneaks up on you and bursts into paper.

  13. January 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    And here I’d been fighting a funk, after an insider forecast a 2009 end to publication of the Chicago Tribune and L.A. Times. Thank you for fighting the tide of disappeared print.

    For me, nothing equals the joys of physical possession and handling of quality literary and photographic work. Misguided sense of ownership, tactile turn-on, ersatz blow against ephemerality: call it what you will. Paper, please!

  14. Karen
    January 17, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Marvelous!

    I’ll be more than glad to toss in a few fish (fins).

    Karen

  15. January 18, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Lovely idea! I want at least two, maybe three copies. Great photo, Lucy!

  16. January 21, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    So exciting! :)

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