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Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Issue Ten Stats
Here are the stats for issue ten:
Issue Ten (live from 9/15/05-12/14/05)
9/15-9/30: 23154 page views
10/1-10/31: 40187 page views
11/1-11/30: 36870 page views
12/1-12/14: 16111 page views
Total Issue 9: 116322 page views

Which is up by 8% over issue nine, so we're still moving in the right direction. Based on the bumps we've been getting these last two issues, it'll probably be another year or two before we break 200,000 page views per issue. That said, I'm pretty happy being over 100,000 for a literary magazine.
posted by Dave Clapper at 4:39 PM  0 comments

Thursday, December 15, 2005
Issue 11 Is Live
Happy holidays, everyone! As an early present, may we offer our eleventh issue, an absolute beauty guest edited by the one and only Myfanwy Collins? Please do take a look. Heart-filling and/or breaking fiction by Eve Abrams, Greg Ames, Edgar Omar Avil├ęs (translated by Toshiya Kamei), Rusty Barnes, Theresa Boyar, Nadine Darling, Katrina Denza, Patry Francis, Laurie Frankel, Judd Hampton, Niranjana Iyer, Beverly A. Jackson, Erica Plouffe Lazure, Mary McCluskey, Mary Miller, Claudia Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Jim Tomlinson, Girija Tropp, and Joseph Young. Interviews with all of these fine folks, as well as bonus interviews with Myfanwy Collins and Marty D. Ison.

Click the pic and let the stories fill your heart like the Whoville Whos singing up to the Grinch.
posted by Dave Clapper at 4:40 PM  0 comments

Thursday, December 01, 2005
Per Contra
Miriam Kotzin and Bill Turner have just launched their new project, Per Contra. Definitely worth a looksee. In their first issue, there are meaty interviews with writers Randall Brown and Richard Burgin, and artist Al Gury. In addition to some fiction by Randall and Richard, there is also work by Kay Sexton and Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz. And an article about flash fiction by Miriam Kotzin, which includes snippets of interviews conducted with Robert Shapard and Edward Thomas (the Norton Flash and Sudden anthologies), Debi Orton (Flashquake), Mark Budman (Vestal Review), and li'l ol' me.

Great work, Miriam and Bill!
posted by Dave Clapper at 4:42 PM  1 comments

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