It really is time for something about the newest, the latest, the tomorrow it’s coming before you know and the Hot New Thing is Here issue of LCRW. Aka #19. Aka The Tenth Anniversary Issue. Or: the one with wrestlers on the cover. (That Nifty Cover is by Eric Schaller.)
Hand-crafted in small batches by the printsmiths of Paradise Copies, LCRW 19 is a wafty number with stretchy impulses and chocolate overtones. Paired with a leg of lamb it asks where the other three legs and the body are; mixed with sherry, it is a (…) trifle heavy.
Fiction Yes. Pushcart nominees? Yes. But you’ll find out about them the same time you always have (ie not until the pieces get picked for the anthology. Not yet, no. One of these days? Sure). This issue contains fiction about birds, brides, bath(tubs), and, yes, wrestlers by fave writers such as Ray Vukcevich and Carol Emshwiller as well as new-to-these-pages peeps such as Daniel Rabuzzi and Katherine Beutner.
Nonfiction? Yes. A little. Dear Aunt Gwenda comes through. Phew.
Celebrations?Memories of those early years? The lost issues? No.
Subscription and store copies will mail out this week due to the management and the shippers’ new agreement on tea breaks, leaf raking, and chocolate supplies. The choice of a Dove dark chocolate bar for subscribers and shippers was roundly pooh-poohed by management, the shippers, and representatives from the Small Magazine Subscribers Local 44. Reports that management was later seen muching through a 48-count case of Dove’s new dark chocolate bars were denied by management and sniggered at by the shippers.
Chances of a party to celebrate this 10th anniversary ish are average to rainy.