Lady Churchill’s Robot* Wristlet No. 20

June 2007

Available as an ebook from Weightless Books.

$5 · Approximately 30 sheets of paper, printed on each side and folded making 30 pages of Good Stuff all in glorious technicolor black & white.
“A winning blend of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet specializes in professionalism and never, ever takes no for an answer. It’s a confident collection that wears its pretensions on its sleeve and yet somehow, never manages to get all exclusionary in its approach. Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link head up this litzine and in doing so, feature the work from close to two dozen contributors, all with a serious creative bent and credentials to match. Most of the material is pretty insular and you’ll get a pretty good flavour for each author if you allow yourself a couple of re-reads per selection. Luckily, with so much choice and a good range of styles on hand, you’re bound to find at least one contribution that’ll push your buttons and/or turn your crank. For me, that would be Rose Black’s The Secretary, a brief, real life glimpse at the autopsy of a mother’s desk and all the hopes and secrets that once lived inside. Not really sure why I found this so affecting, but perhaps it was the blunt, no BS style in which the piece was written. And there was plenty of other goodness within, all tastefully bound with a couple of well-placed staples and a nifty brownish, beige cover featuring a nuclear active robot.”
—Cameron Gordon, Broken Pencil

Made in the Spring of 2007 by:
Gavin J. Grant · Kelly Link
Jedediah Berry · Michael Deluca · Heidi Smith · Lauren Smith · Caitlin Beck

Marly Youmans — Prolegomenon to the Adventures of Childe Phoenix
Anil Menon — Invisible Hand
Edward McEneely — Consider the Snorklepine
Steven Bratman — Under the Skin
Michael Hartford — The Oologist’s Cabinet
M. Brock Moorer — The Third Kind of Darkness
Laura Evans — Workshop
Amelia Beamer — Krishnaware
Meghan McCarron — I’ll Give In
Jon Hansen — In the Lobby of the Mission Palms
Karen Joy Fowler — The Last Worders

Neile Graham — The Tattoos I Don’t Have
Neile Graham — Westness Walk
Rose Black — The Secretary
David Blair — Five Poems

Gwenda Bond — Dear Aunt Gwenda
William Smith — Eleven Things

cover art
Nathaniel Meyer

Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, No.20 June 2007. ISSN 1544-7782 Text in Bodoni Book. Titles in Imprint MT Shadow. Since 1996 LCRW has usually appeared in June and November from Small Beer Press, 150 Pleasant St., #306, Easthampton, MA 01027· · $5 per single issue or $20/4. Contents © the authors. All rights reserved. Submissions, requests for guidelines, & all good things should be sent to the address above. No SASE: no reply. Sometimes our responses are slower than others, sorry. Please change the world for the better today. Thanks for reading.

The 20 of Robots is a card in our new tarot set (to be released in a couple of years once we work out what kind of set has a 20 in it). Printed by Paradise Copies, 21 Conz Street, Northampton, MA 01060 413-585-0414

* A rose is a rose by any other tablature.