Another Writing Magazine?
the deal. Herman, a friend of ours, Gina, and myself have
put out a literary magazine entitled JAW, standing for "just
another writing magazine." The first issue came out in
September, on the 11th to be exact, with a special section
commemorating the 9-11 tragedy.
contributed to the first issue, and we hope in future issues
to have even more. I enclose JAW Magazine’s standard
answer to queries from potential contributors:
(Just Another Writing Magazine) wants quality manuscripts
of poetry and short fiction (1,500 words max) and literary
reviews for their quarterly editions (December , March, July,
September). Submissions must be emailed in the text of the
email or inserted in Microsoft WORD format at least 30 days
prior to publication date (ie. Nov 1 for Dec issue) to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Payment will be in copies of the magazine once published.
Copyright will be applied for. No prior publications and no
particular style of poetry or fiction is required although
quality of writing and generally positive content as opposed
to nihilistic complaints in writing will be given precedence.
We look for entertainment value as well as high quality writing.
Ask yourself, ‘Would I pay to read this material I’m
sending if I didn’t know who wrote it?’ If you
can answer yes to that without crossing your fingers and spinning
around three times then send it."
The energy in the
above statement pretty much encompasses the "seriousness"
with which we approach the magazine. This is not to say that
we are not taking the project as a whole seriously. We just
aren’t taking ourselves too seriously. We are, however,
looking for quality work that is fun to read.
So, in short, we
have embarked upon a new venture. If you are curious to look
at this magazine, you can find it at The Country Heritage
Barn on Route 107 out of Johnstown or at the newly relocated
Mysteries on Main Street, now in Johnstown (call 762-BOOK).
We are actively
searching out different distribution venues to carry this
magazine and are open to suggestion. Email us at the above
e-address. Copies are $2.50 with the first year’s subscription
at $10 for the quarterly editions. No, we don’t plan
to make any profit off this. Happy reading!
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career
in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from
Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be
accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"