Our first print edition is finally available! After a serious flirtation with Amazon’s CreateSpace service, and not liking the results, we realized the truth of the Zen adage “first thought, best thought,” and went with Lulu.com. Here’s the storefront of our publishing partner, Phoenicia, and here’s what it looks like. As we say in the announcement post at the head of the issue archive,
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.