Thursday, December 6, 2012

The End of an Era


Dear wonderful friends and supporters of Durable Goods....

It is with a bit of a heavy heart that I am announcing the end of the zine Durable Goods after the 2013 season.  It has been an amazing few years and the support I have received from the public about this zine and its work has been outstanding....so much more than a girl could ask for.  Durable Goods has been a huge ambition for me since 2009 when my friend Michael J. Solender egged me to push the project forward.  Since that time I have folded well over 12,000 pieces of paper and written more envelopes and quote cards than my fingers could manage.  

I feel at this juncture it is time to get while the getting is good.  I like to go out on top, so to speak.  The 2013 season is packed with some wonderful writers and artists who have taken over the covers for the year.  It has been my pleasure to serve the community with writer's works from all over the world.  Durable Goods has been distributed internationally in all parts of the world.  I could not have done this without the hard work of these folks:

Leah Angstman of Alternating Current
Andrew Taylor of erbacce
Lynn Alexander of Full of Crow
Jason Neese of Killpoet
Subhankar Das of Graffiti Kolkata
Amanda Oaks of Verve Bath Press/Kind Over Matter
Corey Mesler of Burkes Book Store

and a big ups to Brian Fugett at Zygote in my Coffee who has always been my number one fan and biggest cheerleader.

I have to also thank the wonderful folks on the ground level who place Durable Goods around their cities and towns.  Over the years Kristin Fouquet has been dedicate and faithful as well as Seth Elkins and Christopher Luna.  Piotr in Poland has been representing my homeland too :)

In 2013, you can expect things to be pared down quite a bit in the quantity of copies going out, but the work is above board for sure.  The art will be amazing with works from Kristin Fouquet, David Tomaloff, Joshua Cicci, Isabelle Pruneau, Mark Hartenbach, and Andrew Post.

Thank you to the subscribers who have come back year after year and supported the small press and have taken this zine willingly into your homes.  I appreciate you all so much.  I will be honoring your subscriptions through issue 101 and those of you who have stamps beyond that will get them back in the mail.  I will not be renewing any subscriptions at this time or taking on any new subscribers.

Bless you all for your support.  I think now it is time for me to get back to my own writing and artwork.  Thank you for your understanding and kindness.

Sincerely,

Aleathia Drehmer
Editor, Durable Goods

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Open Submissions CLOSED

Wow.  Thank you to everyone who submitted.  My inbox got inundated with enough work to fill 4 issues, but alas I only needed work for 2 issues.

I may do another open submissions in the future if the need arises.  Feel free to suggest your own work for future issues.  I do have the 2013 season planned out, but writers do back out from time to time so an alternate list is always needed.

Thank you again for the outpouring of submissions and making the last two issues of the year interesting.

Aleathia Drehmer
Editor

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Open Call for Submissions

Durable Goods is doing its first ever open call for submissions.  This is normally an invite only zine, but I thought I would give the opportunity to folks that I might not know.  If you have appeared in DG in any of the previous 75 issues then please refrain from submitting.  I am trying to not repeat writers too much if it can be helped.

Durable Goods takes very short poetry (no more than 20 short lines) or 130 word prose.  Each contributor will receive 10 copies for their contribution.  This zine is archived in 27 different libraries in the US, Canada, and the UK.  There is no payment for appearing in this zine.

There are only enough spots for 6 writers so please make your submissions count.  Submissions can be emailed to:  windwitch27@yahoo.com

Thank you,

Aleathia Drehmer
Editor

Monday, September 3, 2012

Durable Goods Issue 70



Durable Goods Issue 70
Featured Writers:
 
Shoshana Lovett-Graff
 
Paula Cary
 
A.D. Winans
 
 
Read. Write.
Support the Small Press.
Be Kind to Each Other.
 
 
Aleathia

Durable Goods Issue 69



Durable Goods Issue 69
Featured Writers:
 
 
Michael D. Goscinski
 
Eric Krueger
 
 
Read. Write.
Support the Small Press.
Be Kind To Each Other.
 
 
Aleathia

Friday, August 3, 2012

Durable Goods Issue 68



Durable Good Issue 68
Featured Writers:

Corey Mesler

Tobi Cogswell

Cheryl Rice



Read. Write.
Support the Small Press.
Be Kind to Each Other.


Aleathia

Durable Goods Issue 67: Guest Editor-Brian Fugett



Durable Goods Issue 67
Guest Editor: Brian Fugett
Featured Writers:

James Babbs

Kenneth P. Gurney

Brian Fugett
(Guest Editor/Cover Artist)






In 2006, Brian Fugett gave me my first official small press publication at Zygote in my Coffee.  From there I have gone on to publish in many places as well as edit a bevy of projects.  Beyond giving me my start, he has been my friend over the years.  We have worked on each other's projects and supported the other through rough publishing times.  It is my great honor to have Brian Fugett guest edit this issue.  His support of Durable Goods has been unending and I am forever grateful.  You can see his usual handiwork at:  www.zygoteinmycoffee.com



Read. Write.
Support the Small Press.
Be Kind to Each Other.

Aleathia