I’ve been a lucky bugger the past few months, receiving free magazines left and right :
– Last January I won a draw Nuala Ní Chonchúir organised on her blog, and I was delighted to get the Ireland-themed issue of the Prairie Schooner (she has a great story in it, Peach, which they nominated for the Pushcart Prize).
– In April The Quotable sent me their fifth issue. With every issue, by entering a 100-word story on a prompt they post on their website (with a mixed system of votes and draw) you get a chance to win.
– And, last but not least, I won last month’s lit mag trivia contest run by the distractingly good Review Review. I got myself a subscription to A Cappella Zoo for a year. I opted to get the two most recent issues and they arrived just today in a box that could have contained 50 more magazines. Or a facetious baby.
Who said the printed word was dying ? I can hear it calling for me from behind that door, hungry for eyes and rustling its pages like a peacock in rut!
Thanks to all ye everyday bookish Santas!