In January 2012, we will be reading Versal 9, a literary journal out of Amsterdam. The editors of Versal have been kind enough to offer
ten four two one remaining free copies of the magazine and a discount for those who buy the magazine. If you’re interested in a free copy, e-mail me with your name and address.
The sale price for LMC members is $10 instead of the usual $14.95. You can buy the issue here.
Versal is a literary & art annual out of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Versal was founded in 2002 by American poet Megan M. Garr to help foster the translocal literary community in Amsterdam. In 2010, Versal was named one of seventeen “Indie Innovator” presses by Poets & Writers Magazine, which called it “the most visible product of a passionate group helping to sustain ‘transnational networks’ for writers.”
Community, wide-reaching aesthetic and bold design have been at the core of the Versal project from the outset. Today, Versal is built by a volunteer team of nearly 20 writers and artists around the globe. The team is currently working towards Versal’s 10-year anniversary, which will be marked by the release of the tenth issue in May 2012.
Versal 9 features:
Maureen Alsop Louis Armand Stace Budzko Gary Joseph Cohen Rob Cook Yago Cura DAS BANALE DING Julia Forrest Francene Brandon Getz Nene Giorgadze Brady Gunnell Heather Hartley Russell Helms Rochelle Hurt Timothy Kercher Stacy Kidd Kaisu Koivisto Douglas Korb Jane Lewty Nate Liederbach Amy Mackelden Tony Mancus Isabella Mara Kyle Mellen Antoinette Nausikaä Alice Notley Jill Osier John Parker Dawn Pendergast Carmen Petaccio Romy Pocztaruk Meg Reilly Steven Salmoni Maya Sarishvili Travis David Smith Anne Kathrine Sørup Lucas Southworth Dariel Suarez Ayumi Suzuki Katarzyna Szu Szugajew Laura Tansley Lizzi Thistlethwayte Amy Touchette Benjamin van Loon Juliette Vivier Brad Vogler Jacqueline Vogtman Rebecca Wallace Suzanne Warren Sara ten Westenend Ken White Nicole Wilson Jane Wong Elizabeth Zuba
Future club selections:
March 2012: Salt Hill
May 2012: Trnsfr
July 2012: Uncanny Valley
September 2012: J Journal: New Writing on Justice
Stay tuned for special offers and giveaways for these magazines.
If you’re interested in writing a guest post or some other feature related to Beecher’s, get in touch by e-mailing me at roxane at htmlgiant.com. Topics you might consider discussing include the design, content, overall aesthetic, whether the magazine met your expectations, if the debut is promising, what the magazine contributes to the literary scene, etc. You might also do an in-depth analysis of one writer’s work, etc. There are no limits.
There’s also a Google Group with light posting about literary magazines and club announcements. If you want to join the group or want more information about the LMC, if you’re an editor who wants your magazine featured, etc, send me an e-mail. To summarize: however you want to participate please get in touch or watch this space in November when hopefully, we’ll have a great discussion about an interesting new literary magazine.