Don’t Do It for the Lagniappe
Artifice Magazine is just too good to give things away. Like, okay if you’re mediocre it’s not a bad idea to offer an incentive. But when you’re Artifice, one of the best on the block, people come knocking on your door with wads of cash and apologetic looks. You beat them off with a stick, or deign to serve them.
Not blowing smoke. This is a great magazine design-wise and editorially — the first issue has an embossed matte cover, black on black. The writing — by people like Butler, Rooney, Schneiderman, Walsh, Yelvington — is as writing in journals ought to be: on the forefront, compelling, and with a range of mystery. And wait. WAIT. It’s cheap! Already it’s cheap: only $7.
Get out of town with your seven dollar embossed covers and Jessica Bozek poems.
So, but, cool, y’know. Good for Artifice. What else is going on here at this stupid htmlgiant website, any good fights? WAIT! Before you scroll down to Lovelace’s erupting hangnail or weigh in on Lily’s consideration of wtf is next with paper, just wait a sec. Let me catch my breath.
Because what the editors there, Adcox and Silverman, are proposing to do in July is sign up 50 new subscribers. I’m all like, only 50?!
No sweat. HTMLGIANT gets like 90,000 unique hits every second, so this post ought to bring them to their goal by 2:15est. And if it isn’t my appreciative bombast that sells you — yes, you, reader — on the subscription, let it be this:
What is it? I don’t know, but it’s beautiful. And it’s one of the many screen prints that Artifice is giving away every day to new and renewing subscribers. Retail value is, like, $15, which is already a bargain, and still $1 more than the subscription price of the magazine. So what are you waiting for? I mean, if you’re still waiting. Go get the whole deal.
If you’re waiting you’re probably like me, still trying to figure out how there can be no God when there are deals this good for journals this great. So benevolent!
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