Support the Small Press/ Independant network!
- Focus is an important part of the growth of any community, and for
years, the Small Press/ Independent network has lacked Focus. As
newsletters rose and fell during the 90's so did new pockets of the
network evolve and move off on their own. Computers have brought
even more avenues for creative people to express themselves, and
more ways for people to find support networks for creators. There
are lots of them out there now, and it's great to have options for
creators to find themselves.
But here's what's been missing: Focus. As each person tries to
expand their readership, there are very few places a person can go
to find the Big Picture. A place where everyone can look to find the
new, and be seen.
Well I'm not going to say that the work we're doing with the Small
Press Association and in the Obscurity Unlimited magazine has
reached that level yet. But what I would like to say is that we are
trying. And we know there are lots of people who like and enjoy the
efforts, and we know there are people who have their reservations
Obscurity Unlimited #22 is now out and heading out to subscribers.
Here's a preview of it's awesome cover by Robert Sumner:
Why does that matter? Well, it's the only monthly small press review
print magazine there is. And it needs your support. Whether you
agree with everything the SPA stands for and does, you should be
reading this magazine because it offers the widest view of small
press every month available to the public. And with your support and
help, it could become the focus the small press/ independent arena
has lacked. So, in the interest of jump-starting people's reading of
OU, we're going to make an offer...and here it is...
Go to this page:
and order a sample copy. Anyone who orders a sample copy from now
through the end of April will get TWO issues, for the price of one.
Also, anyone who orders a Six Month subscription will also get a
free 6-block full color advertisement to use any way they please.
We're hoping that this offer will bring more people into giving OU a
good looking over, and that in that end, the small press/
independent arena will grow closer and we can do more about getting
more readers for all of our publications.
We are all just individuals, making our way in a medium that we
love. We can break the mold, and use cards that weren't dealt to us,
to make a better network for us all. So this post might seem like an
advertisement...but in reality it is much more. It's a ray of hope
that I hope people can feel the warmth in.