Altar + Clamor = Good Times! (and check out the new issue)
- Altar --> Clamor Transition
When? July 2006
Why? Because survival is nice, but thriving is better.
Dear Friends and Fam:
I'm writing to tell you some exciting news. Some of you know that I
recently began working as the Associate Publisher of Clamor
Magazine, another independent, social justice publication with a
similar mission. In April, the publishers of Clamor and I decided
that the two magazines should merge in order to combine resources
and increase our presence.
This merger will have some really positive effects on the world of
independent media and will necessitate some pretty big changes in
the way that I've been running things. The biggest change is that
Issue #7 of Altar Magazine, which is out now (see below), will be
the last issue under the "Altar Magazine" name. Since Clamor is a
bit bigger, we're going to keep their name. On the other hand,
Clamor is going to adopt a bit of the Altar vibe and style.
In any big change, there will be some kinks to work out along the
way, but I really hope that all of you will stick by us and be a
part of that change and growth. I've really enjoyed working with so
many wonderful artists, writers, and volunteers in the past four
years, and I want to continue to build those relationships in this
changed capacity. For more information on how to contribute to the
magazine, or to sign up for the Clamor listserv to receive updates
on events and releases, go to http://www.clamormagazine.org
I don't think of this as an end, but rather as a new beginning. One
of my favorite sayings is: "Change is certain. Growth is optional.
Choose Growth." So, that's what I'm doing, choosing growth.
Mandy Van Deven
Editor & Publisher
"It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." -
ISSUE #7, Summer 2006
Sam Coomes (Quasi), Melissa Sue Robinson (transgender candidate for
Michigan's 23rd District State Senate)
Feministing the Blogosphere * Afican American Spending Habits and
Social Mobility * Gruff Men, Coffee, and Zapatistas * Naked Gaijin *
Water Pumps and Women's Empowerment * Mujeres de Maiz * Fruit,
Federalism, and Fourth Graders * The Slow Death of the Geneva
Convention * Mail Order Brides
Todd Mason, Mike Segawa, Liz Adams, Andy Lin, Molly McClintock, Risk
Hazekamp, Ed Ramirez, Sharon Silverberg, Frank Reynoso, Mimi
Hashimo, Kezia Terracciano, Andrew Ek, Newel Anderson, Mike Koenig,
Alicia Brewer, Seth A. Moherman, Rainer Kalwitz, Melissa Sara
Farley, Kelley Voegelin, Stacy Kimatian
Visit http://www.altarmagazine.com to buy a copy.