Rich Dana/Ricardo Obsolete joins Brian to talk about Obsolete Press and their publication: Obsolete! Magazine. From older tech, to movies, to questions about the soul, so many subjects get covered, and it was a lot of fun...
Special Guest: Rich Dana
LINKS FROM THE SHOW:
—”Obsolete Press: Home of Obsolete! Magazine and More” Link: http://obsolete-press.com/
How to Submit to Obsolete! Magazine from Rich Dana:
Call For Submissions: OBSOLETE! Magazine #8
Deadline: April 29th, 2013
Issue #8 theme: Obsolete Media: It’s Alive!
Issue #7 of OBSOLETE! has reached a record number of readers, with 3000 copies being distributed across the US and Canada through our Guerilla Distribution Network. Now, it’s time to get to work on our next issue. Loosely themed “Obsolete Media: It’s Alive!”, we are looking for essays, fiction, poetry, photographs and comics. Let me stress that it is not required to address that theme directly, so don’t let that hang you up. All submissions will be considered. Feel free to pitch ideas before submitting.
Essays and non-fiction pieces could include subjects like shortwave, CB or pirate radio, zines, vinyl or cassettes, broadcast TV, film photography, letterpress printing and/or new uses for old communications technology or interactive formats of any sort. Sports, theatre, music, publishing, politics– it’s all open for discussion. We will also be including reviews of books, recording, films and “doopers” (your favorite old-school devices).
Fiction need not be science fiction, but anything that might be considered “slipstream” or speculative fiction is welcome. Flash fiction is welcome.
Thanks to the generosity of the Iowa Arts Council, we have a small grant that allows us to increase our contributor payments for this issue. The new payment amounts for previously unpublished materials are:
$1.50 per line for poems or $7.50 per 350 words of prose (minimum payment for either genre is $20, maximum $150). Artwork ranges from $20 for 1/8 page to $150 for a full page. We will also swap advertising for your book, website or other project in lieu of cash payment.
Previously published work is welcome and will be considered, but does not qualify for cash payment. We can trade advertisement for previously published work in some cases.
Essays/non-fiction – 3000 words
Fiction -3000 words
Reviews- max 1000 words.
Please email your submissions, questions or comments to email@example.com
Submissions of writing should be .rtf, .odt or .doc files. Images – .jpg, .tiff or .pdf
Please include a one paragraph bio, contact info and mailing address with all submissions.
Thanks for being part of OBSOLETE! – We look forward to seeing your work!
How to Advertise with Obsolete! Magazine from Rich Dana:
In May, we will be putting out the 8th issue of OBSOLETE! Magazine, and we hope you will consider supporting this free, nationally distributed Arts and DIY tabloid by running an ad for your business, book, band, website, podcast- if you are independent and creative, we want to promote your project in the pages of OBSOLETE!
Issue #7 of OBSOLETE! is reaching a record number of readers, with 3000 copies distributed across the US and Canada through our Guerilla Distribution Network. Volunteers deliver free copies to local independently owned bookstores, record shops, coffeehouses, vintage stores, art galleries and nightclubs. We have gotten fan mail from across the planet, including a reader in Florida who picked up copies in Chicago, and even a reader from Serbia who picked up a copy in San Francisco! OBSOLETE! brings local, independent scenes together and helps keep printed media alive.
The theme of OBSOLETE! #8 is “Obsolete Media: It’s Alive!”. We will be featuring an essay by a UK artist who makes his art with a 1984 Timex-Sinclair home computer, an article on “Cassette Culture”, original fiction by the great Mick Farren, an excerpt from Christian Schoon’s upcoming novel “Zenn Scarlet”, illustrations by Frank Gresham and much more.
Business card ad: 3 1/2″ W X 2″H $20
Quarter page: 4.75″W X 7.75″H $35
Half page: 10″W X 7.75″ $60
Full page: 10″W X 16″ $100
SUBMITTING YOUR AD: You can send us your ad by email, as a gray scale .jpg, .tiff or .pdf file. You can also send your ad by USPS. All ads must be black and white. Design assistance is available for a small additional charge.
DEADLINE: Please reserve your space by April 13th. Artwork is due on April 26th.
Please reserve your ad by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for keeping the underground press alive!
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