OK, Needle fans, where are we?
John is working his design magic on the first issue of NEEDLE.
And, of course, more than a dozen writers have sent in stories and bios and pictures. We have some tight, clean writing and some deranged, messy stories.
So next week will be some serious proofing and bucketloads of whatnots. And then, Needle will be available for you to order and have mailed to your door, to hold in your hands, all ink-on-paper loveliness.
Early on in the process, John suggested “opening the books,” as it were, to discuss the financing of this project.
Starting out, we can’t pay writers. We’d like to be in a position to do so, but we can’t now. We’ll keep working and see how things develop. In addition to my work, the work that John has done, pretty expensive if you had to hire it done, has been free. Same for the work of the fiction editors, Scott and Naomi. Just like baseball players, we do this for the love of the game.
1 .COM Domain Name Registration – 3 Years $30.51 NEEDLEMAG.COM
1 YR PO BOX Rental $40 (plus $2 deposit for PO Box keys)
That’s $72.51 for those two items.
Still thinking we’ll be around 150 pages of crime fiction in this first issue. Hope you like it. Scott and Naomi have put in some serious effort with the stories. And, of course, John has made this idea look like a professional magazine.
Hope you enjoy it.