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Title: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Andrew Hook on January 28, 2012, 08:53:24 pm
Decided this morning to launch a new magazine with my partner, Sophie. She's the main editor and I'm along for the ride. We're not specifically looking for genre, but are open to persuasion. Impress us!

Guidelines for Fur-Lined Ghettos here: http://fur-linedghettos.weebly.com
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Andrew Hook on February 16, 2012, 09:42:59 am
We've started to make some acceptances for the magazine, but are still seeking more poetry and short prose pieces - the more surreal the better. Give us a try and send us your best :)
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Andrew Hook on June 16, 2012, 04:04:58 pm
Fur-Lined Ghettos #1 is now available to order here: http://fur-linedghettos.weebly.com/purchase.html

Featuring poems and a story by: Valentina Cano, Angharad Davies, Matt Hemmerich, Ian Hunter, Travis McCullers, David Spicer, Kate Tattersfield, Douglas Thompson, Harry Wilson and Paul Woodward.

Please consider buying our debut issue to see what we like and to enable us to continue!

We are currently reading submissions for #2.
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Andrew Hook on September 05, 2012, 10:02:37 am
#2 is coming along nicely on the poetry front, but we still need a longer short story as the backbone of the magazine. Quirky surreal is preferred - any genre considered. Sent us your best work!
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Andrew Hook on November 22, 2012, 09:20:01 am
Still awaiting that killer story for FLG#2. None are hitting the mark, and we won't be satisfied until we get what we want!

Meanwhile, for UK purchasers, we've dropped the price of #1 from £5 to £3 for a limited period, including postage, so if you haven't done so already please check the mag out and the cool contents therein.

http://fur-linedghettos.weebly.com/purchase.html
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Andrew Hook on January 21, 2013, 10:31:17 am
Just to let you know that issue #2 of Fur-Lined Ghettos is now available for order over at http://fur-linedghettos.weebly.com/purchase.html.

Featuring poetry/fiction from Serena Cooke, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Peter Friedman, Daniella Geary, Howie Good, Kyle Hemmings, P A Levy, John W Sexton, Ryan Swofford, Douglas Thompson and Steve Wheat. With cover art by Simanion.

Incidentally, issue #1 is almost sold out so if you haven't already grabbed one be quick!

We are very proud of this issue which features some fantastic work, so please consider buying a copy (or two) so that we can continue! And we are currently open to submissions for #3. Remember: we are looking for short stories, prose and poetry of any genre. As a guideline, that piece you think is brilliant but which you can't seem to place elsewhere will probably find a home with us. We want the surreal, the illogical, the kaleidoscopic, and the feral.

Our website gives a good indication of what we are about, but if you buy an issue you'll have a better idea of what we are looking for.
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Andrew Hook on June 17, 2013, 02:14:05 pm
Just to let you know that issue #3 of Fur-Lined Ghettos is now available for order over at http://fur-linedghettos.weebly.com/purchase.html.

Featuring poetry/fiction from Trevor Calvert, Mike Cannon, David Gullen, Jack Madigan, Travis McCullers, Eleanor Mitchell, Adam Napier, Jacob Solstice, Kate Tattersfield and Jon Wesick. Cover art by Bonnie Seifert.

Incidentally, issue #1 and #2 are also still available but in limited numbers following a reprint.

We are very proud of this issue which features some fantastic work, so please consider buying a copy (or two) so that we can continue! And we are currently open to submissions for #4. Remember: we are looking for short stories, prose and poetry of any genre. As a guideline, that piece you think is brilliant but which you can't seem to place elsewhere will probably find a home with us. We want the surreal, the illogical, the kaleidoscopic, and the feral.

Irreality is deafening.

Our website gives a good indication of what we are about, but if you buy an issue you'll have an even better idea of what we are looking for.
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: joshua rainbird on June 28, 2013, 10:39:12 pm
since my house has now become infested with assassins since earning a reputation as a book depository I have 2 questions:

do you kindle ?

if not

are you planning to ?


best wishes
a potential reader  8)
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Andrew Hook on July 01, 2013, 09:53:49 am
Hi Joshua

We are great believers in the printed word, in owning a physical object which has a distinct identity, and whilst our house is also full to the brim with books, we've always found there's space to squeeze in one more. In short, we have no plans to make Fur-Lined Ghettos available electronically and don't believe that will change in the foreseeable future. When electricity fails in far-flung decades, we still want FLG to be around (even if its only to burn for warmth)!

:)
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: joshua rainbird on July 06, 2013, 11:47:31 pm
that's a pity ... I'm prone to paper cuts ... but I respect your choice  ;D

thanks for the reply.
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Dave Brzeski on July 07, 2013, 12:26:45 pm
It's hardly an either/or situation. I don't understand this reluctance to make it available to as many readers as possible. I still buy real books, but I'm choosy out of necessity. In the case of small press magazines, if there's no electronic version, then I'll not likely be reading them.
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Rolnikov on July 08, 2013, 05:59:56 pm
I love ebooks as much as anyone, but I don't think they suit poetry very well.
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Andrew Hook on July 08, 2013, 06:32:24 pm
What we're saying is that the magazine is more than the contents: it's the physicality of product which adds to the volume something more than the words themselves. E-books have their place (I think most of my own output is available in e-book), but they do create a homogenous reading experience. As much as anything else, it's also a willingness to be different, to buck the trend. Those people with an affinity to this will be those who become our readers.
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Des Lewis on July 08, 2013, 11:30:07 pm
What we're saying is that the magazine is more than the contents: it's the physicality of product which adds to the volume something more than the words themselves. E-books have their place (I think most of my own output is available in e-book), but they do create a homogenous reading experience. As much as anything else, it's also a willingness to be different, to buck the trend. Those people with an affinity to this will be those who become our readers.

I can certainly empathise with that.
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Des Lewis on July 09, 2013, 04:20:58 pm
Just noticed I'm a 'Barbarian Monarch' on this Forum.  ;D
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Des Lewis on July 10, 2013, 03:34:27 pm
 Sorry, just deleted something I added here mistakenly.
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Andrew Hook on September 02, 2013, 02:52:09 pm
I've just blogged about the content of Fur-Lined Ghettos as it occured to us that we're trying to sell something that only those who have bought the magazine have actually seen. It's like we're selling lucky dips! On the blog are three sample poems giving potential purchasers/submitters an idea of what we like: http://andrew-hook.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/whats-inside-ghetto.html
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Andrew Hook on January 17, 2014, 10:10:54 am
We've revamped the website for Fur-Lined Ghettos to coincide with the launch of issue #4 which features poetry/prose from Tara Abrahams, Matthew Antonio, Jim Davis, Peter Cole Friedman, Howie Good, Shirley Kuo, Tom Pescatore, Joseph Reich and Ig Zjoot.

We have a colour cover for this issue by Thai artist, Narm.

Please take a look and consider a purchase!

www.fur-linedghettos.weebly.com

We are currently reading submissions for #5.
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Andrew Hook on January 22, 2014, 09:51:37 am
The gestalt behind FLG#4 has been nailed by this reviewer:

http://imaseriousjournalistyouknow.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/fur-lined-ghettos-issue-4/
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Des Lewis on January 22, 2014, 11:13:47 am
The gestalt behind FLG#4 has been nailed by this reviewer:

http://imaseriousjournalistyouknow.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/fur-lined-ghettos-issue-4/

I saw an inspiring cinema film about Allen Ginsberg's HOWL yesterday, Andrew. It was on BBC iPlayer.
Des
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Andrew Hook on April 15, 2014, 09:35:23 am
Interview with Sophie and myself about Fur-Lined Ghettos:

http://www.litbridge.com/2014/04/14/interview-with-fur-lined-ghettos/

It's also had a mention over at SF Crowsnest: http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/fur-lined-ghettos-4-e-mag-review/
Title: Re: Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
Post by: Andrew Hook on July 01, 2014, 09:41:32 am
We've revamped the website for Fur-Lined Ghettos to coincide with the launch of issue #5 which features poetry/prose from Zachary Aaron, Cassandra de Alba, JR Clarke, Zachary Cosby, Dalton Day, Douglass Guy, Maya Owen, KL Owens, Ross Scott-Buccleuch, Kevin Sharp and Carol Shillibeer.  It's chock full of great stuff!

We have a colour cover for this issue by Spanish artist, Alba Blázquez.

www.fur-linedghettos.weebly.com

We are currently reading submissions for #6. But we need sales to keep going. If you submit, please consider buying a sample copy.