You want to hear something scary? We've started talking - in a rambling, somewhat hallucinatory way - about how we're going to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Readings, parties, assisted living brochures - well, wait, we've got until 2016.
In the middle of this daydreaming, we got some jarring news. Because its own budget is dramatically lower and because the accountants are running the show these days, our New York State Council on the Arts grant is only 25% of what we were expecting. That's a blow, but luckily, we've been working very hard to increase our earned income, what we civilians call book sales.
Of course, our single greatest source of support is you. Year in and year out, your generosity earns our unlimited gratitude and enables us to keep going full speed.
In fact, we're publishing no fewer than eight books this spring: the fourth HL collection by Joanna Fuhrman and the first by Caroline Hagood, who both started out in our high school section; our third Ed Friedman title and the second ones for Rosalind Brackenbury and Pablo Medina and Michael Lally; our first book by Thomas Devaney; and the fourth winner of the Loose Translations Award we co-sponsor with Queens College. Plus the 104th issue of Hanging Loose magazine, which has work by Sharon Mesmer, Keith Taylor, Ed Friedman, Terence Winch, Barbara Ann Porte, D. Nurkse, and many others, including two pieces by Colette (yes, that Colette.)
We hope we can count on your continued interest and support. Thanks to our friends at the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Just make out your check to CLMP and note on the memo line that the funds are for Hanging Loose Press. Then mail to HL at 231 Wyckoff Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2208.
Our appreciation is boundless - and we've got a gift for you, too. Please see the enclosed sheet.
The Editors: Robert Hershon, Dick Lourie, Mark Pawlak, Ron Schreiber (1934-2004)
Associate Editors: Donna Brook, Marie Carter
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