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STRAWBERRY PRESS MAGAZINE
VOLUME ONE ISSUE FIVE
Volume One, Issue Five of Strawberry Press Magazine has been a hectic issue to get out. My sheisty landlord and his conspirator the Super wouldn’t let me renew my apartment lease, hoping to gut the place and raise the rent, and so I’ve spent a good deal of the month wandering around wondering where I’d end up living. Looks like everything turned out alright in the end, it always does, but it made putting out the magazine something of a greater challenge than it usually is. And it’s usually quite a challenge to begin with.
That much said, we present Strawberry Press Magazine, Volume One Issue Five – the November issue. A good friend of mine and very talented writer just got back from a long road trip out West and back, and has written a perspective on it. It’s a pretty descriptive piece, and when I read it I asked him if I could use it for the magazine. Never been out West myself – not farther than Chicago, but this piece brings up some pretty wonderful imagery of what I’ve been missing. This issue also features new work by Joshua Lefkowitz, whose work has previously appeared in the magazine. There is also fiction by Wanda Alba, who is completely new to Strawberry Press, and finally, new fiction by Whit Frazier.
We’re continuing to work on the website, and I hope the upcoming month will allow me more time to get things done. Unfortunately co-editor Matt has been especially busy lately too, so that didn’t help matters. The holidays might make things a little tricky too, but I think we’ll manage. As for the upcoming holiday season, I wish everyone the best. I’d say happy Thanksgiving, but I really don’t think all that much of a holiday that strikes me as ultimately ignorant, racist and sort of sick.