Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Miranda Gears Up for the Spring Issue

March 20, 2007
We are looking forward to presenting some great fiction, poetry, essays, and visuals to you in the next issue. Spring is coming and we are gearing up for it.

Video Art Books
In the spring issue we will continue to bring the literary quality that you've come to expect from Miranda Literary Magazine, but you will also find some nice surprises. We have added a "Video Art Book" project to our visual arts section. These unique art books are turned into video productions, scored by professional musicians, to share this one-of-a-kind book. Ice Flows is up now for your viewing and in the spring we will add another unique video art book to add to the entire experience. This is a new way of sharing art books and altered books, and we are pleased to deliver this multimedia content.

Maria McKee
In the works is an interview with singer and songwriter Maria McKee. She was a founding member of the country rock band Lone Justice. She released her first self-titled solo album in 1989. As a prolific writer and performer, she continues today with more than seven albums and collections of music. Her song "Show Me Heaven", which appeared on the soundtrack to the film Days of Thunder, was a number one single in the United Kingdom for four weeks in 1990. Later, her eerie, country-tinged single, "If Love Is a Red Dress (Hang Me in Rags)" was released on the soundtrack of Pulp Fiction.(1994). In April, she will release her newest offering titled Late December, and we look forward to presenting her interview and the release of this album.

We are working on the pre-production for our first anthology. It is a significant endeavour and we hope that you are patience with us. We were hoping for a release that would coincide with the spring issue, but it seems that it might be pushed back a bit.

Lastly, we are have acquired our ISSN number which I had forgotten about until it came in the mail, so we are listed in the Library of Congress. It is our goals this year to offer advertising and begin making money that will be placed right back into our anthology project, Internet expenses, awards (down the road), and advertising. We have an outline of ad rates and hope to begin attracting advertisers. We would also like to represent the magazine at conferences like Recharging the Sensorium in Connecticut in April and perhaps make our mark if I go to the Juniper Writing Workshop Umass/Amherst. It also important to expand the magazine. I think we need to offer something more than a print magazine, with sound, video, interactive experiences, mingled with the traditional foundation that we have established. I hope you are as excited as I am about this coming year.

Ron Samul
Publisher / Miranda Literary Magazine

1 comment:

Anne said...

Oooohhhh....I always loved Lone Justice back in my college days (way back!)

Ron, so glad to see the direction your taking Miranda in. You have a clear vision and are moving along steadily, making great progress. Great job!