Oral history of These Days

The good folks at Meet The Presses invited panelists for the Indie Lit Symposium to record a video about their press. So! Here’s a quick oral history of These Days issues one through six. I wish I could name everyone who has contributed and submitted, so I’ll do that here.

Thank you to Andrew Blackman, Avonlea Fotheringham, Bardia Sinaee, Ben Ladouceur and Scott Lemoine, Cameron Anstee and Jenn Huzera, Dave Currie and Jen Baker, Ellen Chang-Richardson, Erin Maxfield, Gail and Lawrence Blackman, IAN MARTIN, jesslyn delia smith, JM Francheteau, Jordan Chevalier, Justin Million, Kate Maxfield, Ksenija Spasic, LN Woordward, Mark Sokolowski, Nina Jane drystek, Owen Hewitt and Gabrielle Forget, Peter Gibbon, Sam Cronk, Sara Maxfield, Sneha and John Madhavan-Reese and their three daughters, Tanya Decarie, Vanessa Davies, and Zishad Lak, for your contributions and your support.

Those are good questions and I have no answers for them.

the indefatigable rob mclennan interviewed me as part of his ‘Ottawa small press fair at home.’ You can read the whole interview here.

This whole endeavour has all brought me back to my roots, photocopying and stapling black and white art together and just getting it out there. It feels great.

These Days #5

…feat. an interview with Riverbed Reading Series curators, Ellen Chang-Richardson and nina jane drystek, and poetry by IAN MARTIN, Ksenija Spasic, LN Woodward, Vanessa Davies, Gail Blackman, Andrew Blackman, and Pete Gibbon. Cover photo by Jenn Huzera. You can find more of her work at Kindred Shop and Studio in Ottawa. Available via Etsy.

These Days #4

Howdy all. Issue #4 is finally on its way out the door. Expect a more formal post this weekend.

Also, I’ve hit my personal goal of culmulatively raising $50 in patronage so far, with a good $35 or so now coming in a month. so I’m going to make good on a personal promise: I’m going to start retroactively paying all contributors $10 per issue. Expect a more formal post soon too, plus a proper email if you’re a past contributor.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported this little magazine, whether with monetary support, literary and artistic contributors, or just your appreciation.

Sincerely,

Jeff