Gracia and my copies of 1110/5 arrived by post recently and I can't quite explain to you the thrill of receiving something you've contributed to be it in some large or small way landing in your hand. So exciting was it to receive this tiny parcel wrapped in brown paper and sent to 'Australië' that we left it wrapped up until the morning to open with the first brew of coffee for the day. Inside said parcel, a contributors copy for each of us. Twenty-three postcards with words and images from a few people I know and a few people I'd like to know. I wonder if anyone will separate their pack and post them.
Thank-you Éireann for inviting us to be a part of this special edition. Dreaming up our three collaborative pieces for you to pick from was a delight. I'm always interested to see who will pick what, wondering if they will pick my favourite. To my great delight, you did.
You can discover more about this MIEL publication here, on our site, and you can purchase a copy for yourself here, through MIEL for €10.00. And you can read An incomplete round-up of little magazines on postcards, on the Little Magazine Collection, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Special Collections blog.
111O is our literary magazine, published twice a year (fall and spring). Each issue usually contains one photograph or print, one piece of prose, and ten poems in a slim volume with a die-cut cover.
This time, though, we decided to do something different. We asked 23 artists and photographers to lend us a piece of their work, and invited 23 writers to respond to those images. Each image, paired with its text, will be printed on a heavy postcard. (There's space on the back for an address and a stamp—so yes, you can even send them.) We're calling this issue 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111. Or 111O/5, for short.