Monday, January 14, 2008

Creativity in order to spread creativity

A quick blog to praise a small and extremely worthy spark of creativity I have come across: The Tin Parachute Postcard Review. The wonderful folk at Tin Parachute decided to be neither an online magazine nor a print magazine, but instead use gloriously-designed postcards on which to publish flash fiction, under 500 words. As they say:
"Each issue combines the work of a different flash fiction writer with art specifically created or selected for that story."

Three such postcards just arrived in my mailbox, which for me is a double treat: real mail, which hardly ever arrives any more, coupled with a short story, beautifully-presented. $20 gets you a one-year subscription, wherever you happen to be in the world, and, displaying even greater ingenuity, they are offering a framed issue for $10. Can you tell how impressed I am? The stories are great, too, by the way.

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