For the past three years new graffiti Publishing has tried to expose everyday people to exquisite writing and art. In doing this, we’ve had the chance to publish the work of many fabulous artists. It has been a great journey. However, due to staffing and financial limitations, we are now preparing our last issue of new graffiti: Literature on the Streets. While we’d love to push forward and continue producing new graffiti, each of our staff members holds full-time jobs and numerous civic and artistic responsibilities.
It has been a great experience and we’re very proud of the work we’ve accomplished. Our final issue will feature the writing of Chelsi Sutton and the artwork of Libby Booth. We’re thrilled to be able to display the work of these artists before we close our doors.
We want to thank everyone who helped new graffiti along the way. Without the support of our readers, the amazing work of our contributors, and the effort of everyone who downloaded, printed out, and posted new graffiti: Literature on the Streets around their town we wouldn’t have made it this far.
I would like to offer a special thanks to our Assistant Editor, Elizabeth Benson and our Copy Editor, Ashley Nguyen (Christensen) for all of the work they’ve done despite their busy schedules.
My hope is that we will be able to bring new graffiti Publishing back to life at a later date, but for now, outside responsibilities have become too cumbersome to maintain the level, quality, and consistency of work we expect from ourselves.
new graffiti: Literature on the Streets issue #13 will be out soon. We hope that you enjoy it, and (as always) that you’ll share it with your community, wherever that may be.
Thanks for reading,
Darren M. Edwards
Editor, new graffiti Publishing
It’s been a long time coming but ng12 is done and ready for your literary/artistic enjoyment. In ng12 you’ll find a short story by Mylène Dressler and an imaginative painting by Sarah Stone. We’re really excited about the way Mylène’s essay and Sarah’s painting work together on the metaphoric level. As always, we hope that you enjoy this issue of new graffiti: Literature on the Streets. Please feel free to visit our downloadable page to snag a PDF of this month’s issue. Then you can print it off and help cover the streets of your town in literature and art.
Memory is a tricky and often unreliable thing. I always admire when essayists acknowledge this in their writing rather than pretending that their recollection of things is perfect, or the only version that matters. In her essay “Black and White” Jesse Carty gives us a great example of how a writer can smoothly clue the reader in on these “tricky” moments of memory, and she does it in a way that only adds to the overall style of her essay. When you pair that with the disjointed, yet lovely, feel of Michelle Montrose Larsen’s painting, this issue of new graffiti: Literature on the Streets provides readers with unique picture of memory in action.
Here at new graffiti we decided that the best way to get ready for 2011 was to get a little twisted. In that spirit, we bring you our first fiction issue featuring a short story “Decidedly So” by Chadd VanZanten and the “Zombie” art work of Dave Borba. As a special gift to our readers, we have linked a video of Chadd reading “Decidedly So” to the picture on his bio. Also, click on Dave’s picture to see his personal website. Enjoy!