…is now live, here. It was guest-edited by Jarred McGinnis. It includes an article I wrote about the current state of US small press writing. In addition to that, there are creative pieces by Merle Drown, Roxane Gay, Lindsay Hunter, Joshua Mohr, Kim Parko, Matthew Salesses, and Ryan Van Winkle. And music playlists. And embedded YouTube videos (I highly approve). And you can download it all as a printable chapbook, here (PDF).
From Jarred’s introduction: “This special issue of Beat the Dust was motivated by just how surprisingly little interaction there is amongst the indy-lit scenes of UK and the USA, despite the great bridge of the internet.”
P.S. My complete playlist is after the jump.
1. Neil Young: “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)”
2. Albert Ayler: “The Wizard”
3. Kanye West: “Runaway” (censored, alas)
4. Husker Du: “Recurring Dreams”
5. John Cage: “Imaginary Landscape No. 1”