Thursday, August 21, 2008

Good news

...for the Flin Flon-Creighton region!

The CNQ/TNQ Salon Des Refuses arrived today.

More about it here and here and here.

The chair on the left in the background is where I sit and read in the afternoon if the mosquitoes aren't too bad. But they've been bad of late. The tiny ones are out and they're thick. When it's as windy as it is right now, it's ok.

Unfortunately I didn't get out there today. I've been having power issues. First my surge protector went haywire. Then a few hours later, as I was loading pics onto the computer, we lost power altogether. Turns out someone hit a pole. Two never comes without three, they say. I hope that's not true.


Paula Jane said...

This might be a dumb question because I know the New Quartlery, but does CNQ come with it? Is it a separate publication? I'm feeling a lack of knowledge. Enlighten me, o journal mentor.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha! Yep, CNQ is a separate magazine. I've been getting it for a while now. Meaty reviews and essays. This time the two magazines teamed up and put out their latest issues in tandem to, uh, respond to the Penguin anthology of short stories. They had the magazines packaged together so that, say, TNQ subscribers get the CNQ issue as well. Same for CNQ subscribers. I don't know how this issue of the magazines are being displayed in stores. In general, the magazines share a similar aesthetic and the editors are quite passionate about the authors they put forward, so it makes for entertaining reading.

Anonymous said...

I received mine, too, but could barely wrench it free from the teeth of my wee metal mailbox. I was feet to the wall for leverage, pulling with both hands.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha! I can see it! :)