From Mad Hatter Carol Novack, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief:
Once again, we’re delighted to present our most extravagant and colossal uber issue to date, overflowing with wondrous art, music, recitations, cartoons, and writings.
As usual, we’re offering new and updated columns, book reviews, cartoons (including a new cartoonist), custom-made art, audio collages, audios, videos (a “featured film” cameo this time), a “foreign” country or part of country section (in this issue, a Brazilian special), and a new “combination special” video contest co-sponsored by Web Del Sol (the grand prize winner will get $500). We may well offer additional elements in the future, as the global community of Hatters continues to expand and grow. I’m still pondering the erection of an e-concert hall.
We working stiffs will take another long break after we’ve agreed on the contents of Issue 10, which will emerge in October. Our reading period for that issue will be March 1st through 14th. Anything sent before or aft will be tarred and feathered. As we continue to trim our issues due to financial constraints, the selection process is turning even more arduous for the editorial posse. So – don’t hate us ‘cause we’re beautiful but poor. Thanks to all of you who’ve donated money to keep us going in the manor to which we’d like to borne. Even a modest, tax-exempt donation helps!
Speaking of money, my least favorite topic, we’re organizing a second, multi-media benefit to take place on Sunday, May 4th, 4 – 8pm, at The Bowery Poetry Club, NYC. Our lineup of stars so far is impressive and inspiring. We’ll email our press release to all of you as soon as we’re set. In the meantime, SAVE THE DATE! And if you want to help the Benefit Anti-Committee, let us know!
TO ALL VISUAL ARTISTS, VISPOETS and VIDEOGRAPHERS WHO HAVEN’T CONTRIBUTED TO OUR PAGES: IF YOU’D LIKE US TO CONSIDER SHOWING YOUR WORKS ON THE BIG SCREEN, PLEASE EMAIL THE URLS WHERE THEY MAY BE ACCESSED TO [email protected], subject line: MAY 4TH BENEFIT.