There’s been quiet from Looseleaf Publishing, but in the background, things have been brewing. I’m happy to finally be able to announce that New Maps, Vol. 1, No. 1, is now available to order. If you’re a subscriber, your issue should arrive sometime late this month or early February. Otherwise, you can order copies at our order page (mail order also available).
I’m excited to be able to start this magazine off with eight really terrific stories from both established deindustrial authors and new names to the community. The stories run the gamut from near to distant futures, with people as various as a kid in love from just outside town, and a wandering entomologist who’s walked across a continent; a devotee of a war divinity held in prison, and a devotee of a love divinity traveling with the circus; a dangerously officious inspector, and a grudge-toting disgruntled worker; a wise grandmother at home, and a senior couple forced into squatting far from home. A thought-provoking letters section, an essay and a book review, and Nathan B. Peltier’s excellent cover art make this a debut issue I’m very proud to bring to you, and that I hope you’ll enjoy.
With this release, subscriptions starting spring 2021 are now available as well, and submissions for stories are open for the spring issue. I’ve been very happy with the letters I’ve fielded so far, and I’m looking forward to reading and publishing more of your letters to the editor—you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your interest and support as this project begins. It means a lot and helps a lot. I look forward to sending out the first copies of New Maps very soon!