Goblin Fruit

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Summer 2007 Issue is Live!

As of roughly 2:00 AM British Summertime this morning, the 12th of July, the new issue of Goblin Fruit is live! You'll notice the entrance graphic is both gratuitous and self-promotional; it'll stay that way (and you'll like it!) for the duration of our trip here in England.

Thanks to all our fabulous contributors, and particularly to JoSelle Vanderhooft and Marge Simon for providing us with the content of and illustrations for our very first Feature!

Also, there's a story, of course, behind the rambly Editor's Note... But you'll have to wait for another time to hear it.

In the meantime, we wish you fox grins and moth dust and much, much enjoyment of our dearly beloved new issue!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: Of Triumvirates, Triptychs and Gobbling Down Devon

We here at Goblin Fruit are very proud of the fact that, so far without fail, we have successfully published every issue on time (okay, give or take a few hours). By now, gentle Reader, you ought to know that on the ninth of April, July, October and January, we bring you freshly plucked poems to tease your eyeteeth.

Well, we've had enough of that. After a full year of such punctiliousness, we've decided to slack off, and put up the Summer 2007 issue of Goblin Fruit a couple of days late. But wait! We have a really good excuse. Even as you read this, Jess and Oliver are in England together, preparing for the imminent arrival of Amal, who, barring critical terror alerts, engine failure and Mercurial Retrogrades, should be arriving in London on the 11th -- after which our three intrepid adventurers will head down to Deepest Devon, and plot world domination how to kidnap Neil Gaiman cavorting with the Good Folk some good wholesome fun together.

This means that, for the first time ever, Jess, Ollie and Amal will be in the same place, at the same time. Much as when three Sundays come together in a week, this is cause for celebration -- and we're celebrating by delaying the issue launch until such time as the three of us can, hand-over-hand, Power Ranger style*, push the 'launch' button** all at the same time, the better to get rip-roaringly drunk (or at least full of feasting) afterward.

All of this to say: we'll be launching on the 11th of July instead of the 9th. Update your calendars, and when, after feverishly refreshing the page every minute and three quarters, waiting for the appointed time, your loyalty is rewarded by the sight of the shiny new Summer issue -- raise a glass with us, and know that we're toasting you.

Thank you for reading,

Amal (and Ollie and Jess)

* Yes, I did make that reference. Stop giggling.
** Okay, so there isn't actually a 'launch' button. Wanna make something of it?