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Rhubarb #31

Editorial meeting at 9:30 this morning with Armin Wiebe, Sarah Klassen and Aiden Enns (no relation) putting together a story list for Rhubarb #31, with Money as its theme. Published by the Mennonite Literary Society, Rhubarb magazine provides an outlet for the rather loosely defined (practicing, declined, resistant) Mennonite voice in visual images, non-fiction, fiction and poetry.  Armin is editing the fiction, Aiden the non-fiction, and Sarah the reviews, except when it’s her new poetry collection or mine. 

After a  brief rest and my first cranial sacra massage, I am back to work, this time as President and chair of the Mennonite Literary Society Board, meeting at 3:00 and finishing at 5:30. Subscription and renewal drives, donor campaigns, potential fundraising events, proposals to foundations, grant applications, advertising, all to support an unlikely secular cultural Mennonite literary and visual arts magazine. As always the gloves come off when we talk about the fun stuff, the stuff that actually goes into the magazine, publishing three issues annually. It’s all good, because we all want more submissions, striving to improve the quality of what we publish. All this on a $30,000 budget publishing over 150 pages annually. www.rhubarbmag.com. Issues 20 – 26 available on-line. Time to pack up for the evening, back in the Arts Branch office tomorrow. Maybe I’ll watch some U.S. Open Tennis.

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4 Comments

  1. J Braun
    Posted September 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    The first 27 Rhubarb issues are available online? Au contraire, mon frère!

    Try Winter 2008 #20 to Summer 2010 #26. Former issues display covers but otherwise don’t kick in. #27 is currently sowing oats elsewhere.

    How many Manitoba Arts Council grant forms are required to give those Rhubarbian truants a kick upside the Coriolanus?

    Alternatively, there’s always the hard-copy Pilferage Option!

    • Victor
      Posted September 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

      Right you are Mr. Braun. Change has been made to the text. Thanks.

  2. Posted October 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    I’m having a tiny problem I can’t seem to be able to subscribe your feed, I’m using google reader by the way.

    • Victor
      Posted October 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

      Don’t know enough to help – yet.

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