PDR Blog

PDR T-shirts

PDR ShirtsWe’re having a launch party for the magazine at Middlesex Lounge on Monday, June 20.

Join us for readings, music–and free stuff!

Check out these T-shirts screenprinted by editors Chris Willard and Joshi Radin. Shirts are available in multiple designs, sizes, and colors–and they’re all free for the taking.

PDR in Apple's iBookstore

You can now get Printer’s Devil Review for your iPad, iPhone, or Ipod Touch from Apple’s iBookstore. It costs $1 to download, but you can still get it as a free PDF from our website.  

Also, don’t forget that we’re still passing the hat, looking for friends who want to help us out with donations; we’ll list you in the magazine. Soon, we also plan to sweeten the deal with some swag for donors. Stay tuned.

Action & Reaction

Cat Ennis SearsCongratulations to Cat Ennis Sears on the publication of her story “Action & Reaction” in Corium Magazine. If you missed it, you can read Cat’s story “Split Spine” in our Spring 2011 issue.

In 2009, I interviewed Cat about a trio of stories set during the 1918 flu pandemic for our sister site, Champs Not Chumps (CNC). At the CNC page, you can also listen to–*sniffle*–Cat reading her story “You Stopped Galloping” and view images from the–*sniffle*–1918 influenza pandemic. Man, I hope that’s just my spring allergies; does it seem hot in here to you?

A Big Week

So, we have lots to tell you:

  • As of today, we’re officially open to submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art.  Check our submissions page for section guidelines and to access our online submission form.
  • On Friday, we interviewed writer, performing artist, and filmmaker Miranda July about her latest project. You can listen to the interview here.
  • Our site has been slowing down or crashing sometimes–our budget webserver just isn’t cutting it anymore.  We’ve launched a campaign through IndieGogo; we’re trying to raise $500 in 120 days to trade up to a server that doesn’t crash all the time. We hope you’ll spread the word and if you’re flush, maybe consider contributing.
  • Bostonians, we’re planning a launch party for May or June. We’re thinking a bar; a radical marching band; readings from contributors; and free swag like PDR T-shirts, buttons, and hand-printed broadsides.  How does that sound?

PDR Goes Mobile

Two weeks ago we released our first issue as a free PDF on this site, but did you know you can download PDR as an ebook and take it with you to read on your mobile device or ereader?

You can purchase our Kindle Edition for $1 from Amazon (they won’t let us give it away; we asked). If you have a Nook or the Nook application for your mobile device, you can drop a dollar at the Barnes & Nobles Store.

We’re also on deck at Apple’s iBooks store; we’ll let you know when it’s available there. Thanks for reading!

Arts Section Preview

We’ve just released photographs by Jarrod McCabe and paintings by Sean Flood.

Check back on Monday: we’ll be publishing the whole first issue–in PDF format from our site and as an ebook from the Kindle and Nook stores.