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STRAWBERRY PRESS MAGAZINE
VOLUME ONE ISSUE THREE
Strawberry Press Magazine is happy to launch the September Issue. In this issue we have new fiction by Joshua Lefkowitz, a former contributor to the magazine, as well as new fiction by Duncan Birmingham, who is new to Strawberry Press, and new fiction by Whit Frazier. There is also a short study of the history of Liberia, and its deposed president Charles Taylor.
The Liberia piece was an extremely difficult piece to write, and it’s not the type of piece I generally like to write. While writing it I basically tried to give the reader a sense of what I found so fascinating about this unusual country by contrasting the history of the nation with the biography of Charles Taylor. I didn’t feel like the piece was entirely successful, and I initially intended to drop it and have an all fiction issue of the magazine this month, but my co-editor Matt read it and said he saw worth in it. I should add that he also found faults with it. It’s probably something I’ll return to in a different format sometime later on in my life, but for now I guess it stands as a little history lesson at least.
Thanks to everyone who’s written in to support this effort. Issues one and two only did print runs of 150-200 copies, but hopefully starting with this issue onward we’ll be able to up our print run. Please feel free to write in with any comments, letters, ideas, suggestions or submissions.