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Letter from the editors | Aug 2010

2010 August 3
by fzine

Dear Reader,

After Anchorage Daily News did an enormous spread on F Magazine, our phones began to ring and our email inbox was constantly full. The Daily Miner and other publications around the state picked up the story, and the next thing we knew we were getting requests to be distributed all over Southcentral Alaska and Fairbanks. This is great! And we thank all the fans of arts and culture for supporting our endeavors with their fan mail and subscriptions. Subscriptions! We’ve got that ability now! (Check out our Website:
With this newfound popularity came the epiphany that some changes needed to be made: To meet demand we have to publish more. To publish more and to afford to distribute we have to raise our rates. Never before did the capitalistic logic of raising rates to meet demand make so much sense. It simply is not possible to do it all without the funds. And for this we’re sorry. We would very much like to keep the extraordinary low price it’s been for the past year, but alas we cannot. We thank everyone for their patience, understanding and continued readership as we move from $2 to $4. But we promise to make it worth your buck! We are now featuring as many stories as we can about artists and events all over the region.
This issue is heaped full of new talent to the F pages (introduce yourself by reading the Contributors column). We’re proud and pleased to have such extraordinary volunteers (as we’re all volunteers at F) and incredible submissions of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. The theme for this issue’s submissions is “Random Acts.” Many thanks and a big warm welcome to our newly acquired poetry editor, Bruce Farnsworth. His experience and keen mind are greatly appreciated at F Magazine.
Writers continue to submit! Artists have faith that there is in fact an enormous community of like-minds and hungry audiences!

Viva Las Artes!
– the editors

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