So you take a look at this:
and then you factor in this:
to which you add the latest issue of Tsuki magazine with its mix of great fiction and other writing from Japan, the essential life guide ‘Feel The Fear And Freelance Anyway’ by Kris Emery and a host of other well-written posts and updates and it all leads to one thought:
Can I have a week off please?
So tell me, what’s on your ‘to read’ list – virtual or otherwise – at the moment?
After last week’s sneak preview, here comes the main event. Tsuki magazine is out now to download, priced at 2.99 USD (around 1.80 of your GBP and 23o JPY or so).
So what is Tsuki and why would you want to splash your hard-earned cash on it? Editor Caroline Josephine sets out in her opening letter that it is about:
Creation, evolution, forward motion, movement; it all leads to the future.
Showcasing creators from and based in Japan, with photography from Joanne Yu and Yuuki Honda, darkly comic fiction from Made in DNA and a chilling story by Amanda Taylor, alongside an interview with Baye McNeil – Loco in Yokohama – about his latest book Hi! My Name Is Loco and I Am A Racist.
There is also space for the ‘Self-Publisher’s Declaration of Independence’ by Our Man in Abiko, expanding on his assertion in a recent interview that ‘ebooks are democracy in action’ with a rallying cry for the ebook revolution.
And I have also contributed ‘The Place of Lost Things’, which recalls my last trip to Tohoku, volunteering with It’s Not Just Mud and International Disaster Relief Organization Japan.
More than enough to keep you entertained and well worth the cover price. Get yours today!
When talented Tokyo wordsmith Caroline Josephine asked me to contribute to her new venture, I was delighted to accept. Tsuki is an online literary magazine featuring writing, art, photography, music and more from Japan.
Publication moved a step closer this week with the release of a free sample, which you can download to read on the screen or print here. The magazine’s website is coming soon, so be sure to follow the editorial team on Twitter here, or friend them up on Facebook here.
And of course, updates will follow on ten minutes hate as soon as the finished version is released. I am very keen to see the results of all Caroline’s hard work as well as the other contributors, who include Our Man in Abiko, Baye McNeil and Amanda Taylor.
Watch this space!