community + cultural info
The ladies of Salt would like to thank everyone who helped make the
issue a rousing success.
We couldn't be more pleased with our new batch of writers and our new
friends, The CROWW Group, who created the eye-popping look for our
effort. Also, we'd like to give a big shout out to the kind folks at
Quiet Storm who opened their doors to us for our Monster Mash. Last but
least, we have nothing but mad love to our peeps at Flux who helped us
up our silk screen factory while we outfitted the city in some tight
And as if it couldn't get any better, about one week after Flux, we
word that we have been accepted for a Sprout Seed Award! Our seed award
$5,500 will now be used to help offset the costs for printing,
In addition to thanking everyone, we'd like to announce we are now
submissions for our next issue, Robots.
Just like the previous issues of Pirates and Monsters, the Robot issue
dedicated to exploring archetypes that are around us but often
We will try to answer the age old question of whether robots will
become our helpmates such as Rosie from "The Jetsons" or eventually
by shutting off our oxygen supply a la HAL from Kubrick's "2001."
We are now looking for articles about robots. Examples of the types of
articles would be about people whose personalities may resemble robots,
idea of technology making our lives easier while robbing us of our
robots replacing workers, and robots in entertainment. These are just a
smattering of themes we hope to touch upon but we would love to hear
other people are thinking about.
So anybody with any ideas, please email them to us. Also, we would be
interested in any orginal artwork to include in the issue.
Our guideline is as follows:
1. Articles should be between 500 to 1,000 words long.
2. We accept only nonfiction articles.
3. Please send us a summary of what your article would be about; the
-- such as narrative, Q&A, or personal essay; how long it may be or any
that may accompany it.
4. Our deadline for ideas is Dec. 15 while the final copy deadline is
We hope to have the Robot journal out by the last week of January.
So any interested technophobes or technophiles, please let us know
running through your synapses.
Ellen and Berry
P.S. Dec. 15 heralds the rise of the machines when our official website
the World Wide Web.
Sharp and Pungent