We Got a National Distribution Deal: February 6th, 2013
The paperwork is signed and the ball has set-a-rolling. Our cute little mags will start popping up in independent bookstores and corporate stores like Barnes & Noble. It will be a couple months before we have a list of locations but until then, keep an eye out. This is a big step for theNewerYork. Greenleaf Book Group is known for facilitating the growth of small publishers like us. It has a unique business model allowing us to retain the rights to our work. We’re excited that, after submitting to their selective vetting process, they decided to take us. Here we go.
LitCrawl-ing Back to New York: September 15th, 2012
We were pleased to partake in LitCrawl NYC this year. It’s like a pub crawl, plus lit, plus more drinks. We did a revival of the Literary Carnival, with a Rodeo Clown lurking in Vig Bar’s depths, and readings from Christina Drill, Faith Shakti Heylinger, Kyle Hemmings, and Josepth Rathgeber. We also dropped off Issue #2s at McNally Jackson Books, Printed Matter, Spoonbill & Sugartown, and St. Marks Bookshop. Mmmm, it felt good to be back in New York, where theNewerYork was born and lived its toddler years. Click the photo for more photos.
We Got Weird at a Literary Carnival: August 24th, 2012
To celebrate the release of our second issue, we decided to get weird and throw a “Literary Carnival” at the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre and Cafe in Silverlake. We wanted to create a new place–a playful, delightful, perverted (not like Pee Wee Herman perverted), and beautiful place. We call it theNewerYork and we invited patrons to come play with their words. We had poets writing poems on demand, group art interpretations, rodeo clowns, rappers, madlibs, word associations, and other absurdities. 90 people came to play and we got some nice press coverage. Click the photo for more photos.
Issue #2 Debuts: August 20th, 2012
Welcome to the world Issue #2! We’re proud Mamas and Papas today. Issue #2 is a little heavier and a lot madder than Issue #0, weighing in at 90 pages. Don’t worry, it’s still svelte enough to slide into your back pocket. This baby cooked for 5-months in the sunny sunshine of Los Angeles, California. Editor JSR worked with head designer, Eric Paull, on the creative layout of this issue. This time around, we have lit from Taleen Kalenderian, Les Plesko, Aimee Herman, and Elliot Ackerman. We’ve gathered art from Paul Richard, Robert Farmer, Ted Parker, and Guno Park. We saw the cover image on a snowy day at the Contemporary Art Museum in Montreal, and are pleased to feature Numa Amun juxtaposed with a quote from our mother. You are welcome for the ride.
Hello New Website: May 17th, 2012
We launched our website today. But you know that, because you are reading this. We hope the new site grows and morphs into its own. We will host contests, sell art and books, post philosophy and essays, and hopefully be a haven of weird art and weirder writing.
Kickstarter is the Shit: March 14th, 2012
Only 33 days after launching our Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $7,000 we had already raised $8,171! We were mentioned by Rick Liebling (Y&R Marketing), featured on the Kickstarter Blog, given a shout out on TheMillions.com, had an interview with The Micropublisher, and were feautured on the Kickstarter homepage for the entire month of March (image below).
This is our Kickstarter campaign video:
theNewerYork is Born: August 14th, 2011
The zero-th issue of theNewerYork arrived yesterday! Our beautiful little babies look great and we spent all day driving through the rain distributing books around the city. In only two days the following bookstores are now carrying our mag: Spoonbill and Sugartown, St. Mark’s Bookshop, Printed Matter, Blue Stockings, McNally Jackson, and WORD Brooklyn. Here it is in St. Mark’s Bookshop:
Danke Schoen Kickstarter: August 12th, 2011
Wahoo! Today our Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded! We raised $4,045 from 48 backers! Boo to whoever said publishing is dead. We are so thankful to all of our generous backers and hope you like our little mag as much as we do.