With everything going digital, it is nice to see a real ink on paper publication coming out and today is Needle magazine's debut. It is available on a pay-per-issue purchase from Lulu for $7.00 + s&h.
Someone looking for a magazine about needlework will be shocked unless they are hardboiled needle workers. Hmmm, I just got a mental image of Mike Hammer and Velda doing counted cross stitch together while waiting for a case. Anyway, here is the way the publisher, Steve Weddle, describes it:
Needle Magazine is hardboiled, lean and mean. No silly reviews. No poetry. No advertising. Nothing but hard hitting stories. In your face and busting up your kiss-maker. Kapow.On his blog Chatterrific, Gerald So has a good interview with Steve Weddle about the magazine.
Hard-boiled/noir is a subgenre of crime fiction that appeals to me and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this first issue. The cover alone would compel me to buy it.