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"Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made," is a quip commonly attributed to Otto von Bismarck, the famous Prussian statesman. To that statement I would like to add “...and magazine editing...” - only without first hand experience, how would I know?
Well, I am about to find out. I’ve just been issued an invitation to take a look at the inner workings of one of the craft field's major publications, the multiple awards-winning American Craft Magazine. And I will let you all come along for an up-close-and-personal inspection of their sausage-making process because that's the kind of person I am. You're welcome.
So if this sounds like fun, and if you have questions you always wanted to know about the magazine but were afraid to ask, then join this fun crafthaus discussion group. I will attempt to get us all up to speed about the headbutting involved in getting the magazine to print.
What else? Monica Moses, the magazine's editor in chief, promised me good eats, and because I respond well to being fed I look really forward to that part of the deal! Will post pictures of the spread, because I know you’ll all want to know.
Will there be actual sausage involved? A girl can hope.
Join the discussion group. Ask questions and follow along on the trip.
It'll be fun.
Head image left: Otto von Bismarck, courtesy Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1990-023-06A
Head image right: Cover, American Craft Magazine, April/May 2017
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