Birkensnake 7, the present issue, is hand-bound in screen-printed covers and includes various grotesquely labor-intensive decorative elements that make it less a book than a sacrificial artifact. Indeed, several copies are stained with the editors’ blood.
And this can be yours for the price of reading us (and everyone) a story that you found somewhere else. The procedure:
- Choose a story that you would like to read to people. Not a Birkensnake story, but any story. If you choose a long story, then this procedure will become long, but that is up to you.
- Ready a mechanism for recording your voice. Perhaps there is some such mechanism available on your phone or other multipurpose device.
- Record yourself reading your chosen story aloud.
- Email the recording to email@example.com, along with a mailing address to which you would like us to send your print copy of Birkensnake 7.
- Wait for your recording appear in our gallery, which we will activate when we have enough recordings that they won’t seem lonely. Then you will be able to listen to the voices of other people if you like, telling other stories.
If you are not able to read us a story, you may instead donate at least $26 (see below) and request a Birkensnake 7 in a note. Again, please include your mailing address
Various electronic editions are available free, as always.
If you’d like us to e-mail you when new print editions come out so that you can be among the first to get them, you should add your name to our mailing list.
Donations are appreciated. You can donate via Paypal, or, if you are Paypal-free, you can send a check to Joanna Ruocco:1814 Gaston Street, Winston-Salem NC 27103
Donations will be used to make Birkensnake 8. If you are interested in seeing an extravagant Birkensnake 8, you should donate a great deal of money. We are generally suspicious of money but we will understand your donation as a token of love.