Archive for May, 2012

Issue Twenty-Six!!

Posted in Issue Twenty-Six with tags , , , , , , on May 21, 2012 by mohawko

At last, we’ve come upon our glorious twenty-sixth issue, and what an issue it is. This one’s being worn by Operative Jeremy, a native of North Carolina, but who’s wearing the story this week around Turkey (yes! Turkey!) during a month-long stay. So stay tuned for killer photos. We’ve got ruins for ya. The SPR proudly presents:



“The Kitchen Sink Compares Itself to You”

by David Tomaloff

Operative: Jeremy Reed (various places around Turkey, the World)

About the author: David Tomaloff is a writer, photographer, musician, and all-around bad influence. His work has appeared in chapbooks, anthologies, and fine publications such as Mud Luscious, >kill author, & PANK.

About the operative: Jeremy Reed is a wandering drummer constantly questing for the pathway into the 4th Dimension of the Timewave.

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Also! We were recently written up in the Dayton Daily News, our editor’s hometown paper. Read all about us. Superspecial thanks to the stellar Sharon Short for putting that all together. (And you can see xTx’s story again; weird in the physical edition of the newspaper because it’s like seeing hand-print in photo in print. Or something.)

The SPR International

Posted in Announcements on May 7, 2012 by mohawko

We have been erratic as of late. There are exciting things to come, though, heralded by this tweet:

Over the next month or so we are going to such exciting places. But first look where we’ve already been: Here we are in a really great article in Finzioni, an Italian literary/cultural magazine. If you don’t know Italian, run it through Google Translate. It will probably make your day a lot better. Thanks to Viviana Lisanti, who took the SPR to a whole new level.

Up until recently, I’ve tried to maintain the Safety Pin Review as a weekly magazine. But lately, it’s become impossible. Because all of our operatives are volunteers with crazy life-schedules of their own to deal with, it isn’t always possible to post issues and Action Shots as consistently as we’d like.

A lot of factors need to line up together in order to put together a great SPR issue, and, understandably, sometimes one falls out of place and things just don’t work out. Operatives have been known to disappear. Bearing this in mind, let’s go ahead and consider the Safety Pin Review a weekly, biweekly, and monthly magazine all at once. Rest assured we are always working, and will always strive to put out a quality issue, whenever it goes up. Word.

Our next issue should go up this week or next week, and then we should be on a steady stream for a while.

While you wait, why not peruse our newly updated and comprehensive as heck “Mentions / Press” page? It will probably be a good time. There are different languages there.

See you soon.