Electric Velocipede

Yes, that’s right–it’s National You Should Buy This Day…

Electric Velocipede is a cool magazine in the tradition of things like Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. If you like work by Hal Duncan, Tobias Buckell, and dozens of other amazing talents, you really owe it to yourself to purchase a subscription.

You can go to the EV Site to buy subscriptions online, or you can send payments (payable to John Klima or Spilt Milk Press) to:

John Klima
Electric Velocipede
PO Box 266
Bettendorf, IA 52722

They can also paypal to editor at electricvelocipede.com

What do you get for that?

Here’s John Klima’s explanation.

So, here are a few things to keep in mind while you consider whether to subscribe. I will be raising the price of the zine next year from $4 an issue to $5 an issue. The issue that’s coming out next year for Wiscon will be a special issue, and therefore most likely $6 or $7.

The subscription price right now is $15 for four issues. That’s currently a savings of $1 off the cover price. However, if you subscribe now, you’ll get issue #13 this year, the special Wiscon issue, and two more issues for that same $15, a savings of at least $5 off the cover price and potentially more.

There is also a patronage subscription available. For $100, you get everything that I publish, for as long as I publish (shipping is included, even for international folks). I want to keep doing this for a long time.

I have two chapbooks coming out this year: one from William Shunn and one from Robert Freeman Wexler. I will publish at least two more chapbooks. I want to increase the number of issue I publish each year. I want to change over to perfect bound color covers. I’d like to pay my authors more.

What does it really mean?

It all boils down to the fact that I can’t keep doing this on my own. I’ve come a long way on my own. But I’m not content to sit where I am.

I’m very excited about the things I have planned for the future.

I’m also able to admit that I can’t get any further without help.