Subject: Afternoon Magazine
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 15:31:28 -0400 (EDT)
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AfterNoon is a reincarnation of sorts. Two issues of the original After
Noon tabloid were published in 1969-70, before the rest of life
The original title came partly from our sense that it was getting late in
the day, and partly from the fact that we had settled in California, where
the living seemed easy -- much like the long summer afternoons of our
The living doesn't seem so easy now, but it is still late in the day. The
forms of the past -- social, political, religious -- are clearly nearing
the end of a long decline; those of the future are already partly
visible, but their outlines have yet to be filled in -- we can see only
dimly, at this point, how we get from here to there.
This is how it must be for us, who have one foot in the past, and one in
the future. The new AfterNoon, as part of the Motley Focus Locus, is an
attempt to face up to this reality -- to record what we are now as
accurately as possible. The hope is that by doing so, we will have some
small influence on what comes after us.
We call AfterNoon a magazine, but our intention is to abandon the
periodicity which is characteristic of paper magazines. AfterNoon comes
closer to being a magazine in the original sense: that is, a storehouse.
Everything we put up will stay up, although if we are successful beyond
our wildest dreams, we may have to develop some sort of archiving at a
Our submissions policy is an open one: we invite anyone with fiction,
drama, poetry, essays or graphics to send them to us. We prefer that they
be submitted in electronic form, but we don't require it.
William Timberman firstname.lastname@example.org