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Welcome to our teensy, but genteel and somewhat refined spot on the web.




A collection of fiction and sometimes fancy (but usually plain).
There's a Best of (So Far) available from Del Rey—more here.

LCRW is a paper-based fiction (&c) delivery system
which is published twice a year.

Current Issue: LCRW 24.

Current location: at the printer.

Current availability: paper edition will mail out next week to subscribers (although some of that will depend on the chocolate mailing) and stores. DRM-free PDF ebook($4) is available now.

LCRW 24 cover by Matthew KirbyLady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet Number 24
July 2009

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This zine was made in the spring and summer of 2009 by Gavin J. Grant, Kelly Link, Jedediah Berry, Michael J. DeLuca, Sara Majka, Paul Bozzo, Kristen Evans, and Faune Albert, and put back from June to July by the best reason Gavin & Kelly have ever had: Ursula Annabel Link Grant, born February 23rd, 2009. Our deepest thanks go to everyone at Baystate Medical Center and the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield, Mass.

Alexander Lamb, "Eleven Orchid Street"
Liz Williams, "Dusking"
Jasmine Hammer, "Tornado Juice"
J. W. M. Morgan, "Superfather"
Dicky Murphy, "The Magician's Umbrella"
Alissa Nutting, "Leave the Dead to the Living"
Eve Tushnet, "A Story Like Mine"
Dennis Danvers, "The Broken Dream Factory"
Anya Groner, "The Magician's Keeper"

Gwenda Bond, "Dear Aunt Gwenda"

Neile Graham, "Machrie Moore"
Marina Rubin, "Bordeaux, And Other Mysteries"

Abby Denson, "Heady's Crush"


Matthew Kirby

LCRW 23 cover by Kevin HuizengaLady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet Number 23
November 2008

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Made by Gavin J. Grant, Kelly Link, Jedediah Berry, Kendall Diane Richmond, Michael J. DeLuca, Sara Majka, Danielle Baldassini, and Anna Brenner.

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Nick Wolven, "The LoveSling"
Kat Meads, "The Emily(s) Debate the Impact of Reclusive on Life, Art, Family, Community and Pets"
Susan Wardle, "The Chance"
Alex Wilson, "A Wizard of MapQuest"
Jodi Lynn Villers, "In the Name of the Mother"
Daniel Lanza, "Holden Caulfield Doesn’t Love Me"
Kirstin Allio, "Marie and Roland"
William Alexander, "Ana’s Tag"
Mark Rich, "The Leap"
Angela Slatter, "The Girl With No Hands"

Ted Chiang, "The Problem of the Traveling Salesman"

Kim Parko, "Sailor," "Shiny Hair," "Schoolgirl"
Christa Bergerson, "Heliotrope Hedgerow"

Abby Denson, "Jingle Love"


Kevin Huizenga

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lcrw 22 Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet Number 22
June 2008
Still $5. (Unless you order the $10 version.)

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William Alexander, Charlie Anders, Becca De La Rosa, Kristine Dikeman, Carol Emshwiller, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Maureen F. McHugh, Jeremie McKnight, Mark Rigney, David J. Schwartz, Jodi Lynn Villers, Caleb Wilson, Cara Spindler, Miriam Allred

Eileen Gunn

Gwenda Bond

Abby Denson, Michael DeLuca

Derek Ford, Cover Art

lcrw moons over youLCRW No. 21
November 2007 · $5

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This is what this issue is mostly comprised of:

Alice Sola Kim, Adam Ares, Matthew Cheney, Stephanie Brady Tharpe, Jeannette Westwood, Kirstin Allio, Brian Conn, Benjamin Parzybok, Corie Ralston, Carol Emshwiller

Lauren Bartel, Two Poems

Gwenda Bond, Dear Aunt Gwenda
Mamoru Masuda, A Primer on New Wave and Speculative Fiction in Japan

Suzanne Baumann, The Blokes of Ball Point
Abby Denson, The Mysterious Mr. M.

Tatsuro Kiuchi

lcrw wrestles with the futureLCRW No. 20
Or: 10.5 years of doing it all wrong.

June 2007 · $5 · Approximately 30 sheets of paper, printed on each side and folded making 30 pages of Good Stuff all in glorious technicolor black & white.


Marly Youmans, Anil Menon, Edward McEneely, Steven Bratman, Michael Hartford, M. Brock Moorer, Laura Evans, Amelia Beamer, Meghan McCarron. Jon Hansen

Karen Joy Fowler — The Last Worders

Neile Graham, Rose Black, David Blair

Gwenda Bond, William Smith

cover art
Nathaniel Meyer

* A rose is a rose by any other tablature.

LCRW was a Hugo finalist in 2007: yay!

LCRW is a zine that:

  • has a few reviews here
  • comes out twice a year
  • tried and failed to make a third issue appear
  • has experimented with a color cover and perfect binding and may at some point return to it
  • has had fiction, poetry, and nonfiction reprinted in The Zine Yearbook and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
  • is, at 68 pages, too thick for this saddle-stitched (i.e. stapled) format
  • comes with chocolate (we wish more magazines would come with chocolate)
  • is black and white and well read, misread, and unread all over
  • loves cafes and sometimes disappears for days
  • is printed in 10 point Bodoni, a surprisingly good early type choice for its combination of space-saving aspects and high readability
  • would benefit from a proofreader
  • surprises us
  • is loved and no doubt hated with equal fervor but for the most part is unknown
  • keeps coming out, even after all these long years since 1996. [Wait, that isn't so long, geologically. It's only long in politics, movie ticket prices, and software terms.]
  • sells ad space, which is a pretty funny concept
  • somewhat wackily has published a story by at least one New York Times bestseller
  • will no doubt produce a book sometime
  • stops us working on books sometimes
  • would love to be in more shops
  • has queried distros and found that a zine/lit journal thingy thing is not high on their list of wants. [Huh.]
  • always keeps busy, even while waiting, waiting.
www lcrw.net


Lies Calumny Rage WeepingLCRW 17LCRW 18LCRW 19

LCRW No.19

An issue that wrestles with itself. Or, has wrestlers on the cover. Still coming from zinedom with a b&w cover, fiction, even prosetry. Or at least poetry. And long maudlin reflections on the state of publishing, magazines, writing, hummus, and everything else related to putting out a zine for 10 Years. 10! How silly! But what fun.

LCRW No.18, 6/06

A June Issue. Table of Contents at last complete. Still waiting for ads for the Toyota Hybrid (otherwise we are back to a b&w cover, oh well). No. Really. We mean it.
Toyota, you wouldn't do that to us, would you? We wouldn't shift the blame (or the choice) for a b&w cover over to you...

LCRW No.17, 11/05

This was the New Issue. Dropped into the streets from our solar-powered glider fleet.

Now being flown out to you at your private estate by our private fleet of jets. Jets, baby, jets. We gave up on the rockets years ago and the zeppelins are all down south for winter.

Never perfect bound! We are still and ever full of lies. But, hey, this is three issues in one year! Wow. Better not make it a habit. 17 things this zine is doing.

LCRW No.16, 6/05

Available. A powerful, powerful experience. Potent, even. More calumny and lies: no perfect binding. No color (unless it's hand-colored...). Excuses? We've got a few. None of them good. Ah well. Doesn't affect the interior, only the perceptions.

LCRW No.15

Also: Foolishness. Cafe Press now allows adding the same image to tons of products at once. So, we did. The front page doesn't look like the image is there but if you click on the 'product' you'll see Steve Lieber's lovely drawing in Pantone something or other on natural stock.

Aunt Gwenda's advice column.

Mea Culpa: This issue was meant to be perfect bound but due to the chief headbanger banging his head a little too much over new year, it ended up saddle stitched. Next time: perfect bound. (Later: that turned out not to be true.)

No.14 - Columns: L.Timmel Duchamp and Ms. Gwenda Bond.

14 lithe charming ruddy waiters15 Luddite Cumbrian Rutabaga Wranglers

No. 13 - An advice column: Dear, Dear Auntie and a nonfiction piece: Home and Security

No. 12 -- A few zine reviews.

No. 11 -- Zine reviews. Read "The Rapid Advance of Sorrow" by Theodora Goss and "Lady Faraway" by Minsoo Kang at Fantastic Metropolis.

No. 10 -- Zine reviews
No.9 -- Zine reviews, mostly
No.8 -- Zine reviews, alphabetical, one music review
No.7 -- Prisons
No.6 --
what? Nothing online? And sold out. Pa. See The Best of LCRW for the best bits.
No.5 --
Read: "A Mad Tea Party" by Chris Barzak; "Other Agents" by Richard Butner.

Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet is published twice a year by:

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Good golly Miss Molly, what's that shaking the floor? We're selling ad space.

A long time ago we did an event outside the tinted pages (Quimby's, June 1, 2004). More maybe of this kind of thing to come, if we get it together. ("We think it's so groovy now, that people are starting to get it together.")

Places you can run into us.

LCRW should be in these shops (or you can use Paypal):

Atomic Books, Baltimore, MD
The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL
Borderlands Bookshop, San Francisco, CA
Broadside Books, Northampton, MA
Downtown News & Books, Asheville, NC
Elliott Bay, Seattle, WA
Dreamhaven, Minneapolis, MN
Pandemonium, Cambridge, MA
Powell's, Portland, OR
Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA
Quimby's, Chicago, IL
A Room of One's Own, Madison, WI
St. Mark's Bookshop, NY, NY
Mark V. Ziesing, Bookseller, CA

Distribution suggestions welcome. LCRW slips between the cracks -- it's (relatively) cheap, it's b&w, it's an odd size, it only comes out twice a year -- so it's not a good fit for most distributors. We send it out to stores and subscribers (for both wacky groups we are grateful!). Letters to the usual address.

This is not enough. This is only inside your head. Reading is wonderful individual. How about something ore social? How about some t-shirts, mouse-pads, aprons(?), &c?

Other things we are storing that you might like:
  Crank! No. 1
Alchemy 2 Trunk Stories



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