I’m a little sad to announce that Black Flag won’t be coming out with a London Bookfair issue this year, as all three of the core editorial members are just too swamped with other commitments to put it together.
We’re hopeful that this isn’t the end of the road for the magazine (though that is a possibility), as we’re not shutting down due to a financial mess or lack of interest/contributors and our reputation remains, as far as we know, pretty decent. In terms of what we offer as a non-denominational anarchist class struggle magazine there’s not really much out there that compares.
What we’re short of is core personnel - editors who can solicit and field copy that’s of a high quality, layout people who can make sure articles of up to 2,400 words (or even 3,200) don’t look too intimidating across 40 pages, and distro people who can make sure we’re getting out there.
This is a perennial problem for most anarcho-rags, but not an unsolveable one. If our core editors find things have eased up in March for example, we might be able to get back to it. Or if we get another three or four people prepared to share the load on a long-term basis, that could work too.
We’ll be looking at this again in March. If you want to make sure Flag continues we could use a hand, get in touch via this blog, PM me, or you can email blackflagmag at gmail.com.