A new year brings change, and that’s the case here.

First, take the name. It’s now Thistle Finch Editions, after the bright yellow bird that cries out, “Who, me?” No one will confuse us with a distillery, will they? The blog’s Web address, however, will remain Thistle Flinch, to maintain continuity with loyal followers.

Second, no release will exceed 28 pages, including the cover. Each one will be designed to be printed out (two-sided) on a maximum of seven sheets of paper.

Third, the frequency of new publications steps up to once a week. You can anticipate the newest every Friday evening.

Fourth, the focus is shifting slightly. A photo album will appear each month, as will a poetry broadside – a single work to be displayed, if you wish. Full-length fiction has been removed from the shelf, as will the full poetry collections.  Poetry and some prose will appear in booklets that are widely known as chapbooks – arising from “cheap books,” back in the 1600s.

Many of the upcoming releases reformat earlier editions for improved PDF printing quality.

It’s a lot of work, no pun intended. Here’s hoping it adds to your reading pleasure.


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