6 About Us
This is where I write something nice about issue 10 and spring and things blooming or thawing or something euphemistic about bunnies or at least something exuberant about not having to wear scarfs and hats unless we want to, something about the sun on one’s skin like something almost forgotten and regained, of standing on the tallest building just to get closer to it, of this physical quality of being warmed, and then all of a sudden we’ve started talking about what transactional means, this process, this physical action of carrying out, of carrying through, of the drive and the performance, of belonging to this result of operating across, of playing, of achieving something, of negotiating an agreement, of working something out, whether an act of God or a business deal or a sexual act or all of the above, and then we’ll have planted something with every intention of continuing to grow, and it will be magical. Warmest,
– Christina Phelps
Peter Roman was born in Finland but grew up in London suburbia. He studied illustration at West Herts College and worked on crime novel covers for Severn House for a number of years. Now based in York, he works as a primary school teacher and creates illustrations influenced by books, silent narrative, and random mid-20th century photographs. You can view more of his pictures at www.petersillustration.blogspot.co.uk
5.7.2013 – trans lit mag begins transmitting issue #10, “transactional.”
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Editor Christina Phelps
Poetry Editor Elana Seplow