New brief editor Brett Cross has broken decisively with the slovenly ways of his predecessor by making the end of May the deadline for contributions to the next issue of New Zealand's coolest literary journal. If the printers behave themselves, Brett should bring brief #35 into the world sometime early in July, a mere four months or so since number 34 completed its long journey out of a sodden box at the bottom of my wardrobe. (Don't even ask about brief #33...)
Brett even has a cover ready for his first issue, thanks to the splendid Matt, whose design recalls those heroic early days when the journal was edited by Alan 'the great uniter' Loney, and went by the humble name A Brief Description of the Whole World. There are no excuses left, comrades - get those submissions in by the end of May! Send e copy to email@example.com, or hard copy to PO Box 102, Waimauku, West Auckland.