Monday, October 20, 2014

Issue #4 Is Here!!!

Ohhhhhhhh Snap!! Today at noon I (Gretchen) dropped off the thumbdrive with The Grind on it to the printers and at 4pm I picked up the finished product, all 1000 copies ready to go. I can't believe how quick that was. 

Issue number #4 is the Harvest issue, in it you'll find...

~The history of Halloween and Samhain
~Tons of awesome fall recipes
~Sexworkers in small communities
~Cloth diapers
~Harvesting tree bark
~Poision Ivy care
~Several stories on the harsh realities of rural living
~Rural queer/feminist erotica
~Awesome artwork from lots of folks
~Cover artwork by Dylan

You can order a copy of #4 or a subscription by clicking on subscriptions. This website and online store is in the process of being revamped, so soon you will be able to buy back issues as well.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

nose to the GRIND stone

Gretchen and I (Cat) are working to pull the layout together for the fourth issue! Well... mostly Gretchen is working on the layout, I am just drinking coffee and keeping up with our propaganda. Here's proof ya skeptics!

Monday, October 06, 2014

Submissions close TONIGHT!

If you don't have your submission for the fourth issue by tonight, it might not get in!

We will still keep a stock of articles for future issues if you get yours in late, though.

Email to submit your article/art/recipes/etc. or if you have questions.


Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Urgent Call Out For Submissions

So here's the thing: fall is busy. We've been busy, maybe you've been busy, and the result is that The Grind is running late again. Unfortunately, we've hardly received any submissions for the fourth issue. We've decided to push everything back a month, meaning submissions will close October 6th instead of September 6th, and the fourth issue will come out end of October. 

Now is when we really need to call on all of you! If you've ever thought about submitting something, please do so! If You know anyone who would be interested in writing for us, send them our way! 

There would be no Country Grind without all of you beautiful folks out there contributing, so send us in what you've got! 

Queer erotica? We love it, send it in.
Birth Stories? Babies rule, tell us about it.
Built your own stone wall? Rockin, teach us how.
You managed to grow veggies indoors during winter even though you don't have electricity, central heating or running water? Please let us know when you became a mad plant genius.
Wrote a poem about how you got frost bite on your nether regions by going for a run in -40C, and some old timer informed you to just "put a sock on it"? I am sure many people can relate to that.

These are all valuable contributions! I'm willing to bet you all have way more than that to share.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ending tshirt sales

Hey folks! I'm sad to say that effective immediately we are no longer selling Country Grind t-shirts. We are having the same old problem, they are just too damn popular, and I (Gretchen) do not have any extra free time to work on filling all those orders. I'd rather spend what little time I have working on making the magazine the best I can before I start working on extra stuff like t-shirt's and patches. Anyone who has already placed a t-shirt order will still have their order filled. Hopefully we can finish it up this weekend.

That being said, I'm sure that once winter comes and life calms down I'll be itching for extra projects. So they are not gone forever, just for the time being. Thank you for your continued support and patience as we undertake this epically awesome and seemingly impossible project.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Submissions Due September 6th!

Submissions for the fourth issue, the fall issue, close two weeks from today! September 6th! Get crackin' if you want to be published this time around. Thanks to those who have already submitted!
Send in your best stew recipes, canning ideas and other hunker down for the cold related things!

Big thanks,


Thursday, August 07, 2014

New Editor!!

Hello all, Cat here! Major update!

We have a new editor! I am taking over for Celeste and will be working with authors on editing from now on.

I am super excited to get to know all of the return writers and all of the new ones! I hope I can stand up to all the work Celeste has done with everyone, myself included. Many thanks to her and all the work she has done.

You can still send submissions to and I will receive them- hurry up, though- submissions for the fourth issue close in a month!

Y'all better be writing me some nice things to read in the next couple weeks, I'll be out in Lutsel K'e and I don't want to be taking time out from scraping hides and picking berries if I'm not receiving some dang good articles!

Thanks for giving this a read- have a great dang day,
your new editor, cookin fishes