Saturday, November 22, 2014

Subscription news

Hey yall, Shauna has been taking over all duties regarding subscriptions, and she is doing a spectacular job. All of our previous subs are being properly organized, new subscriptions are being dealt with promptly, and the cracks that some of yall have been falling through are shrinking. If you have a subscription related question, address change, or are wondering why you haven't got your copy of the grind yet, you can get a hold of her at subscriptions@countrygrind.net

Also subscription related, for all of you folks in the USA waiting to receive issue #4. Our bulk package of The Grind had a lot of delays in the postal system, but it has finally arrived at Eliot's place in Oregon. He is addressing copies as we speak, so you all should be hopefully getting your copies in your mailbox in the next week or so. We're sorry for all the delays, but this is the cheapest way for us to ship to the states, and we are trying to keep subscriptions as cheap as possible, and that means being at the whim of the postal system.

So, if you live anywhere but the USA and you still haven't recieved issue #4, or if any of you haven't received issue #3, please contact Shauna, and she'll get you sorted out!!

Friday, November 07, 2014

Merch is Back!!!!



Holy Shit Punks!!! Country Grind swag is back!!!!! Not only is it back. but it is better than ever. 

This is our third attempt at making/selling t-shirts and I think this time we've got it. The wonderful folks at Oakheart Collective (way, way up in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada) have offered to print the shirts, take orders, and ship them out. They are donating all of their time and are giving 100% of the profits from CG merch back to The Grind.

If you would like to order a shirt you can do so from their Etsy page,

www.etsy.com/ca/shop/OakHeartCollective, and I would recommend checking out their other merch. They have some pretty awesome rural punk shirts and patches.

We know there are still some folks who haven't gotten their shirts yet from last time we were taking orders. I (gretchen) take full responsibility for that. If you haven't yet received a t-shirt and you already paid for one please shoot Cat an email at distribution@countrygrind.net

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 submissions@countrygrind.net to submit your article/art/recipes/etc. or if you have questions.

Thanks!

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.