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1913 is dedicated in name & notion to the spirit of the early modernist moment, when the Armory Show purportedly shocked American eyes and tempted Roosevelt to skip Wilson's inauguration...when Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons crossed genres with Kafka's Judgment & Apolinaire's Alcools...a year when Harriet Tubman died and Rosa Parks was born...when Malevich's Black Circle and Black Square squared off with Baroness Elsa's shaved head and Edison's Diamond Disc...when both the bra and ecstasy were invented, the first federal income tax was levied, and it became illegal to send children via U.S. Mail.

Call it steampunk or just steamy, but since 2003 we at 1913 have been devoted to printing (yes, actually printing!) a paper journal chock full of the baddest in contemporary writing and art of all forms, alongside galleries of predecessors. We're hoping to do the same for the newest issue, Issue 6, with stunning contributions by Don Mee Choi, Adam Bishop, Bob Perelman, Aisha Sloan, Rae Armantrout, a Russian translation section, Megan Ronan, Eric Suchere, Leila Brett, Amarnath Ravva, Liana Quill, Amaranth Borsuk & Kate Durbin, Ray de Jesus, Monica Mody, Sheila McMullin, Susan Scarlata, Jerome Rothenberg...and more!

Yet here & now in 2013--as we celebrate our 10th anniversary and the 100th year of our namesake--after wrangling the question of our forward-backward progress, we put the question to you: how are the forms changing and how should we respond? Print journals come with attendant joys, as well as their inherent costs. Is it time to move 1913 a journal of forms online, to new conversations of form? Or is there something about a print magazine that still necessitates, converses, engages?

In short: should we keep 1913 Issue 6 as a print issue, or move it into interspace online? If together we can fund Issue 6, 1913 a journal of forms will remain as a print mag; if not, then we'll move the mag online!

Risks and challenges

We cannot continue to produce a print journal without the capital to do so. If we are able, with your help, to continue in print with Issue 6 & beyond, we still plan to negotiate ways of moving into electronic spaces in engaging ways. Decidedly against a business model, and rather partaking in the gift economy of art-making, we already offer each print issue as a free downloadable PDF on 1913's website after we run out of each print run. In some ways, this adds even more "value" to the print journal itself as a finite, small-run object. We'd love to continue to do both, as part of our original intention to cross-pollinate between forms, keeping a foot in the printed world, a hand on the dialogic possibilities of wider virtual dissemination, and an eye on the ephemerality of it all.

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