Thursday, December 15, 2011


A huge thanks to the fine folk of Peanut Gallery for hosting our highly successful release reception last night! A mighty thanks too to those who attended and shared their writing! Issue IX is on store shelves starting today and at The submission deadline for Issue X is January 10! Submit to

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Release Reception for Issue IX: Winter 2012

Join us on Wednesday, December 14 for the release reception for Issue IX: Winter 2012.

The event will take place from 7 to 10 pm at Peanut Gallery in Humboldt Park. We support our neighbors! This reception takes place in a new sort of venue for The LSLR. We will be hosting live readings from the contributors of Issue IX, offering alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments for a menial donation, will have back issues of The LSLR for sale, and Peanut Gallery will have hanging art for sale as well.

This event features readings from the following contributors to Issue IX:

Theresa Boehl
Joshua Feinberg
John Gorman
Alicia Hilton
Erica Hunzinger
Bela Shayevich
Matt Tracey

From Peanut Gallery's website: 

"Peanut Gallery is a space for creative collaboration, experimentation, exhibition and good, old-fashioned mingling. Inspired by French Salons, Peanut Gallery hosts a weekly open house which we call “Art Night” (on Tuesday nights), and people come to draw, brainstorm, jam, drink, etc… with other artistically-inclined Chicagoans. We also put on more traditional, monthly exhibitions of work by local artists, which open every second Sunday of the month. Our goal is to connect creative people with one another and nurture a vibrant, inclusive community of artists and intellectuals. We believe that 10 minds are greater than one, and collaboration/communication/cooperation is the basis for progress."

This is a FREE event, NOT byob, but all-ages are welcome and don't forget to bring cash to buy issue IX, drinks, and art!

Per request of the owner, we will be checking ID at the door if you plan on drinking alcohol, so don't forget to bring your ID!

Below is the cover for Issue IX, hand-painted by the Issue IX featured artist: Rachael McHan.