Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #24

Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #24 is now available in print and PDF.

“This zine was made in the spring and summer of 2009 by Gavin J. Grant, Kelly Link, Jedediah Berry, Michael J. DeLuca, Sara Majka, Paul Bozzo, Kristen Evans, and Faune Albert, and put back from June to July by the best reason Gavin & Kelly have ever had: Ursula Annabel Link Grant, born February 23rd, 2009. Our deepest thanks go to everyone at Baystate Medical Center and the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield, Mass.”  — Source: LCRW website

“Eleven Orchid Street” by Alexander Lamb
“Dusking” by Liz Williams
“Tornado Juice” by Jasmine Hammer
“Superfather” by J. W. M. Morgan
“The Magician’s Umbrella” by Dicky Murphy
“Leave the Dead to the Living” by Alissa Nutting
“A Story Like Mine” by Eve Tushnet
“The Broken Dream Factory” by Dennis Danvers
“The Magician’s Keeper” by Anya Groner

“Dear Aunt Gwenda” by Gwenda Bond

“Machrie Moore” by Neile Graham
“Bordeaux, And Other Mysteries” by Marina Rubin

“Heady’s Crush” by Abby Denson

Matthew Kirby

Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet

lcrw23-200gifEstablished: 1996
Editors: Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link

LCRW is a paperzine — although we’ve been selling ebooks (on our site and for a couple of years now. We’re also going to go back and release the back issues as ebooks in the near future (i.e. when Fictionwise catches up with its submissions!).

When I started the zine, it was in frustration at not being able to find the kinds of things I wanted to read. This isn’t true any more, but as long as we get great stuff in the mail, we’ll keep publishing.

Small Beer Press publishes 4-6 books a year but it’s fun to keep things simple with LCRW. It basically pays for itself, no small feat for a magazine of any size. We do black and white covers and legal sized paper because it’s affordable and a good page size.

Awards and Recognition:
LCRW was a Hugo nominee a couple of years ago, that was fun. Various stories have been reprinted in various year’s best anthologies.

Other Items of Interest:
I suppose the most interesting part would be that, if you like, you can get a chocolate bar with each issue. (That’s one part of the zine we’d love more submissions for.)


The Best of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet

bestlcrwSo good there had to be a book. Or something. The Best of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet is now (2007) available from Del Rey. It’s a collection of fiction and sometimes fancy (but usually plain) knitting patterns (a lie), recipes (ok, there are a few drink recipes), poetry (some great poetry), and an apology or two.

Table of Contents:

  • Preface by Chunterers
  • Dan Chaon, Introduction
  • Kelly Link, Travels with the Snow Queen, LCRW 1
  • Scotch, An Essay Into A Drink, LCRW 2
  • David Findlay, Unrecognizable, LCRW 3
  • Ian McDowell, mehitobel was queen of the night, LCRW 4
  • Nalo Hopkinson, Tan Tan and Dry Bone, LCRW 4
  • Margaret Muirhead – An Open Letter, LCRW 4
  • Margaret Muirhead, I am glad, LCRW 4
  • Margaret Muirhead, Lady Shonagon’s Hateful Things, LCRW 5
  • Karen Joy Fowler, Heartland, LCRW 6
  • What a Difference A Night Makes, LCRW 7
  • Ray Vukcevich, Pretending, LCRW 8
  • Shh! I can’t hear the music! LCRW 8
  • William Smith – The Film Column
  • Amy Beth Forbes, A is for Apple, LCRW 9
  • Shh! I said I was listening to some music! LCRW 9
  • Mark Rudolph, My Father’s Ghost, LCRW 9
  • A list of chickens (From The Fairest Fowl, Portraits of Champion Chickens) LCRW 9
  • Jeffrey Ford, What’s Sure to Come LCRW 10
  • Roadtripping, zinemaking, cooking, cleaning, reading, and eating music LCRW 10
  • Geoffrey Goodwin – Stoddy Awchaw, LCRW 10 (Listen)
  • A selection of teas the LCRW kitchen has acquired or been given over the years LCRW 10
  • Theodora Goss, Rapid Advance of Sorrow LCRW 11
  • Nan Fry, The Wolf’s Story, LCRW 11
  • Sarah Monette – Three Letters from the Queen of Elfland, LCRW 11 (prize winner!)
  • David Moles – Tacoma-Fuji, LCRW 11
  • David Erik Nelson – Bay, LCRW 12
  • Richard Butner – How to Make a Martini, LCRW 12
  • All About the T: Swept (not sweeped) away by the love of irregular verbs LCRW 12
  • Jan Lars Jensen – Happier Days, LCRW 12
  • Philip Raines and Harvey Welles – The Fishie, LCRW 12
  • The Switch. Hope in the form of planted tomatoes LCRW 12
  • Gwenda Bond – Dear Aunt Gwenda
  • William Smith – The Film Column
  • David J. Schwartz – The Ichthymancer Writes His Friend with an Account of the Yeti’s Birthday Party, LCRW 13
  • A By-No-Means-Complete Joan Aiken Checklist LCRW 13
  • Veronica Schanoes – Serpents, LCRW 13
  • Homeland Security, LCRW 13
  • David Blair – Vincent Price; For George Romero, LCRW 13 (First book coming soon!)
  • Douglas Lain – Music Lessons, LCRW 14
  • James Sallis – Two Stories, LCRW 14
  • Karen Russell – Help Wanted, LCRW 15
  • Sarah Micklem – “Eft” or “Epic”, LCRW 15
  • John Kessel – The Red Phone, LCRW 16
  • Lawrence Schimel & Sara Rojo, The Well-Dressed Wolf, COMIC LCRW 15
  • Deborah Roggie – The Mushroom Duchess LCRW 17
  • Seana Graham – The Pirate’s True Love, LCRW 17
  • You Could Do This Too, LCRW 17
  • Sunshine Ison – Two Poems LCRW 18
  • [Name Withheld] Article Withdrawn
  • Becca De La Rosa – This Is The Train The Queen Rides On LCRW 18
  • A selected list of Automobile City/Hwy Mileages LCRW 18
  • Gwenda Bond – Dear Aunt Gwenda
  • John Brown – Bright Waters LCRW 17
  • K.E. Duffin, Two Poems LCRW 19
  • D.M. Gordon, Sliding LCRW 19
  • Cara Spindler & David Erik Nelson, You Were Neither . . . LCRW 19