Red Line Blues 8: Home Economics
Red Line Blues 8: Home Economics

Red Line Blues 7: Lean Times
Red Line Blues 7: Lean Times

Red Line Blues 6: Nothing To Lose
Red Line Blues 6: Nothing To Lose

Red Line Blues 5: Lady Day
Red Line Blues 5: Lady Day

Red Line Blues 4: Hole In the Wall
Red Line Blues 4: Hole In the Wall

Red Line Blues 3: 1991
Red Line Blues 3: 1991

Red Line Blues 2: Night Driving
Red Line Blues 2: Night Driving

Red Line Blues 1: Coffee and the War
Red Line Blues 1: Coffee and the War

RED LINE BLUES is a pocket-size journal published out of Asheville, North Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York, by Moriah Norris-Hale, Erich Nagler, and Benjamin Yanes. Each issue tackles a new theme through a number of different voices. The current issue is Home Economics.


The Current Issue

Red Line Blues 8: Home Economics

Honey, I’m Home! Spring is here, ready with our cast-iron skillets, sewing kits, and hoes (the gardening variety) in hand, just in time for Red Line Blues #8: Home Economics.

That’s right: Home Ec 101, Red Line Blues style. We knew something was up this past year when iPad released apps for gardeners, and Michelle Obama planted turnips in the White House lawn. Not to mention every other hipster keeping a food blog. (In a good way! We love food blogs!) But who are all those folks out there, hipster-homesteaders and poet-farmers?

We’ve gathered submissions about the food/craft/self-sufficiency movement taking root across our nation: Beekeeping in New York City. Homesteading in Los Angeles. Canning in Cleveland. Raising goats in the ’burbs. From rooftop gardens in Brooklyn to farm stands in Portland; to reclaimed old tobacco farms in Carolina and rediscovered kitchens all over the country — get ready to read about Bringin’ It All Back Home in Twenty-Eleven.

Click the cover (top-left) to take a peek at the contents. And get your copy of Red Line Blues #8: Home Economics, out now!


Store

Red Line Blues now has its very own online store! Gone are the days of our Sears-Roebuck distribution system (Please send check or money order...). Click here to check out the wares.

Downtown Books and NewsAnd for those of you in the Asheville area, you can find Red Line Blues on the shelves at Downtown Books & News on Lexington Avenue. Other retailers interested in carrying Red Line Blues — please drop us a line! We’re always interested in reaching new readers (and writers).


Previous Issues

We’re real proud that Red Line Blues is now on its eighth issue! You can click the covers on your left to see the contents of previous issues. Just about all of ’em are still available for purchase (while supplies last) in our online store.

And, look for a couple of [musical] surprises waiting on the other side of Red Line Blues 4: Hole In the Wall.


Submissions

The content of each issue of Red Line Blues is chosen through an open call for entries on the given theme. We announce the theme a few months before submissions are due. All are invited to submit work on the theme, in any genre or medium. (A gentle note: Submitted works are subject to light editing.) Submissions can be sent to editor@redlineblues.com.


In the News

April, 2010
Another review in the NewPages Blog!

September 16, 2009
Writeup in the NewPages Blog.

Ongoing
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Drop Us a Line

To get on the Red Line Blues mailing list, submit your work, find out about readings, or just to learn something more about us, write to editor@redlineblues.com. Red Line Blues is designed by Erich Nagler, who can be reached at www.designmeans.com.