Sunday, 4 April 2010

Oriental Sex Advertisers

It's been a long time, hasn't it?

Yes, it has.

When's the new issue coming out?

Soon. But I need submissions. I have ignored a great many submissions due to a great deal of personal trouble that I don't think it's fair on either me or you to go into at the moment, and for that I am sorry. It is inexcusable, despite the vague excuse I have wedged into the previous sentence, and I hereby promise to make it up to you. So I would like submissions, and they will be responded to, and all will be well again in the world of Cherrypicked Hands. Or at least that is what I hope for - as well as world peace, of course. The email address to send your submissions to has changed. It is now: I hope that you will all, in time, recognise the truth of that statement, and be able to nod your heads and say to each other: "Yes, Greg is indeed a good Greg."

In the meantime, the previous issue has been commented on 5 times! Exciting stuff, ey?

Yes, that's what I thought, too, when I first revisited Cherrypicked Hands and saw that 5 messages were waiting for me. "Come back!" I thought they might say. "The first issue is legendary - where's the second!"

Things like that, I thought the messages might say.

But they don't.

They are all in Chinese - or Japanese, I'm not sure which.

At first I thought this must mean that Cherrypicked Hands is big in Japan. (Or China.)

But it doesn't.

All the messages are about sex.

Now, sex is nice, I grant you that, but to post a message to Cherrypicked Hands advertising sex is just not on. Is it?

So I would like to make a plea to all the sex-obsessed Chinese/Japanese advertising people out there, and my plea is this:

Find another literary-based online magazine to advertise in! Don't come around here with your sex-talk! Because you're not welcome!

There. I feel a lot better now. I hope you do too.

All the best,