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April 2016

In April, we focused on poetry; the inimitable Mighty Mike McGee was our featured author. Here's what's in the box! In Search of Midnight, poetry by Mike McGee Romantic Electric Camouflage (numbered first edition), chapbook by Mike McGee Harmony (audio album), download card by Mike McGee Running Makes Me Sad, sticker by Mike McGee Street Poems, a soulful chapbook by Kevin Devaney  Matchbox Theater from Leafcutter Designs, featuring the poetry of Pablo Neruda. As always, our monthly writing prompt calendar: We really dig Mike and Kevin's poetry and performance. Check out these recordings for a taste of their style: Mike McGee - Like Poem   Mike McGee - Live on Snap Judgement   Kevin Devaney - Oberon (audio recording)  ...

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March 2016

Photo courtesy of subscriber Marikapedia. March's box was all about home publishing - knowledge, supplies, and inspiration to create some tiny books of your own. Here's what was included: Stolen Sharpie Revolution, by Alex Wrekk of Portland Button Works. This delightful resource has easy tutorials from everything from papermaking to bookbinding to digital zine distribution. Our favorite Sharpie, a fine-tip retractable. We think you'll find it's the ultimate Sharpie experience - just don't let it get stolen! "Read More Books" button and "I <3 Books" magnet, also from Portland Button Works Fixed and Fleeting, zines by one of our favorite Southern California artists, Ellen Marie Bae. Books By Hand mini book kits from Lineco, the industry standard in archival and...

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February 2016

  February was an exciting month for us, and the response from our subscribers has been great. What's in the box this month?  A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City by Benjamin Wachs. Benjamin is one of our favorite writers in SF, and this little book of short stories is a delight to read. An illustration from Benjamin's new book, Lamenting Avalon, a collection of fairy tales for adults, for which he is raising funds on Kickstarter. Illustration by William Brown. A set of conceptual drink recipe postcards by our co-founder Michael. A sealing wax set, and some stationery to get started with. Check out this video for a tutorial on how to use the sealing wax...

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January 2016

Photo credit: KM Bezner   January 2016 was our first box - we sent out around 230 LitKits to our lovely Kickstarter backers. Here's what was inside: The Shrug 4: Family, from tNY Press - we LOVE tNY, and The Shrug is their literary journal. As they put it, “Just what I want when I read a thing.” - Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket). Sharpen, by Rich Ives, published by tNY Press - a chapbook with an edge. Bookmarks, courtesy tNY Press. Recycled paper rainbow pencils - these are delightful to sharpen, creating tiny paper ribbon rainbows. "Leaves" story postcard by our founder Meg - this month, the postcard is addressed to us here at LitKit, with the suggestion "Tell us a story about the leaves". ...

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