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Esopus Announces New Subscription Plan

June 25, 2014

Starting with Esopus 22, Esopus will evolve from a semiannual into an annual publication. This once-yearly issue, which will appear each May, will be approximately twice the size of the current publication and will have a cover price of $40—however, the one-year “Basic” domestic subscription price will remain at $30. The enlarged edition will include the same dynamic content—artists’ projects, audio compilations, critical essays, fiction, poetry, archival contributions, etc.—just much more of it. (And as always, the publication will never include ads or market-driven editorial material.)

In addition, each fall, the Esopus Foundation will also produce a subscribers-only limited-edition artwork (in the vein of the Hope Hill Road edition created by Robert Gober in 2012). These editions will be available to subscribers who opt for “Premium” domestic subscriptions ($75). The first such edition, shipping in late October 2014, will feature brand-new work by artist Mark Hogancamp, whose stunning photographs of Marwencol, the imaginary town he built to 1/6th scale in his backyard in upstate New York, we debuted in Esopus 5.

Current subscribers will automatically be upgraded to “Premium” status: In other words, they will receive the annual issue and the artist’s edition for the remainder of their current subscription without any additional charge.

This new subscription model will allow the Foundation to maintain everything crucial to its mission—to offer an unmediated, accessible forum for creative expression—while affording significantly more space for content, longer lead times for contributors, new editorial and design opportunities, and a chance to distribute significant original artworks to Esopus readers at extremely affordable prices. 

New domestic and international subscription rates are llisted on the Esopus store page.

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