Twice a year local gallery Plug Projects puts together a beautiful print – AND ONLINE – publication of art reviews, interviews, essays, and creative writing covering the Kansas City region called 8 1/2 x 11. Copies of the physical magazine are limited and are free at Plug Projects gallery space in the West Bottoms, or at Plug Boxes throughout the city (YJ’s, La Esquina, KCAI Campus) for a nickel.
Issue #1 Fall/ Winter 2012/2013 : features writing by Julia Cole, Rebecca Dubay, Matt Jacobs, Nicole Mauser, Aaron Fine, Chris Daharsh, Justin Beachler, Amy Kligman, Theresa Bembnister, Karen Matheis, Stephanie
Bloss, Maria Vasquez Boyd, William Meier, and David Wayne Reed
Issue #2 Spring/ Fall 2013 : features writing by Stephanie Bloss, Jose Faus, Jeff Eaton, Will Meier, Emily Kenyon, Derek Dobbins, Sarabeth Dunton, Amy Kligman, Lucas Wetzel, Halcombe Miller, Elizabeth Schurman, Blair Schulman, Melaney Mitchell, Maria Ogedengbe, Nika Winn, Phillip Bakala, Jessica Hogan and Stephanie Iser
Each issue is unbound in an envelope printed on standard sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of Paper , thus each writing corresponds to the image on the back side of the 8/12 x 11 sheet the works are printed on. As a collection of arts related critical writing, 8 1/2 x 11 is a fantastic way to participate in the written art dialogue in Kansas City. A second call for submissions for the next issue will be announced in the next few months. Be on the look out for that announcement. Until then, don’t be afraid to submit writing to us at Informality by visiting our SUBMIT page.