our print/mp3 fusion mini-mag
Heron launched on-schedule on 15 July 2009. Issue 1 featured the short story “Leave Me as I Lessen” by PicFic‘s Regular Contributor Mel Bosworth, written exclusively for this project. Mel later went on to write our first novel, Freight.
Heron was released in multiple formats. The most exciting one for us was the limited-edition professionally printed mini-mag. Most were available as signed/numbered collectibles, distributed by the author. But we saved a few to give out as prizes for those who helped us spread Heron across the globe.
More accessible were our free print-at-home versions of Heron. These were downloadable from our website, along with an MP3 version.
For our inaugural issue, we had the great good fortune to have Mel reading his own story: “Leave Me as I Lessen.”