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Weekly Newsletter #74: Launches Galore

By: burgundy bug

Scout launch vehicle lift off on Wallops Island in 1965. The Scout launch vehicle was used for unmanned small satellite missions, high altitude probes, and reentry experiments.

Source: NASA Images

Needless to say, this has been a pretty big week for our community, with the launch of our Kickstarter, welcoming a new member aboard our team, and the final countdown before the release of “The Burgundy Zine #15: Go Green.”

But this isn’t the hype train’s final stop – far from it, in fact. We have a plethora of exciting content lined up for the week ahead. Not to mention, Thursday is the debut of the second bi-monthly issue of our digital magazine.

Before we get too ahead of ourselves, let’s dive into everything that has bloomed right before our very eyes over the last seven days.

Weekly Recap

We began this week with an introduction to mycelium, the vegetative part of fungi, and the seemingly exponential potential it holds as a construction material and medicinal component.

On Tuesday, we tuned-in to an interview with R&B/pop artist and model Maxine Ashley to learn more about her latest single, “Runaway.”

Then, we tuned-in to a guest post by UK-based rock band Mint for a reflection on their latest single and music video, “Turbulence.”

On Wednesday, we dug deep into African Violets’ radioactive roots in commercial breeding and what their budding future may hold as genetic engineering technology becomes more widespread.

On Thursday… Drum roll, please… (editor burgundy bug excitedly slaps her desk for at least three seconds… Maybe seven seconds)…

We launched our Kickstarter campaign to fund The Burgundy Zine Merch Store!

This marks a very exciting milestone in our journey as a community. Within just a few hours, we surpassed a quarter of our $2,000 goal and are astounded by the support we’ve received so far.

Thank you for your support, and thank you for helping us spread the word on social media! We will continue to keep you in the loop with weekly updates on our blog, Instagram, and Twitter.

On Friday, Brooklyn-based organization The Subversive Gardener shared information about their #HarvestAtHome campaign, which aims to inspire sustainable indoor gardening and connect New Yorkers with the global movement to grow your own food. #SeedTheRevolution!

Afterward, creative writing student Sally Piper delighted us with an imagery-driven piece inspired by a local spot near and dear to her.

On Saturday, we welcomed poet and Mexican-American rock journalist Liliana E. Guzmán to The Burgundy Zine team with open arms. We’re so excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with Guzmán on future issues of The Burgundy Zine and The Burgundy Zine Merch Store.

Last, but most certainly far from least, Guzmán transported us to another world with her poem, “A Stranger Came And Talked About Iceland.”

Going Forward

Going forward, you’ll be hearing non-stop about our Kickstarter campaign… Marketing, am I right?

Jokes aside, we will continue to release updates across various platforms. We also have a lovely line up of content from our incredibly talented guest contributors in the last four days leading up to the release of “The Burgundy Zine #15: Go Green.”

As we had mentioned on our Instagram story yesterday, submissions for The BZ #15 are closed. Any submissions from here on out will be included in the next issue of our zine, “The Burgundy Zine #16: Skin Care, Self Care,” which is scheduled for release on July 28.

More information about the next issue of our digital magazine will be available in early June.

In the meantime, we wish you a very Happy Memorial Day and a restful week. We’re squirming with anticipation over the release of The Burgundy Zine #15 and will continue share zine progress updates on our Instagram story.

Until next week,
burgundy bug >:^)


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https://burgundyzine.com/about/#burgundybug

A cynical optimist and mad scientist undercover, burgundy bug is the editor, graphic designer, webmaster, social media manager, and primary photographer for The Burgundy Zine. Entangled in a web of curiosity, burgundy bug’s work embodies a wide variety of topics including: neuroscience, psychology, ecology, biology, cannabis, reviews, fashion, entertainment, and politics. You can learn more about working with burgundy bug by visiting her portfolio website: burgundybug.com

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