Letter from the Editor

Unwinnable Monthly – June 2023

This is a reprint of the letter from the editor in Unwinnable Monthly Issue 164. You can buy Issue 164 now, or purchase a monthly subscription to make sure you never miss an issue!


Dear Reader,

And now back to regularly scheduled programming!

In this month’s cover (and sole) feature (cover art by the excellent Christina Wald) is Juno Stump on the brief and transcendent life of Kurt Cobain. We’ve not yet done a single feature issue in my tenure. It won’t be common, I swear! But, well, you’ll just have to wait and see.

For this month’s Funeral Rites, brought to you by Exalted Funeral, Noah Springer bears the pall for Max Moon’s occult-infused series of setting zines for MÖRK BORG, The Abyss of Hallucinations. Read on, and do what thou wilt.

As for our regular columnists, feast your eyes on Oluwatayo Adewole, who ticks the clock back a few beats. Jay Castello delves into Hyrule. Maddi Chilton checks boxes and rips through a to-read list. Matt Marrone is a billionaire. Emily Price doesn’t have to answer to anybody. Justin Reeve Foucaults around and finds out. Rob Rich wields a (Ted) Lasso of truth and honesty. Levi Rubeck deals in puns, the highest form of writing available. Ben Sailer makes a deal with Lucero(fer). Noah Springer has ever more selections for us! And Autumn Wright continues to draw a circle of sunbeams.

Behind the scenes we’re churning along and getting ready to unleash our annual subscription drive in a few months. Lots of fun to be had there and we’ve got some really special goals we’re looking forward to having you help us unleash.

See you all in a few weeks in Exploits!

Happy Pride to all!


David Shimomura
Chicago, Illinois
June 6, 2023


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