OH MY GOD
It’s been a couple of years in gestation (not without asense of irony for an organisation devoted to publish-
ing...) but we’re pleased to welcome you to the rst
issue of Three Letter Words, a quarterly from Publishand be Damned.Three Letter Words takes an irreverent and criticallook at publishing and distribution outside the main-streams of media and champions the unconventional,experimental and dispossessed.From artists working in print or online to the sub-
cultures of fan ction; political journals to concrete
poetry Three Letter Words embraces art and litera- ture as well as the underbelly of popular culture. In all
of these genres the border between fact and ction,ofcial and dissident histories, reader and author,
personal and public are complicated, and it’s explor-ing these ragged edges that Three Letter Words isdevoted to.Each new issue will be titled after an acronym thathas entered common speech. And what could be
more appropriate for the rst issue than OMG - anenduring expression in journalism and advertising
that has grown from text messages and internet slanginto an hyperbolic exclamation mark of the twenty-
rst century.The second issue of Three Letter Words, POV
, willappear in January 2012 - or thereabouts...
* POV is an acronym for ‘Popular Orange Vegetable’, originally
used in the Liverpool Echo to avoid the repetition of the word
‘carrot’ in an article about the nutritious root’ and is now used to denote absurd synonyms in journalism.