Welcome to Malus, a quarterly zine featuring provocative and poignant essays and criticism by America's great cider thinkers.
Malus explores cider as a bridge between culture and agriculture, offering thoughtful and sometimes controversial criticism and commentary so as to better understand cider’s role in, and impact on, our lives. At its essence, Malus will function as a venue to publish what other cider periodicals and sites won’t because the topics are either too edgy or too geeky (or both). It will be by and for small-scale cidermakers, orchardists, and cider evangelists—the devotees and true believers.
This is PRINT, no product reviews, no gimmicks, no BS, unabashedly raw and cerebral. Malus is a subscriber-driven, small-format, lo-fi quarterly print zine with small web presence. This “slow media” format allows readers the opportunity to think, deliberate, and enjoy with ample time and space.
Issue #4 (Winter 2019) is in production and will feature works by Darlene Hayes, Lee Reeve, Jenn Smith, Andy Brennan, Polly Girgosian, Bill Lyon, Keith Kintigh, Martha Teal, Crystie Kisler, and Jake Mann. It will be published in late January. To subscribe, click here.
Back issues of Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 are available; click here to purchase. Issue #3 (Fall 2018) features the works of Emily Robinson (Craft and Quail), Dan Daugherty, Matt Kaminsky, Darlene Hayes, Dan Pucci, Ambrosia Borowski, Bill Lyon, and a special collection of contributions by women in the cider industry.
Issue #2 (Spring 2018) explores issues of cider's identity, and features cover art by Eric Lewandowski, poetry by Bill Lyon, and writings by Darlene Hayes, Mike Reis, Ben Watson, Dan Pucci, and Robby Honda.
The first issue premiered in April 2018 and is sold out. Sorry, we will not be reprinting because of the publication rights granted to us by the contributors.