Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Literary newspaper near a loss for words

The Globe and Mail: 2009 October 14

At 11:21 a.m. yesterday, Alan Twigg sent an e-mail in which he asked for help.
B.C. BookWorld, the quarterly newspaper he founded 22 years ago, needs money.

He learned a week ago that the provincial government was cutting the paper's funding. This year, he got $31,000. Next year, he's getting $0. That's dollar sign, zero, decimal point.

Also known as zip and zilch.