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NEW PUBLICATION AIMS FOR SUBSTANCE, DETAIL; PUBLISHER SAYS BOTH MISSING IN AMERICAN MAGAZINES

 NEW PUBLICATION AIMS FOR SUBSTANCE, DETAIL;
 PUBLISHER SAYS BOTH MISSING IN AMERICAN MAGAZINES
 SEATTLE, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- There is a new magazine, "Rozek's," written for readers sick of glitz; famished for facts, substance, detail and depth.
 "Today magazines are all sizzle, no steak, with some sleaze for spice," said "Rozek's" publisher, Michael Rozek. "I want to offer readers something better."
 Rozek, who's written nearly 2,000 articles for many of the top magazines in America, is also the writer and editor of "Rozek's," a new bimonthly publication begun this spring.
 Each issue of "Rozek's" contains just one 7,000-word article by Rozek, about one person. "There won't be any movie stars, serial killers, floozies or flavors-of-the-month in 'Rozek's,'" he said. "I'm writing non-fiction profiles about substantial, quintessential Americans, who are doing things really worth reading about."
 For example, "Rozek's" first issue, published in June, featured a story about nature sound recordist Jonathon Storm. The second issue, released in August, profiled New Orleans disc jockey Dave Nemo, whose coast-to-coast all-night radio program targets the nation's long-haul truck drivers.
 Future issues will feature stories on Kathy Magers, a veteran of the Bass 'n' Gals women's professional bass fishing tour; Santa Fe-based American folk art collector and gallery owner Leslie Muth; food consultant and gourmet chef Kathy Casey; and accordion virtuoso Dick Contino.
 "Because each story will be 7,000 words long," said Rozek, "longer than almost any magazine allows, readers will get the kind of detailed, no-question-unanswered read I think they've been craving.
 "And, because there won't be any ads, photos or illustrations, readers will have the chance to rediscover a pure text experience -- and let the writing make pictures in their minds."
 Rozek's stories have appeared in "Esquire," "Sports Illustrated," "GQ," "Rolling Stone," "Cosmopolitan," "Texas Monthly," "Architectural Digest," "Self," "Inside Sports," "Success," "Longevity," and many other national publications.
 Currently, "Rozek's" has subscribers in 35 states and Canada, and Rozek is lining up distribution of the publication in Japan, Europe and the former Soviet Union.
 "Rozek's" is also available in large print, Braille and audio cassette editions, the latter two formats are being produced by Horizons for the Blind, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that has been providing cultural access to the visually impaired since 1974.
 "People ask me what audience I'm aiming for with (the publication)," said Rozek. "I tell them I'm trying to reach everyone in the world who loves to read -- and maybe first, some venture capitalists."
 At least one observer thinks Rozek has a chance. "(The publication's) fascinating material," said Herb Hyde, book critic for the Lincoln (Neb.) Journal-Star. "You will look far and wide before you find a periodical that does what Rozek is doing as well as he is doing it."
 In the United States and Canada, subscriptions to "Rozek's" are $10(U.S.) a year or $18(U.S.) for two years. Outside the United States and Canada, the rate is $30(U.S.) a year. Subscribers should send a check or money order (or, if outside the United States/Canada, international money order) to: "Rozek's", 3424 10th Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Available for interviews, review copies available/
 /CONTACT: Michael Rozek of "Rozek's," 206-285-1515, or fax, 206-282-5908/ CO: Rozek's ST: Washington IN: PUB SU: PDT


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