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Yeah, that has been our policy, although we are considering changing it. It started out because a few years ago we still had a lot of readers who didn't use the Internet/email. My reason for continuing the policy: a. If you're sending the zine through the mail, you should be willing to provide a mailing address for your zine, b. Yes, addresses change, but you're more likely to get mail forwarded than to get email forwarded. When someone changes an email address (or stops using a website), that means of communication is just gone. and c. We find a lot of email addresses that bounce and URLs that are no longer good within 6 months to 1 year of a zine being published.
Like I said, we're thinking about changing that policy tho. If anyone has an opinion on the matter, I'd love to hear it. Matthew Murray said:Do you seriously not review zines that don't have mailing addresses? That seems incredibly...out dated. None of my zines have mailing addresses because I move so much. I have no idea what country I'm even going to be living in in six months time.
With websites and email addresses and stuff there doesn't seem to be any reason to make that a requirment as long as one of those is active.
I guess I'm just coming at zines from another (more tech nerdy) place, but my email address has been the same for something like 6 years, whereas in that time I have lived in four different countries, and in some cases have absolutely no way to have things forwarded from an address.
If you could add my blog hello-amber.blogspot.com to your list of places that review zines, that would be awesome. Thanks.