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Thanks all for the replies.
First, I want to amend a little of what I wrote above. My first impression was of a professional travel magazine, but I see after looking it over and reading it a little more that it's on a touring art exhibition with the theme of Australian aborigenes. I typed in [les autres, the others, jenny] in the Google search box and I believe the first entry was the website for this magazine, in case anyone wants to look at it. So I was perhaps unfair and premature in calling it a "travel" magazine and comparing it to Via.
HEATH and BIRD IN THE HAND: In Zine World I have as my "price" $3 or TRADE. My understanding is that when you say "Trade" you mean just that. Only when it says "Selective Trade" are you not "obligated" to send a trade in return. This has always been "zine etiquette" as I've understood it.
I was thinking of reviewing it but I'm not sure if I really want to. It's not really my subject. But I might and if I decide to, it my be my first entry to Alt.Zines
ERIC: I agree you should send at least a few words explaining why you're sending a zine, but maybe she just forgot to include the note. I've done that a few times. I've also forgotten to enclose dollars.
WES: The layout's all sort of avant guarde, chic and disorienting so if there's an e-mail address I haven't found it yet. But I'm sure it'd be on the website, so yes, I guess I could send her an e-mail "thank you" and offer her my zine in return if she wants it. But then I'd wonder if she was just saying she wanted it to be polite.
Well, I guess maybe you've helped me solve my problem. Maybe I was making too big a thing of it. I was just puzzled why I'd get something like this.