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it's been six years since i last made an issue of suburban gothic, and a lot's happened in that time, but i'm finally ready to start talking about it. issue #7 (subtitled "six years in limbo, part one") is the first in a multipart series detailing the (mostly) downward spiral of the course of my life over the span of the six years i've been more or less absent from zinedom.
calling this zine "text-heavy" is pretty generous; it's 24 half-letter pages of almost entirely text and nothing but. (i tried to make up for it by picking nice fonts, at least?) topics in this issue include academic burnout, attendance at a feminist conference and my reflections on it, troubles with friends and my methods of dealing with them, etc. i will also include a trigger warning here for a brief discussion of an acquaintance's suicide.
an excerpt: "by the time i was on my way out, i positively hated the university, and i loathed the chancellor, and i saw no point in writing some bullshit speech full of false goodwill about what a great experience i'd had. my college experience had been frustrating and faith-breaking. nobody wants to hear a commencement speech like that."
a copy can be yours for a mere $2 stateside or $3 elsewhere in the world. i'm also up for trades.
ordering info is as follows:
paypal to vespiaries at gmail dot com; well-concealed cash can be mailed to Rae//p.o. box 8023//omaha, ne 68108-0023//usa.
distro consideration copies are available on request!
We are making a zine (anthology) about sex….and taking submissions! If you are interested in having a piece in the anthology, please click here for details. We will be periodically posting on that website about ppnne zine news, updates on our project, inspiration, etc
Our anthology will be published in May 2011 and we are seeking submissions until April 1, 2011.
We are need content that speaks to every aspect of sexuality. For example:
Tell the story of your first period. Was sex discussed in your family? Abortion? Adoption? Being gay? Transgender? STD/STI scare? Erections? What was your first gyno visit like? ANYTHING ON THE SUBJECT ON SEXUALITY AND GENDER.
Submissions mentioning Planned Parenthood (in any way) will be given priority. Help support this important organization with an amazing artform <3
Planned Parenthood’s Obsession with this Project:
Sexuality means many things to many people. Everyone has different experiences and different beliefs surrounding it—all of which are completely valid truths. We want this ‘zine project to flush out those truths. By creating an anthology of real stories from real people, we hope to show the world just how fluid sexuality is and, hopefully, open some minds in the process.
We want your ‘zine submissions and then we want to print them (boldly, anonymously, however you want to be acknowledged), so other people can see they are not alone, feel inspired, angered, encouraged….."
VISIT WEBSITE FOR DETAILS:WWW.PPNNEZINE.COM
I have just finished the first issue of my new zine Printaissance : A Renaissance of Print, available here at Etsy!
The zine is a perzine from Rob Bowen, a.k.a. The Angry Hippie, where he shares random thoughts, poems (both old and new, exclusive works), and an occasional topical, insightful rant. With plenty of biting commentary and some bits of humor, Printaissance Poetry Periodicals are Rob's contribution to the zine community. The last bastion of the printed word!
Issue 1 takes a hard look at the supposed death of print, the history of zines, and has some insight into the man holding the pen. Kicking off this inaugural issue with more prose than poetry, Rob puts his ranty hat on and goes to town. And when he gets back from town boy, does he have some stories to share...sorry, though...he forgot to pick you up the fries you asked for. What do you expect, he was probably stoned.
Issue 1 (16 half-page pages - Price $3)
Just finished my new zine, Insomnia!
This has taken me a while to do, drawing comics is a lot of work.
17 pages in all, this is a detailed guide to all the ways that I personally have tried to fight off insomnia. Its called a "warriors guide" because Iv kind of done a battle theme, breaking it into three sections: Weapons (outside substances that alter your state to make you sleepy), Battlefields (your sleep enviroment) and Stratagies (methods to become sleepy).
The edge of no escape is a photo zine.
Found photographs of punk-rock bands and youngsters during the period of 1980-1982 in Bordeaux, France.
A testimony of the music scene and lifestyle of the early 80's.
By Boxcutter books.
20 pages, Paper 120gsm + soft cover: Coated Mat Paper 170g, Black & White Laser print, stapled, format A5 (15x21cm).
4 Euros + shipping (1E to France /// 2E Elsewhere)
You can buy it here (paypal):
Baby Brain 3! Hot off the press! Better then ever, I feel I've learned from my mistakes from issues 1& 2. And I'm back with a vengeance! a collection of stories of the small town I grew up in, other short stories, and even an article about the dynamics of money.
It is 1/4 size.
Cost is one dollar or trade.
Color cardstock cover (tell me if you have a color prefrence).
E-mail me at: Myles.firstname.lastname@example.org if interested
The Cyberpunk Apocalypse writers' collective in Pittsburgh PA has a visiting writer program. For over a year, we've hosted writers from all over the continent in our guest room for one-month residencies while they finish up some really great projects.
Check out cyberpunkapocalypse.com for more info on the residency and how to apply. We tend to book up months in advance, so think ahead!
roots of hope 3.
82 pages quarter sized with color photographs from my trip as back and front covers. it’s about traveling through colombia, ecuador and peru for about five months last year, and then returning to portland. it’s kind of a part 2 to roots of hope 2, which was about traveling through nicaragua, costa rica and panama.
$4ppd in United States or $5 international
you can paypal me at email@example.com, or write to me for any other information. I would be interested in trades of equal value, and I still am making roots of hope #1 and #2 for trade or sale.
for more information and photos, check out my tumblr!:
Issue 11 of Lights Go Out is out now!
Interviews with Propagandhi, All Time Low, Alice Gold, Them Is Me (Ex-Reef), Antillectual, Voodoo Queens, Reel Big Fish, Vice Squad, Kate Voegele (One Tree Hill), The Academy Is, Forver The Sickest Kids, Chas from Lightyear and Thousand Watt Stare (Unwritten Law). Columns, cd reviews, zine reviews, gig reviews, loads of favourite movies from random celebs (like Andi Peters and Dax Sheperd).
Avail in the shop at www.lightsgoout.co.uk
it's 48 pages and is a quid before p+p
also loads more awesome zine titles are avail in the shop!
if you fancy trading, please get in touch too, cheers!
I literally just finished pasting together the newest issue of ManDuhLand and am printing it off tomorrow. I've called this one WTFIDK because it's a really random issue about things like: being annoyed at other people's nosiness, a little bit about mental illness, wanting to move, not wanting to move, my current attempt at polyphasic sleep, and love letters to zines and my kickass gramma. 1/2 size, 34 pages.
I'm also printing off more copies of my last issue, Food & Religion tomorrow, which has a discussion of vegetarianism on non-moral grounds, my disgruntled agnosticism, a shout out to some of my favorite zine grrrls and loads of embarrassingly bad drawings from high school. 1/2 size 26 pages.
I love all zines and I haven't traded in a while, so email me! :) firstname.lastname@example.org
Not Lonely #5
A6 (quarter) sized, 40 pages, pretty text-heavy
The latest issue of my perzine focuses on the history of my relationship with the internet (including my first experiences of using it in a small-town library, its role in facilitating my partner and I getting together & why I no longer use livejournal or facebook); and my diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (including a breakdown of its definition, my own experience of its symptoms and a reflection on its validity - or otherwise - as a diagnosis). There are also handwritten intro and outros, a "guess the lyrics" quiz and some yummy winter soup recipes (suitable for vegans). It's partly typewritten, partly handwritten and was made cut and paste style.