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What literary zine do you write? (or name your favourite ones)

It seems this place has kinda become like an announcement page for 'Story to...' Are there any other literary zinesters out there who are active on this group? What zine do you write (past or present), which ones have you enjoyed reading (past or present)???

My favourite literary zines have been partially personal zines as well. I have loved the (now defunct) 'Hope' zine, 'Everything You've Heard is True' by Jolie, and all of Heatherlynn's zines, like 'Being Red' and "Verbosa' - all of these were US zines. I do admit they are more than a few years old. I miss them.

I used to write a literary zine called 'giantess', for a number of years, but have since killed it. I've done a couple of others here and there.

So...is this place dead or just experiencing a lull?

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The Whirligig! Then again, I'm biased. I've also put out 7 the past issues as an e-book on my website:

http://frankmarcopolos.com/whirligig

 

Fellow zinesters I published over the years include: Jeff Somers, Ann Sterzinger, and the urban hermitt.

 

I do We'll Never Have Paris, lit journal of nonfiction memoir, submission based, different authors each issue.
The Cenacle | #78 | June 2011
 
Download link: http://www.scriptorpress.com/cenacle/78.html
[Size = 3.6 MB]
 
The challenge of this issue was to produce it in about six weeks, maybe a little less. Usually issues of this periodical need about eight weeks to come together. That said, KD & I both agree: it’s a good one. We’re excited it’s done & ready to show.
 
The contents of this new issue include:
·      “Travel to Belize” journal by Charlie Beyer
·      Poetry by Joe Ciccone, Ric Amante, Tom Sheehan, Martina Newberry, Judih Haggai, & Raymond Soulard, Jr.
·      New fixtion by Raymond Soulard, Jr.
·      Classic essay by Henry David Thoreau
·      “My Acid Trip with Groucho” by Paul Krassner
·      Photography by Kassandra & Raymond Soulard, Jr.
·      From Soulard’s Notebooks commentary
·      Notes from New England by Raymond Soulard Jr.

Hope you enjoy it!
Peace,
Raymond
My zine is Mirrored Mitten.  It's all stories by me.  I like it a bunch!

Hey there!

I just started a zine called Slanted & Enchanted. It's a semi-fantasy piece set to classic indie rock, romance, vandalism, and old school Japanese sentai shows. I plan on writing Slanted & Enchanted a series to take me through the next couple years. I've got a couple story arcs laid out. The first issue's all cut up, pasted, and xeroxed, and I'm currently working on the second volume. If anyone wants a copy or wants to trade, lemme know :)

I am a huge fan of Burn Collector, Cometbus, Dream Whip... Yeah, I kinda agree with you. The best literary zines are perzines. Every now and again, I'll come across a poetry or fiction zine that blows my mind. Torre Sathrum, this guy from Seattle, did one... This cool chick from Jersey City, Lola, does Beastie Girl...  We'll Never Have Paris, one that I submit to a lot, is very great. Maybe the best.

I do one called Twenty-Four Hours (http://twentyfourhourszine.blogspot.com) which lately has been more focussed on interviews/profiles, but we are trying to get back to memoir and poetry/drama.

 

As far as the blog/zine convo, I think that they can co-exist very peacfully, and actually help each other. My two cents.

 

Hope you are still writing!  ---Josh

I would love a copy! I will pay cash money! I got no zines ready for printing now, but if you are innerested, check out the blog version (blog is not a bad word!)

http://twentyfourhourszine.blogspot.com

 

Where should I sent the $$$?

Josh Medsker

39 W. 30th St. #G

Bayonne, NJ 07002

joshmedsker@gmail.com



Mike Litton said:

Hey there!

I just started a zine called Slanted & Enchanted. It's a semi-fantasy piece set to classic indie rock, romance, vandalism, and old school Japanese sentai shows. I plan on writing Slanted & Enchanted a series to take me through the next couple years. I've got a couple story arcs laid out. The first issue's all cut up, pasted, and xeroxed, and I'm currently working on the second volume. If anyone wants a copy or wants to trade, lemme know :)

I write one called Twenty-Four Hours, although, it's been more online for the last couple months.  My favorite ones are: We'll Never Have Paris, and anything by Darryl Ayo (even though he's a comic artist. But comics are literature!) Oh, and The Hookah Girl by Margo Dabaie is excellent!

thats sad that i didnt remember that i was only person to post the last three posts. where is my mind?

lol. Literary merit is not dead!


twenty-four hours said:

thats sad that i didnt remember that i was only person to post the last three posts. where is my mind?

I think that zines with literary merit are an increasingly struggling breed. It is disheartening to me because what intrigued me about zines as a teenager was the simple act of DIY publications giving more opportunities to writers with less orthodox methods, NOT how peaved at THE MAN you are or how many girls you shake your fist at. Or frankly, anything of that sort. It is not obscenity and vulgarity alone that created RAW prose, its the fucking themes that touch on that rawness that earns you literary merit. Get it? And that does not mean I do not enjoy obscene writing, I mean, I own at least two copies of W.S. Burroughs' "Naked Lunch". You can make pornography have literary merit if you got the what to do it, and I cannot say exactly what THAT what is, but it either has it or it doesn't.

Does any one remember, "Smoke: a London Peculiar"? or even, "The Loins Mouth"? This is taken from Smoke's page for submitting, in the advice for poets section, and I think just about any budding writer can use it...

ADVICE TO POETS/WRITERS;

Explicit and gratuitous sex, or use of drugs, is very pleasant in real life, but in unsolicited poems just makes us feel queasy. And, please bear in mind that if you blatantly CC your submission to every place this side of the Atlantic, giving full biography and list of works, it gives the impression that it does not endear you, and generally just makes you look like a bit of twit. 

sincerely. 

I make one-shot lit zines. Kind of a hybrid of personal stuff and fiction, but always with heavy attention to the literary merit of the writing. Titles so far: I Have a Song For You, Potentially Heartwrenching Distractions. I'm working on my newest one right now, Further Distractions.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/581941944/further-distractions

I'll admit I haven't read many outright lit zines myself... I've mostly been inspired by well-written perzines. Cristy Road comes to mind, as well as Doris.

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