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Comment by Wooden Bear Zine on February 16, 2014 at 3:39pm
Please check out our latest post: What Lurks In the Basement:
Comment by Paper Monster Press on June 16, 2013 at 8:24am

Paper monster press invites eveyone to submit to POETS OF THE APOCALYPSE, an all poetry anthology which seeks to publish trends in contemporary poetry from all over the planet with an introduction by Mark Angeles, this year's fellow for the Iowa National Writer's Workshop

1. 1-3 poems in English or Filipino (or any other language with an English or Filipino translation). cut and paste in the body of an email.
2. cover art (with the words PAPER MONSTER PRESS and POETS OF THE APOCALYPSE in front) as well as a back cover. in JPEG or PDF format please.
3. inside art. 1-3 pieces in JPEG or PDF format.
4. a 5-sentence (maximum!) bio-note with your name, country of origin, and whatever else you'd like to include.
5. send everything to papermonsterpress@yahoo.com


Paper Monster Press is a trans-genre art zine that seeks to publish and document the best in contemporary art. Its vision is to unite artists all over the planet through discourse and discovery. In its 2nd year it has published 8 issues, featuring diverse artists from Thailand, the UK, Slovenia, USA, UK, the Philippines, and many more.

Learn more: www.facebook.com/papermonsterpress

1. Advertise with us.
2. Buy our art prints.
3. Sponsor I, ICARUS, our 9th issue to be launched in August.

Query us at papermonsterpress@yahoo.com or through Facebook.

*Cover art by Zachary Scott Hamilton*

Comment by Paper Monster Press on June 4, 2013 at 9:16am

December 2013

We are tribeless and all tribes are ours.
We are homeless and all homes are ours.
We are nameless and all names are ours.
To the fascists we are the faceless enemy
Who come like thieves in the night, angels of death:
The ever moving, shining, secret eye of the storm.
-"Open Letter to Filipino Artists by Emmanuel Lacaba"

PMP's 10th issue to date. An all-poetry anthology that aims to put together in one book trends in contemporary poetry from the Philippines and beyond. An ambitious project that wishes to span the whole planet. 100 poems in one book. 

1. Each poet may submit 1-3 poems (of which the editors may get 1-3 poems for inclusion), with a maximum of 5 sentences bio-note. 
2. Poems submitted must be unpublished. Poems submitted must be cut and pasted in the body of the email. Attach if you want, but please put the poems in the body of the email. It allows us to read and access the poems more easily. Plus if we have to download attachments in a laptop full of viruses while we're running late for work, and there's one attachment per poem, we can't even tell you how pissed we become. 
3. Artists may submit cover art for this project. Cover art is front and back cover with the words Paper Monster Press and Poets of the Apocalypse in the front cover.
4. Artists submitting their work agree to allow PMP to publish their work in zine format (around 50 or so copies), and an e-book format (which will be sold through Paypal, or Amazon, or wherever).
5. Payment is 1 copy of the zine (while supplies last), if not, its a copy of the e-book.
6. Submissions must be sent to papermonsterpress@yahoo.com only. 
7. Deadline is on August 31, 2013.


Comment by DawnZilla on May 30, 2013 at 4:17pm

So I've recently moved to Chicago and mostly work from home, which is awesome in some ways, but can make it hard to get out and connect to new people. It'd also be great to have some more motivation for doing creative stuff. It'd be cool just to meet some awesome people around here, especially if you're interested in doing collaborative projects... Lemme know! dawnzillamonster[at]gmail.com

Comment by John Porcellino on March 7, 2013 at 10:22am

Just announced: Midwest Zine Fest, Urbana IL, Sat April 13, 2013


Comment by John Porcellino on January 29, 2013 at 8:18am

Hi All, just wanted to get word out about a NEW Zine Fest debuting this year: Grand Rapids Zine Fest in GR, Michigan.  It will be held Saturday August 24, 2013 at the 106 Division Gallery, 106 S. Division, GR, MI.  A short and pleasant drive from Chicago...

Website is www.grzinefest.wordpress.com

email for info: grzinefest (AT) googlegroups.com.

Registration is now open!


John P.

Comment by ramsey everydaypants on June 7, 2012 at 5:57pm

But I wrote my first book and you can pre-order it. There's also a reward in the kickstarter for a 5 book pre-order at a wholesale rate if any distros would be interested in carrying it.  It's a comic book to be exact - stemming from my zines, List and Everydaypants. 


"Year One is about being in a new place, trying to convince yourself to be outgoing, reassuring yourself that going to bed at 9pm on a Friday night will not kill your social life, new adventures with new friends, being confident, exploring new relationships, keeping in touch with old friends, the highs of summer and the lows of winter, embracing community, tiptoeing toward new love, holding on to an old one, family, and friends that are like family, open relationships, punk community, companionship, loss and grief, appreciating home while searching for new variations of that word, and generally being a twenty-something year old trying to figure things out."


I drew 2-3 pages of comics for every week that went by for my first year in Philadelphia. Features weeks including the Chicago Zine Fest, DC Zine Fest, and Philly Zine Fest! Maybe you'll spot yourself. Lots of zine friends and punk friends are in it, as well as several trips to Chicago.


Also, if this shouldn't be a post, let me know and I can delete it! 

Comment by Neil Brideau on June 2, 2012 at 9:35am

Hey y'all, the first Chicago Alternative Comics Expo is taking place June 16 & 17th!  Tons of amazing minicomics folks will be there.  Hope you'll make it if you can. Here's the event page.

Comment by Ben Spies on March 18, 2012 at 11:10pm

No More Coffee #4/Brainscan #29 now available (split with Alex Wrekk of Brainscan).  44 pages of short fiction, alternately sweet, goofy, and morose: $3 or trade.  nomorecoffeezine@gmail.com or message me!

Comment by leslie perrine on February 23, 2012 at 10:55am

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