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Comment by Isabel Quintero-Flores on November 19, 2009 at 8:31pm
Hello all! I am working on a literary zine called Ordinary. Please feel free to check out my blog for submission guidelines at ordinaryzine.blogspot.com The guidelines are pretty basic and I am still looking for submissions.
Comment by Maranda Elizabeth on August 16, 2009 at 3:13pm
Hello literary folks! I've just put my first fiction zine together, called Edith, and I am interested in trading for other fiction zines. It is a quarter-sized zine with five short stories. You can read some info about it here. Come talk to me if you're interested!
Comment by Ashley on August 2, 2009 at 5:16pm
hello everyone. at the moment i'm writing a zine of short stories based on my own personal experiences. the theme is fairy tale. when it's finished, if anyone would like to trade please let me know!
Comment by Ashley on August 2, 2009 at 5:10pm
ooh, a collab. zine sounds fun. i'm game!
Comment by Chloe Rambo on July 5, 2009 at 10:00am
i'm so jazzed for this collab. zine! :) seriously - all the literary writers coming together?

brillant.
Comment by Madrea Marie on June 21, 2009 at 6:48am
A collaboration story sounds interesting! I would like to participate.
Comment by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on June 15, 2009 at 6:19pm
hi! anyone here interested in a collaboration zine? like someone can start a story, then whoever wants to join will add to the story until we complete the story... depending on how many will want to participate, we can each write a chapter, a paragraph, or whatever... you get the idea :) i'll make a discussion on the main, leave a comment if you're interested :)
Comment by Mark on May 2, 2009 at 4:21pm
The original idea behind my zine was very similar to yours, though it has drifted significantly away from that direction since.

Ultimately, I think it depends a lot on your area, overall goals, and access to materials. Here are a few things I learned from my experience...hopefully it is at least of some help.

I'd suggest keeping things as 'clean' looking as possible in terms of design. If you have experience/access to indesign, it may help you reach an older audience compared to a cut and paste style production. Try soliciting submissions from the community. Also, try distributing your zine at events that will have a diverse range of people...poetry readings or large comminity events are always great ways to reach a broad range of age groups in a short amount of time.

The most important thing is to not get discouraged if the zine doesn't take off initially. It takes a while to build interest in any community based publication, whether it's a small zine or a full scale newspaper. Good luck, and feel free to let me know if you have any other questions.
Comment by Chloe Rambo on May 2, 2009 at 10:58am
i just started a zine with some school-mates, the INFINATE zine...:). it's our little group project. we're trying to stretch the boarder from 'just school' stuff to including 'community' stuff. i kinda want it to feel like a great antique store - having items that are interesting to teens my age and also holding the interest of adults and older readers.

any tips??
Comment by lise on April 30, 2009 at 6:19am
seagerl, thats my zine name.. want to get my stuff out there... have even in the past given out my first zine on the street to people who 'looked' like they may like the content.. publishing is all new to me.. i do not have ezines, i am old school, hard copy... cut n paste... taboo issues, emotionally raw... just hanging out in West End, Australia...
 

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