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Hi! I'm Dawn and I am 38 years old living in Salem, MA (USA). I love writing letters and postcards and miss having someone to write to. I create my own zine called "Everything.is.Fine." and I am…Continue

Started by Nyxia Grey. Last reply by Thomas Marino Aug 26, 2014.

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Comment by Mike Nobody on September 7, 2015 at 10:40pm

I hadn’t really set out to create a zine.
It just sort of happened that way.
I was working on some of my music, and considering how I want to release it.
Then, I got to thinking about Compact Discs and how finding CD carrying cases is getting increasingly difficult.
No one makes them anymore, just CD wallets...ugh!
What are people doing with their jewel cases?
It seems like everyone takes better care of their comic books.
So, I thought, why not package it in a comic book?
From there I gradually stumbled into zineworld.
But, I wanted to make mine more like the mail-art packages I had made for friends as a teenager, a big weird "box of stuff."
But, everyone likes to browse.
So, being able to skim through the pages is still important.
I figure I could glue an envelope to the back and stuff the goodies in there.
Is it still a zine? A book? An album? Something else? I don’t know.
I may continue to experiment with it as I go along.

Content-wise there is really is no overall theme; personal stories, comix, found objects, etc.
It is an odd mix of miscellaneous contents.
But, my music can be like that sometimes too.
So, it all works out.

Drop me a line.

EMAIL: MikeNobody@MikeNobody.Com

Comment by Quixotic Matt on September 7, 2015 at 10:03pm

I'm Matt, and I would like a pen pal or two to exchange letters, post cards, and other stuff with in old-school snail mail. I'm willing to get into a written conversation about just about anything and with anybody living anywhere and I don't discriminate based on race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or whatever. Not looking for anything romantic or sexual in nature, just the fun of getting to know cool people.

I'm 36 years old, white, heterosexual, divorced, a part-time parent to a girl with special needs, living in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA) with an orange corn snake and an emperor scorpion. I like to knit/crochet, think about the zombie apocalypse, and I play guitar and banjo in a trio in which we do folk/bluegrass covers of classic punk, new wave, and 80s synth pop songs.

PM me for address.

Comment by James N. Dawson on August 3, 2015 at 7:21am

HANDSOME, fit 43 yr old SHM, 5'6", 150 lbs, seeking friendship not romance with females.  I'm charming, generous, optimistic, humorous, honest, open-minded, adventurous, passionate about life.  I'm in solitary (ad seg) so would enjoy meeting/making new friends.  Have 15 more years to serve.  Do you enjoy: books, long letters, traveling, art, swimming, hiking, music, movies, and dancing.  Age, race, weight unimportant, just be genuine please.  No inmates unless you have a 3-way.  Till then have great day! :) Jeff Webb #1731754, 2665 Prison Rd-1, Lovelady, TX  75851 [Posted for Jeff Webb by James N. Dawson]

Comment by Zach Hamilton on July 7, 2015 at 11:29am

I am looking to start a pen pal project. I love to write fictions, poems, and essays, but am also keeping journals of automatic writing, and would love to be a pen pal with someone. I put together a zine Neon Garden, and am willing to  send along zines as they come out with some of my letters. Tapes, and other stuff  too. My address is:


88 Rose Garden lane

Marshall, North Carolina, 28753 

Comment by Thomas Marino on May 25, 2015 at 2:21pm

Hi, I would like to be your pen pal if you want.  I like your zines.  I have only made one so far.


Comment by BLOOMURDER ZINES on May 25, 2015 at 1:39am

Hello, my name's Laura and I'm a 31 year old living in Melbourne, Australia.

I really love sending and receiving snail mail so would love a new pen pal or pals!

I write a few different zines which can be find on etsy if you're interested... www.etsy.com/au/shop/BLOOMURDER

I'm interested in flora and fauna, history (mainly British), music (going to gigs and collecting records), travelling, Shakespeare, poetry, books and reading in general... my pinterest probably says a lot about me... I spend far too much time on there... https://www.pinterest.com/bloomurder

Send me a PM for address details... I'd love to hear from you!

Comment by Arcane Angles Zine on May 14, 2015 at 1:21am

Hi, I'm Paul.  I'm 34 and live in the sweaty south of Texas.  I'm looking for penpals into the occult, the paranormal or fringe areas of music including: avant-garde electronica, dark ambient, black ambient, etc. along with death metal, black metal, doom or sludge.  I need mental stimulus.  I'm also somewhat into art, Taoism, H.P. lovecraft, H.R. Giger, etc. etc.  My life has gotten stranger and stranger over the last few years paranormal wise.  I'd like to explore strange worlds and realities.

Write me at Paul Latour

P.O. Box 6851

Kingwood, TX 77325-6851.

Comment by James N. Dawson on April 6, 2015 at 5:06pm

FREE FRIENDSHIP from a white male from Southern Calif.  I'm an open-minded ole hippie who loves all, of all colors.  Live music was my life.  I last lived by the beach in Carlsbad with my two K-9 attack cats.  Please write me.  I promise to be a respectful pen pal whom will always write, if you write me.  Mike :). Michael Green, P-51693, POB 500/A-148, Chino, CA  91708

Comment by Christian St. Croix on January 15, 2015 at 9:12pm

Hi guys. I'm an uncloseted (i.e., gay) poet and singer-songwriter from San Diego, California in my late 20s/soon-to-be early 30s. I'm charmed by words, tacos, tattoos, slasher flicks and fight sports. I've written a couple of poetry e-books, nothing too serious. And I'm gonna be introducing my very first (ever) set of zines at the end of the month. I love, love, LOVE to write (I take photos of my personal journal for my Tumblr page) and meet new people. Gay, Straight, Male, Female, everyone's cool. Wanna be my pen pal? Send me an e-mail (whiskeyandfolk@gmail.com) and I can send my snail mail address, or we can be e-pals, whichever. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Comment by Francesca on January 2, 2015 at 4:51pm

Hi my name is Francesca I'm 20 years old and I live in Utrecht NL (although I lived in Italy most of my life). I study Economics and Law at University.

I'm looking for a pen pal with whom trade zines or letters or both.

I like to talk about: northern California, the radio, punk music, chemistry, beginner's astrophysics, ecology, Paris, everyday feminism, food, economics, poetry, bikes, cats, you tube, clothes, hair products & dye, photocopies, libraries, activism, yoga, meditation, incense flavors, home decoration.

See if you can relate to one or two of those things. Please don't write if your first letter is gonna be a list of your accomplishments in life--- I like chill correspondence with things like, how's your typical day like where you live 

Thank you for reading!

My address for now is (check my page for changes):



3584 CE 



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