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  • Malden, WA
  • United States
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Seeking Physical Address Distros
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Started this discussion. Last reply by James N. Dawson on Monday.

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James N. Dawson replied to James N. Dawson's discussion Seeking Physical Address Distros
"Thanks.  I appreciate it.  I just don't have the time myself, other than doing my free zine.  I'll send you a copy of the latest Junk Zine & JND Ads & Contacts, 8 & 11 respectively.  I'm working on JZ…"
The Word Distribution replied to James N. Dawson's discussion Seeking Physical Address Distros
"The Word Distribution 319 8th St. APT 4R Jersey City, NJ 07302 http://www.theworddistribution.com I'd be willing to work with prisoners.  "
May 11
James N. Dawson posted a discussion

Seeking Physical Address Distros

I'm looking for distros with a physical contact address (POB, PMB, street...) to put in my zine/column, JND Ads & Contacts.My zine is mainly for papernetters and while electronic addresses are welcome, there has to be a physical address option as well to have a zine or ad listed, so nobody's left out.  For this reason, it's become popular with prisoners, even though it's not just for prisoners.  It's for everybody.I know about MIcrocosm and South Chicago ABC Distro, and I list both, but…See More
May 6
The Word Distribution joined James N. Dawson's group

Old-School Papernet Traders

Rules:MUST list PHYSICAL address with all offers.NO e-mail arrangements, MUST respond ONCE with zines received in "p-mail".MAY give web addresses 4 info on your zine,interests, &c, but needn't.TRY to give size, pgs, & send ROUGHLY equal.See More
Apr 9
James N. Dawson commented on Hibou's group Pen Pals
"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…"
Apr 6
Arcane Angles Zine left a comment for James N. Dawson
"got your package...the second one you sent.  Thanks so much for resending.  In issue 3 I will be mentioning some of the zines sent my way.  I'm just wondering if you still write pterodactyl and Pseudozine?  I am replying to…"
Feb 10
Arcane Angles Zine left a comment for James N. Dawson
"hey James.  I checked my P.O. Box.  Zilch. CURSE THEM!"
Jan 26
Arcane Angles Zine commented on James N. Dawson's blog post A Very Difficult Postal Clerk
"they do that where I am too.  I was waiting on a $250 night vision camera.  Very agonizing."
Jan 25

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Snail Mail Junkie In Need of a Fix

Name: James N. Dawson

Address: P.O. Box 950, Spokane, WA  99210

Age: Well past youth.

Affliction: POB mail junkie.

Religion: Theravada Buddhist. More traditional/literal than most western Theravadins. Follow and regard Buddhism AS A RELIGION. Many would find me "dogmatic" or "doctrinaire", but I'm not overbearing or preachy about it. More negligent lately in my Dhamma practices than I should be. Needn't discuss religion. Just "laying it on the table". Write infrequent and irregular publication: DHAMMA LETTERS "Letters, Fragments, Essays. Critically Orthodox, Theravada Buddhist Perspective".

Politics: Animal-Rights Libertarianism. See:


Diet: Vegan



Other Interests:
ZINES---Self-Publishing/Networking/DIY/Simple Printing/Zines---Mimeograph, Ditto, Letter Press, Home Xerox,

Pre or Non-Internet/PC Entertainment Technology---radios, tape recorders, analogue TV, Stand-Alone Digital, Etc.

Philosophy---Critical Thinking, Ethics, Politics, Religion, Ideas and Consequences, Theory and Action, Individualism...

Mysteries/Unexplained---Cryptozoology (Sasquatch, Pteradactyl, Thunderbird....), Misc

Music---Alternative Rock, New Wave, Garage, Synth, Post Punk, Goth....

Movies & Pulp Fiction----mostly "intelligent horror", cult, silents, obscure, B....

Documentaries---mostly 60's through 80's

Warning: I often "recycle" my e-mails and letters to supplement my mailings. Let me know how you feel about this, and we'll take it from there. I may use letters I receive in my zines---TELL ME CLEARLY "DO NOT PRINT" if you don't want me to.
E-Mail Me If You Must, But Why Not Just Send Me Paper Mail at my POB! Zines, Movies, Mix Tapes, Etc. Also Welcome! Will Answer All!

MY TRADE POLICY: No need to arrange trades via e-mail. Just send me your zine via the USPS and I'll reciprocate! When my zine reaches you, it's yours to do with what you like, but I'd be grateful if you didn't destroy or "recycle" it with the newspapers---I bled an ocean and cried a river of tears creating my zines, and paid a pretty penny to print them. Please, pass it on to somebody who'd enjoy them, if you can. I try to "read the situation" and treat zines I get according to how their makers would like, but if you have any "do's, don't or druthers" about how you'd like your zine "disposed of" or "passed on" it'd be best to make these clear. THANKS!

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The Vegan Libertarian Benevolent Society

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 10:01am 5 Comments

The Vegan Libertarian Benevolent Society:  Community Service.  Mutual Aid.  Resource, Information, Idea Sharing.  Principled, intelligent, compassion in action, for people and animals.  Contact:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/273324556185846/members/ or VLBS, c/o JND, P.O. Box 950, Spokane, WA  99210

Junk Zine #8, March 2014: Out Now

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 1:06pm 0 Comments

JUNK ZINE No. 8, March 2014.  48 pgs., standard.  News, Rants, Poems, Art, Letters, Responses, Ads & Contacts.  Philosophy and politics.  Mostly from prisoners.  3 ppd./Trade/The Usual to James N. Dawson, P.O. Box 950, Spokane, WA  99210

Scream Factory Horror Zine: Info Wanted

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 9:50am 0 Comments

I ordered a Scream Factory ages ago (or  maybe got it gratis, for review), the 1995/96 issue.  At first I wasn't impressed when I read it, but it sort of grew on me, and I now think it was pretty exceptional.

I'd like to get and/or at least borrow the whole collection, but I don't want it bad enough to pay the $15 a copy it's going for on eBay.

Does anybody on WMZ have the whole collection?  Does anybody know if a zine library does?  Would anybody be willing to do a trade. …


Wanted: Dark, Paranormal, Strange Zines for Prisoner

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:13am 0 Comments

As some of you know, I'm sort of involved in the prisoner zine scene(not exactly sure how that developed, but that's another issue...) and I'd like to order a few zines for a prisoner pen pal I've had for many years.

So as the title above indicates I'm looking for dark, paranormal, unsolved mysteries, strange, hard/punk rock, poetry zines with lots of imagery.  Probably not politics or technical at least as the main content.  I'd recommend something dense, that can  last a prisoner a…


A Very Difficult Postal Clerk

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:20am 1 Comment

A couple weeks ago I ordered a couple inkjet cartridges from an Amazon.com seller.  They e-mailed the estimated arrival time of July 11, then July 16.  By Saturday it hadn't come, so I thought I'd better see what's going on.  As usual, it took some scrutiny to find out what links led to the tracking.  There was no link to it on the shipping confirmation page like other companies I shop with.  I had to guess by clicking on other links until it led me to tracking.

When I looked at the…


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At 9:06am on February 10, 2015, Arcane Angles Zine said…

got your package...the second one you sent.  Thanks so much for resending.  In issue 3 I will be mentioning some of the zines sent my way.  I'm just wondering if you still write pterodactyl and Pseudozine?  I am replying to your LOC in Issue 3, and will be sending you some correspondence etc. after a while.  Thanks again, Paul.

At 6:01pm on January 26, 2015, Arcane Angles Zine said…

hey James.  I checked my P.O. Box.  Zilch. CURSE THEM!

At 8:37pm on January 25, 2015, Arcane Angles Zine said…

hey James thanks for your understanding.  Before you mail it off, I will check my P.O. Box tomorrow and let you know.  I fortunately am off work tomorrow so no prob. 

At 8:09am on January 22, 2015, Arcane Angles Zine said…


I checked my P.O. Box yesterday, and to my great dismay I seem to have never received your recent mailing.  Any chance you can resend any of it?  I was hoping perhaps you had your letter saved on a computer.  Could you perhaps send your zine with my correspondence published?  If you need some funds to re-send it, let me know, and I will help out.  Just to reiterate, I'm at:

Paul Latour

P.O. Box 6851

Kingwood, TX 77325-6851


At 5:35pm on January 19, 2015, Arcane Angles Zine said…

Hey James...just wondering where you are in your latest zines.  I'm a bit paranoid and don't trust the post office employees ability to put the right mail in the right box.  Always getting crap from other P.O. boxes etc.

At 8:16am on October 10, 2014, Arcane Angles Zine said…

James, wondering if you ever received issue 2 of my zine?

At 8:30am on April 28, 2014, Arcane Angles Zine said…

James, I got your latest Junk Zine, and am very grateful for it.  I have a new addy once again, the old one is now solely inhabited by my ex wife... I will be writing soon, and sending you a little something you've been wanting that I happen to have.  Your zine also got me a few contacts as well.  Thanks for staying in touch.

-Paul, Arcane Angles

At 7:48am on April 18, 2014, Arcane Angles Zine said…


Sorry for being so late in replying.  I recently divorced, moved, and got attacked by a crazy girlfriend!  I will be writing back soon.  Hoping to still get a letter of comment on my first zine. 

Best regards,


At 9:01pm on December 12, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

James! I am like panicking right now because I just got a HUGE box of mail that had been sitting in the back of the post office since July (see my blog post)! THANK YOU so much for your Zines for Troops! donation! I'm still in the middle of processing several months of mail, but I wanted to acknowledge your donation ASAP. I'll be sending you your buttons and adding you to the Honor Roll soon.

At 11:04pm on October 28, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

Hi James, I know you interact a lot with prisoners. I'm sure you already know that a lot of stuff gets refused at prisons, but here's a new concern about sending zines to prisoners. It would probably be a good idea for zinesters to leave off stickers and other cool-looking add-ons when sending to certain prisons: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57053440-78/mail-galetka-letters-prison.html.csp



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