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I'm Joshua James Amberson. I've done the zine Basic Paper Airplane for the last nine years. I've also run Antiquated Future (formerly the Ms. Valerie Park Distro) for the past five years. I also write for a wide array of zines, magazines, and online journals. In the past, I've done a lot of recording and touring with bands (Letters being the main one). I work as a bookseller and a freelance writer. In addition to Basic Paper Airplane, I've also wrote The Prince Zine and Growing Things: A Guide to Beginning Gardening and do volunteer event organizing for the Portland Zine Symposium and the Independent Publishing Resource Center.
You can order my zines by sending a few bucks/a trade/some stamps (or combination thereof) to PO Box 42081 Portland, Or. 97242 USA. Or you can also order through Antiquated Future, samesame.
Some issues of Basic Paper Airplane are also available through Mend My Dress Press and Pioneers Press. And in stores at Orca Books (Olympia, Wa), Powell's Books (Portland, Or), Skylight Books (Los Angeles, Ca), Pressed Urban Gourmet (Ottawa, On), Boxcar Books (Bloomington, In), and Quimby's Books (Chicago, Il).