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March 2011 Blog Posts (70)

Zines on Kindle


I haven't posted here much; I'm a lazy lazy man. I've been putting out the zine The Inner Swine since 1995. (www.innerswine.com)

1995. Damn, I'm an old man, too.

Wanted to mention that I just put the latest issue up as an Amazon Kindle title. 99 cents. I figure I'll do this for all future issues. I set it up for unlimited lending as well.



Added by Jeff Somers on March 10, 2011 at 8:18pm — 3 Comments

Starting Out

I've had a fascination with zines since I discovered them a few years back. It was more of a passing affection at first like smiling at the cute guy you see on the bus every morning but never bothering to take it further than that. We'll I've plucked up my confidence and am asking zine making out on a date. (Workable metaphor? Maybe.)


A few years back (yeah, again), I started a project called 'Dear Anonymous' that was Post Secret-esque in that people sent me anonymous letters…


Added by Nyx on March 9, 2011 at 9:06pm — 6 Comments

a man without a woman is like a junky without a stolen bicycle

my commitment to environmentalism has always been,well,great,to put it mildly.ive done salvage and recycling and metal theft since 1980.my hippy mom made me pick up litter on the first earth day in 73 or 4.i was a hot rodder who wrecked beater cars drunk in the stray cat days,and quit driving for 12 years and worked on bikes instead.in short,even though i may kill people,environmentally,im a saint.so,of course,i know everything about bike culture too.i was a messenger for 4 years,and its my… Continue

Added by bobby madness on March 9, 2011 at 12:33pm — No Comments

HOLD ON TO YOUR COMICS AND MAGS -- The future's only round the corner

I’m pretty sure there are many like me who have a predisposition to hoard. The Aladdin’s Cave of any home is the attic or loft where all the unwanted stuff gets piled away and is forgotten — out of sight, out of mind. My attic is the home to many of my kids’ (now grown up) old toys and comics, lovingly preserved and…


Added by Mike O'Hare on March 9, 2011 at 7:50am — No Comments

ZineWiki featured articles

Check out these recently featured articles at ZineWiki:


March 2011 - ZAPP

February 2011 - Glossolalia

January 2011 - Pig Paper


Have a suggestion on what or who we should…


Added by Jerianne on March 9, 2011 at 7:38am — No Comments

First Official Pop Lit Story Opening Contest


is now underway at
200 words max
story openings only
one entry per writer
Do the entries grab the reader from the first words? 
Do they leave you wanting more?
THAT's the criteria.
If you can do better, post an…

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 8, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments

WMZ Art Contest 3/8/11

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

This female artist was quoted as saying, "They never raised a statue to a critic!" Name her.
Dancer Martha Graham.  The same sentiment was also said by composer Jean Sibelius
I had no eligible winners. Seems there are no statues for contestants this week either!
I don't dumb down, so please wise up!
Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! –…

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 8, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

March Distro Update!


Awkward Sex (Zine) ($4)- (perhaps) strangely, Awkward Sex is one of the most affirming zines I've read in a long time.

Flesh and Bone (Zine/Graphic Novel) ($6)- "An Ignatz-nominated comic book about tragic romance, Satan worship, graveyard masturbation, a cannibal witch,… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on March 8, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Oxford Zine and Handmade Music Fair, Sat 9th April



I'm helping to organise a zine fair in Oxford on Saturday 9th April. It's part of 'Editions Of You', which is a month-long exhibition celebrating DIY musicians and handmade releases. It's in a lovely stripey marquee.


The fair should be pretty awesome. It has a special Mixtape Consultancy and zine-making workshops and stuff, plus DJs and live music. If you'd like a stall then get in contact either on here or by email: ellisjones at gmail dot…


Added by Ellis Jones on March 8, 2011 at 4:26am — No Comments

Aboveground zine library


I am writing if you will like to donate your zine or other zines to a zine library in New Orleans, LA? It is call Aboveground zine library and I just complete indexing the whole library. Aboveground zine library is open everyday from 1 to 7 at Iron Rail Book Collective. Thank you for your interests and your work you do. 

Aboveground zine library

511 Marigny Street

New Orleans, LA 70117


Thank you,



Added by Robb Richard Roemershauser on March 6, 2011 at 9:13pm — 1 Comment

Crone #2 Over 50!

As I'll be 50 in a couple of weeks, I thought it might be interesting to put together a second issue of "Crone" and base it around ageism. So, I'll write a list of questions and see if I can get some over 50 zine folks to answer them. Could be interesting!

Added by Eunice on March 6, 2011 at 1:56pm — 4 Comments


Bounced around (and in and out of) a few writer's groups and realized, to paraphrase George Thorogood's "I Drink Alone" that when I write alone I prefer to be by myself.

My first publication was in 2nd grade with a Jungle Book type story: "How The Giraffes Got their Necks". Many years later I moved to Brattleboro Vermont, where Kipling wrote and published "The Jungle Book", which he had conceived years earlier in India. In between those two events I worked for northern New Jersey… Continue

Added by John Douglas Finch on March 6, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Media is part of the Jobs Problem Musea E-mail Club #524

Readers, we have a serious unemployment problem in this country. The best solutions, such as National Hiring Day (called by Musea), or One Job For America suggest corporate responsibility as part of the solution.

That is something that the media refuses to talk about. They talk about individuals and the job problem, or the government reaction to the job problem, but hardly ever corporate responsibility in the job problem. Here is some discussion on the issue.  More on my blog…

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 5, 2011 at 9:15am — No Comments

Middle-school kids & PG adult Spring Break Zine Share Swap!

Rachel, creator of Show & Tell Zine, here letting you cool cats know I am facilitating a Spring Break zine swap between members of my zine community in Central Oregon and YOU.

The students of my March workshop are going to be creating individual zines…


Added by Rachel Lee Carman on March 4, 2011 at 11:13pm — 1 Comment


ANYONE MAD ABOUT ZINES CAN participate in a new project called the Matchbox Zine project.  You will be sent out a kit  in a matchbox ( not the baby matchbox, the handypack size from Redhead, best matches around!) Let us know you're interested by going to www.australianbookartsjournal.com    and filling out the participation  form.   Save it to your computer then browse it and upload it. There's no theme and entries are… Continue

Added by Lu Douglas on March 4, 2011 at 6:52pm — No Comments

goddamn zine tilt-a-whirl

A friend got back into zines recently after a hiatus and that announcement sparked something inside of me -- zines! What the hell have I been doing with the past couple of years, when's the last time I even TOUCHED a zine, let alone wrote one? Dusty typewriter, dried up glue sticks, stickers and paper and magazine scraps wasted, thoughts wasted, letters…


Added by Rory on March 4, 2011 at 12:01pm — 3 Comments

Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast issue #3 is available for download!

The new issue of Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast is ready here or through itunesor other podcatchers. …


Added by Alex Wrekk on March 4, 2011 at 7:15am — 1 Comment

Call for Submissions: Greyhound Stories (Deadline April 15, 2011)

If you've ever taken a Greyhound bus, chances are you have a story worth telling. For years before I ever set foot on a Greyhound, I'd heard people make jokes about "the kinds of people" who ride the buses. I dismissed their comments as classist snobbery...until the first time I stepped into a Greyhound bus station. It was like stepping into a universe filled with people who had no sense of social boundaries or patience for small talk. Immediately, I was… Continue

Added by Greyhound Stories on March 4, 2011 at 5:24am — 3 Comments

d.i.y. or don't we? #3 submissions

Hello!  I'm excited to begin working on the third issue of DIY or Don't We?, a compilation zine about DIY + collaboration.  This issue will be about food!  For more details about submitting a story, please visit this page.

If you would like a copy of the second issue, please be in touch.  It's also available from the wonderful folks at Ms. Valerie Park,… Continue

Added by nicki sabalu on March 4, 2011 at 12:33am — No Comments

News news news!

Alright, first of all:


I still have some copies left, and I'm sending them out to everyone who's willing to pay for shipping costs. The zine itself has become "donation-ware" as they'd call it in the IT world: feel free to give something, but if you're low on cash, just pay for shipping, and maybe 10 cent for wrapping & stuff. Do realise that it might take some time to send them out, but they'll go out for sure!


Secondly, I wanted to announce my new blog,…


Added by the year we saw them all on March 4, 2011 at 12:08am — No Comments

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