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August 2010 Blog Posts (78)

My Post Office Box Going Out of Business

At the end of this month (August 2010), I will no longer have a post office box in Lawrence, Kansas. In fact, I won't have a post office box anywhere. Please don't send me any mail via the US Postal Service.

I guess I'm kind of out of the zine business at the moment...

Added by Amazing Sunflower on August 23, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Free Joe Strummer and The Clash fanzine (now closed)

eta @ 12:15am bst -
*The giveaway's now closed - good luck to everyone who entered. *working out how to photograph myself pulling names out of a hat Clash…

Added by Jenna Appleseed on August 21, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Happy birthday Joe

just making it in time for the last hour of the 21st British time (what's the time zone in Ankara?)

- PSP crashed so had to edit the same image twice,.…


Added by Jenna Appleseed on August 21, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

H.P. Lovecraft Birthday Sale!

Today is H.P. Lovecraft's Birthday and I'm having a sale at my etsy shop! Today only (until 12am Eastern), Cthulhu-themed zines, prints postcards and even the Cthulhu Super Fun Pak are on sale! With prices this low I must be mad!

Items are already marked with their sale prices, so there's no PayPal refund back and forth, just click and go!

some sale items...

Cthulhu Super Fun Pak:…


Added by Monstress Zine on August 20, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Set of New Poems from this Week

Poems for this week 8/14/10


Added by Tom Hendricks on August 20, 2010 at 11:20am — No Comments

Zine Library + Distro + College

For the longest time I've been complaining about how there wasn't a zine scene here in Florida. So this week I decided to actually do something about it. I think that there needs to be a place like the IPRC and Boxcar Books here in Florida. There needs to be a space where people can just go to write or do art, and to make copies. I got two friends together and I pitched the idea, and they agree so we've started the process of incorporating, and when that's done we're going to file for tax… Continue

Added by Brittney on August 18, 2010 at 6:30pm — 9 Comments

Submission deadline for Virgin #2 extended until September!

I put out a submission call for Virgin #2 (see here).

I've already received 6 absolutely incrediable submissions but I'd love more!

I realised that due to how my summer has turned out I'm not going to be able to work on this until the beginning of September so that gives you all another 2 weeks to submit! Please don't be…

Added by Virgin Zine on August 18, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Free Zine

SO I have an envelope laying around and it has a stamp stuck on it. I cannot remember what or to whom it was for, but since it already has a stamp on it, might as well send it on my next trip to the P.O.

right now it has a magazine cutout and my 24-hour zine. email at i_reply@live.com and get it for FREE.

what should the email say? i don't know! a random story about a random day. if i end up feeling generoud, maybe i'll pick out 2 or 3 stories :)


Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on August 18, 2010 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Ladybug #1, my 24-hour zine thing: Shipping Log

i think this is the best way to keep track of when & who i send the zines to. if you bought a copy or we arranged a trade, check this post...
everyday that i ship copies of Ladybug #1, i'll list the first name and the state or country they went to. that way you can look here to find out when your order or trade went out.

wednesday, 2010/08/18:
Krissy, USA
Cryptstine, USA

Added by Yvonne G. on August 18, 2010 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Three New Entries to the BIG LIST of best music of the world

These three songs, have been added to the Big List, world's best new…

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 18, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments


For anyone curious about us:

The Zine Library was at the Good Life Community Bike Shop for several months, and it was in many ways a great success! However after a while it just wasn't working out, so it was moved into my (Samantha) home, The Dollhouse. The Dollhouse was both a punk house and a show space and for a year the zine library was there and many kids that came to the shows used it. I moved out of that house in May and now live in a different punk house that is…

Added by Samantha Trees on August 18, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Come table at the Richmond Zine Fest!

We've got 16 tablers so far and PLENTY of room left!

Grab a table while they're hotttt! http://www.richmondzinefest.org

October 16th at the Gay Community Center of Richmond.

We also need workshops and readers as well!

Added by Richmond Zine Fest on August 17, 2010 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Octopussy Companion

Octopussy Companion: The Pocket Pussy promotional mini-zine. 18 page accordion fold booklet, limited to 38 copies. (There is a chance the edition size will be expanded to 58 copies, I haven't made up my mind just yet.)

Seven years ago, in conjunction with the first issue of Kung Fu Grip!, I probably made close to two-hundred copies of the… Continue

Added by Paco on August 16, 2010 at 7:42pm — No Comments

List #14! Out now.

List #14 is finished and at the printer! I'll have it back within a week, ready to mail out.

If you'd like to "pre-order" (give me a headstart on addressing envelopes and help me feel like i'm making back some of the printing costs upfront) you can do that now!

I'll ship out "pre-orders" the first week of September. I'm looking for more distros to work with as…

Added by ramsey everydaypants on August 16, 2010 at 5:31pm — No Comments

WMZ weekly art contest for fun

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

This major American writer bragged that he could write a complete short story with beginning, middle, and end in only 6 words. The other writers around the table bet him $10 he couldn't. He could and he won. Who was the writer and reprint his short story.


Ernest Hemingway. His 6 word story was, "For sale. Baby shoes. Never…

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 16, 2010 at 10:55am — No Comments

Reading. Do it.

Read Hard Love, its the book that got me fascinated with zines/zine cluture

Added by Anna Xen on August 16, 2010 at 9:21am — 1 Comment


Very suddenly LB's Truckface has become one of my favorite zines. And now we carry them! Hoorah!

Truckface #10- This is what got me hooked on the goodness that is Truckface. There was a copy of it in the car on tour last spring and it got passed around until we'd all read it and were making jokes about "the most famous leaf of all," cracking…


Added by Antiquated Future on August 16, 2010 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

House of Flying Zines Part 1

Just received an invite to have some of my publications included in a zine and self-published art mag exhibition at the Baltimore Book Festival in late September. Shout outs to Jim Lucio for the invite.

Amusingly, when I posted a few days ago about being invited to send some of my publications to the zine show in Istanbul, I was thinking to myself that it would be nice to get the chance to do that more often. I even started to post a comment… Continue

Added by Paco on August 15, 2010 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

To the Pen Pals Group

Okay. I hope this isn't inappropriate or bad netiquette or anything, but I tried to "message" Hibou, the Pen Pals group owner, but it said I had to "be friends" first. I know this sounds ridiculously antiquated and cranky, but I have a problem with the whole "friending" thing on the Net, because I feel it trivializes and automates the ancient and organic institution of "friendship". Please allow an old fossil his Victorian quirks.

Sooooo.....I'm contacting Hibou this…


Added by James N. Dawson on August 14, 2010 at 10:09am — 2 Comments

Saling-Pusa #3 is out! 1.50 USD

So THe 3rd issue of SP has been printed out. It's a small print run, so get a copy while you can. it's also my 24 Hour ZIne for this year. paypal 1.50 per copy, email me at i_reply@live.com if you have questions.


so I lost my master copy of SP2 before I had the chance to make a copy and/or scan... it sucked. but I salvaged some of the material and added some more to come up with SP 2.5. It's almost done, and hopefully I'll be able to finish and print them out towards… Continue

Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on August 13, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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