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August 2011 Blog Posts (63)

Hello! :)

Just a little introduction for my first blog post here. I'm Sam Beasley, and my partner and I run an online magazine called L'Allure des Mots (www.lalluredesmots.com - the mag itself contains some NSFW content). We're a mixture of literature (poetry, flash fiction, and short stories), art, and fashion. We're considering going print, but for what we want to do it's a little costly at the moment.


Anyway, looking…


Added by Sam Beasley on August 11, 2011 at 3:38pm — 2 Comments

Cookzines Wanted!!!

I've got an upcoming deadline to write a cookzine review article for LibraryJournal.  I've got a couple, but I'm looking for a few more.



• Currently available

• Real zines, not cookbooks that started as zines

• Pretty much any style as long as it's about food and has recipes.


Additional wants:

• Diversity!  I'd love to see POC cookzines, queer cookzines, and non-vegan cookzines in addition to the awesome vegan and…


Added by Milo on August 11, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Juggling the Rainbow - non-monogamous stories

“Juggling the Rainbow“ is a collection of 13 personal writings about non-monogamous relationships, made in Aotearoa/New Zealand 2010.

The PDF is available as a download on www.qzap.com or www.indymedia.org.nz, but if you would like to buy a hard-copy (or pdf per email) please contact me via:


A second zine is in…


Added by Luca Tiger on August 10, 2011 at 12:40am — No Comments

New zine! The story of the most amazing voice you've never heard, unless maybe you have

A country girl takes the world of Cambodian rock'n'roll by storm!  International intrigue!  Horrifying slaughter!  The Golden Vioce of the Royal Capital!


It's 20 pages long, about 6,000 words. It comes with a CD-R featuring 50 minutes of quality material by the incomparable Ros Sereysothea.  http://www.hotmilk.org for more deets.

Added by Tyler Hauck/Hot Milk on August 9, 2011 at 10:38pm — No Comments


We have a whole string of events coming up in september.We will be holding a mini/exhibition/zinefest in mid september and would love to have as diverse a collection of international zines for the event as possible. We hope to get the zines in as soon as possible as international postages are unpredictable, it may take up to 3-4 weeks.. (eeeps, forget to mention that we're from Singapore)... & we will cover the cost for zine + postage (hopefully!) let us know if you're a zinemaker/distro…


Added by Visual Assault Distro on August 9, 2011 at 5:26pm — 1 Comment

Musea Weekly Art Quiz

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

This word has the meaning of a word loosing end sounds and being abbreviated. Example saying glam for glamour or cred for credibility. IS: apocope from the Greek word for cutting off. Ex. Curio for curiosity,We had no winners. No one got the right ANS -I don’t dumb down, so please wise up!

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”(‘06) or…


Added by Tom Hendricks on August 9, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

August Distro Update

Things of interest: most new items in a single month? Perhaps, yes. One zine that's back from a ten year hiatus while our… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on August 9, 2011 at 10:11am — 2 Comments

Call for submissions: Absent Cause #5 – Dangerous Gifts

Absent Cause zine was established in 2008 as a venue for people from myriad cultures and selves, pushed to the outskirts and into the underground, to find each other, draw connections between their experiences, and gain strength for their struggles.


The term “Dangerous Gifts” is usually associated with the special contributions of people with mental illness / variance. But there are many kinds of dangerous gifts we experience and share: the person who chooses to wear…


Added by redguard on August 9, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments

new issue of Ilse Content!

Our very favorite zine.

Ilse Content Vol. 10 (Zine) ($3)

This, the tenth issue (!) of Ilse Content is the “home” issue. Places lived, the home you carry inside, travel,…


Added by Antiquated Future on August 9, 2011 at 2:23am — No Comments

updates: Hopelessly Romantic Zine / Jenna Appleseed is currently...

(slight edits, btw not posted at 9:30 pm it's 5:43 in the morining here - uk BST)

 a) catching up on pending zine trades, I should get them in the post this week.

Got zines dug out of the box ready (had hassle putting everything back again), found charity/activist flyers etc (& a lost pack of stickers & badges). Need to get /trade for some zine/distro/more radical type activism ones etc. flyers & need some American/non-British ones. 

Managed to get flyers…


Added by Jenna Appleseed on August 8, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

more zine downloads

not afraid of ruins #3 as well as all my other zines (that i'm not too embarrassed to show anyone) are now available for download on my blog: http://notafraidofruins.wordpress.com/zines.


they're all pdfs imposed for printing on A4 paper, so all you have to do is print, fold, staple and read.


you can also order hard copies from rebel press:…


Added by Nausea Nissenbaum on August 8, 2011 at 6:35pm — No Comments

The "Sorry for Missing Portland Zine Symposium" Sale

Many people have now expressed their concern/surprise/sadness that we didn't make it to the Portland Zine Symposium this year and we just wanted to say: sorry! Through a variety of busy summer plans, we weren't able to get it together this year- even though we always do it and we know that's the way a lot of people connect with us every year.

As a way of saying sorry, we're having a sale this week! There are two ways to go about it (you can do both, too):

1. Order $10+ from… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on August 8, 2011 at 2:59pm — 2 Comments

My Letter to Spokane Food Not Bombs

Hello FNBers,

Thanks very much for the great meal yesterday.

I've hesitated to do this, but I'd like just to make a few comments on your local FNB and my involvement with it.

I had the sense that my attempts at a face-to-face inquiry about FNB met with some discomfort from some members, so I thought it might go over better in writing.  We libertarians tend to be rather blunt and direct in our discussions, and maybe I came across as overbearing.  If so, my…


Added by James N. Dawson on August 8, 2011 at 10:11am — No Comments

Write for Pandora Press zine!


Pandora Press is now looking for submissions for its second issue!  The theme is sex.  Here are some suggestions in which you could go with this theme:

Sex in culture

Sex in the media – literature/music/zines/mainstream press/film

Sex and religion

Gender and/or sexual identity

LGBTQ issues

Sex and…


Added by Catherine Elms on August 8, 2011 at 6:14am — No Comments

I am new & curious

I´m interested in zines about travelling, queer, sexuality/relationships, poetry, decolonization, feminism - and whatever else my brain can´t think about right now.

I´m curious to meet other zinesters, swap zines, network!

Once I got a bit more time I will write about the non-monogamous zine I made - and post the call out for a new one.

Added by Luca Tiger on August 8, 2011 at 4:06am — No Comments

Review of Gag Me With A...by the Rotherham Zine Library

Hailing from Long Beach, California, Gag Me With A . . . is a pic’n'mix of counter-culture, essays, collage, photos, poetry and music. Featuring a roll call of far-flung contributors, the result is a colourful miscellany of topics. There are musings on Cab Calloway’s hair, comic strips, an intrepid account of cycling around the world and some short fiction pieces — my favourite being ‘Crispin, Prudie & The Flamingos’ which is like Mills & Boon penned by the Angel of…


Added by Deirdree Prudence on August 7, 2011 at 11:46pm — No Comments

For all fanzines interested



the Fanzinoteca d'Italia will be part of the Tendenze Festival (
www.tendenze.net/fanzinoteca.php) which will take place in Piacenza (Italy) from the 2nd to the 4th of September.

The Festival will feature an exhibition called "Fanzine d'Europa - passione europea"…


Added by Fanzinoteca d'Italia on August 6, 2011 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Poems Written in Late Late July 2011

Poems written in late late July,  2011 [poem notes in brackets like this]


1 This do-it yourself-erpicked the ultimate job.he would build in his basementone electron!

2. [Kid's poem for my "Moon Tea' poem collection.Inspired by 'Discontented Pine Tree' by John Stillwell]

"Little Pine Tree where are your leaveslike all the other trees in the wood?""I have no leaves. I'm not the same.I have needles on my limbs."

"Little Pine Tree where is your fruitlike all the other… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 5, 2011 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Thank you, DC Zinefest!

Last Saturday I went to DC Zinefest and really enjoyed the zines and comics that I bought. I even got a free owl sticker. Overall, the zines were delightful and I'd love to share them and read others. I wish there was a zine library nearby that I could donate to and also peruse. In any case, I may post my zines here to see if people want to trade with me (unless I get involved in the +1 Traveling Trade group in which case I'll just post some).


In addition to great zines, what…


Added by Hemingway on August 3, 2011 at 11:02pm — 1 Comment

Mustache on a Stick!

This eight page quarter-size zine offers simple instructions for fabricating faux facial hair. Handwritten and illustrated throughout, Mustache on a Stick is the definitive guide to the only DIY fashion accessory you'll ever need.

$1.50 postage paid through Etsy or PayPal…


Added by Hannah / Frothy Press on August 3, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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