Karl Wenclas, the main person behind the organization of the Underground Literary Alliance, has started a PEN Protest at
This from the petition page:
PEN was created as an organization to protect and defend dissenting, outcast, and marginalized writers. PEN American Center makes this its mission-- except in America itself! In these economic hard times, impoverished writers shut out by the monied academies and conglomerates… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on March 25, 2009 at 10:32am —
I sent my zine in to ColorLines magazine for review and they were nice enough, and interested enough, to publish my article about photographer Alvin Baltrop online. Go here to check it out: www.colorlines.com.
Also, they're gonna run a little one-page thing on Shotgun Seamstress in their July/August 2009 issue.
For those of you who've never heard of ColorLines:
ColorLines has been the national newsmagazine on race and
politics since 1998. We tell stories from… Continue
Added by Shotgun Seamstress on March 24, 2009 at 7:04pm —
My favorite line encountered while cataloging zines today
"Show me a man wearing an American flag pin on his lapel, and I'll show you an asshole."
Added by Clint on March 24, 2009 at 2:55pm —
It's out now, actually it's been out for quite a wee while now but for all those who don't live in Melbourne Australia, gimme a buzz if you want some top-shelf smut delivered to your door.
Added by Girls With Guns on March 24, 2009 at 7:32am —
Hope all is as well as can be. I finished Mishap #26 and had it copied up a couple weeks ago. It is 24 pages, half book reviews. There are bumper sticker reviews, a story about how punk teachers should learn from the hippie teachers of the seventies and eighties, and a look at two crimes--one involving a bomb and the other a backhoe. Trade is best, $1+stamp. PO Box 5841 Eugene OR 97405, usa
I turned 35 last month and I've been doing zines since 1992 turned into 1993. Before… Continue
Added by Ryan Mishap on March 22, 2009 at 7:28pm —
Just finished the newest GreenLight, which is a DIY Guide to Cleveland. GL is usually a sustainability zine, but we felt like we needed a guide to everyone's favorite Cleveland spots. If you're living in the Cleveland area or are visiting soon... or just want to know more about some Cleveland gems, this is for you! I'm up for trading or you can order it at loralovesohio.etsy.com.
We also just launched a new website, which is pretty sweet! Check that out at greenlightzine.org!
Added by Lora on March 22, 2009 at 3:40pm —
"Ax Wound is my favorite critical horror magazine. The articles are intelligent, funny, insightful, and incredibly entertaining. These girls know their gore, and they make you want to re-watch all your favorite films with a whole new perspective. I love it and highly recommend it to any horror fan."
"Well, it's about time! What a pleasure to see a genuinely feminist… Continue
Added by Hannah Neurotica on March 21, 2009 at 9:19am —
I'm looking for some mini zines for my distro. Currently, most of the stock is 1/2 size but I'd like to get some smaller things (1/4 size or 1/8 size). Little comics, little how to guides. little zines!!!!!!!
The distro is online at www.zines.bigcartel.com
and on my blog www.zines.wordpress.com
. I've been getting HEAPS of orders online lately and having those smaller zines… Continue
Added by Bird in the Hand Zine Shop on March 19, 2009 at 7:36pm —
my mail man delivers my mail at 5pm everyday. on days when i am at work til then it's fine because i don't really miss the mail, but now that i am waiting on new zines in the mail everyday, i get anxious on my days off and really want the mail to come NOW NOW NOW. and then it finally comes and there is still nothing in there. ihave gotten zero zines in the mail.
i have ordered one and traded two others. one is coming from london so i don't expect it for some time but the others?… Continue
Added by CocoaPuss Zine on March 19, 2009 at 2:48am —
Well, there’s plenty of excitement abrewin’ on my end. New deliveries each day………eeeep!!! Here’s the stuff that’s online now and trust there’ll be more to come - (I still need to put up this AMAZING bird-related comic journal from Melbourne, which came highly recommended from Luke Sticky & a new issue of Zine World & more things from Sandy)
Musicological Review Quarterly … amazing..written by a wonderful Sydneysider named Sandy
The Cat Who Lost Her Whiskers … v… Continue
Added by Bird in the Hand Zine Shop on March 18, 2009 at 6:12pm —
In a world of misses heres a 100 Plus HITS!
Have you had a chance to look at the latest print issue of Musea (#167 Mar.'09)? It's the big best-100-new-music-of-the-entire-world, music list issue. It's been getting a lot of notice from ... well all over the world. The London Symphony Orchestra sent me a nice e-mail, thank you - they made the list for their Youtube Symphony Idea, and so did a video by the Trons, an all machine combo from Australia. Plus much… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on March 18, 2009 at 10:35am —
I found this at Z.A.P.P. this past weekend in Seattle when I was up there for the Zine Librarian (un)Conference
. I thought my fellow zine enthusiasts would appreciate it too.
More about my trip up to Seattle for the (un)conference can be found here
Also, if you haven't listened to our zine podcast called… Continue
Added by Alex Wrekk on March 18, 2009 at 10:10am —
Added by ciaraxyerra on March 18, 2009 at 8:03am —
I pass out fliers/promos/pins with all of my distro orders and I am starting to run low again.
Please send any promos for your zine, distro, creative project, etc:
Sweet Candy Distro
PO Box 1833
Dallas, GA 30132
I will gladly get them out and about for you! I'll send you some Sweet Candy promos in return ~
Thanks in advance,
Sweet Candy… Continue
Added by Sage on March 17, 2009 at 2:35pm —
In other swapping news, fellow ^Happycat^ member Jade Blood
is hosting a general (-not just zines-) swap for her exhibition in May. If you would like to swap some art for art, have a look at her blog
for more info.
Added by M Thunder on March 14, 2009 at 3:48pm —
The next fair I will be attending as part of ^Happycat^ will be on the 28th of this month in Newcastle.
We are hoping to get some zine swapping going on, so bring along your zines and swap them with some of ours!
Full details can be found here.
Added by M Thunder on March 14, 2009 at 3:44pm —
I am going to the copy shop soon after writing this post to make copies of Candy Box, my new zine in which I rate twelve varieties of candy (mostly chocolate) that my friend Carolyn sent from the UK. I am planning on pink covers, which is exciting to me. I will post photos soon.
This zine will be of most interest to folks who love candy and/or those who live in the UK or will visit there. I am asking 75 cents for it, but I would REALLY like to trade for it.
This one's… Continue
Added by Amazing Sunflower on March 14, 2009 at 8:51am —
Added by Aj Michel on March 12, 2009 at 10:34am —
I have never really have attempted a blog... but I guess this is beginnings...
I would describe myself as pretty boring, and lately I have been trying to spend as little time on the internet as possible. Right now, I am supposed to be starting a Claes Oldenburg style artist manifesto
based on a picture I took (Trust me, as interesting as it sounds its so far from it....); however while going to retrieve said image from my e-mail, I noticed i had a message from this… Continue
Added by Dharman on March 11, 2009 at 2:16pm —
Hey zinesters! I have only a couple dozen issues (outta 200) left of Mongrel Zine #4 + CD comp. Buy one now... I'm not printing any more!
Added by Mongrel Zine on March 10, 2009 at 4:47pm —