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New Fishspit Story

Quick heads-up that we have a new story by long-time zinester Fishspit up at the NEW POP LIT site. (We're always looking for talented zine writers.) Read Fishspit's story here: https://newpoplit.com/2016/09/23/the-cutest-cat-that-ever-lived/


Added by King Wenclas on September 29, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

Breaking Out of the Zine Niche?

One area where you can encounter strong pushback from zinesters is to suggest that a zine writer or publication aspire to be more than a quirky local happening affecting few people.

I've been a strong advocate of zine writing, because I recognize that at its best it's better than any shit being shoveled at us from the so-called literary mainstream-- which is in fact little more than an extension of "Big 5" conglomerate publishing. I'll go further than that and claim…


Added by King Wenclas on March 14, 2016 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Allied Media Conference

Hello! www.newpoplit.com will have a table at the big Allied Media Conference (formerly a zinefest) in Detroit next weekend 6/19-21. We'll be selling a variety of books and zines (plus cool t-shirts) AND a limited number of sneak preview copies of the first issue of NEW POP LIT The Print Version-- which will be a unique hybrid, a mating between a zine and a literary journal. In other words, fun and serious writing both. Featured among the many talents…


Added by King Wenclas on June 11, 2015 at 11:38am — No Comments

Zinester Published-- Need More!

Jim Gibson of HAND JOB ZINE is the latest great zine writer to go up at the NEW POP LIT site. We're looking for more awesome stories which are readable and fun-- and maybe not a little punk. The idea is to shake establishment literature out of its stodgy doldrums.

Other terrific zine writers we've showcased include Jessie Lynn McMains (aka Jessica Disobedience) and Rey Harris.

Our task-- to show there's more to reading than tame "New Yorker" stories. Help us make that point!…


Added by King Wenclas on March 18, 2015 at 11:35am — No Comments

Update: Zinesters Accepted

Hello! The editors of www.newpoplit.com have been searching for great writing talent. To date we've accepted five stories from zinesters for presentation (with a couple others under consideration). The ones we've accepted have been kickass terrific, including this one from Jessie Lynn Mains (Jessica Disobedience): http://newpoplit.com/portfolio/insect-summer/

The others will be posted…


Added by King Wenclas on August 24, 2014 at 10:10am — No Comments

Looking for Artists! And Other Talents

Hi. I'm the co-editor of a new website, NEW POP LIT, nearing readiness here:


Our launch date is August 16. While we're looking for fun, sharp, or punchy short stories (the work of several zinesters under serious consideration), we also seek original artwork to illustrate such stories. As a former zinester, I want to give this new project authenticity and edge. As well as a zine-like sense of fun and excitement. The only…


Added by King Wenclas on August 7, 2014 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Quest for the New Writer

NEW POP LIT, an upcoming new lit web site and print journal, is searching for talented DIY writers. We need fun, exciting or emotional short fiction, clearly written and well paced. Not craft so much as energy and the immediacy of experience. We seek stories and writers with verve and personality. The goal: to represent (as zines represent) an alternative to the same-old same-old.

I'm a former zinester and activist. I've always believed that culture is created from the ground up,…


Added by King Wenclas on June 27, 2014 at 6:56pm — No Comments


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