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Amazing Sunflower's Blog – June 2009 Archive (8)

Short review of Candy Box

Here's a review of my zine Candy Box that Madrea Marie is going to include in her zine:

Chantels friend from the UK sent her a box full of UK candies. Chantel then decides to document her candy eating adventure. She rates each kind of candy and describes its taste, texture, and appearance. A nice added touch is the candy wrappers throughout the pages. It is a very cute little zine, and made me want to eat some chocolate!

Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 30, 2009 at 8:27am — No Comments

Adult Themes is DONE!

I just finished doing layout for Adult Themes, and I am super excited about the cover!



I am also excited about my writing in the zine, although by the time it was all done, I really needed synonyms for moan, clit, cunt, cock, and rub. I am in awe of sex writers who can come up with unique descriptions for sexual body parts and actions. I ended up resorting to using "prick" and "dick", two words I'm not all that fond of.



In any case, the zine is all laid out. Within… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 27, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

What Folks Are Saying About Mistaken for Straight

I've been getting positive feedback about Mistaken for Straight. It's really gratifying when people say nice things about my writing and zines.



This is what my friend Dixie (an awesome cool poet, witch, teacher, mentor, and all around rad woman) wrote to me in an email:



I really like your new 'zine. I think it is one of your very strongest and best thus far. I was impressed by your courage and by the amount of objectivity you displayed in describing your… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 23, 2009 at 8:37am — 3 Comments

Review of Brainscan #23

(This review originally appeared on the Feminist Review blog http://feministreview.blogspot.com/2009/06/brainscan-23.html)



This second printing of Brainscan #23 was released in September 2008, but don’t worry about it being outdated. While the events in this zine happened between 1995 and 2003, none of Alex Wrekk’s narratives has an expiration date.







Wrekk’s travel-themed vignettes are entertaining stories, told the way a friend would talk about the wild… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 19, 2009 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Coming Soon: Adult Themes

I finished my Mistaken for Straight zine today (haven't even sent out all the copies I have promised to people), and I'm ready to start on my next project, Adult Themes.



I am organizing a reading for July 25. Four other woman writers and I are going to read hot, hot stories (and poems) on a hot, hot night. (I can't imagine it not being hot, hot in July in Kansas.) I thought it would be awesome to put together a zine of my sexy stories and poems to sell at the event. I am going… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 6, 2009 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Mistaken for Straight is ready to go!

Whew! I took my zine down to the copy shop and made a bunch of copies. I felt good! Then, just about the time the last page slid out of the copier, I realized my post office box number on the "contact me" page was one digit off. NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!



Oh well. As I worked my shift at the grassroots art space I am involved with, I just crossed out the wrong number and wrote in the right number. The zine is not perfect. Welcome to Chantel land.



Anyway, as I reread the last bits I… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 6, 2009 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Mistaken for Straight is DONE!

I just now (June 6, 2009 7:56 am) finished laying out my new zine, Mistaken for Straight! Yippee! I am quite excited. For a minute, I thought I would never get out of my writing rut and finish it.



I will go to the copy shop this morning and print it out.



It has 33 pages and is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.



I am asking $2 a copy, and I will for sure take trades. (I love trades.)



Here's a description from the front cover:



"Contemplation on identity,… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 6, 2009 at 7:03am — No Comments

Queer invisibility zine stalled

I thought the zine was finished and just needed to be laid out.

Then I got home and realized that I wasn't happy with the ending. Now I am trying to write an ending, and I am STUCK.

I think I need to move the computer out of the messy office. I think I need to sit down and write before I go to work, as I seem too tired after work.

Endings are hard. Beginnings and middles aren't always easy either.

Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 4, 2009 at 10:16am — No Comments

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