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Zine Giveaway

A zine review and an open-internationally giveaway. :D

That is all.

Added by Nyx on December 11, 2014 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Call Out for Some Help

Today is the final day for voting, so this post will be the last you hear of this. :)

TL;DR = Please go here, click on Dark Echoes, and like!

In another life, I am not The Author or…

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Added by Nyx on November 27, 2014 at 8:23pm — 4 Comments

Getting Ahead of Myself

I have a habit of getting ahead of myself. Of looking at everything I think a project can be and not thinking about the work involved.

It's occurred to me that my desire to to video reviews along with my typed reviews has stopped me from starting up reviews again. I could have had a few solid reviews up already.

In my internet meanderings, I have found zine review blog after zine review blog that has closed - most of them recently! (I never was one for good timing.) So what am…

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Added by Nyx on November 26, 2014 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Call for Submissions: Dear Anonymous 3

I'm sorry I keep posting up this call, but I am still looking for letters. You can send more than one. :)

Dear Anonymous 3 is on its way and I'm once again looking for letters!

As for content, these letters can be confessionals, but they can also be whatever you like them to be. Write to your life, write to your cat, write to your past or your future... Dear Anonymous is about writing the letters of the things you can't say for whatever reason.

Send letters to…

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Added by Nyx on November 12, 2014 at 1:34am — 2 Comments

Books on Zines

Well, no one can accuse me of half measures when I get into something...

I have a habit of taking on something new - from a new computer game to a new subject of interest - and reading everything I can about it. Watching tutorial, documentary, and every other sort of videos about the subject. So on and so forth.

There is, unfortunately, a limited number (about 6 in the search, 4 of which are somewhat relevant) or books available on the subject of zines. This is understandable…

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Added by Nyx on November 6, 2014 at 6:04am — 4 Comments

Books on Zines

Well, no one can accuse me of half measures when I get into something...

I have a habit of taking on something new - from a new computer game to a new subject of interest - and reading everything I can about it. Watching tutorial, documentary, and every other sort of videos about the subject. So on and so forth.

There is, unfortunately, a limited number (about 6 in the search, 4 of which are somewhat relevant) or books available on the subject of zines. This is understandable…

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Added by Nyx on November 6, 2014 at 6:04am — No Comments

A Bit Spesh

Well, I have half a dozen letters now for DA3, and that's good enough for me to get a start on making the issue. 

But, because I love making my life more complicated than it needs to be, I've decided I want to 'freshen up' Dear Anonymous. I need tougher covers (rather than green copy paper) for starters. I also think I'm going to do an intro as well rather than just the letter from me at the end. I was going through 1 and 2, and I realised that people might like some warning about the…

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Added by Nyx on October 14, 2014 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Pondering a Pen Name

I've recently started my first perzine. That's not to say it's the first perzine I've started. What I mean to say is that I have started a perzine that I fully intend to publish, at which point it will become my first perzine.

It occurs to me that perzines, being of the nature they are, can invite unwanted attention into one's life if one chooses to publish under one's own name. While I certainly don't feel that I should feel ashamed of anything I write, there's also things like…

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Added by Nyx on October 9, 2014 at 1:50am — 7 Comments

Call for Submissions!

Dear Anonymous 3 is on its way and I'm once again looking for letters!

Lessons learned from DA1:

*250 words or less is good (for one page)

*500 words or less is good (for two pages)

 

So, basically, you're right in the 1 - 500 words range, but shorter is better. BUT, this zine is about expression, and I don't want to force anyone to clamp down on their passion just for me. I'm flexible. :)

 

As for content, these letters can be confessionals,…

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Added by Nyx on September 29, 2014 at 6:22pm — 10 Comments

Dear Anonymous V2 Lives!

Dear Anonymous 2 is on its way and I'm once again looking for letters!

Lessons learned from DA1:

*250 words or less is good (for one page)

*500 words or less is good (for two pages)

 

So, basically, you're right in the 1 - 500 words range, but shorter is better. BUT, this zine is about expression, and I don't want to force anyone to clamp down on their passion just for me. I'm flexible.…

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Added by Nyx on March 20, 2012 at 4:18am — No Comments

Finally!

Thanks to underestimation of work needed, a very slow printer and a decision that hand-stiching won over stapling, it's taken me longer than anticipated to finish my zines. But now I have two done! My mini-zine 'The Perfect Pocket Guinness Guide' and the other (not a mini) called Dear Anonymous.

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Added by Nyx on April 3, 2011 at 1:07am — 2 Comments

Starting Out

I've had a fascination with zines since I discovered them a few years back. It was more of a passing affection at first like smiling at the cute guy you see on the bus every morning but never bothering to take it further than that. We'll I've plucked up my confidence and am asking zine making out on a date. (Workable metaphor? Maybe.)

 

A few years back (yeah, again), I started a project called 'Dear Anonymous' that was Post Secret-esque in that people sent me anonymous letters…

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Added by Nyx on March 9, 2011 at 9:06pm — 6 Comments

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