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paper trail zine distro is closing

paper trail distro is open again now that the holidays are over, but the break i took made me realize that the distro isn't where i want to put my energy anymore. i knew when i started out seven years ago that the distro had an expiration date--i couldn't keep running it forever. & i think the time has come to shut it down. it's been a while since i really enjoyed the process of running a zine distro, even though i had many good years of reading great zines, meeting interesting people,… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on January 7, 2010 at 5:26pm — 7 Comments

zinester starts blog, alert the media!

yeah, i started a blog. click the link if you too have nothing nice to say.

from the cranky, yet witty & urbane zinestress behind "up the logic punks!" logic puzzle zines, "love letters to monsters" & "a renegade's handbook to love & sabotage" feminist perzines, & learning to leave a paper trail zine distro!

Added by ciaraxyerra on December 5, 2009 at 4:38pm — No Comments

paper trail distro newsletter winter 2009





learning to leave a paper trail zine distro

learningtoleaveapapertrail@hotmail.com

ciara xyerra

1126 tennessee st. #4

lawrence KS 66044



note the NEW new address! if you have a different lawrence address for me, throw it out!



plenty of new… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on November 29, 2009 at 4:31pm — No Comments

paper trail distro news august 2009

i haven't made a distro news post in three months! life got away from me. but scope out all the new zines i have in stock!







learning to leave a paper trail zine distro



ciara xyerra

1306 new… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on August 24, 2009 at 11:36am — No Comments

paper trail distro news may 2009





learning to leave a paper trail zine distro



paper trail distro carries personal/political zines on topics like reproductive health, mental health, parenting, illness, death, bicycles, traveling, d.i.y. skillsharing, cultural inquiry, queer & trans issues, sex work, anti-racism, feminist issues, &...you get the gist. feel free to send… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on May 21, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

love letters to monsters #2





love letters to monsters #2 is finished! just in time for spring! this is the description i wrote up for my zine distro:



the newest issue of my personal zine is a clear descendant of my former zine "a renegade's handbook to love & sabotage" (five issues were published beteen 2000 & 2002). the zine is comprised of ten pieces ranging from three to seven pages each, pretty heavy on the text, but… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on April 25, 2009 at 10:15am — 2 Comments

paper trail distro news april 2009





learning to leave a paper trail zine distro



paper trail distro carries personal/political zines on topics like reproductive health, mental health, parenting, illness, death, bicycles, traveling, d.i.y. skillsharing, cultural inquiry, queer & trans issues, sex work, anti-racism, feminist issues, &...you get the gist. feel free to send… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on April 8, 2009 at 10:37am — No Comments

paper trail distro news march 2009





learning to leave a paper trail zine distro



NEW ZINES IN THE CATALOGUE:

* "learning good consent," edited by cindy ovenrack, is an exhaustive compzine on the topic of giving & receiving consent in physical & sexual situations. a must-read for anyone who is having or wants to have physical relationships with other people!

* "high on burning photographs" #4… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on March 18, 2009 at 8:03am — No Comments

paper trail distro news february 2009





learning to leave a paper trail distro



january was a bit of a slow month in terms of zines being added to the catalogue, but the one new zine that did come in is especially awesome: "fire hazard" #2, from providence RI, self-described as being all about "punk rock, anarchy, food, kombucha, gardens, rage <3 <3 <3 <3, friends, mental health, healing, books, bikes,… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on February 11, 2009 at 8:36am — No Comments

paper trail distro news january 2009





i've added some new zine to the distro catalogue!

* when language runs dry -- a zine for people with chronic pain & their allies, all about living with & supporting people suffering from chronic pain

* kiss off #13 -- mega-thick personal zine about moving to toronto, special punk rock moments, traveling in south africa, etc

*… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on January 1, 2009 at 2:02pm — 3 Comments

paper trail distro news november 2008





time again for paper trail distro news, even though november is on its last legs & december is knocking on the door. blame my intolerance of cold weather & seasonal affective malaise, even though i have voluntarily resided in new england for over seven years. some new zines were added to the distro catalogue last month, including:



* "skinned heart" #2--an… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on November 23, 2008 at 11:29am — No Comments

paper trail distro news october 2008





learning to leave a paper trail distro



paper trail distro turns five years old this month! to celebrate, i started making seasonal newsletters to accompany every order. the fall newsletter contains in-depth descriptions of the zines added to the catalogue over the summer, two interviews with zinesters, & some… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on October 5, 2008 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

up the logic punks! #2



after a great response to the first issue, i sat down & wrote twenty-five brand-new logic puzzles about zines, punks, & anarchists, & put together "up the logic punks!" #2. for the uninitiated, this link should give you an idea of what the heck a logic puzzle is. the puzzles i wrote for the zine are of the grid variety.



the zine features an introduction for new puzzle… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on September 19, 2008 at 8:01am — 1 Comment

paper trail distro news september 2008







this summer has been an amazing time for zines! i've added so many new items to the catalogue in the last month or two! most recently, we've got:

* "we all have bones"--kelsey's beautifully designed zine about being a former aspiring ballerina & struggling with anorexia

* "glossolalia" #11--sarah's stunning letterpressed… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on September 1, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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