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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 to other people. I put it up on a blog and went from there. Looking back, I didn't give it enough time to take off. I was getting few emails - even with friends sending me their letters - and I didn't want to use anything of mine lest certain people in my life recognize my writing. So the blog died.

 

But now I'm back with my passion for zines re-ignited and with a feeling that my Dear Anonymous project could be perfect for a zine. I want to make other zines, but DA has always been so close to my heart that it only seems appropriate to start with it.

 

I want to set up an email for receiving letters to put in the zine, so on and so forth, but we'll see where we go from here. Send me a message if you've read this far and there is a letter - long or short - that you'd like to write to your 'anonymous'. Just remember to make up names.

 

Cheers

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Comment by The Author on March 17, 2011 at 3:54pm
LOL. No worries and thank you. :)
Comment by Windowfog on March 17, 2011 at 1:45pm
I don't have anything to contribute myself, but I might have a friend who might be interested in this so I'll definitely pass on your ilnk/zine info.
Comment by Windowfog on March 17, 2011 at 1:43pm
Oh, lol! I'm so sorry, I totally misread! I thought you meant including a letter in the trade, like how I've seen some people on here who request a personal letter in exchange for a zine. XD I didn't realize you meant to include in the zine! *facepalm* D'oh!
Comment by The Author on March 17, 2011 at 7:48am

Well, the about page is here: http://seagreenzine.wordpress.com/about/ It's more people writing letters to people in a Post Secret kind of way. They can be happy or sad, love letters or whatnot. The few I have so far are a letter from one person to the person who almost hit her with a car, a one-sentence letter to a website vendor and a letter from one person to her therapist. So yeah, it's pretty much all fair game. Just think of anything - short is good, even one sentence - you've wanted to say to someone but been unable to for whatever reason.

 

When it will be ready depends on how many letters I get in and how fast. :P I'm waiting on a couple letters from people, so hopefully next week? Not sure.

Comment by The Author on March 17, 2011 at 2:30am
Aw, I'm still happy to trade. :) Even better if you have a letter to include in there... ;)
Comment by Windowfog on March 17, 2011 at 2:28am
Love this idea. In a way, wish it was still mini size XD so I could have something to trade it for.

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