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Submissions wanted for a compilation zine about penpalling

I am looking for submissions of articles on the theme of penpalling. Some ideas might be:

- How you got into penpalling
- Things you love (or don't love!) about penpalling
- Meeting penpals, especially if it went particularly well (or badly)
- Any significant friendships/relationships you've developed as a result of penpalling

It could be written as an article, or as a letter to someone (perhaps a letter to a long lost penpal, or to
someone who has become very close to you, or to a now ex-penpal you fell out with).

There is no minimum or maximum length for submissions, although I will reserve the right to edit submissions (I don't imagine this will be significant editing - just spelling corrections and suchlike if needed). I also reserve the right to turn down submissions - I don't imagine it is likely I will, but I don't want to vow to include everything in case I have to default on that promise.

There is no deadline - the zine will be put together once I have enough submissions to fill 40 A6 (1/4 size) pages. If I am lucky enough to recieve more submissions than I have space for, then I will produce several issues of the zine.

Everyone who has a submission included in the zine will receive a free copy of the zine.

Please email submissions to not_lonely_zine @ yahoo.co.uk (without the spaces),along with the name and any contact info you want put in alongside your article (it's okay if you want it to be anonymous). I did consider taking complete page submissions, but as there are paper size differences between Europe and other countries, and I love putting together layouts, I decided it would be better/easier to take submissions by email only.

The working title of the zine is "Dear Friend".

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch via email or on here.

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Comment by Hannah (Not Lonely Zine) on February 24, 2011 at 12:43pm

Hi Jordan,

 

Yes I am still looking for submissions, please feel free to send something along!

Comment by Hannah (Not Lonely Zine) on July 11, 2010 at 11:21am
Hi Petrova, yes, I am definitely still looking for submissions! Just email me your contribution when you're done and let me know what contact info (if any) you want to go with it :)
Comment by pennysweetprincess on July 11, 2010 at 10:47am
i was wondering are you still looking for submissions?? just before i was going to bed last night i was thinking of a certain pen pal i used to have whos letters seemed to just resemble a long list of things she'd done since her last letter and i thought "i can write about that for hannahs zine!!" :) i hope youre ok and i hope to hear from you soon :P i havent got any texts left on my phone :( booooo
Comment by Hannah (Not Lonely Zine) on June 14, 2010 at 12:29pm
Thanks Laura. I'm up to 4 submissions now, yay!
Comment by lauramarie on June 10, 2010 at 3:52pm
Ah, this sounds excellent! I will write something and email it to you.
Comment by Hannah (Not Lonely Zine) on June 10, 2010 at 12:43pm
Thanks Betty, & everyone else! So far I've only had 2 submissions - *sob* - so please contribute so we can get the zine finished and out there :D
Comment by Betty on June 10, 2010 at 12:41pm
Oh...I'm totally on this boat. Sounds great.
Comment by riotgrrrlaz on May 25, 2010 at 9:57pm
Sounds like fun Hannah! Count me in. I will have something off to you this weekend.
Comment by Hannah (Not Lonely Zine) on May 23, 2010 at 5:51am
Thanks very much, ButterSword!

"Please email submissions to not_lonely_zine @ yahoo.co.uk (without the spaces),along with the name and any contact info you want put in alongside your article (it's okay if you want it to be anonymous)." :)
Comment by ButterSword on May 20, 2010 at 8:53pm
We made a little comic for it. Where should I email it?

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