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|Wednesday, November 14th, 2007|
annus horribilis - call for contributors, submissions [x-posted]
"1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure. In the words of one of my more sympathetic correspondents, it has turned out to be an Annus Horribilis." - Queen Elizabeth II
this year, 2007 has been one of, if not THE worst year of my life. among my friends that was also the case. currently i am at the lowest point of my life right this minute, and the only thing i can think of doing at this point, is make a zine about it. but i know i am not the only person who's gone through crap and so i know that just my story isn't enough.
i've only done solo zines before and i'm new to the whole "getting people to contribute" type thing.
and so i am calling on contributors, anyone who wants to share stories, poems,art, interviews, etc about the worst year[s] of their lives, whether it's this year or other years please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and each contributor will get 5-10 copies of said zine as compensation.
since i am unemployed have no plan on how i am going to produce this zine, and its toward the holidays, i will take submissions until December 31st.
please comment if you have any questions, thanks! Current Mood: crappy
|Sunday, February 4th, 2007|
SOURGRAPES: Calling all D.I.Y. kids!
My name is Sam. I help run a zine called SOURGRAPES ZINE
. We're a local zine based in Lexington KY. We focus on teaching kids about D.I.Y. ethics, being posi, and why its important to support local art and music.
I wanted to write not only to introduce our zine to the livejournal zine world! But also to explain our predicament. You see, after a lot of pulling out hair and craziness we've decided to hire on a full-time zine team. We used to be submission based but it was pretty hard on our (then) small team.
So now we're looking for like minded zinesters and punks who support self publication, D.I.Y. ethics, posi beliefs, and who are interested in having some fun creating a great zine and keeping the underground press alive!
We're looking for:
- Record reviewer **
- Zine reviewers **
- D.I.Y. guide writers **
- Survival guide writers **
- Bike Repair guide writers **
- Cover artists (for upcoming covers)
- Cartoonists (full-time strip)
- Proof readers **
- + more!
If you think you could help us out or would like to become apart of our team, we'd love to have you! Write us at SOURGRAPESZINE@GMAIL.COM
or through our myspace: http://myspace.com/sourgrapeszine
Once again we are looking for FULL TIME
writers/artists (which means we will be interested in your submissions for each issue) were poor and cant pay you but we can offer free ad space, zine copies, zine reviews, and whatever Sam can knit you!
SG ZINE TEAM
|Friday, March 10th, 2006|
[x-posted] zinevox - Issue One (a podcast for zinesters, by zinesters about zines)
it took me ALL NIGHT but i finished it up, the latest edition of Zinevox is ready for your morning commute (west of the Meridian)
featuring information on the Boston and New Jersey zine fairs, a review of the re-christened Syndicate Product zine (formerly called Low Hug) and Sister Diane of the CraftyPod podcast interviews Joe Biel of the ten year old (today march 10th) Microcosm Publishing zine distro. Also a 90's alt-rock flashback with Blind Melon. It's 37:18 of ziney goodness! check it out :)ZineVox Issue ONE
hotline - 206-339-XINE
|Saturday, January 21st, 2006|
|Sunday, September 18th, 2005|
2005 Providence Zine Fest
Just a reminder that the 2005 Providence Zine Fest is now just one week away! It's still not too late to sign up to table, send in promos to be distributed, or plan on attending, though...E-mail me at email@example.com for more info.
|Monday, July 25th, 2005|
2005 Providence Zine Fest Update
Ok. The details are in. The 2005 Providence Zine Fest will definitely be held at AS220 (www.as220.org) on Sunday, September 25, from 11 am until 5 pm. The fee for tabling will be $5, and tables and chairs will be provided. Please get in touch if you want to table or lead a workshop or have a question or want some more info. Oh, and the new website for the zinefest is www.geocities.com/providencezinefest/zin
|Sunday, July 10th, 2005|
2005 Providence Zine Fest
As you may or may not know, Emily, who organized last year's Providence Zine Fest, has moved away from the area, and is unable to organize one this year. Anyhow, to make a long story short, I'm going to be taking it over from her. The fest will be at AS220, the same venue as last year, and is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, September 25, from 11am through 6pm. I hope to have a website up within the week, and will post when it's ready. If you're interested in tabling or running a workshop, please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!!
|Wednesday, June 15th, 2005|
Like to draw? Even in really inappropriate venues and situations? Good! Cuz I'm starting up a zine for doodlers. It's called Doodlebug, and I'm trying to put together the first issue right now. Here are the rules:
1. the drawing has to be pen and paper (as opposed to something done in MacPaint. Computer drawings are great, but Doodlebug is more old skool).
2. it has to be on paper intended for something else, e.g. notebook paper, newspaper, backs of fliers, receipts, algebra exams, etc. But not a sketch pad.
3. it probably should be black and white, since it will be xeroxed.
4. If you want to submit a title or poem or short essay about the work, that's encouraged, but not required.
Please mail your submissions by Wednesday, June 22nd to:
223 Lynch St, Apt. 2
Providence, RI 02908
Feel free to send photocopies, or if you want your originals back, include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Or, if you have a scanner, you can send .GIFs or .JPGs to email@example.com.
(And if you live in Providence, you can totally just hand me your stuff whenever.)
Oh yeah, one more thing: All contributors get a free copy of the zine! I'll even pay shipping.
|Friday, April 1st, 2005|
NJ Zine Fest
Sunday, April 10th
Set up: 11 am, Fest: 12-6pm
Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building
162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ
$100 and a Tee-Shirt
2004 Philly Zine Fest
Olifiancheeze at hotmail.com
|Thursday, March 24th, 2005|
For anyone who has been wondering about the NJ zinefest, sorry it's taken so long to say anything about it, the school was extremely slow in confirming our room reservation. At this point, we wonder if we should push it back a week to give people more time to plan for it.
April 3 or April 10? Send your preferred date in by Friday. (3/25)
njzinefest at yahoo.com
|Friday, January 28th, 2005|
any of you book making (zine making print making writing whatever)
people in Providence should come to this.
if you can't come, if you like, you could drop off
whatever promotional materials you have (business cards,
postcards, whatever - i made business cards & postcards forpersephassa
) to me at the downcity library & i could
take them & put them on a table.
one of the ladies on our board
who helped organize this is karen donovan, from
the john russel bartlett society & the oat city press, &
i think some other book-making people will be there. who knows.Rhode Island Center for the Book
Brings Together All Aspects of the Book World Under One Roof
With BookLinks Live!
The Rhode Island Center for the Book and Barnes & Noble in Warwick have joined together to bring the internet resource BookLinks Live to life! Anyone with a passion for books is invited to this free networking event.
The Rhode Island Center for the Book was founded to celebrate the art and heritage of reading, writing, making, and sharing books. Through a variety of programs and activities, the Center promotes a love for books among people of all ages and backgrounds across Rhode Island. This is one of many upcoming events designed to bring the reading community together. Whether you are looking to meet a favorite author, find a beloved favorite book, learn how a book is designed and made or you are just looking for someone to share the news of a new favorite book, you can find it all here this evening.
The Rhode Island Center for the Book will be showcasing information about the organization and the many book related organizations around the state. "This is a wonderful chance for people to come out and see and the Rhode Island book business is thriving. We are a state full of libraries and bookstores, but there are also many successful printers, publishers, book makers and writers and artisans helping to make our state a creative outlet in which to be proud."
Booklinks Live will take place from 6 pm until 9 pm on Thursday, February 10th at Barnes & Noble at 1350B Bald Hill Road, Warwick, Rhode Island
. This event is free to all and open to the public.
|Tuesday, March 30th, 2004|
Anthing fun planned on Easter weekend?
|Monday, March 1st, 2004|
The earliest known history of the All-Seeing Eye dates back to ancient Babylon. It was worshiped as the Solar Eye -- a picture of the sun god. It was also represented as the eye of Jove or Jupiter. It has been called the eye of Phoebus or Apollo. It was also referred to as the eye of Baal, and as the Eye of Providence.
Roger Williams entered Boston in the Massachusetts Bay from England onboard the ship Lyon (Lion). Williams was granted a charter in 1643 "to hold forth a lively experiment that a most flourishing civil state may stand and best be maintained with full liberty of religious concernments." Because of his policy of complete religious toleration, Rhode Island became a haven for refugees from bigotry.All backgrounds and belief systems are welcome here.
|Tuesday, February 17th, 2004|
NJ Zine Fest
I hope no one minds me posting this here, but the NJ Zine Fest will be on Sunday, April 18 on Douglass Campus at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. It will be in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Bldg., 162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick -- it's the same place as last year for anyone who attended. The website is www.njzinefest.com
So you can come down for the NJ zinefest one weekend, and next weekend go to the Providence one and overload on zines. Exciting!
|Thursday, January 29th, 2004|
|Monday, December 15th, 2003|
I just wanted to say how awesome I think this zine fest will be. I'm really excited about it because hopefully my friend will be able to drive me over there and it would be the first zine fest ever attended by yours truly.
I was also thinking about putting one together here in NYC since I've never heard of a major zine fest here. Any pointers/wise advice would help me out a lot.
Well...hoorah for Providence!
Hey there, I just wanted to say hello. I organized the first Tampa Bay 'Zine and Comic Festival that was just this past Wednesday. It turned out to be a huge success so it looks like I'll be doing it again next year. Yay for 'zine fests!