Sunday, 10 April 2011

Weekly News Round-Up!

Hello again!  I hope you’ve all been having a lovely crafty time since we last met.  Don’t forget to let us know what you’ve been up to, and send along anything and everything zine-related.  No matter how small, we’ll be happy to reply and promote! UK news only, of course.
We’ve listed all the lovely upcoming zine events here too, so you can put the dates in your diary if you haven’t done so already.  I’ll be attending most of them, so if you see me, come say hello!  I’ll have purple hair and biker boots. :)

Cath x

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1. Zine Releases
2. Upcoming Events
3. Submission Calls
4. Zine Reviews
5. AOB (Any Other Business)

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1. Zine Releases
- Issue 5 of perzine Sometimes I’m Dreaming was published this week.  To get hold of a copy, check out Lisa’s Etsy store: http://sometimesimdreaming.etsy.com 
- Not a zine but still a cool crafty thing worth sharing: Girls Get Busy zine have released their first ever Chixtape featuring girl bands Slutever, Wett Nurse, Sparkleshit, Chemical Peel and more. Hand-made with love. Only 50 available, so grab ‘em while you can. http://girlsgetbusyzine.bigcartel.com

2. Upcoming Events
 - London Zine Symposium: 17th April
 - Victoria Baths Fanzine Convention (Manchester): 14th May
 - Nottingham Zine Fair: 28th May
 - Ladyfest Essex: 11th June
 - Birmingham Zine Festival: 9th July

3. Submission Calls
- Charlotte Lee is looking for submissions for issue #4 of her comp-zine, Bitch Theme!  The theme is girl hate/girl love.  If you want to submit something, please email charlotteleeukATyahooDOTcom. More info can be found on Charlotte’s tumblr here.

4. Zine Reviews
- Did you read my zine reviews I posted last week?  No? Go take a look then! Don’t forget that if you want your zine to be reviewed on this blog, you can email us a request.  There’s more info on our review policy page.


5. A.O.B.
- The Dylan Thomas Prize for young writers is currently looking for submissions for its 2011 competition. There’s a whopping £30,000 cash prize and an excellent launch-pad into a literary career available for the lucky winner.  To find out more about how to enter, take a look at their website:
http://www.thedylanthomasprize.com/
- Remember we mentioned EGAKU in our last news post?  Well, the event went ahead last weekend, and they raised a cracking £1700 for Red Cross Japan!  How great is that?  Due to the success of the event, another zine sale will be taking place soon. For more info on how to get involved, visit www.egaku.org.uk
- Marching Stars distro was updated yesterday. Lizzy will be tabling at London Zine Symposium; if anyone wants to reserve zines to pick up at LZS, you can email her at distroATmarchingstars.co.uk by Friday 15th April.

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We also wanted to remind you that we’re still looking to trade links.  This process is underway, as you can see from our lovely new sidebar.  If you’re interested, drop us a line.

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