Sunday, 29 May 2011

Zine News Round-Up!

Hello again!  Hope you’re all having a nice time being creative and whatnot this month. Since changing Spill the Zines’ news round-up posts from weekly to fortnightly, we’ve been finding these posts much easier to fill.  I think more and more people are finding out about this blog too, as we're getting sent plenty of news these days.  We’ve also been getting lots more requests for reviews, which is very exciting.  Please keep sending your zine-related news and stories in, no matter how small!  As long as it’s British, we’ll publish it! :)

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
 - Hayley Foster da Silva of Essex has released her first ever zine, Dancing Barefoot!  For your own copy, contact her at moonlight.phoenixATgmailDOTcom.
 - Fanzine Ynfytyn #15 and #16 were released last week.  You can buy them at Emma Jane Falconer’s etsy shop.
 - Being Editors #1, a children’s literature comp-zine, has been published this week by editor Emma Jane Falconer.  The first issue is dedicated to British author Diana Wynne Jones.  Also available at Emma’s etsy shop.
 - Comic zine SNOW TRAP by David Ziggy Greene is now for sale at www.samu.co.uk for £2.
 - Rum Lad: The Stories issue, contains 13 contributions from folk telling a short story about themselves. Buy it at www.stevelarder.co.uk.

2. Upcoming Events
 - Glasgow Zine Fest: 2nd June. Held at the Free Hetherington, 3 til 7pm.  RSVP on Facebook here.
 - Ladyfest Essex: 11th June. Hayley (feminist activist and author of Dancing Barefoot) is organising the first ever Ladyfest in Essex all by herself, and needs your support for this fantastic event!  There will be female-fronted music, stalls, and yummy vegan food available.  2 til 11pm at the Railway Pub, Southend, £3 entry. All proceeds will be donated to Refuge. RSVP here.
- Zine Fest! 2011: 25th June.  Held in the Women’s Library in London, which has its own extensive zine collection. More info here.
 - Birmingham Zine Festival: 9th July. 12 til 6pm.  Lots of workshops and tables (including my own table)! Come down and say hello!  RSVP here.
 - Camden Zine Fest: 8th October.  Very far in advance, but this event is still in the planning stages, so if you want to lend a hand, get in touch with the organiser Will at camdenzinefestATgmailDOTcom.  RSVP on We Make Zines here.

3. Submission Calls
 - The Swansea Feminist Network is starting up its own feminist comp-zine and is looking for submissions for its first issue!  The theme is “feminist heroes”, and the current deadline is the end of June 2011.  For more info or to submit something, contact us at swanseafeministnetworkATgmailDOTcom.

4. Zine Reviews
 - Sophie at Oh My Clumsy Heart has reviewed lots more lovely zines. Take a look and comment here.
 - Ingrid has reviewed the zines she picked up at the London Zine Symposium at her blog Mythologising Me.  She’s also giving away a zine grab bag; take a look here.

5. A.O.B.
 - The Interactive Monster Unit have published pictures of people drawing monsters at their stall at the London Zine Symposium!  There’s a photo of me there, looking awkward, haha. Go take a look to see if your monster was featured!
 - girlVIRUS UK, run by me, is hoping to arrange a meet-up over the summer and we need ideas on what to do together!  The current idea is a big gathering and sleepover at someone’s house, but we need to find someone in a fairly central location who is willing to co-host the gathering with me. To find out more, or to volunteer help, you can get in touch with me at contactATcatherineelms.co.uk.  Make sure you join us on Facebook, and spread the virus!
 - Don’t forget the annual 24 Hour Zine Thing is coming up in July.  I’ll be participating – will you?  Book yourself a day off work in advance for a glorious day of zine-making!

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