Sunday, 21 August 2011

Zine News Round-Up: 21.08.11

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


1. Zine Releases
 - Bettie, the lady behind mental health zine Anatomical Heart, has released the first issue of her new perzine series, Buy Her Candy! Get your copy at Bettie’s etsy shop.
 - The second issue of DJ Moonlight’s perzine, Dancing Barefoot, is now available!  Contact her for a copy at moonlight.phoenixATgmailDOTcom.

2. Upcoming Events
 - DIY Summer At Site: 23rd August – 7th September. A series of workshops, talks, and events celebrating DIY and creativity. Zines will be exhibited and sold there by Rotheram Zine Library.  More info here.
 - I’ve Zine You Zine Fair @ Edinburgh: 28th & 29th August. Come along to the Book Trust, 55 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR, or to get involved email ivezineyouATgmailDOTcom.
 - Cambridge Creative Fair: 3rd September.  Hosted by the
 Whirlygig Collective, 10.30am til 6pm.  For more info, email the organisers at infoATwhirlygigDOTme.
 - Sheffield Zine Fair: 25th September. Stall applications now closed!
 - Camden Zine Fest: 8th October.  Stall and workshop applications are now open, and they’re completely free!  Will is particularly keen to have zinesters and DIY types tabling there, so book yours at

3. Submission Calls- New feminist magazine LIB is looking for articles and artwork for its first issue! Deadline: 1st September.  For more info or to submit something, contact the team at lib.magazineATgmailDOTcom. 
 - Submissions wanted for a body positive zine, title TBC. 'It has to do with how you feel about your body. It doesn’t really have any other guidelines other than that. ANYONE can submit, you don’t have to be a woman identified person." More info at
 - Shark Dating: An Inspirational and Instructive Manual, aka the Good (femme of colour/ Indigenous femme) zine:
Tukru is looking for submissions for the second issue of Vampire Sushi.  The main theme is vampires but other monsters & horror creatures / themes are welcome too. The deadline is September 18th. More info at Vampire Sushi’s tumblr.
 - Liam is looking for two illustrators to design covers for the next issue of Lost Boy zine.  If you’re interested you can email Liam at lostboyzineATgmailDOTcom or leave him an ask on his tumblr.

4. Zine Reviews
 - Sophie at Oh My Clumsy Heart has posted some zine recommendations – take a look.

5. Distro news
 - Marching Stars is off hiatus! Hurrah!

5. A.O.B.
 - Mslexia are running a women’s novel competition! The competition is open to unpublished women novelists writing in any genre for adults (where a novel is defined as a work constituting of at least 50,000 words).  The prize is £5000 and a chance to win a publishing contract. Closing date 30th September. More info here.
A new zine night is being set up in Cambridge - for zine makers and wannabe zine makers. For more information, you can join the Cambridge Zine Boogaloo mailing list
 - Evan has buried comics zines in London (and Athens) for people to find! How exciting! More info here.
 - Back issues of Adventures in Menstruating are back in stock - hurrah! More info here:

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