Sunday, 2 October 2011

Zine News Round-Up: 02.10.11



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

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1. Zine Releases
 - Another cool art zine by Sky Nash has been released this week: SICK.  Available on etsy.
 - Girls Get Busy #8 is out now!  Buy a copy of the zine, or a GGB totebag and t-shirt, on their Big Cartel store.

2. Upcoming Events
  - Camden Zine Fest: 8th October.  1pm til 6pm at The Pirate Castle. Includes workshops and zine readings alongside the stalls.  More info at http://camdenzinefest.blogspot.com/.
- Craftivism Manchester: 9th October, 11pm til 4pm; 15th October, 10am til 4pm.  Held at the People’s History Museum. www.phm.org.uk
 - South East London Zine Fest: 12th November. Applications for tables are still open! More info here: http://selondonzines.wordpress.com/
 - LaDIYfest Sheffield: 12th – 13th November. an inclusive, DIY, anti-capitalist, community-based feminist festival. http://ladiyfestsheff.noblogs.org/

3. Submission Calls
 - The Anarchist Blog are looking for submissions for Uncivilisation Zine #1!  They’re looking for articles on anarchism, vegetarianism, anti-fascism, environmentalism, and feminism.  Email them at theanarchistblogATgmailDOTcom for more info.
 - Penpal Adventures: A Curated Zine on the Experiences of Girls as Penpals.  Helena and Sarah are looking for personal essays, nonfiction prose, comics, letters/excerpts, photos and ephemera from your days of pre-internet correspondence. Deadline: February 1st 2012.  Please send submissions to: penpal.zineATgmailDOTcom.
 - Tukru is looking for submissions for Vampire Sushi zine #2!  The main theme is vampires but other monsters & horror themes are welcome too. The deadline has been extended to 23rd October! Detailed info can be found here.
 - The Pandora Press zine deadline has been extended by a week!  The theme is sex; the new deadline is 9th October.  Submissions must be from the South Wales area. More info here.

4. Zine Reviews
 - Sophie at Oh My Clumsy Heart has posted some zine recommendations – take a look.
 - Laura-Marie (author of US zine Functionally Ill) has started a new zine review blog up.  While it’s not UK-centered, she has reviewed lots of UK zines there recently, including Buy Her Candy #1, Here. In My Head#9, and Three Days Of My Life I Will Never Get Back. Take a look!

5. Distro News
 - Marching Stars is on hiatus for a week or so.  Keep up to date on MS distro's tumblr.
 - Princesa Pirata has added some cool new stuff to her catalogue, including handmade postcards and calendars by A-K herself! http://princesapiratadistro.wordpress.com/
 - Vampire Sushi has been updated, with new zines in stock! http://vampiresushi.co.uk/

6. A.O.B.
 - Salford Zine Library have made a film all about zines, which will be screened at Salford Art Gallery this winter. Here’s a preview, featuring a guide on how to make your own zine!  Awesome stuff:


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