Sunday, 12 February 2012

Zine News Round Up: 12.02.12

photo by Hello Amber (http://fight-boredom.com)



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

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1. Zine Releases
 - The first issue of Now In Lemon is out, featuring illustration, art, and a bit of writing.  More info at http://nowinlemon.com/.
- Toastycats #6, a comic by Magda Boreysza published out of Scotland, is out now!  Buy your copy here.
 - A new perzine, Any Old Iron, is out now, featuring musings on nude modelling, colouring for grown ups, comics, a lino print, and other lovely stuff. Get in touch with Hannah to buy or trade.

2. Upcoming Events
 - Cardiff Book Arts Fayre: Saturday 25th February at Turner House, Cardiff, 11am til 5pm.  http://ffotogallerybookartsfayre.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/six/
- Tooting Zine Fair: Saturday 25th February at Construction Gallery, Tooting, 12pm til 6pm.  There are still free stalls and workshop spaces available!  For more info on the event, visit http://tootingzines.tumblr.com/ (and check out their cute flyer!)
 - Loosely Bound’s Zine Extravaganza: Saturday 24th March at 1 Tyrell Street, Bradford.  The collective are looking for stallholders for the event - Please email your expression of interest and a link to your website tolooselybound@hotmail.com  by Monday 12th March.
 - Ladyfest East London: Sunday 1st April in Hoxton Square.  A day of zines, music, workshops, and cake!  The organisers are looking for people to get involved – email ladyfesteastlondon@gmail.com for more info.
 - Victoria Baths Fanzine Convention: Saturday 19th March at Victoria Baths, Manchester.  There are plenty of spaces for stallholders left –more info on applying for a table can be found here.

3. Submission Calls
 - Pandora Press, a feminist comp-zine created by the Swansea Feminist Network, has extended its deadline for submissions until 20th February!  For writing prompts and detailed info on how to submit something, check out the SFN website.
 - A new UK film zine called Human Batteries is looking for submissions for its first issue.  More info can be found on their comprehensive flyer.
 - Most of last week’s submission calls are still open too!

4. Distro News
 - Vampire Sushi Distro is closed for a few days for a post-zinefest stock check.  There will be new zines in stock when they re-open!  www.vampiresushi.co.uk
 - Over at Pushpin Publishing, the 'Answers on a Postcard' series of crafty business zines are now half price, just £1 each. They also have a new artist bookmark by illustrator Chris Summerlin, which is free with all orders over £6. www.pushpinzines.co.uk

5. AOB
 - Instead of including zine reviews in the fortnightly zine news posts, I’ve added a list of UK zine review blogs to the sidebar.  Check them out!  If you write a UK zine review blog and want to be added to the list, email me!
 - Not really UK-related, but just to let you know that Alex Wrekk has launched an awesome Stolen Sharpie Revolution website, which features lists of zine events, distros, and resources from the international zine community.  Also, we’ve been mentioned a few times there!  Check it out - http://www.stolensharpierevolution.org/.

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