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Monday, May 14, 2012

Zine News Round-Up: 06.05.12

Zine News Round-Up: 06.05.
from Spill The Zines!

1. Zine Releases
2. Upcoming Events
3. Submission Calls
4. Distro News
5. AOB (Any Other Business)
1. Zine Releases- Buy Her Candy #2, a feminist perzine, has been released this week – buy a copy at Bettie’s etsy store.
- The first issue of perzine Bloomurder has just been published! Buy a copy at
- Girls Get Busy #12, a feminist compzine, is out now! Buy a copy at their Big Cartel store.
- Gayle B has just released a free minizine entitled ‘Everyday Nonsense’. For a copy, email Gayle at gbugbyAThotmail.co.uk
- Oddments #4: The Book Issue, is a perzine written by Marceline Smith, the person behind Pushpin Publishing! Buy your copy here.
- Free zine Bread of Life #2, is out now. Get in touch with the author to arrange swaps or sends!
- Smasha Zine, a music zine published out of Kent, has just released its 4thissue. Buy or trade by emailing the author at smashazineATlive.co.uk.

2. Upcoming Events- Medway Zines Zine Reading + Workshop: Saturday 12th May at CoFORWARD. There is only limited space in the venue, so book early to avoid disappointment! More info at http://medwayzines.tumblr.com/.
- Victoria Baths Fanzine Convention: Saturday 19th May at Victoria Baths, Manchester. There are plenty of spaces for stallholders left – more info can be found here.
- Nottingham Zine Fair: Saturday 26th May at Spanky Van Dykes, Nottingham, 12 til 6pm. Stalls are still available! More info can be found at their website, or their twitter.
- Inc Magazine #5 Launch Party: Wednesday 30th May at The Bookclub, Shoreditch, London. With live poetry, music, and free zines! RSVP and details here.
- Loosely Bound Presents God Save The Zine: Tuesday 5th June at ‘Handmade in Bradford’, 11am til 3pm. Organised by Loosely Bound Zine Collective; more info can be found at their website.
- The Great Glasgow Charity Comic Mart: Saturday 9th June at Britannia Panopticon, Glasgow. More info here.
- Leeds Zine Fair: Sunday 4th November. If you'd like to get involved in organising the zine fair, or hold a stall at the zine fair then get in touch at footprintATfootprinters.co.uk
- Anyone interested in a Norfolk zine fest? Join the conversation over at We Make Zines.

3. Submission Calls- Jean McEwan and Jon Eland invite you to submit your interest or finished pieces celebrating the work of the alternative rock band Flaming Lips. More info here.
- Fatty Unbound has sent out a submission call for Make It Work #2, a fatshion/craft zine. Lots of writing prompts and details can be found here.
- Pandora Press, a feminist compzine published by Swansea Feminist Network, is still looking for contributions for its 4th issue, the “pink” issue! More details here: http://swanseafeministnetwork.wordpress.com/pandora-press
- Last week’s submission calls are still open too!

4. Distro News
- Marching Stars is on hiatus for a little while – check back in a week or so! www.marchingstars.co.uk
- New zines at Pushpin Publishing! http://www.pushpinzines.co.uk/collections/new

5. AOB
- Bettie, author of zine series Anatomical Heart and Buy Her Candy, has started a blog all about stationery! Us zinesters are the biggest stationery geeks, so you should definitely go and check it out: http://thepocketnotebook.blogspot.co.uk/
- Spill the Zines’ “Ten Tips for First Time Zinesters”, written by Hannah, is doing the rounds on tumblr and getting some great feedback! Check it out for yourself here (and if you want to reblog, you can find it on tumblr here).

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