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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Zine News Round-Up: 24.02.13

image by Angry Violist - thanks!

1. Zine Releases
2. Upcoming Events
3. Submission Calls
4. AOB


1. Zine Releases - Poor Lass #1, “a collection of stories of what it's really like to be working class”, is out now! Buy a copy for £2 at http://sugarpaper.bigcartel.com/product/poor-lass-1
- Becoming: A Feminist Coming of Age, a zine created by Project:BABE, is out now! Contact the editors for a copy at projectbabecollectiveATgmail.com.

2. Upcoming Events - Workshop on Zines and Feminism: Thursday 8thMarch, 10.30am at Swansea University. Part of the Swansea Feminist Network’s workshop day for International Women’s Day. More info at http://swanseafeministnetwork.wordpress.com.
- Sheffield Zine Fest: Saturday 16 March, 12 til 5pm. The organisers are looking for people to table and hold workshops – more info and contact details can be found at http://sheffieldzinefest.wordpress.com/.
- REVOLT #2: Saturday 16 March, Taylor John’s House, Coventry. A riot grrrl night with zine stalls and feminist music. http://www.facebook.com/events/532368940127398/?ref=2
- DIY Cultures 2013: Sunday 7 April, 12 til 7pm. A festival of zines, comics, artist-run spaces, talks, films, art and workshops. http://www.facebook.com/events/590291354321604/?ref=2
- Any upcoming UK zine events? Let us know – spillthezinesukATgmail.com!

3. Submission Calls - Pandora Press, a feminist compzine published by the Swansea Feminist Network, is looking for contributors for its 5thissue (theme: media). Extended deadline: 28 February. More info at http://swanseafeministnetwork.wordpress.com
- Kat W is looking for reviews, essays, quotes and artwork for her Stephen King fanzine, titled ‘Death Is When The Monsters Get You’. For more info, email kjwilliams1986ATgmail.com.
- ‘Narwool’is a new zine by and for crafty people, featuring tutorials, how-to’s, artwork, and more. To submit, contact the editor Kim at narwoolzineAThotmail.co.uk.
- There’s a Doctor Who fanzine in the works! Lots of detailed information can be found at http://type-40-zine.tumblr.com/Submission-Guidelines
- Twigs and Apples, a zine collective based in Preston, are looking for submissions for their latest comp zine. Welcome topics include “art, illustration, photography, writing, reviews, music, film, veganism, recipes, anarchism, environmentalism, sports, gardening, bike-riding, philosophy, travel, DIY & craft”. More info at http://twigsandapples.tumblr.com.

4. AOB
- Kirsty, of Make It Work/Hard Femme zines, is currently doing an oral history project on zinesters as part of an MA in Archives and Records Management, and is looking for people to get involved. She can travel to you (or vice versa) and you'll have a 1-2 hour chat about zines, how you started making them, your involvement in the community and so on, anything you want to talk about! Fancy being involved? Or know someone who does/want to recommend someone? Email Kirsty at kirsty.fifeATgmail.com.

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