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Kaleidotrope #9


Kaleidotrope is a twice (and some more often)-yearly print zine tending towards fantasy, science fiction and horror. Issue #9 (July 2010) features stories and poems from award-winning artists like Rachel Swirsky, Genevieve Valentine, Jenny Blackford -- and many more!

SFRevu says, "If you like quirky little tales from out of the mainstream, then Kaleidotrope is for you."

We are currently accepting submissions until August 15, 2010, after which we will closed until January 1, 2011.

For more information, including a link to our guidelines and subscription info, check us out at www.kaleidotrope.net.
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Hey everyone! After my recent move, Black Light Diner Comics and Zines is back in business, with new zines in stock! Check them out:



SHOW AND TELL #5 (Bend, OR)

The fifth issue of Rachel Lee-Carman's personal/comics zine includes even more funny, short pieces, on such diverse topics as the insanity of Costco, serving Stephen Baldwin (and saving his receipt!), and the death of a childhood cat. There are also how-to articles on how to make a one-page mini-zine using both sides of the paper, and how to make prints using modge podge, magazines, and tape! This is such a fun, spontaneous zine, which can make you laugh one minute and cry the next. Half-size, 36 pages.

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Also, in honor of International Zine Month, all orders $20 or over in the month of July will receive a free zine! Just write your preferred free zine in the comments section on Paypal, or on paper, if postal mail is the way you roll.

Thanks for reading!
--Erica
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Hey zinesters

I'm starting this project. Context: http://thinkofprettythngs.wordpress.com/2010/06/03/topt-zine-could-be-a-pretty-thing/

The idea:
It will be an International Publication about appreciating life. The focus will be a bit different to the blog. For one thing, it will be a collaborative venture. But also, it will be less associated with consumerism and more focused on what is pretty right now.

Submissions should be as creative and as wide ranging as possible. Here are some examples though:
- Reflections on your favourite things.
- What you’re grateful for.
- Advice for appreciating what’s there.
- Reflections on maintaining happiness in what can be a really tough world.

We’re looking for photos, illustrations and words. Also, if you’d like, you can design your own pages and send them through.

At least in the initial stages, the zine will be black&white, so keep that in mind, especially with visual material.

Successful contributers will not be paid in money, but will receive 2 free copies of the zine. TWO! One for you and a friend!

Send all submissions to erin23456@hotmail.com

The deadline for issue one will be the 9th of September, 2010.
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Invicta Distro - New distro/mail-order

(x-posted on various LiveJournal zine communities, so I apologize if you've read this before!)


Hellooo!!
I've decided to focus on "reading"... and spreading reading ♥ !!
So I'm setting up a new distro/mail-order for zines, books, pins & other paper goodies - from Portugal to all Europe and the rest of the World!!!

I'm currently accepting zines for distro consideration! Help me build up the distro's catalog, will you? ;-)
If you're interested, mail me at distro . pt @ gmail . com  (without the spaces)

More details on what type of zines I'm looking for the distro's catalog here, but feel free to let me know about any kind of zine you have going on ;-)!!
(p.s.: the website is still under construction, i apologize for the lack of more info)

While the official blog/shop is being built, if you're on Facebook, you can join us here:
Invicta Distro group on Facebook
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black light diner distro, march 2010 update

Hey everyone! Just a little heads-up about the new zines available at Black Light Diner Distro!



HIGH ON BURNING PHOTOGRAPHS #5/ASYLUM #1 (Pittsburgh, PA/Santa Clarita, CA)

This split between Ocean and her penpal Matt, who is incarcerated. Meeting through a prisoner book program, they compiled this zine without ever having met, and the result is a zine on a diverse number of topics. In her articles, Ocean relates an attempt by her boss to create a Jackson Pollock painting, revisits 1997, and provides haiku book reviews. Matt's contributions tend toward the philosophical, as he questions what it means for something to be counterfeit, opines on philosophical zombies, and writes a "love letter" to Folsom Prison. I haven't read very many zines by prisoners, and this one was an eye-opener, providing just a glimmer of insight about what it is actually like to be incarcerated, and the many trials Matt will have to face even when "released."

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Thanks for reading!
Erica