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Monday, April 4th, 2011
7:52 pm

Friday, April 8 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Lunch Studio
444 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI

The first in what will hopefully become an annual zine fest for Flint, MI. Brought to you in collaboration by Atomic Swan Films and If EZine with Chairperson Chris Reed overseeing the event.

More info at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183959314966362
Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
1:27 pm
Know any queer rural zines? x-post (if this doesn't belong/breaks rules, sorry; tell me&I'll delete)
Sorry if this doesn't belong here, but my friend Jenna (a.k.a. trashcan_chica) needs some help:

"does anyone know of any queer zines about living in rural areas or going to rural areas?

any help/pointing in the right direction would be amazing. i went through the whole Queer Zine Archive and couldn't really find anything.

jenna b

p.s. i just got a wordpress site, sassyfrasscircus.com!"

Her (AIM) away message also says: "is looking for zines about/by members of radical queer ANTI-URBAN communities, so if you know of any..."

So please comment if you can help at all; thanks. :]


Current Mood: hopeful
Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
1:29 pm
The Zine Core Radio Show Needs YOU!
Hi Zine Makers & Lovers,

As you may have seen from my posts yesterday I started a ZINE RADIO SHOW! I am super, super excited about this and I hope you will take the time to listen to the first episode when you have a chance. I also hope that you will be inspired & wanna be on future shows! I am looking for:

1). Zine Writers, Distro Owners, Zine Reviewers, Event Planners, Event Reviewers... Basically.....>Anyone Who Loves Zines> and wants to be on the show! You can email me and let me know if you have a new issues/project you wanna promote, if there is an issue in the community both online and offline that you wanna talk about...If you have a compzine coming out and wanna do a quick call for submissions. I am open to you calling in about anything zine related.......

2). If you don't feel comfortable with the idea of being on the show but would still want your zine reviewed I would love for you to mail me a copy and I will talk about it on the air! I plan to do zine reviews anyway so sending in zines is encouraged! also, if you have something you want me to announce id be happy to (as long as its not like homophobic/racist/sexist/hateful in that sorta way...
So, yeah lemme know and I will talk about yr zine content, my thoughts, and how people can get a hold of your projects... i also think it would be great if other people who read a certain zine call in and talk about it as well.... we can discuss the zines we love, that inspire us, that make us question certain things...anything! i encourage live readings, your mp3s of readings, do you write zines but also make music and wanna share a track?

3). I would love to hear from you all about zine radio subject matter you'd like to hear about/call in and talk about....zine ethics... zines making tips....i'd love to have distro owners call in and talk about the ins & outs of running the distro...what they look for in submissions...anything and everything you might wanna discuss that is about the zine community or your zines/projects!

4). I'd also love to hear from zine libraries! call in and talk about your library! Or what is happening with zines in your town..... Did you go to a zine event? how was it? call in and let's talk about it!
did you do a reading and have a recording? lets play it !

This could be a really cool way for us to communicate about our zines!
I know this entry is a bit all over the place but I am just brainstorming....trying to get the zine juices flowing! =)

If you would like to send your zine in for review and/or don't wanna be on the show please get it touch and I will give you the mailing address: ZINECORERADIO@GMAIL.COM

The first episode of the show is 60minutes and can be heard here:

I also am putting together a Myspace page:

And this is the LJ obviously so please add! I will always post the most recent episodes & updates about the radio show....!


I am not sure if the show will be at the same time every week because that means it won't be as inclusive since people have such different schedules. So I will be schedule WEEKLY shows around those zinesters who wanna call in and talk! As I said, the show will always be at least ONCE a week. Depending on interest each week the length of the show may change. It might be 30 minutes or 60 minutes depending on the week.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and hopefully listening to the first episode! I had a SERIOUSLY awsome time putting it together. I can't wait to do the next one! and I already have some exciting guests planned!

updates soon!

be in touch!

x-posted (sorry for the annoyance if you have this on yr page like 80 times! i won't do this forever, i promise...i just wanna get the word out).

Sunday, February 4th, 2007
8:34 pm
SOURGRAPES: A zine of substance!
Hi there,
My name is Sam. I help run a zine called SOURGRAPES ZINE. We're a local zine based in Lexington KY. We focus on teaching kids about D.I.Y. ethics, being posi, and why its important to support local art and music.
I wanted to write not only to introduce our zine to the livejournal zine world! But also to explain our predicament. You see, after a lot of pulling out hair and craziness we've decided to hire on a full-time zine team. We used to be submission based but it was pretty hard on our (then) small team.
So now we're looking for like minded zinesters and punks who support self publication, D.I.Y. ethics, posi beliefs, and who are interested in having some fun creating a great zine and keeping the underground press alive!

We're looking for:

- Columnists
- Interviewers
- Record reviewer **
- Zine reviewers **
- D.I.Y. guide writers **
- Survival guide writers **
- Bike Repair guide writers **
- Cover artists (for upcoming covers)
- Photographers
- Cartoonists (full-time strip)
- Proof readers **
- Printers
- + more!

If you think you could help us out or would like to become apart of our team, we'd love to have you! Write us at SOURGRAPESZINE@GMAIL.COM or through our myspace: http://myspace.com/sourgrapeszine
Once again we are looking for FULL TIME writers/artists (which means we will be interested in your submissions for each issue) were poor and cant pay you but we can offer free ad space, zine copies, zine reviews, and whatever Sam can knit you!



Tuesday, August 29th, 2006
11:12 am
Panda Girl`s Guide to Zine Distros

I`m working on a zine all about zine distros. It`ll be a directory of distros that take submissions, so that zine writers have all the information in one little book.

If anyone is interested in contributing, contact me.

Include the following information:

Name of Distro:
Name of Owner:
website URL:
E-mail address:
Mailing Address:
Short description:

If you would like to include a picture as well, that`s fine.

Thanks for your help!

send all submissions to:

Saturday, July 1st, 2006
3:57 pm
Does anyone have any tips to share about starting a distro? I`m sort of new to this whole thing, but thought I`d give it a try.

Also, does anyone know any South Florida or Virginia distros?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

cross posted
Sunday, January 8th, 2006
6:33 pm
Submission Call for NEW zine
Hey everyone

I'm looking for a submissions for a per/comp zine.

totalcontrast is based on the idea that every issue is hand made and completely orignal, no copies will be made of this zine, each issue will be completely original from every other issue.

I need...
Photography (via snail mail, prints only)
Poetry (via e-mail or snail mail, any format)
Short (or Long) Stories (via snail mail or e-mail)
Love Letters (via snail mail or e-mail)
Hate Letters (via snail mail or e-mail)
Drawings, paintings, other art of any kind (via snail mail only)
random newspaper or magzine clipings or random-ness

Anything else you can think of would be awesome!

My address is in the community info as is my e-mail, please comment with any questions.

*Pre-orders of this zine are available*

x-posted everywhere o~o sorry
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
5:59 pm
The Setup is a distro out of Orlando, Fl. I try to stock all sorts of rad music and work real hard on finding and stocking things alot of other distros don't have, like cassettes and releases with handmade packaging. I also love to get ahold of pins, patches, stickers, stationary and nearly anything else a D.I.Y. kid could make and/or use.

I try to keep things cheap and D.I.Y...

The full catalog can be found at The Setup.

If you'd like to see the latest newsletter with all the graphics, check it out here: The Setup Distro Newsletter #3.

I sell wholesale with no minimums, so if you run a distro, get in touch.

The Setup Distro has started two big new sales!

It's All About Florida


Plan It X & Friends

That means every single record and zine in our distro related to the state of Florida and Plan It X Records are now on sale!

We also still have the Carbon Records and Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records sales going on: The Setup's Sale Page!

Other than that, we have a few new arrivals:


Night Wounds - "Rat Magic" (Gilgongo)
You probably haven't heard of Night Wounds yet, but just be patient. Their discography, already containing this solo seven inch and a split one-sided seven inch with Black Castle, is about to mulitply with upcoming split records with the likes of Coughs, Die Fugue USA and Genders. Their sound is a sort of lo-fi, feedback driven dance-punk that will bring excitement to fans of An Albatross, Combatwoundedveteran, Coughs, Lightning Bolt, etc. The artwork for this record was created by Chris of Steak Mountain, the man responsible for all of the CWV artwork, as well as much of the Atom & His Package and Reversal of Man graphics. The vinyl is pink and side one and side two are differentiated by stickers. Listen: Rat Magic. $4.00


Think of this record as a postcard from the ’90's. Think of the bands of the second emo-wave. Think JULIA, CURRENT, etc; their blend of harsh explosions of anger and beautiful heartfelt melodies, the whispers, the screams, the tears. Total heart-breaking emo. These two dutch bands remember but succesfully stand on their own two feet. It's also been said that both bands "play a mixture between mid 90´s emocore (like You And I) and modern screamo (like City Of Caterpillar)". Definately reccomended for fans of the previous listed bands, as well as I Hate Myself, Moonraker, etc. Limited to 500 copies, all hand numbered, artwork printed offset press. Listen: The People Listening, Wonder / Dodewaard. $9.00 *ITALIAN IMPORT*


ASTHMA ATTAQ - "Breathe Heavy" CD (Forever Escaping Boredom)
Sarasota, Florida's Asthma Attaq return with their genre-bending two-man hectic emo assault. "Think a weird amalgamation of Jerome's Dream and Hella. AA take the listener through a winding corridor of hardcore, noise, post rock, and jazz and they do it absolutely flawlessly fromsong to song. This band has been Florida's best kept secret for far too long." - Fountain Webzine. "If Hella was good, they would sound like this." - Heartattack. $6.00

Blame Game "Honey And Salt" CD (Stickfigure)
Beautiful and nauseating, jazzy and fierce, tumultuous and contained, precise and loose...one of these adjectives could be applied at any given point during one of Blame Game's sets. Atlanta's Blame Game is a band of extremes that somehow always makes sense. For those in the audience, the meticulous attention to detail displayed by the band's compositions (while retaining a strong attachment to playing loose when needed) is apparent from the get go. Anchored by the rhythm section of Alex Lambert on drums/sax (also a member of free jazz trio Lie and Swell) and Chris Ware on bass, the band defies nausea-inducing easy labels by giving the listener a quick ride through their assorted influences. In just one song, faint glimpses of Captain Beefheart, Ornette Coleman, and Don Caballero will appear but that glimpse is quickly washed away as you realize that you are seeing something more substantial than a band with great influences. The mark of a great band is one that takes its influences and refuses regurgitation. Blame Game molds those influences to create something that is new and very refreshing. The churning and weaving of guitarists George Asimakos (ex-Camaro Crotch) and Andrew Wiggins (ex-Left to Rust) leaves very little to be desired. Odd time changes and dynamic shifts are just a few of the tricks that Blame Game has in its hat to leave the audience cheering for more at just about every stop they make. Listen: Truly Wash Yourself. $8.00

NEIL ON IMPRESSION - For A New Grammar Of Feelings (Life Of Hate)
Italian instrumentalists bringing forth sounds remniscent of a more mathmatically, less atmospheric version of Explosions In The Sky. For fans of Six Parts Seven, EITS and Sonna. The beautiful music is backed up by equally beautiful packaging, featuring a cardstock sleeve, wrapped in a vellum (you know, that see-through white paper?) band featuring starkly contrasted black and white photographs. Inside there are two small inserts, one made of textured cardstock printed with a simple quote and holding the second insert, a tri-fold vellum page with lyrics, photographs and information. $9.00 *ITALIAN IMPORT*

The Setup Distro

Cross posted quite a bit. I apologise.
Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
3:49 pm
The Outlaws of the New Republic
Greetings. We're going to need some help from you distro friends. You can check out www.purevolume.com/theoutlawsofthenewrepublic to preview the first track off of our upcoming LP. If interested, drop us a line at TheOutlawsoftheNewRepublic@yahoo.com
Wednesday, June 1st, 2005
12:15 pm
Austin DIY
Yes, that's right! A brand new Distro has opened up into your midst!

Austin DIY

We are now excepting submissions!!

Check website for details.

(x-posted... sorry if you see this a bizzillion times.)
Saturday, April 9th, 2005
1:27 pm
Olde Garage Crafts & Gifts is re-launching. Our website has undergone a major reconstruction, and now I'm going to be continually adding content daily.

http://www.oldegarage.com now offers soap scrubbies from Crochet Creations and Stationery sets by BitterBots.

This coming week, I expect to get my whole inventory of candles, pillows, purses, and other projects added.

To promote the new site, I'm running 2 contests:

The first 50 people who register and post on the forums will be added into a raffle for a $25 gift certificate for the site (or in the brick and mortar shop, if you live in ohio.) The forums allow you to upload icons and files and pictures, and there are many topics for discussion.

To The first 50 consignors (actually 46 because I've gotten 4 contracts already, who will be added into the contest), I'm offering a 25% consignment fee (regular is %30) which will never change for the duration of our business relationship. The first 50 consignors will also be added into a raffle for a $50 gift certificate. Also, you will receive a 10% off promotional code good for the life of your business contract for things you'd like to purchase from other people.

Also, I'm looking for suggestions for forum rankings. Right now they're the default ones, but I need I think 6 different rank names which change pertaining to the number of posts each user makes.

Also, if anyone wants to do a link exchange, please let me know. I like text links, or my button is 60 pixels high by I think 92 wide.

All consignment info is on the site - email me if you have any questions - cindykelly@gmail.com or cindy@oldegarage.com .

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