hey kids. well the other night i had this genius idea
of starting a review zine. cuz i like reading zines.
and i want more people to know about zines. especially
well, really, this all started with the idea of how i
could distribute some sort of newsletter to maybe find
other zinesters in my area or get some people into it.
aren't we all sick of saying "i do a zine" and our
friend going "what the fuck does that mean?". yea. so
the idea is not only to review zines, but to get
others involved or interested or at least for them to
KNOW what a zine is. the first couple issues will most
likely just be like a flier...an 8.5x11 sheet of paper
double-sided with reviews and such, maybe two pages
stapled. we'll see. i also plan to include at the
beginning of each issue a definition of what zines are
as defined by a different zinester every issue. the
first issue will be my definiton, and then hopefully
some of you will email me YOUR definitons of what
zines are so i can include them.
i'm not going to do music/book/movie/etc. reviews at
the moment. maybe in the future, but it would all be
in relation to DIY culture.
"more people should read zines" will be distributed on
my local college campus (kent state), and around
cleveland, for free, but it's not going to be a purely
local thing. i will make copies available for others
to distribute in their towns and so on. if i mail you
copies, i may ask for postage cuz i'm poor, but i'm
going to try and make a computer-friendly print-out
version of each issue as well. or you could just send
me a stamp for a copy of an issue and make copies of
it to give out. it's up to you all.
so here's what i need:
-zines to review! i realize "more people should read
zines" will not be zine guide right off the bat, but i
think it will be a great way to get your zine known. i
definitely like what i like, but i try to be fair.
eventually i will get others to review things as well.
-ads for zines, distros, etc.. i am offering free ad
space (when i have room on the page for it) currently,
but i may eventually ask for a couple bucks per issue
to keep this thing rolling
-your definition of what zines are! feel free to get
creative, but remember that a lot of people who read
this probably don't know what zines are
comments, quesitons, suggestions, all that shiz...
well, i am moving within the week from one dorm to
another and don't have my new mailbox address just
quite yet, so for the mean time please just email me
) and i will mail you any info
you need, and once i get the new mailbox i'll send
also, if i buy a zine from someone or trade zines or
something, i'll most likely review it.
as for my zine, gnosis...i've been working on the
final issue (#8) for several months now. it's still
not done. you'll all know when it is. still debating
the name for my next zine...but it also depends on if
i'll have the extra time for a perzine with school,
boyfriend, (hopefully soon if i land this job) work,
and working on "more people should read zines".
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