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Hello, zine friends! Is it the end of the weekend already? Nearly so in this time zone. I am enjoying a beautiful end to a lovely weekend weather-wise, though, so I certainly can’t complain.
For today in ZineWriMo…
Sharing is Caring: Show off your favourite zine tools
I’m afraid for today you get a little repeat of yesterday. These are the ‘tools’ that I use most by far.
My washi tape collection is a favourite go-to of mine because it can add beautiful elements to any page with ease. There are so many different patterns and shapes – and there are always more out in the world if you don’t happen to have what you’re looking for on hand. I also use washi on zine mail as well, so it gets all kind of use (and I go through a lot of it).
The tool(s) I use even more than washi? Embroidery thread and a needle. I like the sew the binding of my zines and consider the green thread to be a sort of ‘signature’ for Sea Green Zines. I didn’t start out doing it with that in mind, but that is the fun thing about some traditions – they sneak up on you.
What are your favourite zinemaking tools? I imagine there are more than a few favourite staplers out in the mix. Let me know in the comments.
Check out the full list of daily prompts here.
Hello, zine friends, and a happy ZineWriMo day 10! Today is a day for headless chook mode around the zine cave with heaps to do and never enough time to do them. Still, I have been poking away at my various zine projects and was lucky in that today’s prompt didn’t take very much time at all.
Organise your zinemaking goodies
When it comes to me and the zine cave, I’m reminded of my beautiful dog Zenna and her bed. Most of the time, it’s absolutely fine. But every now and then, she decides it’s still not quite right and fusses with this or that until she finally settles down.
Well over a year since I’ve moved, I’m still fussing, poking, and prodding at various things, trying to create an ‘ideal’ workspace (whatever that will end up being). But it worked for me today in that I’ve already packed up all my zinemaking goodies.
I’ve somehow managed to accumulate a huge amount of washi tape that I put into a clear bowl-thing that I actually won at the pub ages ago. My zine sewing supplies are also nicely packed all together (though there isn’t really much to pack) in a green box so neither needles nor thread wander away from me.
What’s not pictured (because I forgot and now don’t have the light for it) is the one cube on my cube shelf reserved for the scrapbooking paper I use for backgrounds in some of my zines. I have a few 12×12 pads and quite a few 6×6 ones of all sorts of different patterns because I also make cards.
And now that you know more about me than you wanted to… Haha! Let me know how you keep your zine making goodies all nice and tidy. Or do you keep them in different ways? Does tidiness take away from the creativity? Let me know in the comments.
Check out the full list of daily prompts here.
The Rock N’ Roll Horror Zine
Submissions Now Open
Looking for rock, metal and punk themed horror, sci-fi, pulp and bizarro fiction submissions up to 2,500 words. Also interested in visual art submissions that are on theme, especially cover art.
Accepted submissions receive $5 and a contributor copy.
Email submissions to email@example.com
The Arospec Poetry Network is seeking submissions from arospec (= who belong on the aromantic spectrum) visual artists to illustrate the fifth issue of its collective art/poetry zine “Don’t Talk To Me Of Love”.
This issue will center around the theme of different types of love.
Artists have the choice between directly submitting original content related to this theme, or getting in touch with our members to work in closer relation and illustrate a particular piece of poetry.
We accept traditional art, digital art, photography, comics (1 to 2 pages), … You can always get in touch if you’re not sure whether your artwork would fit our zine. The zine is published digitally with an A4 format.
Please do not submit more than three pieces at a time, and include titles for your pieces.
All rights will remain with the artists. Since the zine is a free publication, we cannot offer financial compensation.
Due date for submissions is November 15th.
The expected release date is in December.
You can contact us and/or send in your submissions per e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or through tumblr: @arospecpoetrynet.