Hello, zine friends, and happy weekend if this is the start to your weekend. If it is not, happy day. 🙂 Today we have a Sharing is Caring Saturday, and the activity is…
Sharing is Caring: Connect with Other Zinemakers
Connecting with other people is one of many elements that makes the zineverse great, which is why listing other participants for events like ZineWriMo (and zine trades, and zine review zines, etc) is important to me. You can find the list of other participants at the end of each post this month, and there are other ways to connect, too!
There is a ZineWriMo Facebook Group as well as the hashtags #zinewrimo and #zinewrimo2019 that you can check out on Instagram and/or Twitter.
That is it for me today, wonderful creatives. Until next time, spread a little sunshine.
Greetings from the zine cave!
I hope this post finds you well and enjoying the week. My week is just flying by with heaps and heaps to do – not the least of which is…
A Month of Zine Reviews!
Cue dramatic music.
Yes, my friends, I’ve mentioned it on YouTube, I’ve mentioned it on the podcast, and now I’m writing about it here. After all, this site is my virtual base of operations, so I should put a little somethin’ somethin’ on site when I make decisions like these.
As I mentioned elsewhere, there are more zines coming my way that are specifically for review. I don’t like the prospect of making people wait too long for a review even though I know I could take it a bit easier on myself. (I hear y’all. Truly.) It’s with that in mind that I thought, “Why not a month of zine reviews? Why not one per day for September?”
And here we are. Well, not quite yet, but September (and spring!) starts this Sunday, and I am busy making sure that you will get 30 zine reviews in 30 days.
The usual stuff is going to happen – namely Happy Mail Monday and weekend calls for submissions. Plus the usual zine reviews happening this week on Thursday and Friday.
So that’s all I wanted to say. I’m feeling daunted but excited. Plus a generous helping of happy about the prospect of bringing so much zine goodness to you next month.
Until next time!
Hello, zine friends.
I’m not sure if it’s my internet connection, YouTube, or both, but I’m having some technical difficulties here in the zine cave.
I recorded and edited the Happy Mail Monday video, but it’s taken hours to get the video uploading. Now, the estimate for it actually being uploaded takes it well past when I’d like to go to sleep.
What I’ve done is set it to auto-publish whenever it finally uploads. So it’ll be live on YouTube for quite a while before I post it here. But I will post it here as soon as I get to my computer in the morning.
Apologies for the technical hiccups – wherever they are stemming from.
Years ago while reading Stolen Sharpie Revolution, I said I would one day have a zine distro.
Today, it’s live.
I’m so excited! It’s still a rather small distro, but one must be slow and careful with these sorts of things. I’m proud as punch to finally take a big step in Sea Green Zines becoming an Australian distro featuring zines from zinemakers around the world.
Not only that, but I’ll be able to offer my novels and various art projects as well. I also have a big list of people I want to contact to stock their work in my distro – but that has to be done as I can afford it.
For now, click on the ‘distro’ link in the menu right below the header image, and check out the zines on offer.
Thank you all for your wonderful support and enthusiasm. It’s helped me enormously.
Hello, zine friends! No mail arrived over this past week, but I have been keeping busy.
It has been on my list for longer than I care to admit, and it is finally done: updated Patreon tiers.
For a long time, I have been thinking about how to better use Patreon. How to offer more to patrons while still keeping the essence of why I started using it in the first place (funding the hosting for The Zine Collector podcast). I felt like I wasn’t giving enough back for the support wonderful patrons have been showing me.
I now offer tiers that offer things like my monthly mailing Missives From Murray Bridge and print versions of my zines. Different tiers for local and international patrons means that I have a balance between shipping costs and funding.
I don’t consider these tiers to be the be all and end all. I am open to your opinions on the current options as well as ideas for additional tiers. I’d eventually like to add a tier that offers things like SGZ tote bags and signed copies of my novels.
For now, I think this is a good start.
Hello, dear zine friends.
I’m afraid there’s no happy mail this week, as offline life requires my full attention today and possibly tomorrow.
I’ll be back to it before you know it, so until then, make some mini-zines! 💚
Hello, zine friends!
It is well and truly that time of the year when there is a lot going on, and a lot of people are making changes to their schedules. Online, offline – it’s pretty common to have a lot going on.
That being said… things are going to carry right along here on SGZ. Holiday times are quiet times at the zine cave. No holidays fall on Thursdays/Fridays this year, so reviews will carry on as usual. I even have a bit of happy mail to open on Monday.
Haha. Talk about a boring post for the day, but there it is. ^_^ I’ll be around.
Whatever you’re doing or not doing, I hope it goes well and you have a good rest of the year.
First off: I don’t want this post to be seen as me taking any credit for ZineWriMo. The entire idea belongs to Kat (Twitter, Instagram), and I am just another happy participant. A happy zine enthusiast who whipped up a daily task list for the month last year and will be doing the same this year.What’s ZineWriMo?
In Kat’s own words:
ZineWriMo is a new idea that came to me in wanting to combine the original NaNoWriMo and zines!
ZineWriMo is November! We focus on making one, or many, zines in November! Our only goal is to create zines, no word count requirement!
While ZineWriMo is a ziney NaNoWriMo alternative, it doesn’t have ‘one goal to rule them all’ like NaNo has. (That being said, hat tip to ‘NaNo rebels’.) ZineWriMo is all about self-set goals and then getting in with the encouragement of the group to reach the goals you’ve set. Then, if you want to, you can join in with the daily prompts.
Be sure to stop back tomorrow when I reveal the list of prompts for every day of the month!