• Zine Reviews

    Zine Review: Zine Crush 3

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    Zine Crush 3
    Various
    http://pioneerspress.com/products/zine-crush-volume-3

    Squee! It’s like Dear Anonymous for crush letters! *drowns in piles of fuzzy love hearts*

    First let me apologise for my shoddy photography. The cover is actually a lovely pale yellow colour. My decision to go with natural lighting to photograph a bunch of zines was, for the most part, a bad one. Sigh.

    Back to fuzzy love hearts.

    Zine Crush is one of those things that I kind of thought that I might have heard of before, so at $2 on Sticky Institute’s shelf, I had to get me some of that. I’m so happy I did! This zine is great. And not just because of the very cute subtitle: even more confessions of like

    I think crushes are one of those experiences that nearly everyone can relate to, be they sexual, intellectual, crushes on publications rather than people. One of the things that makes this zine excellent is that it includes all of those. It’s not ‘just for people crushing on other people’. I think that adds a fantastic element to the whole thing.

    The singles ads/’ads’? here and there in the zine make it feel like more of a ‘zine crush digest’ with singles listings. The comics and the art add to this effect. I felt so ‘in’ (‘in’ what, exactly, I’m not sure. In the know? In with the cool kids?) while I was reading this. A digest of luuuurve. This is one of those zines that I’m so excited about, and I can quite perfectly articulate why.

    I must admit that part of me went back to my wistful, angsty teenager days when all I wanted was someone to have a crush on me. How wonderful that would have been! Ah, the days of rosy glasses.

    Anyway, definitely a thumbs up. I’m looking forward to hunting the first two down.

  • Calls for Submissions

    Call for Submissions: Dear Anonymous 4

    20141004_122954

    Dear Anonymous has a rolling, open submission, so you can submit your letters at any time!

    DA4 is on its way, and you still have time to get your letters in. These letters can be confessionals, but they can also be whatever you like them to be. Write to your life, write to your cat, write to your past or your future… Dear Anonymous is about writing the letters of the things you can’t say for whatever reason.

    Basically, you’re right in the 1 – 500 words range, but shorter is better. BUT, this zine is about expression, and I don’t want to force anyone to clamp down on their passion just for me. I’m flexible.

    Send letters to theauthor at inkyblots.com If I don’t respond to you within a few days, comment here.

    All contributors will receive a PDF copy. (Possibly a print copy depending on my financial status at the time of printing.)

    *** Do you have a call for submissions for your zine? Let me know!

  • Calls for Submissions

    Call for Submissions: Dear Anonymous 4

    20141004_122954

    Dear Anonymous has a rolling, open submission, so you can submit your letters at any time!

    DA4 is on its way, and you still have time to get your letters in. These letters can be confessionals, but they can also be whatever you like them to be. Write to your life, write to your cat, write to your past or your future… Dear Anonymous is about writing the letters of the things you can’t say for whatever reason.

    Basically, you’re right in the 1 – 500 words range, but shorter is better. BUT, this zine is about expression, and I don’t want to force anyone to clamp down on their passion just for me. I’m flexible.

    Send letters to theauthor at inkyblots.com If I don’t respond to you within a few days, comment here.

    All contributors will receive a PDF copy. (Possibly a print copy depending on my financial status at the time of printing.)

    *** Do you have a call for submissions for your zine? Let me know!

  • Calls for Submissions

    Call for Submissions: Dear Anonymous 4

    20141004_122954

    Dear Anonymous has a rolling, open submission, so you can submit your letters at any time!

    DA4 is on its way, and you still have time to get your letters in. These letters can be confessionals, but they can also be whatever you like them to be. Write to your life, write to your cat, write to your past or your future… Dear Anonymous is about writing the letters of the things you can’t say for whatever reason.

    Basically, you’re right in the 1 – 500 words range, but shorter is better. BUT, this zine is about expression, and I don’t want to force anyone to clamp down on their passion just for me. I’m flexible.

    Send letters to theauthor at inkyblots.com If I don’t respond to you within a few days, comment here.

    All contributors will receive a PDF copy. (Possibly a print copy depending on my financial status at the time of printing.)

    *** Do you have a call for submissions for your zine? Let me know!

  • Calls for Submissions

    Call for Submissions: Dear Anonymous 4

    20141004_122954

    Dear Anonymous has a rolling, open submission, so you can submit your letters at any time!

    DA4 is on its way, and you still have time to get your letters in. These letters can be confessionals, but they can also be whatever you like them to be. Write to your life, write to your cat, write to your past or your future… Dear Anonymous is about writing the letters of the things you can’t say for whatever reason.

    Basically, you’re right in the 1 – 500 words range, but shorter is better. BUT, this zine is about expression, and I don’t want to force anyone to clamp down on their passion just for me. I’m flexible.

    Send letters to theauthor at inkyblots.com If I don’t respond to you within a few days, comment here.

    All contributors will receive a PDF copy. (Possibly a print copy depending on my financial status at the time of printing.)

    *** Do you have a call for submissions for your zine? Let me know!

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