Happy Mail – Big Box Edition

It’s been a big week for happy mail! I am so excited and so happy to receive such great mail from people outside Australia. I know postage stinks, so that makes it doubly heartfelt.

First up is a trade from PunkRawkDude on Tumblr.

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I haven’t read the zine yet, but on glance through, I am impressed. There is some serious cut and paste goodness happening in here. Definitely check it out.

Next comes from my regular zine trade friend, Fishspit. He once again wins all things when it comes to envelope art.

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There is all kinds of mail goodness happening in here. Zine, letter, tape, etc. Fishspit is awesome because, when he doesn’t have a zine of his own ready to go, he sends me zines made by his friends.

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Tiny hamster! In a previous envelope, Fishspit sent me an adorable tiny (sea)green zine cat. And now he has a friend in the tiny hamster. So cute. They’re on my desk next to my tiny TARDIS.

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As he so nicely put it, I’m a bit lost when it comes to music, so he’s taken it upon himself to educate me. This is the second mix tape he’s sent along for my education.

Last up comes a huge care package from none other than my sister-from-another-mister in the States, Black Wolf. She really outdid herself AND was kind enough to play courier so I could save on postage with some zines from Microcosm Publishing.

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There’s not a lot out there that I love more than this moment when I start to see what goodies are in store…

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Stuuuuff. Black Wolf definitely knows how to send a care package. She made this one a special birthday edition care package with some of my favourites – M&Ms! (Crispy forever.) There is a huge stack of zines as well as books courtesy of Microcosm Publishing being very generous to me as well as the John Truby book from Amazon. The little princess bags on the right are from my niece’s birthday. I can’t be there in person, but they make it so it’s like I was.❤

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This pin! Oh, this pin. I cannot clearly express how much I love this pin.

As always with happy mail, I am feeling so grateful to everyone who is willing to trade with me, send me zines, send me other happy mail stuff. Postage costs are not easy to deal with, even inside Australia, so I hope you know how happy it makes me to see anything in my post box.

Call for Submissions: Strange and Beautiful

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Do you identify as queer or trans in some way shape or form? Do you make art of some kind? Most importantly, do you love Halloween? Then I want your submissions!

Give me your comics about sapphic witches, your short stories about genderfluid ghosts, your poetry about the full moon or true stories about adventures with talking boards. I want this zine to highlight artwork of LGBTQIA persons and celebrate the awesomeness of Halloween! You are more than welcome to use a pen name and I will gladly accept work that you already have.

All contributors will get a copy!

Email submissions to elliottjunkyard(@)gmail.com // deadline October 15th.