The State of Things

Hello, zine friends!

With all of the things that have been happening recently, I thought it was well past time that I make a ‘taking stock’ post about what’s happening with the various aspects of Sea Green Zines.

The Blog

My goal is to get back to my usual posting schedule at a minimum. I’ll be looking for calls for submissions for the weekends and getting back to regular Thursday and Friday reviews starting next week (bar anything popping up or happening – 2020 has a habit of poking plans, to say the least.

I would like to do more other regular posts as well, but that’s on the back burner for now as I find my feet and try to get back to a place of normalcy.

Reviews

Speaking of reviews, I am definitely behind. I can only apologise to all the wonderful people who have sent me zines for review. As I mentioned above, knock on wood that everything works out so I can get back to my regular Thursday and Friday schedule. I will do my absolute best to do this, I promise.

After all, reviewing zines is how Sea Green Zines got started so many years ago.

Distro

PSA: Always back up your stuff!

This is a message from your fluffy zine enthusiast who only found out afterwards that she could have saved her distro from disappearing into the abyss if only she’d done the right backups in the right places.

Unfortunately, I did not do this, and the distro needs to be rebuilt from the virtual ground up. I have even more awesome distro goodness to share with you, so this is an item high up on the to-do list.

YouTube

The ideal is to bring more to the YT channel than Happy Mail Monday videos. I’m grateful to have had the mail and the energy to at least mostly keep up with HMM, but the podcast, vlogs, and some other secret ideas are definitely on my mind. For the time being HMM will definitely be the most consistent of any video series on the channel.

The Podcast

First of all, thank you to everyone who has been patiently waiting for the next episodes of the podcast and have also been very gentle in letting me know that they’d love to see a new one when I’m able. With everything else I’d like to accomplish, I’m afraid the podcast is lower down on the list. I still have a list of topics I’d like to chat about, but you can always feel free to suggest topics, too.

Zines

*Phenomena 2 & Workaholic 2 – These zines are still happening! The cover art is in the works, and I have some great pieces for both. If you’d like to sneak in with a piece to one or both, please feel free to do so. These definitely won’t be done before the end of the month, so there is still time.

*Dear Anonymous 9 & 10 – I would like to wrap up the DA series by putting out both issues 9 and 10 at the same time, so there is still plenty of room if you would like to submit your work. Love letters, odes to your cat, hatred for oatmeal raisin cookies… Express yourself in DA.

*Missives From Murray Bridge – For the first time in a long time, I am once again working on a Missive. I don’t want to think about how long it’s been since the last one. Please know that if you used to be on the mailing list, you certainly still are. You can always contact me if you’d like to get on the list or if you’ve had a change of address.

*The 24 Hour Zine Thing 3 – I didn’t get to do this during International Zine Month like I would have liked to. However, I love this so much and have had so much encouragement from True Zine Marin that I definitely need to make another one happen this year. Check out my Instagram @seagreenzines because that’s where I put out my calls for page ideas.

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