Hello, friends! Forgive my recent absence. My autoimmune disorder flared up something fierce. But I’m still kicking and determined as ever. I’ll be catching up slowly but surely.
Hello Monday, hello November, and hello ZineWriMo! Welcome everyone to this year’s edition of ZineWriMo.
I am so excited – as usual – but especially excited because I know some people are discovering ZineWriMo for the first time! Hello to new ZineWriMo-ers too!
What’s ZineWriMo then?
If you’re not familiar, ZineWriMo is the zine alternative to NaNoWriMo created by Jasper (I no longer have any social links for them) a few years ago. I am another happy participant who decided to dive right in and create a prompts list for the occasion. I try to focus on a list that gives a bit of challenge but isn’t too stressful.
In Jasper’s 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!
Dive in, join up, and let’s get ready to zine!
Here’s the list once more if you’d like it. Feel free to email me at email@example.com if you’d like me to send you it in PDF or larger .JPG form.
Greetings, zine friends!
There’s no happy mail video for you today. However, this is a small announcement.
Sea Green Zines will be taking a break in April (not for the full month, but for a few weeks), and I am looking for guest posts to feature here on the blog.
Whether you’d like to tell your zine story, share how you get your creative mojo going, review a zine, or something else zine-related, I’d love to post it here! Multiple submissions are more than welcome, so host a day, a few days, a week – whatever you feel inspired to do.
The deadline for all posts is 31st of March.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The holiday break is officially over, and I am happy to announce that you can now get physical as well as digital zines on the Sea Green Zines Etsy shop.
But, as we all know, Etsy shipping isn’t weight-based and is thus a nightmare. So if you’d like the best price for shipping multiple zines, please feel free to get in touch!
ZineWriMo is coming!
November marks the start of ZineWriMo, the zine sibling to National Novel Writing Month. Grab your ZineWriMo list and get ready for some fun zine goodness with friends come next month.
So some bad timing happened, and I can’t film Happy Mail Monday today. But it will be happening tomorrow! And there’s plenty of mail to open.
See you then!
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During conversations with friends I found myself saying “Wouldn’t it be rad if there was an International Zine Month?” Which led to the question as to who could make it official.
We are approaching that time of the year again! A month of extra special zine goodness, zine activities, and even more ways to connect with other zine makers.
Let’s get ready to zine on!
This isn’t a huge announcement by any means, but I wanted to let you know that I will be trying to get into the habit of adding a page count to my zine reviews. Why the announcement? To let you know that I will not be including covers in the page count.
I know, a small thing, but… I thought I’d let you know. Hehe.
It’s Mini Zine March!
2021 marks the sixth year of declaring the entire month of March as the month for celebrating all the amazing and wonderful zines that fall under half size. From the one-page wonders to the chunky monkey quarter sized, mini-zines are amazing, fun, easy to stick in your pocket, and more.
There isn’t a prompts list as such, but if you’re celebrating in any way, please let me know! Share the links for what you’re up to.
Happy Mini-Zine March!
Detailed Information on Closure by Charissa:
“It’s with a heavy heart that I announce this news. I’m closing the storefront of Wasted Ink Zine Distro at The Hive.
I was given less than 24-hour notice that construction would be taking place in my store. I informed the owner I was disabled and needed more time to get help moving items. She assured me I would have a week to move my items but the construction took place the next day which resulted in paint splatter on my furniture, broken furniture items and decor items, and a thick film of dirt and grime on many of my zines. I’m still assessing the damage of my property and merchandise and will be contacting creators.
Additionally, I was told my rent would increase 25% and after nine months of financial difficulty due to the pandemic, that rent increase isn’t feasible for me.
I want to thank the community for providing such support in the last 5 years and please know this isn’t the end, just a change of plans for Wasted Ink. May we celebrate the wonderful art events, poetry readings, and conversations that took place inside our space at The Hive. Our online store will remain live and we will be looking for a new location when COVID-19 has eased next year.”