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Open Theme Minizine - Newbies Welcome!

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Open Theme Minizine - Newbies Welcome!
Swap Coordinator:saellys (contact)
Swap categories: Zines 
Number of people in swap:18
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.90 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:January 25, 2013
Date items must be sent by:January 29, 2013
Number of swap partners:3

I didn't see any zine swaps currently active, so I decided to make one! For this swap, we'll create an eight-page minizine using these directions, copy it three times, and send one copy each to three partners.

If you want to get fancy and do more than eight pages, or copy it in full color, or put a poster on the reverse side, it's all good but not required. The only rules are at least eight pages, 2.75" by 4.25" (or 1/8th the European equivalent to letter-size paper), and NO COMPUTERS. We'll be cutting and pasting analog style! (You can type your text on a computer, then print it out and cut and paste it.)

The topic or theme is sender's choice, but please don't just scribble on one side of a piece of paper and call it good. Follow the Swap-bot golden rule and send something you'd like to receive. Rate a five if what you receive was postmarked by the deadline and fits the swap requirements.

This swap is newbie-friendly as long as your profile is thorough (view mine for ideas), and I will angel any missing zines after ratings are given. There's a quick turnaround between signup deadline and send date, so you can get crackin' now and have your zines ready to go. Happy zining!

NOTE: We have at least one Australian swapper, and the 28th is a holiday in Australia--clearly, they're celebrating my birthday. In any case, I'm pushing the deadline back a day so everyone can get theirs out on time, and you get that much more time to finish your zine!


Artstamper 01/ 5/2013 #

I've been trying to get the nerve to join a zine swap so would like to join this one. I'm a little OCD so I have one question. I understand we have to cut and paste but do we cut and paste one and then copy 3 times for our partners or must we cut and paste all 3?

saellys 01/ 5/2013 #

Just make one original and photocopy that three times. :^)

smadronia 01/ 5/2013 #

Cut and paste, can we draw on it too?

saellys 01/ 5/2013 #


smadronia 01/ 5/2013 #

I sat down today and made mine, sadly my copier/scanner doesn't scan the very edges, but I hope it'll still work. I think it's cute myself.

saellys 01/ 5/2013 #

Woohoo! Yeah, I try to leave a quarter inch border since self-serve copiers do the same thing.

I finished mine up this evening. Here's a sneak peek: http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/b5237818578d11e2b62322000a9f12da_7.jpg

Wingy 01/ 6/2013 #

i always take my original to office max and have them xerox it ...color copy it....its only 50 cents each copy :D

chocosamurai 01/ 7/2013 #

I don't have access to a copier So could I hand make all mine? thought I should check before joining the swap...

saellys 01/ 7/2013 #

You sure could! Have you checked if your local library had a copier, though? Or maybe you can sneak copies at work? I'm not trying to deter you--just want to save you some effort. :)

chocosamurai 01/ 9/2013 #

I live in the mountains so there is no library here... but I could see about work.. they might.. Thanks

IdlersDesign 01/15/2013 #

@saellys your zine looks fab! I finished mine as well, I love making these zines!

chewytulip 01/18/2013 #

YEAH! I just found out how to fold paper into a booklet like this about two weeks ago, and I'm STILL super stoked about it. I have to run away and make one now! Thanks for posting this swap!

Rainsembellishments 01/21/2013 #

I made mine yesterday...I had so much fun! Just have to make xerox copies now!! :)

soyprincesa2 01/21/2013 #

I sure wish we had even more partners!

mercmom41 01/25/2013 #

I just finished mine a couple days ago and I love how it turned out! Can't wait to send it out. You should do this swap again, I love making these minis.

mercmom41 01/25/2013 #

uh oh i just realized i did use a computer, to do my text, because I couldn't write that small. I hope that's okay...but really, everything in it is totally cut and paste, including the printed out text.

saellys 01/25/2013 #

Two important edits: I added some wiggle room for mercom41, and moved the swap date to the 29th as thepicklemelissa informed me that the 28th is a holiday in Australia. Assigning partners tomorrow morning!

thepicklemelissa 01/26/2013 #

perfect thanks so much! :)

mercmom41 01/27/2013 #

thanks for wiggle room!

soyprincesa2 01/29/2013 #

Malta has been partially suspended.... It looks like those of us receiveing from her will not receive one of our zine! Such a bummer!!! I totally am hoping to really grow my zine collection!

okellyhh 01/30/2013 #

just join the swap bot today.. any new swap like this? :(

mercmom41 02/ 3/2013 #

okay, who did the cute CUPCAKE mini? I got it and now I can't find the envie it came in and so don't know who sent it! I want to give you a nice rating but need to know who did it!

smadronia 02/ 5/2013 #

More mini zines please? This was awesome to do.

soyprincesa2 02/13/2013 #

Bummer that Malta flaked....

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