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FEB: Zine-go-round 9

Launch gallery slideshow

Group:Zines, mail art & other cool stuff
Swap Coordinator:snout (contact)
Swap categories: Zines 
Number of people in swap:11
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:February 11, 2014
Date items must be sent by:February 28, 2014
Number of swap partners:1
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All aboard the Zine-go-round!

Return rider?

  • Complete the next page in the last zine you received and pass on!
  • Just added the last page to a zine? Send it back to it's owner! Now you can start a new zine or check the forums to see if someone has an extra that needs extra contributors.

If at any time you lose interest or choose not to participate, please contact me so that the zines can continue to circulate! Good communication will continue to make these swaps successful!

Zine-go-round Links:

Participants Forum Thread: Where we discuss what we're doing, ideas, and more!

Zine-go-round Spreadsheet: List of current zine participants, zine locations,and themes. If this is your first swap you will be able to view this once partners are assigned.


New riders welcome!

Mini zines are small, self-published pieces of work. For this collaborative project you will design the cover, pass it on, and six others will join in!

Please do the following:

  1. For your first swap you will prepare one mini zine (see tutorial).

  2. Choose a theme and design the front and back covers for your zine.

  3. Include your mailing address and a short note describing your theme or anything related to the zine that you would like your partner to know. This will be included with your zine as it is passed on.

Once all of the inside pages have been filled, your zine will be sent back to you! Be sure that your return mailing address is printed clearly on the zine or in a note accompanying the zine.

Be aware that you are committing to send a completed zine back to it's owner by participating swaps.

Additional notes:

  • If you choose to jump on the zine-go-round, realize that it will take six rounds to complete your zine!

  • First time making a mini zine? Check out this awesome tutorial!

  • Zines may be sent flat or folded (the latter will save you on postage).

  • E-mails will be sent to keep members updated when new rounds are created.

Discussion

pmcgd55 02/ 6/2014 #

I honestly don't like those mini-zines!!! but would join in the zine o round if I could make a small 4" x 4 " booklet and would happily participate in someone else's mini-zine please let me know what you think.

Paula D.

snout 02/ 9/2014 #

@pmcgd55 Are you talking quarter-size zine? I would recommend posting on the forum and seeing what the others think. Since this is a cooperative swap where many are involved for each round, I'd like to have some other opinions.

In my mind, this could be okay. The main issue would potentially be postage.

camelsamba 02/ 9/2014 #

The first zine I sent around was half sized (if I have terminology correct - a zine made from front & back of a piece of paper, not from the front of a sheet of paper like in the tutorial). Nobody seemed to object.

A 4x4 booklet could be placed in a 6x4 (or 5x7, etc) envelope so we wouldn't have to pay for the square envelope surcharge, but I suppose if it was extra thick or something we would be out some extra pennies. Can't speak for everyone but I don't really worry about the postage aspect in these; after all, it is international.

Ky 02/12/2014 #

I love the mini-zine format (all on one page) it is a great challenge to create on just one page and collecting them is easy too when they are so compact.

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