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Zine-Go-Round & Round & Round 23

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Zine-Go-Round & Round & Round 23
Group:Zines, mail art & other cool stuff
Swap Coordinator:dvmac (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Zines  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:10
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.95
Last day to signup/drop:May 8, 2016
Date items must be sent by:May 29, 2016
Number of swap partners:1

Once again, the Zine-Go-Round is leaving the station. All aboard!

Let's get those zines circulating again in Round 23!

Return rider?

Complete the next page in the last zine you received and pass it on! Just added the last page to a zine? Send it back to its 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!

New riders welcome!

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

Please do the following:

For your first swap you will prepare one mini zine. Online video tutorial here and non-video tutorial here.

Choose a theme and design the front and back covers for your zine. -- On the back cover you may choose to leave space for each contributor to sign. Just make it clear by design or in your description note that this is what you want. (It should not be left blank.)

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, realizethat it will take six rounds to complete your zine if you create a typical six-page minizine! You are expected to continue participating in swaps during the rotation of your zine. That's part of the fun of a collaborative project :)

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

Participants are expected to post on the Zine-Go-Round forum on ZMACS as zines are sent and received.

Open to all ZMACS members in good standing. I have completely pirated the instructions above from previous hosts and I take no credit for it, and all blame for mistakes goes to rngstdstll :) Please PM me or add your thoughts below, and let me know if you want to host! Thanks to starmccoy for her kind permission to use image of her zine. At least I hope I'll get her kind permission. I'll ask her as soon as she gets home.


samjowers 04/27/2016 #

love this idea. I want everyone who does a page in mine to put a return address label or their address behind their zine. when I get mine back, I will send everyone a copy of the completed zine so they can see how it came back!!! love this!

starmccoy 05/ 8/2016 #

Great idea samjowers!

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