International Zine Month (Day 26) : Submit something to a compilation zine.

Day 26 : Submit something to a compilation zine.

Another thing to check off my zine check-list that I've never done! It was actually a little bit difficult to find a zine that was looking for submissions that was something I was interested in - or had knowledge in.

But thankfully Sarah over at Winged Snail mail was looking for submissions for her snail mail themed zine! I mean how could you get any more me!

I shot her an email asking if I could mail her a copy of a pamphlet I made on pen palling would work for her zine - otherwise I could create something new for her as well!

International Zine Month (Day 25) : Teach someone about zines.

Day 25 : Teach a friend or family member about zines.

I would like to think that most people who know me (friends and family included) have to in some part know about zines considering I've been blabbering on about them in one way or another for the past 6 years.

I've given explanations as best as I can to people when they ask about them - or show them one as reference.

There have been a lot of 'What are zine' books I've read, or online articles I've come across in my time as a zinester so I decided that I will just post some of those links below as examples for people to check out!

Wikipedia's definition of 'What is a zine' :

The popular blog Rookie's explanation on what a zine is and how to make one!

The Barnard Zine Library gives an explanation from a zine of what a zine is

International Zine Month (Day 24) Organize Zine Collection.

Day 24 : Organize your zine Collection.

So unfortunately I have been way too busy this week to do some of these challenges on time - and so instead of beating myself up about it - I've decided to just post what I can about each of them.

As for organizing my collection - it does need to be done, but we are moving again in about a month (not sure where yet) so organizing it before I move and have no idea where they will be going in a new place seems kind of pointless.

But I will post some zine collections and their organization for future inspiration!

And lastly here is a photo of me from a couple of years ago checking out a friend's zine collection.

International Zine Month (Day 23) Make a One Page Zine

Day 23 : Make a one Page Zine

I've made two different one page zines before. Both for specific occasions.

The first was for a superhero party that my boyfriend's bar was hosting. I decided to create my own superhero or anti-hero named "Madem Lovely Tights" and came up with a zine story about her.

The second was for a 'Grease' themed birthday party that I was going to here in NYC, I made this zine for the birthday boy.

This time around I wanted to make a mini-edition zine based off my Kiss & Tell zines. I decided to do one that was based off of pictures I've taken of myself over the years that has some idea of 'sexy' to me. 

Unfortunately I am horrible at figuring out proper print layouts when it comes to photoshop and my printer so that is why this is still not done - but I thought I would post a work in progress. 

I still want to add some translucent pages in the middle pages with an overlay of quotes from my sex blog Goldicocks so that is another thing I am working on for it as well.

International Zine Month (Day 22) : Send your zine to a zine library.

Day 22 : Send your Zine to a zine library.

As already noted in Day 21 I have most all of my zines at the Barnard Zine Library here in NYC.

So today I decided I would post about the zine mail/trades I have received since the last post.

The first is from (Day 3) Challenge : Order from a zine Distro. I chose and my order got lost in paypal but the owner graciously remedied the situation and let me order a couple of other zines for free to make up for it! So here is my lot from that order

The second is a zine trade from (Day 13) challenge. I traded with the amazing Sarah McNeil ( and received these lovely goodies. She prints a lot on a risograph which I have always been interested in because it looks so beautiful!

The third was a zine trade with Jennibelle ( Who makes amazing handmade journaling supplies as well as zines! A girl after my own heart! I was stoked when she said she would trade! Also it came in this super colorful and fun packaging! 

Snail mail is kind of an addiction to me. Receiving mail gives me such a high!

International Zine Month (Day 21) : Zine Library Day

Day 21 : International Zine Library Day! : Visit your local zine library!

I have been meaning to visit the Barnard Zine Library which is the only library that has ALMOST all of my zines (they are just missing I Loe You) and I may have to head over there after my wednesday therapy since they are having an event :

I've actually never participated in a zine event other than zine fests - but have always wanted to start my own. So it might be fun to do something like this - plus the 23rd is a 'make a one page zine' day so that would fit in quite well!

Today I have work so I can't head over today - but I will leave you with some recent crafty purchases :

p.s. I get almost all of my crafty supplies off of ebay or amazon these days - SO much cheaper than anywhere else I found. I usually only search auctions that are $5 and under to limit myself as well! 

International Zine Month (Day 20) Free Zine Day!

Day 20 : Free Zine Day : Give away a copy of your zine.

The day is here for one lucky instagram follower to win a free copy of any one of my zines. Head on over to my post and be the lucky one to comment with your email address and I will send you a free copy of one of my zines in the mail!

My first zine review via One Minute Zine Reviews DJ Fredrick

". . . .So ... dear readers in zineland ... please do not send me zines like Kiss and Tell Volume 2 for review - you're wasting postage. One of the last things I want to spend my time reading or writing about is a poorly written, narcissistic expose of someone's so-called sexual adventures, or lack thereof."

I have to say that ever since I started Kiss & Tell and my other blog Goldicocks (which is a blog based off of my sexual experiences) I've never had anyone with this view. I would like to say that it's because of the people who find it are generally interested in it. But I generally write the stories very tongue-in-cheek or at least with obvious humor intended for the reader.

I could go on further with my rebuttal of this review but honestly I think DJ Fredrick is probably right - I didn't know his reviewing style or what he was interested in before sending him my zine for review - I kind of just blindly sent it to him because on his website it said he reviewed zines?

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