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No connection? Check out these new zines about lost and found love online.

Though the days of couples carving their initials into treestumps and undeniable love-at-first-sight reside only in fiction, the fact is, you can't deny the appeal of falling in love while wrapping yourself in a Snuggie and slurping instant noodle soup. Online dating services allow users to construct and hide behind tippy-top versions of themselves and simultaneously lust over the photoshopped versions others. While one could argue that these websites such as OK Cupid attempt to build love from sham, statistics show that online dating was the root of  17% of last year's marriages. 

Librarian Porn

Have the hots for librarians? Check out two library students' new fanzine Our Library Crushes (pdf) that includes G- Rated pics of their favorite librarians, including Barnard College's very own zine librarian Jenna Freedman!  Zines S674c 2012

Attend and Sell at the Montreal Queer Lit Bookfair!

On August 18th, the fifth annual queer lit bookfair, Queer Between the Covers, is taking place in Montreal, as a part of the 10-day Montreal Pride program.

 

Participate in a Mobile Zine Tour!

The collective mobile zine project Cross Pollinate is looking for your participation in their show and tell zine tour. The central mission of Cross Pollinate is to create spaces and communities across the country for people to exchange wisdom, skills, ideas, and art. Participation in this tour may entail traveling in the zine mobile, contributing to Cross Pollinate's project at their local stops, organizing local events, and hosting tourmates in your home.  Though their exact route is not explicity planned, they shall venture out from California in the last week of June, head up through the West Coast, then eventually land in Nebraska in early August. They are still open for potential destinations, hosts, and organizers across the country. Cross Pollinate is especially interested in bringing their project to marginialized areas such as international communities, land projects, small towns and rural areas, and wheel-chair accessible venues.

To find out more information:  http://zinemobile.wordpress.com/

To get in touch with the organizers of the tour email: zinemobile@gmail.com

Call for Riot Grrrl Zine Authors and Readers to Participate Research Project!

University of Cambridge grad student Stefanie Carter is looking for authors and readers of Riot Grrrl zines to be interviewed for her research thesis. In her work, she hopes to emphisize the importance of zines and networks of zinesters to the Riot Grrrl movement overall.

Because Stefanie is located in the UK, the interview will be recorded over the phone, email, or Skype for US residents. The interview will be approximately one-hour long and will consist of pre-composed questions as well as questions that arise during conversation.

 

If you would be interested in participating in this interview or would like to recieve more information, contact Stefanie at stefanielcarter@gmail.com.

Madison InfoShop Digital Zine Library and Oral History

The Madison InfoShop, a radical resource center in Madison, WI, is launching a digital zine library and oral history project. Get a summary and volunteer info.

Gardening Zines

The weather has been a bit cold lately, but Spring is on its way! I was inspired by the Papercut Zine Library's post on gardening zines and decided to share a few zines for the nice weather ahead!

Shotgun Seamstress Box Set

If you were at Meet Me at the Race Riot earlier this year, then you had the privilegeof seeing Osa Atoe read from her amazing zine Shotgun Seamstress. She is now releasing all six issues as one box set. She's even throwing in a free mixtape! Don't miss this chance to own such an important part of  zine punk history!

Zine Crush!

Do you ever read the Missed Connections section of Craigslist and wish that more zinesters showed up? Submit your stories of splitzines, admiration, and/or passionate yearning to Zine Crush!

Zine List on Immigration and Nationality

Are you looking for zines on nationality and transition? Do you have any zines to add to the list? Click here to go to CUNY's blog to see Alycia Sellie's growing list of zines!

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