Connection Edit Writing Zine – #1

The cover’s been designed for Connection Edit #1, and YES it looks like it was done by a three year old but I love it!

The man in the drawing is supposed to be the late, great Alan Turing by the way…I can see a resemblance but it’s possibly just me:

The late great Alan Turing. Also, back  Enigmatic Patterns: The Life and Death of Alan Turing on Kickstarter.
The late great Alan Turing. Also, back Enigmatic Patterns: The Life and Death of Alan Turing on Kickstarter.

Connection Edit is my own little version of NaNoWriMo. I’ll post bits and pieces from it up here every so often.

WHY MAKE A ZINE?

There’s a few reasons why I’m putting my writing into a zine rather than a pretty, self-published collection.

  1. I like the informal quality of zine-making. It doesn’t have to look good or be edited and finished. I like mistakes
  2. I don’t really know how I feel about self publishing
  3. I don’t have to finish the stories I’m putting into this zine; they can be fragments and it’ll still be okay
  4. Maybe someone out there will like to read it
  5. At least I’m still writing.

And in case you’re not sure about what a zine is:

Zines are written in a variety of formats, from desktop published text to comics to handwritten text (an example being the hardcore punk zine Cometbus). Print remains the most popular zine format, usually photocopied with a small circulation. Topics covered are broad, including fanfiction, politics, art and design, ephemera, personal journals, social theory, riot grrrl and intersectional feminism, single topic obsession, or sexual content far enough outside of the mainstream to be prohibitive of inclusion in more traditional media. The time and materials necessary to create a zine are seldom matched by revenue from sale of zines. – Wikipedia

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