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Sunday, February 10th, 2013
3:49 pm
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
3:47 pm
My Phone Hates Me 5

I send so many stupid autocorrected texts, my phone really does hate me.

This series is now upto the fifth issue and I still can't send proper texts.
Everyone who has read the previous zines and this one have laughed the
whole way through and then questioned what each text was meant to say.
Some of them I'm not even sure what I was trying to say let alone how my
phone autocorrects most words, but there are a few funny examples..

4 police vans at euston wonder eggs go = 4 police vans at euston wonder whats up
low dying hair pub in a pub = now dying hair pub in abit
pick up oboe iam bored = pick up phone I am bored.

Available on to purchase on etsy.

Pages: 20
Paper size: A5
Paper Weight: 160gsm
Cover Weight: 325gsm

My Phone Hates Me 5
My Phone Hates Me 5
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
11:03 am

The fourth in the My Phone Hates Me series, filled with the most recent absurd autocorrected texts I have sent.

This is for those of you who have an iphone, you love it to bits and yet it hates you, its sole purpose it to make you seem stupid. I am forever sending mispelt texts thanks to my phone and I have illustrated some of my favourite and weirdest ones.

Pages: 16
Paper size: A5
Paper Weight: 160gsm
Cover Weight: 325gsm

Available on etsy.

Saturday, August 11th, 2012
4:18 pm
Can anyone recommend
Can anyone recommend cheap photocopying anywhere in London? Staples have hiked their prices sky-high and are pricing me out of zine-making!
Sunday, July 8th, 2012
3:58 pm
Feminist perzine 'Here. In My Head. #10' out now!

Finally, Here. In My Head #10: The University Years, is out now!

£1.20 UK / $2.00 International

It’s 40 pages, half-sized, with a thick paper cover tied together with a pretty ribbon!

Inside, I write about living away from home, academia, making friends, the Student’s Union, and graduation.  It’s mostly a collection of stories about my experiences, but there’s also some practical advice for students and would-be students, and lots of lists.  

Info on how to buy or trade a copy can be found at http://blatantblithe.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/here-in-my-head-10-now-for-sale/.

Sunday, May 27th, 2012
11:55 am
Everyone loves monsters and colouring in... Well I know that I do and I have combined my love of both together. There are 16 strange monsters to colour in, doodle on or even just stare at and it is also hand bound by the monsters themselves.

Binding: hand bound
Pages: 20
Paper size: A5
Paper Weight: 120gsm
Cover Weight: 160gsm

Available to purchase on etsy.
Sunday, March 25th, 2012
2:52 pm
Call for Submissions: Pandora Press #4!
Pandora Press, a feminist comp-zine published by the Swansea Feminist Network, is looking for submissions for its 4th issue! Open to women from Wales only.

Sunday, March 4th, 2012
11:15 pm
Zine Review Vlog
I've done a zine review vlog for Spill the Zines, in which I review This Is Water #3, Adventures in Menstruating #3, Graduating Into Unemployment, and Morgenmuffel #19 - check it out and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
6:52 pm
Pandora Press - submission call!

Feminist comp-zine Pandora Press is looking for submissions for its third issue!  The theme is TIME.

Here are some prompts/ideas for where you could go with this theme, though this list is far from exhaustive:

Waves of feminism: do you identify with a wave in particular? What do you think the 4th wave will look like?  Do you think that the notion of “waves of feminism” is a useful notion, or is it problematic?  Do you agree with the direction of modern feminism, and its fights/causes?
- A woman’s age/passage of life: What pressures are women under in particular with regards to age – what they should look like, what they should be doing (e.g. childbearing before the age of 35), what direction their life is supposed to take?  Are these realistic, or too constricting?
- The history of women/feminism: Are there any historical women or female activists that inspire you?  Any groundbreaking pre-feminist texts?  What was the world like for women before our era?
- The future for women/feminism: what would a feminist society look like?  How far do we have left before equality is reached?  Is it on the horizon?  Is it possible?
- Beauty standards: are women under pressure to avoid “looking their age”?  What qualities are associated with each decade of a woman’s life?  Are these fair?  What pressures are women under as each decade passes by?
- Young vs old feminists/women: are we being pitted against each other?  Or is the generational divide too wide to relate to each other?  Can we learn from each other?  Are there experiences that exclusively lie with one group, or are we not that different from each other?
- Issues that affect young people: sex education, virginity/chastity/purity myths, employment, higher education, etc.
Issues that affect older people: how is one’s age construed in our society?  Are there prejudices against older people?  Are old people ever favoured over young people (e.g. older men = authoritative figures), or are young people overwhelmingly favoured in society?
- Our current “time”/culture: What sucks about society’s treatment of women?  What will our future look like – utopia? Dystopia?  Will humanity be better off, or worse off, once our generation has passed away?  What will be our legacy?

The deadline for the winter issue is 20 FEBRUARY 2012.

Contributors must be from Wales!  Just email your ideas, questions, or submissions to pandorapresszine@gmail.com.  More info can be found at http://swanseafeministnetwork.wordpress.com/pandorapress.

Thursday, January 19th, 2012
11:07 am
wanted: feminist art!

The Swansea Women's Centre, a women's refuge and campaign group in Wales, are holding a workshop day for International Women's Day. One of the rooms at the centre will be turned into a feminist art gallery for the day, and we're looking for all kinds of artwork to feature in our gallery! The focus is on women's experience - artwork can include painting, collage, zine pages, poetry, crafts, mixed-media art, drawings - anything that you have created yourself! The gallery will be open to people of all ages, so we ask that artwork submitted is not sexually graphic/explicit. The deadline for submitting items is mid-February. We can't pay for items, but we are happy to return them to you if you provide us with a SAE. 

For more details, email us at swanseafeministnetwork@gmail.com.

Saturday, January 7th, 2012
6:32 pm
I have two new zines out!

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Friday, September 30th, 2011
6:03 pm

First thing, everybody loves sick. This started with the vomiting cucumber and a conversation afterwards that I should draw an orange being sick.. that orange being sick turned into many other foods and drinks being sick and that was how this was born.
Available on etsy.
Sunday, September 18th, 2011
2:07 pm
Write for UK blog Spill the Zines!

Spill the Zines is looking to expand and feature some articles alongside its reviews and news posts, and we're looking for writers to join our team!  If you're a writer that's passionate about zine culture, we want to hear from you!

Some articles we'd be interested in include:

  • Zine Fest reviews
  • Zines as educational tools
  • Zines as an alternative media
  • Favourite zine series
  • Tips on zine-making
  • Layout ideas
  • Zine do's and don'ts
  • Zine anthology reviews
  • Reviews of books about zines
  • Zines & activism
  • Zines & self-expression
  • Friendships and the zine scene

We're pretty flexible with our writers; all we ask is that you submit at least one piece for publicationevery two months.  Bloggers must be able to adhere to editorial deadlines.
What you get:
  • Writing experience: a valuable addition to a portfolio or CV if you're interested in pursing a career in journalism/media. 
  • An audienceSpill the Zines currently averages 1000 readers per month! If you decide to become a regular writer, a link to your personal blog will go in our sidebar, thus increasing traffic for your own projects.
  • A chance to make a difference: We're the only zine blog dedicated to British zine culture and news, and we're getting bigger and better every month.
Alternatively, if you'd just like to write a one-off article as a guest blogger, we'd be up for that too.

Interested? E-mail Cath at spillthezinesuk@gmail.com with a bit about you (age, location, what zines you like to read, whether you write or contribute to zines) and a topic suggestion.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Current Mood: chipper
Monday, August 8th, 2011
1:28 pm
Pandora Press #2 - call for submissions!

Pandora Press is now looking for submissions for its second issue! The theme is sex.

Here are some suggestions in which you could go with this theme:
  • Sex in culture
  • Sex in the media – literature/music/zines/mainstream press/film
  • Sex and religion
  • Gender and/or sexual identity
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Sex and love/relationships
  • Sex-positive feminism
  • Sex throughout history
  • Social attitudes to sex
  • Prejudices surrounding sex
  • Sexual violence
  • Sexualisation/raunch culture
  • Sex for sale: pornography/prostitution
  • And anything else you can think of!

As well as general articles, people are encouraged to submit some of the following:
  • Cover art
  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Cartoons
  • Interior art/illustrations
  • Reviews:
  • - Films
  • - Music
  • - Blogs
  • - Zines
  • Interviews
  • Women’s News/Events

The deadline for the autumn issue is 2nd October 2011.

Contributors should be from the UK, preferably Wales. Submissions from all genders are welcome. Just email your ideas, questions, or submissions to
Sunday, August 7th, 2011
1:36 pm
Spill the Zines bits and bobs

1. Spill the Zines has been updated today with lots of lovely British zine news!  http://spillthezines.blogspot.com/2011/08/zine-news-round-up-070811.html

2. We mentioned Zinescene UK in our post on zine resources last week! http://spillthezines.blogspot.​com/2011/07/zine-resources.htm​l?spref=tw

3. We're on ZineWiki! http://zinewiki.com/Spill_the_Zines

4. We're still looking for people to write about zines for us! Guidelines here: http://spillthezines.blogspot.com/2011/07/staff-reshuffle-and-call-for-writers.html

Get in touch, we're all really very nice people!
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
9:16 pm
bis again

Issue 107 of Bi Community News aka BCN is now out with its usual mix of writing about bi life, bisexuality in wider culture and the UK bi scene itself. The main articles are about Britney, Santana and the 'b' word in Glee, building your own bi community events, research on how bisexuals imagine themselves in later life, the new season of Torchwood and the latest news about this summer's main bi festival/gathering. And there's a big colourful splash of photos of bis at London Pride.

16pp A4, colour cover b/w insides :)

Website with ordering of single copies or subscription options here.
Sunday, July 17th, 2011
10:49 pm
Write for Spill the Zines!

 Hello zinesters!

Spill the Zines has published its monthly zine reviews today - in July, we review xyz #2, Mix Zine #3, The Venns, Spellbook for Reckless Children #1, and Rum-Muffel.  Take a look here: http://spillthezines.blogspot.com/2011/07/zine-reviews-july-11.html?spref=tw

We're also looking for people to write for our blog!  There’s a lot to be said about zines and their impact, whether it’s the importance of zines in raising attention for important issues (e.g. transmisogyny, or chronic illness), zines as an alternative to harmful mainstream press (e.g. beauty standards), zines as a tool for activism, zines as a way of meeting like-minded people, zines as an egalitarian form of knowledge-sharing, zines as a way of sharing ideas with people that you might not be brave enough to put into words… I’ve just scratched the surface there, but hopefully you can see what I’m getting at. It’s an amazingly diverse and interesting subculture that we’d like to start exploring together, with a focus on British zine culture.

If you want to write an article for us, get in touch! Just drop us an email at spillthezinesukATgmailDOTcom with a little synopsis of the article you had in mind, and we’ll talk about it. If you’re interested in reviewing zine fests, that would also be something we’d be interested in.

Also, don’t forget to keep sending us your British zine news (guidelines here), and your British zines for review (guidelines here)!

Current Mood: chipper
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
11:20 pm
Here In My Head #9 now for sale!
 Here. In My Head. #9
48 pages, 1/4 sized – £1.00

Inside, I write about technology, thealogy (goddess worship), common anti-feminist arguments, and being a graduate. There’s also some lists and similarly fluffy little things scattered throughout. Black and white, with a hand-coloured front cover.

Want to buy a copy from me? Just Paypal £1.00 to blatant_blitheAThotmail.co.uk, and I’ll send the zine out to you the next day, with no delivery charge. If you would like me to include one of my free minizines, Twt, just leave me a note when you send me the money and I’ll put it in for you. Don’t forget, you can read more about my zines on my zinewiki page - http://zinewiki.com/Catherine_Elms.
Friday, July 8th, 2011
12:26 pm

There are a few things I would like to send in the post

View on etsy

or on my blog
Monday, June 13th, 2011
1:08 pm

This is for those of you who have an iphone, you love it to bits and yet it hates you, its sole purpose it to make you seem stupid.
I am forever sending mispelt texts thanks to my phone and I have illustrated some of my favourite and weirdest ones.
A5 in size, black/white, 16 pages. £1.80

Available on etsy.
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