Zines

Casually surreal and observational poems about normative beauty standards, punk shows, security blankets. 

16 pages, half-letter size, letterpressed cover.

18 poems for sitting on an imagined lanai. A lanai that poet (and Murder City Devils frontman) Spencer Moody does not have. 

Illustrations by Mocha Ishibashi. 32 pages, cut quarter-size.

Some selected poems from Katie Haegele (of La-La TheoryCat Party, and so many other things). With a wonderful essay-length introduction from Katie that put the poems into context.

40 pages, tall quarter-size.

Range drags the queerness of the frontier out from between the lines of Louis L’Amour’s cowboy story Lonely on the Mountain. Through a series of erasure poems, a dusty free-box Western novel is transformed. Range is playful, sexy, hilarious, and at times somehow transcendent, otherworldly, glorious. 

40 pages, half-letter size, text & illustrations. Cover colors vary. 

Last copy! M. Sabine Rear's Reverse Flâneur: On Being Blind, Glamorous, and Alone in Public is a graphic novel travelogue of Vienna. Meditating on the visibly disabled body while spending time in museums and being alone in public spaces. Nominated for an Ignatz Award. 

40 pages, half-letter size, thick matte covers.

"In Starvation Mode, Seattle’s Elissa Washuta—author of 2014’s genre-defying memoir of ethnic identity, sexual trauma, bipolar disorder, and independence, My Body Is a Book of Rules—crafts a personal accounting of her struggle for culinary control, and presents the guidelines she followed as she attempted to shape her body and mind through the food she consumed.

The book’s seemingly simple structure (a series of rules to eat and live by) contrasts with the powerful way she pulls readers into a complicated story of our needs and the cultural pressures that shape us."

Originally released through Future Tense Books' Instant Future series. 52 pages, half-letter size. 

Under Pressure: Herbs For Resilience is an in-depth and insightful guide to "twelve plants that can help increase or enhance resilience in times of upheaval and uncertainty." Looking at the physiology of stress, the zine is a holistic guide to surviving in an unhealthy culture.

Written by Janet Kent, an herbalist, writer, and founder of Medicine County Herbs and the Terra Sylva School of Herbal Medicine. With original woodcut illustration by Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative member Roger Peet.

Screen-printed covers on 100 lb stock. Perfect-bound. 70 pages, half-letter size.

User Not Found is a pocket-sized chapbook on social media and life in the digital age. In a single, long-form lyric essay, Felicity explores our collective addiction from a variety of angles. It's a many-layered joyride of a think-piece. Highly recommended.

"Prompted by a sequence of discouraging internet encounters, Felicity Fenton attempts to free herself from the tendrils of an online world we know, but struggle to look away from. She evaluates the endless distractions of being tethered to her device and all that comes with it: email, spam, texting, taking pictures, and social media (aka 'the walls'). In lyrical prose that swerves into dream-like mirage, hilarious thoughts, social observations, and unwavering sadness, User Not Found is a powerful essay that is all too relatable."

Part of the Scout Book series through Future Tense Books. Second edition. 32 pages, quarter-size. ISBN 9781892061850.

The new chapbook from Andria Alefhi (of the long-running literary zine We'll Never Have Paris) is a look at grief over time. Told through journal entries, letters, and short essay-like chapters, it documents 16 years of memories, regrets, and personal growth.

Both a grief memoir and a tool for those preparing for parent loss and others who have lost a parent to write their own story, When Your Mom is First to Go is a unique journey through living with loss and finding paths to acceptance. 

Cover art by Gabriel Liston. 64 pages, quarter-size.

Before her memoir Mean, before her work with Dignidad Literaria, and before she led the backlash against American Dirt, there was Wish You Were Me, Myriam Gurba's excellent chapbook of intriguing bits and pieces. 

"Wish You Were Me is Myriam Gurba’s bizarre and uproarious follow-up to her award-winning first novella and story collection, Dahlia Season. There are some weird and unexplored thought patterns happening here. Gurba is a fierce pioneer in the gooey guts of our emotional and sexual zeitgeist."

48 pages, cut half-letter size. ISBN #9781892061409.