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Mini-Zine Swap #36 - July

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Mini-Zine Swap #36 - July
Swap Coordinator:SilverHealer (contact)
Swap categories: Zines 
Number of people in swap:17
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:5.00
Last day to signup/drop:July 11, 2013
Date items must be sent by:July 31, 2013
Number of swap partners:5

@OverMoon is giving me hosting duties of this swap while the original coordinator, @zoey1440 is on hiatus. :)


Whether you are new to zines or a pro, this is a swap to share your unique mini-zine and also send each other your comments. This is a great way to start out if you are new to this or help each other with ideas and tips.

In this swap you will send a mini-zine to 5 partners. SENDER'S CHOICE! The mini-zine should be made by you. Can be color or black-and-white, pics or text, whatever you like! Format is also your choice - make it unique to you!! Journal style, mini-articles, photos, recipes, news, opinions, absolutely anything goes!! Newbies are welcome, we all had to start somewhere!

Here is a nifty template for the mini-zine (not required but an easy way to get started!): http://www.knowledgeup.com/2007/11/05/diy-mini-8-page-pocket-zine/ or check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh1W15BWCUk (or you can use your own format if you like! hand made, printed, copied, whatever!)

You can also make even smaller or slightly bigger zines if that's what you enjoy making! =)

NO UNRESOLVED 3s OR 1s, PERIOD. Doesn't matter if they're new or seven years old. If the partners who rated you down are no longer on Swap-Bot or are otherwise unreachable, please message me and I'm sure we can work something out! :D Please have a well filled out profile if you're new. I reserve the right to remove anyone that I see as questionable.

I will angel if I need to, but let's hope that I don't, okay? Flakers will be reported and banned from future zine swaps.


SilverHealer 06/25/2013 #

Hey guys! What would you think if I made each month's zine swap THEMED? Or would you all rather have it be random like it was for June?

soyprincesa2 06/26/2013 #

I like the randomness..... but if the themes were quite broad, then that would be ok too!

mpatry 06/28/2013 #

I like broad themes, with the occasional no theme zine swap... that's just me personally :)

strawberrymilkmade 06/29/2013 #

Right now, I am overflowing with ideas, so I don't really need a theme... But I do find them fun! Like "1 word" sort of help. "Summer." "Winter." "Stars." That sort of thing spawns a ton of ideas. :3 I can go either way! If both options were available, like every other month, that would be pretty cool.

wonderfulwendy 07/ 1/2013 #

Hi there can I ask a few questions?

  1. Because we are making 5 zines ( this a first for me) am I right to assume that these will be printed? Perhaps hand written and scanned in etc? and

  2. Does the zine have a common thread to it or can each page be random? ... and finally

  3. The you tube video made a zine with 8 pages I assume that's a fine amount?


mpatry 07/ 2/2013 #

Usually when making zines...

  1. you make a "master copy" which is then photocopied (or scanned and printed is fine too) and distributed/traded/swapped, be aware of margins, most printers/photocopiers do not print all the way to the edge. You always keep your "master copy" to make more copies later on if needed.

  2. Some zines have a common thread, some are random. It can be a recipe zine, DIY zine, perzine (journal/diary type), art zine.... any theme you like for these swaps. There are other swaps here for zines that are of a specific theme, but this one is up to you.

  3. That is a common size, another common size is 1/4 page (cut page in half, then fold in half to create book... you can have 4, 8, 12, 16... pages in this size)


wonderfulwendy 07/ 4/2013 #

Thanks . That's really helpful. I'm going to do a themed one...practiced the folding last night!

SilverHealer 07/24/2013 #

Extended the deadline by a few days! :)

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