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Scripturient Publications

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PLEASE NOTE: Since i've gone away to college i have run out of copies of all of my previous zine endeavors. Hopefully next summer, if not this Winter Break, i will get more copies made, but for now i am all out.

Young Writers' Magazine #1: the 28 page literary compilation that started it all. includes an interview with author Norma Fox Mazer and reprints from such cool zines as Pink Tea, Screaming at a Wall, Morning Mists, She Locked Herself up in a Lemon, and Mustard as well as orginial submissions and stuff i wrote.
[Cost: $2 American or fair trade]

DREAM: Dreams are your windows into other worlds... dare to dream

"Invitation" by Shel Silverstein...
If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar.
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
Come in!
Come in!

[Cost: 2 stamps, 2 pretty catalogs, 2 butterfly barrettes, or 2 purple pens. send small candle for color copy]

Scripturient Youth #2: the 32 page evolution of YWM. contains lots of reprints from online zines; a big review section (largely devoted to children's books); more poetry, fiction, and opinion pieces like in #1. in general, more professional than #1.
[Cost: $2 American or fair trade]

DREAM II: Ten pages of DREAM only diferent from the first one. Very similar, but very diffferent. More visual art this time (which often didn't photocopy well), and more of me in it yet at the same time less of me.
[Cost: 50 cents, 2 stamps, or something pretty]

Scripturient Youth #3: It's 18 pages of opinion articles, poetry, and fiction as well as a big book and zine review section. I was rushed to finish this issue in time for Beantown Zinetown 3, so i wasn't able to do much formatting or even proofreading. The writings are all very good, they're just not accompanied by any artwork to make it easier on the eyes and i used few fonts.
[Cost: $2 American or fair trade, as always]

HEY, You in the Red!: 80 pages, half-size, with a bold red cover, this zine is filled with my thoughts on zining, homosxuality, fat, lying, feminism, words, Beowulf, and much more. Some writings are only a brief paragraph, others are multi-page essays. Perfect for flipping through while waiting at the doctor's office or for plunging into on a long summer afternooon.
[Cost: $3]

Scripturient Youth #4: At 31 pages, this issue, whose theme is "different" is one of the thickest yet and possibly the one of which i am most proud. It's filled with poems, essays, a fiction piece, and a large recommended section of zines and books. Lots of reprints and original submissions, including ones for many of the features, by talented zine and non-zine kids.
[Cost: $2 or trade]

Compilations in Progress

Okay, i've given up on deadlines. Just please send stuff in people. (Contributors get a free copy.)

1. Vegetarianism: The Whys and Why Nots: I want input from people of all opinions, from vegans to meat lovers. Recipes, nutritional information, cartons, and so on are cool, but mostly i want your own opinions/experiences --something no one else but you could tell me. Click here for more info.

2. Not a Barbie Girl: I want stories about playing with any doll but Barbie as a child. No stories of mutilatiing your Barbies, please.

3. Expressions of Beauty: I want expressions of what you think is beautiful. Tell/show me about it any medium you choose –photography, drawing, poetry, recipe, fiction, essay, collage, cartoon, lists of songs, lists of things that make you feel beautiful, lists of beautiful smells, be creative here.

4. What's in a Name?: a fat mini-zine filled with the origins of zine names. (Thanks to Kimra for the idea!) Send me the story of your zine(s)'s name, no matter how mundane, along with your name and address and the price of a copy --and the zine(s)'s website, if there is one. This zine will be one-fourth size (4.25 x 5.5 inches) and you are welcome to design your own page(s), just ask for my USPS addy. If you're not designing your own page(s), e-mail would be appreciated so i don't have to retype everything. Thanks.

5. For the Love of Postal Workers: The post office gets ranked on a lot about slow service, raised rates, etc., so i thought it would be nice to make a zine filled with happy, funny, etc. stories about postal workers (clerks, mail deliverers, whomever). If you want to design your own page, i'm gonna be making this about greeting card size.

6. Cacoethes Scribendi: I am no longer doing Scripturient Youth. Instead, i'm starting Cacoethes Scribendi (which means a compulsion to write), a literary compilaion zine for all ages which will probably have less specific features than Scripturient Youth, more just people's writings (and hopefully some artwork too).