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Topic: Zine Swap (Signups: 9/19 to 10/10 *** Sendouts: 11/10)  (Read 10845 times)
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RougeRaven
« on: September 18, 2012 09:55:21 PM »

Swap name: Zine Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: RougeRaven
Sign-up date range: September 19th to October 10th
Date to send item by: November 10th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? n/a

Additional Age requirement? no

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: CORRECT
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES



What is a zine?

A zine is basically a self published booklet, often made by folding a stack of papers in half and stapling them together. Zines cover all topics- I've personally seen zines about women's health, autobiographical comics, music, poetry/short stories, tutorials, politics, etc. If you are computer savvy, you can use different programs to completely design and layout your zine. Or you're like me and will print out/scan your content, create a master copy, and then copy that. Both methods can produce high quality work. We are aiming high people, let's make some awesome indie reading material!


If none of that made sense, wikipedia may do a better job of describing what a zine is exactly:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zine

You may write about any topic of your choice. I will do my best to make sure no one is partnered with someone who is planning to write about a topic they specifically asked not to receive.

You may choose between 1 to 4 partners for this swap. You only need to write one zine, you will simply make copies for each of your partners. (It would be wonderful to make color copies if you're using images, so please consider the additional cost.) I cannot guarantee that you will get your preferred maximum number of partners- it's up to everyone who signs up  Smiley

There is no maximum number of pages for your zine, but please create at least 8 pages (That's only 4 pieces of 8.5"x11" paper folded in half, front and back. Two of those pages will serve as your front and back covers anyway, so that's 6 small pages of content.)

It's likely that the envelopes you are sending your zines in will not be big enough for the post office to give you a DC#. If that is the case, you must scan or send me a clear photo of your receipt and the addressed/stamped envelope. If your envelope is not received by your partner you must send another copy.

Here are some great tutorials on how to make zines:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Zine Beginning to finish, how to make a zine

http://www.zinebook.com/resource/zinetips.html#technical How to pick a topic, tips on what not to do

http://www.booklyn.org/education/ispamphlet.pdf How to bind your zine with a pamphlet stitch instead of staples







If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
If you cannot put a delivery confirmation sticker on your envelope, what must you do?
What happens if your envelope doesn't make it to your partner?

How many partners would you like for this swap? 1, 2, 3, or 4?
What are some topics you think you'll cover in your zine?
Are there any topics you do not wish to receive?



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

Members

RougeRaven
LovelyMiss
yoopidou
Angelicus
elyxandra
hayleylujah
goddessgarb
fancybutch
lancmaltby


The Gallery is up!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=416496.new#new


PARTNERS

Sent
Received
Missing in action, contact organizer ASAP


Lovelymiss---> fancybutch, hayleylujah, elyaxandra, yoopidu

Yoopidu---> rougeraven, angelicus, hayleylujah, goddessgarb

elyxandra---> fancybutch, lancmaltby, yoopidu, hayleylujah

angelicus---> lancmaltby, rougeraven, elyxandra, fancybutch

hayleylujah---> lancmaltby, yoopidu, goddessgarb, rougeraven

goddessgarb---> fancybutch, hayleylujah, lovelymiss, angelicus

fancybutch---> goddessgarb, elyxandra, yoopidu, lovelymiss

lancmaltby---> rougeraven, angelicus, lovelymiss, elyxandra

rougeraven---> angelicus, goddessgarb, lovelymiss, lancmaltby
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012 12:24:43 AM »

Oh, goody! I am very tempted.
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012 12:01:00 PM »

Sounds fun, will see if I can fit this in.
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2012 06:07:56 PM »

I hope you both end up joining! The more the merrier  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012 11:33:42 AM »

this looks really cool--i need to rack up some more posts on Craftster so that I can participate in this one!!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012 05:06:37 PM »

I am thinking of the subject of my zine. I did some research and now I have way too many subjects: cooking, travel, craft, cats, stories, art, marathon, Hawaiian words, poetry, games...
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012 05:35:01 PM »

I have always wanted to create a zine. And this is really tempting, I just need to think about topics.... and feasibility....
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012 08:14:36 PM »

This is tempting.  I used to make a lot of one-off zine type works when I was younger.  And the shipping should definitely be in my budget!  Haha.  I'll have think about it some more and make sure I have the amount of time I'd want to dedicate.

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RougeRaven
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012 08:39:18 PM »

this looks really cool--i need to rack up some more posts on Craftster so that I can participate in this one!!!

I'm sorry Wings, you already have enough posts but you need to be a member for a full 30 days before you can join a swap- when the sign ups end you'll only be at 21 days.  Sad But there is always next round! If there is enough interest in a month after the swap closes maybe we could do a round 2.
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emilywilde
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2012 09:15:27 PM »

Oh wow, this sounds really tempting, as I used to make zines all the time (short stories, poetry, collages, ect.) But I will need to get my scanner/printer up and running, and a little time to think of a good theme. What a great swap idea!
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