Last week I took the files for the first issue of Wonderlust into work and had them printed up in about fifteen minutes on Wednesday morning. Then I sat around waiting to pay for them so I could mail out the contributor copies. Then I made everyone wait all weekend for it to finally be available because I like starting things on Mondays. (Sorry.)
This first issue is a fabulous mix of poetry and prose, and I’m over the moon with how it’s turned out. The cover is beautiful, and the works inside range from gritty to heartbreaking (and sometimes a little bit of both). I do hope people love it as much as I do. I was surprised by how thin it feels despite coming in at twenty-four pages, but I think that’s impressive for a first issue anyway. Of course, I also love the layout, not to toot my own horn or anything. I just think it looks so good, inside and out! I’m in love, okay?
To celebrate this momentous occasion, I’m giving away a copy of the first issue, along with something of a “zine starter pack.” (Kind of. Not really?) It includes a copy of the newest edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution, plus a mystery selection of zines that I spent Friday night choosing and ordering from Portland Button Works. It’s a collection of some zines I love and some I’ve never read and some of my own simply because I love giving away my own things once in a while.