Zine Update: Wonderlust #001 + a Giveaway

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12.21.14 / wonderlust issue one
12.21.14 / wonderlust issue one table of contents
It’s here! It’s done! It’s ready!

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?
12.21.14 / wonderlust giveaway partial prizes
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.

(Of course, if you don’t want to wait, you’re welcome to order a copy of Wonderlust from the zine shop or Etsy.)

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December 22, 2014
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  • Kay

    Amazing! And definitely toot away on your horn – nothing wrong with being proud of your work, and it does look beautiful! Entering the giveaway, and since I’m making 2015 the year of reading zines for me, I’ll definitely be snagging a copy if I don’t win!
    I think if I were to make a zine, it’d probably be about motherhood, my childhood, or maybe anxiety? Oy, those all sound like such heavy subjects!

  • This sounds like such a majorly awesome project! I
    can’t wait to check it out! I tried my hand at writing a zine this year, and I hope to try again next year! Not too sure what I would write about maybe how I sucked at going to college lol

    • Sonya

      I have your zine! I loved it. 🙂
      And I really enjoy reading about people’s college experiences (or not college experiences), so I think that’d be a fantastic thing to write about. It inspires me to do a college-themed one of my own sometime because I have a lot of thoughts about my time at college.

  • I’ve always wanted to make a zine, but I don’t know what I’d put in it. Probably just a mismatch of things- quotes and short stories, stuff like that.

    • Sonya

      That’s the best part about zines, though: You can put whatever you want in them. There’s really no way to make a wrong one or anything. I really like the idea of including quotes in one because quotes can always be fun to read through.

  • Nancy Mills

    So many “me”‘s to consider as fodder for a ‘zine! Time to start experimenting with a little varietal collection, perhaps.

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