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New Zine – Letters To A Sister

Hey kids,

It’s been about a year since we last posted on this blog. I’m sorry if you’ve tried to contact us or have been checking back but a lot of things happened just after our last post which has meant that the fetus and I have kind of disappeared from zine making and trading. I have though just finished a new zine which is pretty much about this disappearance (from my end at least)


Letters To A Sister, A5, 36 pages, bw & colour

So this is the zine. It has a colour cover and centrefold (not that kind!) and is pretty much a personal zine written after the death of my little sister last February. I’ve given some to Sticky for the 2012 Festival of the Photocopier (see below for details) and some will be going out to Take Care Distro but other than that I guess it’ll be a pretty small run. It has been a tiring year, and I feel as though the energy I had when I first started writing zines is pretty rapidly dissipating. If you want to trade though, please email for my address (the PO Box expired while I was overseas and I was too late to renew it). I’ll be checking the email address again, I promise.

xx Amanda


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Zine trade: Blue Floral Gusset and Death of a Scenester 2

I’ve been a little lax with my paper correspondence (amongst other things) but in the last couple of weeks we’ve received some interesting mail that I thought I would share.

First was blue floral gusset by Spurzine, which was written for the TINA 2010 Sticky challenge (I think).

I’ve got to admire such dedication to a deadline, since I on the other hand have absolutely none. And this is a continuation of the themes he raised in his earlier zine Travesty, but without repeating itself – it’s honest and awkward in its intimacy but that’s what I like about personal zines.

The second zine we received was Death of a Scenester Issue 2: Boys.

I have an admission to make – I don’t usually seek out collaborative zines, or zournals as Death of a Scenester prefers. But I was pleasantly surprised by this issue when it popped up in our PO Box, especially the opening article which constituted the most spirited defense of the Pet Shop Boys I have ever read (or possibly the only defense of the Pet Shop Boys I have ever read).

So that’s it. Both zines should be available from Sticky or Take Care, or email us if you’d like their contact details. Keep sending us zines (if you’d like) and I’ll keep writing this zine that has taken me the last 4 months to start, simply so I have something to trade.

x Amanda

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Zine Trade: Disposable Camera

Disposable Camera – Vanessa Berry

This issue of Disposable Camera has been stuck in my head ever since I read it. The way Vanessa writes always makes me feel like I am sifting through someone else’s family photo album while they tell me stories about all the unknown faces and places that meet my eyes. There is such a strong sense of nostalgia that always wells inside of me, reminding me of tiny pocketed sensory memories tucked away in that mushy gray lump sitting on top of my head. In this issues of Disposable Camera Vanessa reflects on being in the things she thought the ‘future’ (the 2000s) would bring, wish lists and wonderment of tiny magical things that happen around us, like the sudden arrival over night of a blanket of purple flowers on the front lawn.

*I still don’t have a scanner and had to borrow this from Vanessa’s flickr

Order a copy from Take Care zine distro
you can get a copy of this issue of Disposable Camera directly from Vanessa by sending $3 to Po Box 1879 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 Australia.
(Other australia distro are probably stocking it too, look to right for list of distro’s)

Beware of your toaster,
Your long lost fetus

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Pie Zine #1: Zine Trade

This week we received a zine trade from the brand new sydney based zine PIE zine.

PIE zine is the brainchild of Maisie and Rosie two lovely Sydney gals. Filled with articles, movie reviews, musings, photographs, art works, recipes and so much more! This is a juicy and satisfying read, you can tell a lot love and work has been put into it. Needless to say we are pretty excited to see what these gals make next.

These guys have been busy sharing the love, so if you are a sydney sider you can pick up a copy from the following places:

– BUZZBAR, 349 King St, Newtown
– CAFÉ ELLA (upstairs), 274 Abercrombie Street, Redfern
– I RAN THE WRONG WAY , 378 Cleveland St, Surry Hills

Find PIE zine online at:
PIE on Facebook
PIE zine Blogspot
PIE Etsy store

Also, trades are welcome!

The next issues theme is ILLUSION. So get writing, drawing, snapping, whatever it is that you fine people do and submit to PIE zine.

Thanks so much for the trade PIE ladies!

That’s it, enjoy your weekend/life people.


Not to sound like a desperado, but PLEASE send zine trades to us, we want to trade with you and our minds and mail box are so hungry for new zines and we will always send you lots of treats back.

P.O. Box 392

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Summer zine trades

Just a little list of some of the trades we received over this long (and seemingly endless) summer.


From Maddy Phelan comes this A6 personal zine about learning to live differently. It’s a beautiful read about questioning the reason for our own insecurities and  how we can cast them off. You can get a copy of this zine from Sticky’s Mail Order Department or email beardedladyzine [at] gmail [dot ] com.

Nerf Jihad #9

Another hearty issue from this prolific Central Coast zinemaker, Matt Ford, Nerf Jihad #9 includes more letter writing shenanigans, music and personal musings and more! You can contact Matt at PO Box 575 Gosford NSW 2250.

Baboon Roars #3

Another anonymous little folded A3 zine about shopping lists found and assumptions made. These zines are always wonderful surprises in our PO Box but since there’s no contact details we still have no idea how you can get one for yourself. I guess we’re just lucky.

Little Bird #1

A chunky A5 zine from Penandpapertown Publishing which is filled with photos, interviews, short stories and poetry. It’s nicely put together, content and design wise, and is a lovely read. You can contact them at penandpapertown [at] gmail [dot] com.

Check it.

x Panda

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Trades from all around

Well I know we always say we will do a write up about excellent zines we find on our travels but somehow it never happens, kind of like when Tyra said she was going to have a successful singing career but then didn’t. Well we are one up on Tyra now (as if we weren’t already) because this post will be about zine trades.

*round of applause*

Click the link to see them all!
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Zine trades – July 25 and Love Like Pop!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for this panda and fetus – school has started again, we’ve been working on a couple of projects that will be revealed all in good time and we’ve received a good number of zine trades to brighten up our PO Box.

The first of these trades is from Amanda in Wollongong [as opposed to yours truly] who sent us her 24 hour zine July 25.

July 25

A visually clean-cut A6 black and white zine, it documents her activities on the 25th July 2009, as well as including flashbacks to what she has done on that day in previous years courtesy of some very diligent diary-keeping. It is sweet and personal without being angsty and was a lovely read from front to back. You can contact Amanda at meiow.meiow [at] gmail [dot] com.

The second trade was from Rachael in Perth who sent us issues #5 and #6 of her zine Love Like Pop.

Love like pop

Both were dense reads, a wonderful mix of graphics and text which included personal writings about her experience with racial identity and online dating, musings about music and joining a band, book and artist reviews and found objects and notes from the library at which she works. I really really enjoyed both of them, they were an interesting and poignant glimpse into someone else’s world which is exactly how I like my personal zines. Dare I say, Perth zinemakers are fast becoming my favourite zinemakers? Anyway, you can contact Rachael at rachaelk [at] gmail [dot] com or find her blog here.

AND THAT’S IT! Well, actually, there are more trades but we’re going to scan them so that you’re not subjected to my crappy photography skills.

x panda

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