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What shall I do with a life turned to memory?

The last time  I went photocopying was in May, just before the MCA zine fair, and afterwards, even though I meant to do another run so I could post the new zines on Etsy and send them to distros, I felt so sandblasted that I could not handle the sight of the Officeworks photocopiers (snazzy as they now are) without experiencing a mild panic.

I’ve  calmed down a little bit now and, as always is the case with me when it comes to times of stress, I’ve found myself turning back to the typewriter and to zine-making and -reading. Plus I’m going on a month long holiday tomorrow, and have put the Etsy store on hold for the duration, so if you’d like to get any of our more recent issues (including Sutures, Shy #2 and Ampersand after Ampersand #3) I’ve sent out a big box of zines to Sticky, and there should also be some available on mail order from Take Care as well.

And I’ve also sent out the first copies of my new zine COME BACK (home to me).

A6 (quarter size), 16 pages. There is no picture, because I haven’t taken one.

This is my first limited edition zine, mainly because the paper for the covers comes from a tiny old newsagent in Melbourne’s Chinatown (a town that I’m unlikely to visit again any time soon), and it’s a mix tape love letter to Electrelane. It’s also about repetition, perfect dreaming, Springsteen covers, and a little tiny bit about when Nietzche met Groundhog Day.

So I’m off to reunite with some of the people I call home, and will be back when the winter weather does not match my temperament so well. Until then, to quote Phil Connors quoting Coleridge, remember that “Winter, slumbering in the open air, wears on its smiling face a dream of spring”.

x Amanda

P.S. The fetus will still be checking both real and internet mailboxes so keep up the trading!


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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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Epitaph For My Heart #5

Seems our young Panda has been into either some kind of voodoo magic or has been sleeping with a rabbits head under her pillow because she’s back with ANOTHER new zine!
Epitaph for My Heart #5 is another brilliant zine in the series of Epitaph. This issue you will tell you about sleezy pick-ups lines and how to deal with them, portable karaoke, a dissection of types of friends ranging from work to ‘hobby’ friends and a convincing comparison of the TV show OZ and real life.
You’ll be able to buy Epitaph #5 online at our shop soon, pick it up at upcoming zine fairs (including Adelaide & MCA) and of course you can always trade with us.

Trade with us! Send you zines to:

P.O. BOX 392

That’s it!

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Love zine from us to you

Howdy there.
Because we are a lovely pair of gals we have made a little love zine for all of our loyals readers to have, whoever you are. Download the zine from here and print it out and give it to your lover(s), friends, yo’ momma or keep it for yourself. Alternatively, you can pick up a copy of this zine at Cafe C in Newtown (on king st) tomorrow (for free), as well a v-day cupcake and coffee (not free, but delicious, up to you really ha.)

Print out and fold along the solid lines and cut along the dotted line. Voilà!!

Print out and fold along the solid lines and cut along the dotted line. Voilà!!

Have a lovely weekend and we will be back to report on some zine trades and new zines from us!

P.s. if you have trouble figuring out how to fold it into a little book shoot us an email at tinypapermail[at]gmail.com and we’ll post a video of said procedure.

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Zine Competition

If you were at Verge Markets last thursday you would most likely have seen a man wearing a giant colourful poster with the words “Zine Competition” printed across it (much like the flyer below, minus the colour.) Don’t be fooled this isn’t a new fashion trend (although I do frequently wear posters as formal wear) its a zine competition for all you zine makers out there that are strapped for cash (as usual) and desperate to get your new zine made. The Co-op bookshop & Verge Arts Festival are offering the winner of the zine comp 40 copies of their zine, 20 to be sold at the Sydney Co-op bookshop, 20 to be kept, and all the money made from the zine sales will go back to the winner.
Co-op bookshop Zine Comp
(Click on the image to read the small print)

So if you have an unpublished zine that you would like to see published for free why not enter this competition. All you have to do is take you zine into the Sydney Co-op bookshop and ask them about it. Unfortunately, I don’t know the end date of this competition and can’t find any info online about it but I propose that before the end of September you get your zine into the Co-op bookshop. If anyone does know this info please contact us!

Meanwhile check out Verge Art Festival Website.

Good Luck and may the cut & pasting begin!

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Zine Trade: Lolita zine

Lolita Zine Issue 2

This gorgeous A5 loose leaf zine arrived to us from America from Jemnifur! Issue 2 of Lolita zine is all about pandas includes important topics such as panda fashion, food, make-up how to’s as well as a sweet coloured panda mask for all those who wish they could animorph into a panda. Check out Jemnifur’s blog which she updates regularly with craft and recipes! To get your hands on the zine check out her etsy online store, she also trades!

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MCA ZINE FAIR is on today Sunday 25th of May!
Starts at 11am and goes till 6pm.
Bands, artists panel, zines, zines and more zines….and more zines.

Check out our tiny paper hearts for free jam drop cookies, zines and other cute awesome stuff. Amandapandajapanese & I (the fetus) have 2 new zines each and also the first Tiny Paper Hearts zine ever! So come one, come all! Don’t be shy, cos that’s just silly!

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