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The annual anthology of zine reprints now includes relevant articles about the year in zines - super fun zine fests, life changing experiences, amazing pen pal connections, and stories from people who hold zines dear to their hearts. It's a representative collection of not only reprints from zines published in 2007 but also a pulse of what 2007 was like for zines! Twice th ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Microcosm Publishing (first published July 15th 2008)
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HeavyReader
Nov 09, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of zines
Shelves: based-on-zines
I've only just flipped through this book, reading a page here, a bit there, but I can already tell it's awesome. I like that it gives me a little taste of a lot of different writers and artists. I will definitely follow up reading this book with contacting folks included in the anthology and requesting their complete zines.

Oh, yes, an excerpt from my zine August in Harveyville is included in this book. It's on page 182.

Ok, so this book was awesome to read. It was great to be exposed to zines tha
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Jamais
Feb 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: zine, anthology
It’s always interesting to see what authors are up to. //Zine Yearbook #9// takes a look at the zine world, amateur productions usually made by fans for fans, but also literature magazines made on the cheap. Easily passed out at coffee houses and conventions, they cover a wide variety of subjects and allow writers to show what they can do; showcases like this allow them show what they do best, and to spread information about them around.

As such, this book is definitely a grab bag. There are min
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Artnoose Noose
Nov 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: zine fans or people with short attention spans
My caveat first: my zine is in this anthology. And so is one of my housemate's. And one of my best friends in town. So, I may be biased. Still, I think this is a fine collection of 2007 zines. There's a diverse mix of fiction, non-fiction, and comics. Generally, a good read, especially if you have a short attention span or need something to read that you can pick up and put down a lot. Recommended.
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cool idea but some topics didn't really interest me.
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Joe Biel is a writer, activist, journalist, filmmaker, and publisher. He is the founder and co-owner of Microcosm Publishing and co-founder of the Portland Zine Symposium. He often tours the U.S. with his books and films. He has been featured in the Utne Reader, Portland Mercury, Oregonian, Broken Pencil, Readymade, and Bicycle Times.
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