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Chicago (and beyond)! Get excited for The Land Line, a new quarterly being put together by Robin Hustle, Grant Reynolds, Edie Fake, and a bunch of other folks. A descendant of famed Chicago underground newspaper The Skeleton, The Land Line will be a free, ad-free tabloid-format journal uniting weird poetry and nonlinear comics with cultural criticism and research-based essays.
The Land Line is open for submissions (deadline November 25) and we’re having a party this Saturday to raise $$. See below for party info; followed by the call for submissions and a link to The land Line’s Facebook page.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Land Line is a new quarterly journal with wild dreams and schemes, and we’re seeking submissions for our first issue. We’re looking for work that’s raunchy, flamboyant, interdisciplinary, and intellectually rigorous. The journal is a kaleidoscope of research-based essays butting up against nonlinear comics, cultural criticism leaking into poetry. We want to hear about the film you’re working on or the community organizing you’re doing, but we also want writing that goes beyond your field and expertise. The essay you couldn’t publish anywhere else because it’s too sleazy for academia, too long for most magazines, too obscure for your local weekly.
Here’s some of what you can expect in our debut issue:
-Sheridan Lefanu and sleep paralysis
-Independent contractors; labor organizing and performance by exotic dancers and televised wrestlers
-History and new developments of crack vs. powder cocaine sentencing disparities
-Ask a Virg-ho, sex advice from a sex worker
-First installment of a column about names, self-naming and name-sharing
The journal is put together by a loose collective of staunch amateurs, distributed for free, and free of ads. We do layout by hand and print on newsprint, black and white, tabloid format. We’re all feeling giddy about the first issue of The Land Line and hope you’ll be a part of the project. Deadline is November 25th, but we’d love to hear about what you’re working on as soon as possible so we can start piecing things together and, you know, get even more excited.
Robin Hustle, prose editor
Edie Fake and Grant Reynolds, comics editors
Fionnuala Cook, poetry editor
and all of us at The Land Line
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Land-Line/244993972222051
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The release party for the latest issue of Artifice Magazine, a literary magazine edited by the delightful JAMES TADD ADCOX (a Mildred Pierce #4 contributor) is coming up! And while the magazine itself is pretty dang great, you should also know that these folks put on fantastic events.
Here are the details:
Artifice Magazine Issue 4 Release Party / Reading & Screening
November 12, 2011, from 8:00 to midnight
Elegant Mr Gallery
1355 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Artifice Magazine celebrates the release of its 4th issue with readings and a screening of short films based on work in the magazine. Readers include Devin King, Rebecca Elliott, Josh Kleinberg, and Jen Besemer; filmmakers include Colin Palombi, Cassandra Troyan, and Meghan Lamb. A $5 donation is requested at the door.
**Artifice is a nonprofit literary magazine devoted to prose and poetry “aware of its own artifice.” Based in Chicago, it has published work by such writers as Lance Olsen, Maureen Seaton, Blake Butler, Davis Schneiderman, and Molly Gaudry, among others. For more information or to order copies, please visit us at www.artificemag.com.
Hope to see you!
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Hey! Over at Bad at Sports, Caroline Picard has a really terrific and extensive interview series with Pippi Zornoza (interviewed in MP#4) and Xander Morro all about Dirt Palace. Check em out:
Dirt Palace: The Early Years (Part 1)
Dirt Palace: Rowing the Boat to Sea (Part 2)
Dirt Palace: And Now (Part 3)
Mildred Pierce is one of a long list of publications featured in Woman Made Gallery’s Underground show in Chicago. The show features independent, underground, and self-published art and publications by women, queer, trans, genderqueer, and gender-nonconforming artists and writers and is currently on display (with a pop-up library!) until August 18th.
I (Megan) have been working with the curator, Ruby Thorkelson, who also has work on display in the show, to coordinate a reading on behalf of Uncalled-for Readings Chicago, the mostly queer, mostly prose reading series I host. Check out this spectacular lineup, and I hope you’ll make it out if you’re in Chicago!
CURIOUSER JANE (a.k.a. DALICE MALICE)
We’ll hear readings in two sets, each of which will close with music performed by Curiouser Jane (a.k.a. Dalice Malice) and Marie Hunt, respectively.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Woman Made Gallery
685 N. Milwaukee Ave
Mairead Case is a writer, editor, and critic. She is a member of the Dil Pickle Club, Non-Fiction Editor at Another Chicago Magazine, a columnist at Proximity, and Volunteer Coordinator for Louder Than a Bomb. Mairead is at work on a short story collection, supported by a CAAP grant and recently excerpted by featherproof and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. She programmed a radio show about dreams for Neighborhood Public Radio at the 2008 Whitney Biennial, and her comic about Serge Gainsbourg, drawn by David Lasky, is forthcoming in Best American Comics 2011.
Curiouser Jane (a.k.a. Dalice Malice) is a zinester, blogger, queer-poly trans grrrl, academic, writer, poet, monologist, anarchist, dreamer, catholic, roller skate loving, one-woman firing squad. She blogs at curiouserjane.tumblr.com and is a weekly contributor for Prettyqueer.com. Oh & she’s a folk singer: dalicemalice.bandcamp.com.
Marie Hunt is an Oak Park poet, singer and songwriter. She has been a featured poet on the Romantic Hours website, as well as soloist and assistant musical coordinator at Bethany Union Church in Beverly. Mrs. Hunt has also been a featured soloist in such venues as the First United Methodist Church in the Loop, the First United Methodist Church of Oak Park, and Hyde Park Union Church. She has produced five recordings under her record label Pashin Productions, and has recently released five books of poetry (a pentalogy entitled “The Palm”) from her own deLores Press. She can be seen this fall performing “Alone / Together” (along with her husband, tenor Henry Hunt) for her third company, Scavenger Hunt Productions at Woman Made Gallery.
Robin Hustle lives in Chicago. She writes and draws about sex, health, language, and public space. Her zines include Mirror Tricks, Curdled Milk, Leftovers Again?!, and Power of the Impotent. From 2007 to 2008 she co-edited The Skeleton News, a free monthly newspaper. Her drawings have been shown at Roots and Culture and Gallery 400, and she has presented slide shows and lectures about prostitution across the country. She is currently working on a solo band called Landscaping and a nursing degree.
Liz Mason has been self-publishing zines for fourteen years. Her work has been printed in such publications as The Chicago Tribune, Punk Planet, Venus,Lumpen and The Zine Yearbook. She has appeared on a reality show to provide instruction on publishing zines, which NBC executives referred to as “pamphlets” as if they were Marxist propaganda. Her most recent published work is Caboose #7: Britney Spears 101, which focuses on her experience undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer, as seen through the lens of consumerism, celebrity obsession and public scrutiny. She also has a blog called Liz’s Masonic Lodge, and you should totally, totally, totally, totally visit it by clicking on this very sentence.
Jami Sailor wants to make a split zine with you. Her current projects include Your Secretary and Archiving the Underground (with Jenna Brager). Her long running zine, No Better Voice, was featured in Alison Piepmeier’s Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism.
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Mildred Pierce will be in effect at Mayfair: A Zine, Small Press, and Music Fest, Saturday May 7 at the Ding Dong Lounge in scenic Manhattan Valley. Ding Dong is right near the corner of 106 and Columbus Ave and it is convenient from the C and 1 lines, although check mta.info for most current train shenanigans. The fair runs from 1-8pmish and I (John Bylander, one half of the MP editorial team) will be reading a few poems between 3-4pm. I will be tabling with Mildred Pierce Issues 2, 3 & 4. MP4 is selling out fast so get your’n before its too late, and the backstock of 2 & 3 is dwindling. I’ll be reading sometime between 3-4pm. Full deets on all the readers and tablers at http://maydaydingdong.blogspot.com/.
See this announcement from Woman Made Gallery (Chicago):
Direct link here: http://womanmade.org/entryform.html
Underground – Publication Submission (pdf)
Underground – Art Submission (pdf)
Exhibition Dates: July 8 – August 18, 2011
Open to women, transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming people from the international community who make self-published zines, comics, and chapbooks, as well as print, graphic, and comic art in all media. This exhibition will include both a pop-up library of zines, comics, and other self-published works, and a show of installed artworks in all media. Apply to show in one or both exhibition components, but please create separate entries for each.
For publication submissions: Enter one to three publications following the guidelines on the publication submission form (pdf link above). Mail-in or drop off entries only.
For art submissions: Use the online entry system (link below) or for mailed entries follow the guidelines on the art submission form (link above). Include an artist or project statement and a $30 entry fee.*
Online Entries Submit jpgs of three of your works on our website.
Curator: Ruby Thorkelson
Ruby Thorkelson is WMG’s Gallery Coordinator. She is also a visual artist working in drawing, comics, book-making, and collaborative projects, as well as a 2010 recipient of a Community Arts Assistance Program Grant from the City of Chicago. For more information, visit Ruby Thorkelson’s WMG Webpage.
Entry Deadline: May 31, 2011
Notifications: June 4, 2011
*Scholarships readily available. Email Ruby – firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Chicago Zine Fest, that is. MP is tabling with dear jaguar/vicky lim and or let it sink/jim joyce, i think one other person, too. I’ll be there with the last of Chicago’s Mildred Pierce #4s!!! They’re selling out fast…
Here’s the when and where:
Saturday, March 26, 10-5
1104 S Wabash.
Come say hello!