In this split fiction zine, Ben Spies (No More Coffee) and Alex Wrekk (Brainscan, Stolen Sharpie Revolution) each give us a few stories. And it’s great. Ben’s story “Exit 121” is one of the the best short stories I’ve read in ages--its characters still pop in my head, months after reading it.
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Believe it. A gloriously odd collection of interlinked short stories based on the lives and careers of past and present members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Within: "Red Hot Chili Parents," "Rick Rubin's Mansion," and "Retired Hot Chili Peppers," culminating at the end into something truly unexpected.
52 pages, half-letter size.
Synopsis: The year is 2024 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers prepare to make their grandest musical statement yet—but is it already too late? In this three-part speculative fan fiction, the funk-punk legends must overcome self-doubt, creative blockades and a crumbling music industry in order to save all of rock music from irrelevance...[ continued ]
A zine of short stories created from found photographs of houses. Using the house photo as a jumping point, the short stories that get told are full of an amazing mix of hope and regret. The best things that ever happened next to all of life's roads not taken. Plus all the past selves we leave behind.
20 pages, half-letter size.
Keesha and Joanie and Jane is a fictional story where, in a not-too-distant future, abortion is made illegal in the United States. Young women inspired by the work of Jane, the Chicago pre-Roe v Wade underground abortion service, get a grant to bring the original "Janes" to town to speak at their school as an excuse to talk out how to make their own underground abortion service.
Written by Portland author Judith Arcana —one of the original Janes —and brilliantly formatted like a Broadway Playbill by Eberhardt Press...[ continued ]
Last one! Origin stories, séances, astronaut egos, and so many more short stories about (and relationships with) the moon.
Edited by Joseph Carlough at Displaced Snail Publications. With work by: Carolyn Busa, Charlene Kwon, Heather Butts, Hrishikesh Hirway, Jesse Reklaw, Joseph Carlough, Josh Berwanger, Katie Haegele, Kishi Bashi, Kristen Martin, Marguerite Dabaie, Michael Jasorka, Mike Adams, Mocha Ishibashi, Molly Rice, and Thaddeus Rutkowski...[ continued ]
The first zine from the Brooklyn monthly performance showcase, New American Comedy. Within: A complete list of sins, a new kind of prohibition, Michael Jackson's ghost, what happens after you steal a good joke, and so much more.
Edited by Zach Mandeville of Funwater Awesome zine fame. Art by Angelica Blevins. Includes work from Peter Smith, Owen Bates, Ryland Duncan, Laura Ornella, Patti Harrison, Irene Merrow, Dekunle, Steven Markow, Zach Mandeville, Fits, Hannah Boone, Seth Simons, and Catherine Cohen...[ continued ]
Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture imagines Hollywood taking on the history of modern reproductive rights. Following the historic event of Jane Collective (Chicago's pre-Roe v Wade underground abortion service) getting busted by the cops, Judith Arcana draws from her real-life experience to sculpt a piece of fiction that explores memory, perspective, and personal politics through sure-footed, lively prose...[ continued ]
The final six installments of Tomas Moniz (editor of Rad Dad) 's serialized novella about “five characters who are all part of an anarchist study group that meets once a month, and how their lives intertwine with each other and the books they read.”
Believable characters, unveiled through their separate first person perspectives, all joined together by the books they read...[ continued ]