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Sale at Black Light Diner distro! 
  themachinestops
 
07:57pm 14/03/2011
 


I'm trying to downsize Black Light Diner distro in preparation for a move to a smaller apartment, so I am having a sale! For every four zines or other items ordered, get an additional zine (priced at $3.00 or less) free! Just put the name of the zine you want in the comments section of the checkout form. Don't worry about shipping. Sale runs until the end of March or until I remember to take this down.

I also noticed that Canadian readers were sometimes overpaying for postage, so there is now a cheaper Canada/Mexico shipping tier. Yay for finally figuring out Paypal shopping carts three years into running the distro. :)

Thanks for reading,
Erica
 
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black light diner distro, february 2011 update 
  themachinestops
 
10:25pm 24/02/2011
  Hey, just a friendly notice about the new zines available at Black Light Diner distro!!



ROOTS OF HOPE #3 (Portland, OR)
Korinna's second Latin America travel zine starts off with a visually stunning cover. Seriously, my jaw dropped when I saw it: every issue comes with a different glossy photograph with hand-written titles. This fat, text-heavy zine chronicles Korinna's travels through Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. A stop in Bogota finds her searching for a Colombian boyfriend, and ending up discussing plastic surgery with Australians (I didn't know this, but Cali, Colombia is the plastic surgery capital of the world). In Ecuador, she has a life-changing experience on a commune and befriends a Finnish girl who will become her traveling partner for much of the rest of the zine. Korinna also discusses the widespread use of cocaine in South America, and the ways in which imperialism fuel the drug culture there as much as here. Pictures of street art and cityscapes accompany and enhance the stories, giving them depth. An epic zine for anyone who is interested in Latin American politics, travel, or mature analyses of anarchism. $3.50, quarter sized, 82 pages.

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Also, I will be closing the distro to online orders after this summer. I don't really like the day to day work of coding a website, dealing with Paypal shopping carts, or any of the various other fiddly things that go into running a zine distro with an online store. I will continue to run the distro as a table-only venture. So if you don't live in the eastern US and want some zines from me, make sure to order!

Thanks for reading,
Erica
 
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black light diner distro, october 2010 update 
  themachinestops
 
08:13pm 27/10/2010
  Hey everyone, just want to give you a heads-up about the new comics and zines available at Black Light Diner distro!


BOOTY #24 (Holyoke, MA)


The newest issue of Anne's personal comic is about her experiences as a roller derby referee. The stress of constant practice and bouts wears on her, but a real enthusiasm for the sport shines through. There are also one-page stories relating to stress reduction and Halloween costumes, and a diagram of what to put in your roller derby gear bag. Charming hand-drawn illustrations throughout, in Anne's usual doodley style. $2.00, half-legal, 16 pages.

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Thanks for reading,
--Erica

P.S. All US orders over $20, and all international orders over $30, will receive free shipping until the end of October!

 
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New Distro! 
  fruityness12
 
03:56pm 25/07/2010
  This Saturday Night DIstro will be opening soon!

I'm currently seeking zine submissions and flyer trades!

Email me at: thissaturdaynight@yahoo.com if you're interested! Thanks!
 
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black light diner distro, july 2010 update 
  themachinestops
 
03:49pm 04/07/2010
  Hey everyone! After my recent move, Black Light Diner Comics and Zines is back in business, with new zines in stock! Check them out:



SHOW AND TELL #5 (Bend, OR)

The fifth issue of Rachel Lee-Carman's personal/comics zine includes even more funny, short pieces, on such diverse topics as the insanity of Costco, serving Stephen Baldwin (and saving his receipt!), and the death of a childhood cat. There are also how-to articles on how to make a one-page mini-zine using both sides of the paper, and how to make prints using modge podge, magazines, and tape! This is such a fun, spontaneous zine, which can make you laugh one minute and cry the next. Half-size, 36 pages.

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Also, in honor of International Zine Month, all orders $20 or over in the month of July will receive a free zine! Just write your preferred free zine in the comments section on Paypal, or on paper, if postal mail is the way you roll.

Thanks for reading!
--Erica
 
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Send me fliers! 
  slfcllednowhere
 
09:29pm 21/06/2010
 
mood: excited
Ephemera
P.O. Box 95974
Seattle, WA 98145-2974
or e-mail to ephemerazine @ gmail.com.
:D
 
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black light diner distro, march 2010 update 
  themachinestops
 
11:00pm 14/03/2010
  Hey everyone! Just a little heads-up about the new zines available at Black Light Diner Distro!



HIGH ON BURNING PHOTOGRAPHS #5/ASYLUM #1 (Pittsburgh, PA/Santa Clarita, CA)

This split between Ocean and her penpal Matt, who is incarcerated. Meeting through a prisoner book program, they compiled this zine without ever having met, and the result is a zine on a diverse number of topics. In her articles, Ocean relates an attempt by her boss to create a Jackson Pollock painting, revisits 1997, and provides haiku book reviews. Matt's contributions tend toward the philosophical, as he questions what it means for something to be counterfeit, opines on philosophical zombies, and writes a "love letter" to Folsom Prison. I haven't read very many zines by prisoners, and this one was an eye-opener, providing just a glimmer of insight about what it is actually like to be incarcerated, and the many trials Matt will have to face even when "released."

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Thanks for reading!
Erica
 
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flyers wanted 
  misterwillson
 
01:16pm 28/02/2010
 
Hello. Just to let you know I'm stll looking for flyers to send out with orders from my zine distro. Get in touch if interested. I've also updated the stock in the distro, Zinemonger. The distro only stocks free zines. I've added several issues of Australian zine 'You', the latest 'That's Not Skanking', and a 'You Can't Say No to Hope/Ripping Thrash' splitzine.
 
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new zine issue 
  digitalmuse13
 
12:40am 28/12/2009
  Hi - I just finished the first issue of my new zine. I'd love some flyers to send out with my orders, and in return I can send you some of mine. Email me at seasonofunknowing[@]gmail.com with your address and I'll send you some. The quicker you can get me the flyers, the better, because I just posted the ad for the zine tonight!

In case you're curious, here's the zine:


It comes with a free mini zine, too:
 

The zine has been in the works a while, and I'm so excited that its finally done!! :-)
 
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black light diner distro, december 2009 update 
  themachinestops
 
08:45pm 20/12/2009
  Hello everyone! Just a little update about the new zines available at Black Light Diner Distro!



HELLO ALABAMA: A ONE-SHOT DISASTER (Tuscaloosa, AL)

Courtney's (Muse) anti-love letter to Alabama was written after she packed up and moved from North Carolina to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to attend library science school. The move came with an unexpected downside in the racist and conservative attitudes of some of her classmates. While certainly not indicting all Alabamans, Courtney describes the self-silencing she must go through to be safe in her new location, from being forced to tear a pro-choice sticker off her car to having to check her political ideals at the door in order to have at least a few friends. There's also a piece about the underfunded and underutilized recycling program in Tuscaloosa, and how its mismanagement by clueless city officials has had devastating consequences for the working-class community who must live next to the plant. I've never moved to a drastically different geographical location (yet), but as someone who grew up in a more conservative area the themes of alienation rang true, and I think this would be a great zine for anyone who feels out of step with their surroundings, whether they're a native or a newcomer.

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Also, I'm really on the lookout for some new zines to carry, in particular personal comics. If you have something you think I'd be interested in, drop me an email or send it to me!

Thanks for reading,
Erica
 
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flyers wanted 
  misterwillson
 
08:50pm 06/11/2009
  Hello all,
I've just launched a little zine distro called Zinemonger, which only stocks free zines. I'd like some flyers for zines, other distros and other diy projects to send out with orders. If you'd like me to distribute your flyers drop me a message and I'll give you my address. You can check the distro out at http://zinemonger.blogspot.com. I'm UK based.
Cheers,
Ed
 
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black light diner distro, october 2009 update 
  themachinestops
 
08:02pm 18/10/2009
  Hey everyone! It's been awhile since I posted about the new zines and comics available at Black Light Diner Distro, and there are a ton of them!



BOOTY #19 (Amherst, MA)
Covering the time period between September 2003 and March 2005, this issue of Anne's personal comic book includes work stories, an encounter with an animate snowman, a last-minute, surprisingly cheap vacation to Iceland (!), and a very moving piece about Anne's relationship to her breasts, tying in with her mother's double mastectomy. Booty is a zine I started reading when it was carried by the late, great Pander Zine Distro, and I'm happy to say that it is just as I've remembered it: smart, often funny, and with simple, cute art that tells its stories well. Half-legal, 16 pages.
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Thanks for reading, and check out the site!

xo,
Erica

P.S. For a totally non-limited time, all orders of $20 or more in the US get a free upgrade to Priority shipping, and all orders get a free pin!
 
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Yaizekletka Records - russian label/distro 
  skygrand
 
11:32am 06/08/2009
 
 
Also, i have fanzine "164", so you can send me your flyers.
Fanzine is here (russian language):
http://narod.ru/disk/11665608000/164-1.pdf.html

Sergey Shkuratov
Krasnoarmeyskaya str. 125
Novorossiysk, Russia, 353900
 
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black light diner distro update, june 2009 
  themachinestops
 
11:06am 24/06/2009
  Hey, this is just a heads-up on the new zines and comics available at Black Light Diner Distro!



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Thanks for reading this! If you have a zine or comic that you think might fit in the catalog, send it to the address listed on the FAQ page on the site. Email me with any questions at blacklightdiner at gmail dot com.

xo,
Erica
 
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Send me fliers! 
  frustratednsad
 
12:11pm 26/04/2009
 
mood: cheerful
Finaaaaaally getting the first issue of my new perzine together. Send me bunches of fliers and I will send you some back.

Plaid Skirts & Converse
P.O. Box 95974
Seattle, WA 98145-2974
 
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Know any queer rural zines? x-post (if this doesn't belong/breaks rules, sorry; tell me&I'll delete) 
  angstypenguin
 
03:08am 24/12/2008
 
mood: hopeful
Sorry if this doesn't belong here, but my friend Jenna (a.k.a. trashcan_chica) needs some help:

"does anyone know of any queer zines about living in rural areas or going to rural areas?

any help/pointing in the right direction would be amazing. i went through the whole Queer Zine Archive and couldn't really find anything.

thanks!
jenna b

p.s. i just got a wordpress site, sassyfrasscircus.com!"


Her (AIM) away message also says: "is looking for zines about/by members of radical queer ANTI-URBAN communities, so if you know of any..."

So please comment if you can help at all; thanks. :]

-Beth
 
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Help us get the word out about the RVA Zine Fest! 
  junkpile
 
06:53am 30/07/2008
  If you would like to help the Richmond Zine Fest by passing out flyers in your area, or with your letters, packages, etc etc.... please let us know!

We need your mailing info as well as about how many handbill flyers you'd like!

We will also exchange if you have some that you would like for us to leave on the free table at the Richmond Zine Fest on October 11th in wonderful Richmond, VA!

Contact us here or at richmondzinefest@yahoo.com

Thanks!

<3
Nicole

Richmond Zine Fest
http://www.richmondzinefest.org
 
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  gothiah
 
03:05pm 19/07/2008
  I'm not a distro, I'll start with that.  =D

But I am putting out my first zine in four years and would love to send out fliers/stickers/whatever promoting other zines.  If any of you have them send them on over and I will likely do the same. 

Brennan
508 Ridge St. Apt. 3  
Fall River, MA  02724

Whatever amount is sent to me I will reciprocate. 
 
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Send me fliers! 
  frustratednsad
 
07:49pm 11/07/2008
 
mood: hungry
Ephemera
P.O. Box 95974
Seattle, WA 98145-2974
 
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2007 New Orleans Book Fair 
  gomek
 
06:14pm 03/10/2007
  Paper-Xerox-Staples wants to table your zine at the New Orleans Book Fair on November 10th. We're offering a 50/50 split and ask that you send five copies of your zine to:
Paper/Xerox/Staples PO Box 1174, Tallahassee, FL 32302-1174

We'll also hand out flyers or give stuff away. If you have any questions please ask here or email at info@paper-xerox-staples.com. All submissions have to be in our hands by November 1, 2007. We have a lot of time right now but that won't last

-Mike

PS: Send me flyers to hand out! I will pimp your zine!!!
 
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