Monday, February 20, 2012

Submit And Request

Remember that each piece needs to fit on 1/8th of a page, the pages are small because of the format. Thank you for your support, and for your help in distributing these zines. Thousands of these have made their way around the world, and we appreciate the help with printing, folding, and distributing. Get in touch if you would like to get involved. -Lynn

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

MUST Issues 18-20

 MUST Issue #18 Features a cover by Doug Mathewson, and poems by John Swain, Jeremie McKnight, Justin Regier, Serena Wilcox, Lora Dziemiela, and Ray Succre.
MUST Issue #19 features poems by Lora Dziemiela, Paul Corman-Roberts, RC Edrington, Frankie Metro, SB Stokes, Joseph M. Gant, Justin Regier.

MUST Issue #20 features a cover photo by Holly Coleman, poems by Catherine Zickgraf, Ray Succre, Serena Wilcox, Derek Pollard, Kari Larsen. Art by Bruno Neiva.

MUST Street Zine is a small microzine with a lo-tech aesthetic, easy to copy, easy to spread. The goal is to share the written words of talented writers and artists in an easy format. If you have questions about MUST, get in touch with me, Lynn Alexander, at lynnalx@gmail.com.

And please look for upcoming issues!

MUST Issue #17

MUST # 17 is done, and features poetry by Songtsen Hollander,Frankie Metro, Paul Corman-Roberts, RC Edrington, Joseph M. Gant, Dan Provost. Contributors should be getting their copies soon, if not already.
Thank you for your support.

Monday, September 26, 2011

MUST #16, 100k Poets For Change Issue

MUST #16 was a special issue, for the 100K Poets For Change events held all around the country on Saturday. This issue was available at the Elyria, Ohio event that a bunch of us attended and featured poems by participants. If you would like a copy of this issue, please send an email to Lynn at lynnalx@gmail.com. There is also a quote by Michael Rothenberg, (Big Bridge) explaining his motivation for encouraging the poetry community to take part. This event was an affirmation of our desire to connect, coalesce, and support one another for the change we seek.
 You can check out photos from the event at the Full Of Crow facebook page, or on Lynn's facebook here.
The next few issues are coming up, 17-20. You can still send content, any time. And if you would like to edit an issue, get in touch. Thank you for your support over the years.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Upcoming MUST Issues

Seeking pieces for new issues of MUST, the printed microzine that started and remains a collaborative effort. The pages are small, so please consider this when you send. The way it works is simple: you send your piece and a mailing address. When the pages are full, we move on to the next issue. You get a copy or two and you can also download and print as many copies as you want to distribute. They are distributed in book stores, at readings, festivals, through cooperative relationships, in laundromats, on the street. Wherever and whenever. MUST is produced by me, Lynn Alexander, but if you  are interested in putting together an issue that is really easy to do. Just collect the content and send a doc and we will get together and talk about the look, photos, etc.
I can also send a template in the format of your choice and you can put it together yourself and prep the file. The purpose of MUST is to spread written and visual art wherever we can. It is inexpensive and a quick read, and it is relatively easy to distribute. Check out some files of back issues, and get to it! Send to: lynnalx@gmail.com and mention "MUST" microzine in the subject. Content should fit on 1/8 of a page. Think short. Visual, found text, experimental, poetry, all forms ok. Thanks. -Lynn

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

MUST Update

I know, I know. I haven't updated the MUST blog in some time, but the little zines are still flying. They go out at book fairs, in mailings, even through cooperative relationships with small presses and zine publishers. I give them away for free- and as you can imagine, this is not easy as they are mailed around the world.
I have been producing these little microzines since 2009, and thousands of free copies have been circulated. I respond to requests regularly, and I am happy to send them out when people ask. Sometimes people ask about donations, and we are going to work on setting up a few ways to do that. Another idea was to have an online version in addition to the downloads, a place to highlight some of the content that appears in MUST pages so contributors can easily share their pieces with friends on the web. That will be in the works as well. I want to say, however- that MUST will remain a printed, free, cooperatively distributed microzine- true to the way that we envisioned it as a group way back. Some of the original producers and distributors are involved, some are doing new things, but we started this little zine together and all are welcome to jump back in if the mood strikes. Please "follow" this blog if you are on blogspot/google. If you would like to be a contributor to a future issue of MUST, please get in touch. ~Lynn Alexander
      

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

MUST #13-15 On Deck

If you didn't get a recent issue of MUST, please send an address and I will get one off to you immediately! We are now working on MUST 13-15. lynnalx@gmail.com.