Get to Know Your Workshop: Anthologizing Your Zine with Mend My Dress Press

This will be the first in a series of posts about the events going on during L.A. Zine Fest 2013, on February 17th! We have a great line up of events happening the day of the zine fest, mostly held in The Moth Theatre, just down the street! All workshops and discussions are FREE, however there is limited seating at the Moth, so if you really want to see something, be sure to get there early to snag a seat in time. Many thanks to our awesome workshop leaders and panelists for creating these events!

Anthologizing Your Zine with Mend My Dress Press
Sunday, February 17th
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
@ The Moth Theatre

With Colleen Borst, Neelybat Chestnut, Maranda Elizabeth, & Osa Atoe

In this workshop/ panel discussion, the founders of and authors represented by Mend My Dress Press will talk about the process of anthologizing zines. Zinesters who have been creating for years and who have many issues of their zine may be thinking about compiling their past issues into an anthology in book format, and we will talk about the process from our points of view.

How do we sift through content, deciding what to (and what not to) include? What are the pros and cons of self-publishing? What are the pros and cons of working with a publisher? What kind of publishers are out there that might be interested in a zine anthology? We’ll go over these questions through our experience and also offer tips on working with designers, promoting books and working with independent bookstores.

Please note: this is not a workshop on how to work within design programs, but will focus on content and strategy.

Be sure to check out Mend My Dress Press (table #47), Maranda Elizabeth (#49) and Osa Atoe (#64) at their respective tables the day of Zine Fest!

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