6.22.2007

Parcell Press

one of my favorite zine distros currently operating. send taylor a little business, he's got a good thing going.

what?

Parcell Press is an independent publisher and distributor of printed matter. This primarily includes zines but also independently-published books and comics. Parcell Press developed in December 2003 by me, Taylor, as an umbrella project for my own continued zine and publishing pursuits. I really wanted to create a project through which I could promote zines and get them into new hands, educate people about zines, help the zine community sustain itself, and challenge zinesters and readers to consider zines a more valid artform. So, through Parcell Press I sell zines retail to readers and wholesale to retailers in addition to publishing some zines with the Parcell Press imprint. The name was derived from my first house in Fredericksburg, which was on Parcell Street. Don't mistake it for 'parcel' or we'll both feel awkward.

why?

The goals of Parcell Press were formed in an attempt to provide a central avenue through which zinesters and zine readers can communicate, sell and buy publications, and have access to resources and work that may or may not be within their own niche in the world of underground publishing. Additionally, this project was launched with zinesters in mind: to provide a cheap, easy, and accessible catalog through which their zines can reach a wider audience.

who?

Parcell Press is run by me, Taylor, with the occassional help and support of friends. I've been involved with the zine community for at least ten years and don't intend to retire. I like slow-goings and good stories, jokes and productivity. I'm educated in the softest of the humanities (English literature) but I have an affinity for all sorts of cultural studies and often fancy myself a freehand participant observer. My current obsession is places. I'm fond of correspondence and would love to hear from you. I would also love it if you read my zine, which you can buy in the Parcell Press catalog.

where?

I grew up in Virginia Beach, sun-soaked, wet, and busy. I started Parcell Press in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where I lived for four enjoying the comfort and closeness of a small town, working out of the closet in the basement bedroom of a tall house downtown. I then ran Parcell Press full-time out of a little house in Old West Durham, North Carolina for about six months before missing Virginia so much that I returned to Richmond, where I now operate Parcell Press out of a weird carriage-house garage loft in the beautiful Fan District. Come say hi!

what else?

My hope and aspiration is for Parcell Press to become a sustainable endeavor for my various projects and to influence, support, and reflect the efforts of a strong community of creative, progressive, talented voices.

If you'd like to read more, please visit the following links to read interviews with me or articles about Parcell Press:
Interview on fellow student's website

Maytina of VirusZine.com -- an independent culture magazine based in Canada -- just relaunched her website and posted a very nice article/interview with me regarding Parcell Press and zines in general. Go check it out!

5.03.2007

Dug this up on the internet this evening:

this is from April 4th, 1998
link leads to the artist's site

3.08.2007

Evergreen Infoshoppe Gets A Firm Foothold in 2007

This gang of ass-kicking rebel Evergreeners have been working at this for a few years now and it seems they've gotten it off the ground! Nice work everybody. Let us know how we can better knit The Infoshoppe, Last Word and the 'Zine Library together. I'll pop in and check out your new pad one of these days. - Sky


Earlier this month, a student-run non-profit infoshop celebrated its grand opening at The Evergreen State College (TESC) in Olympia, Washington. Using the guise of a state funded student group, volunteers of The Evergreen Infoshoppe were allotted over $4,000 to purchase radical books, zines, and videos for their lending library and resource center. After only a few weeks of planning, the Infoshoppe now hosts an ever-growing collection in a permanent, centrally located and nearly autonomous location.

2.09.2007

ZineWiki

Awesome!

ZineWiki is open to contributions, additions and editing from anyone, anywhere, at any time. However, we do ask that you register a free account first, so that we can cut down on spam and malicious edits.

* Wondering what a zine is?
* Need help creating your first new page?
* Can't figure out how to format the text or pages?

Or maybe you'd prefer to browse:

* List of Distros
* List of Zine Events
* List of Zine Libraries
* List of Zinesters

Feel free to add your project, contribute additional information to already existing pages, or to edit what’s already published. Subjects should be explained in terms of their relevance to zines and independent media.

1.11.2007

Fertile Ground Zine

Fertile Ground is a quarterly zine for people who dig parenting. It is 44 pages, half size and is $2 per issue. A one year subscription is $8. To order, Paypal (no credit cards, please) stacey@fertilegroundzine.com. If you do not have Paypal, you can send cash or a check (made out to Stacey Greenberg) to:
2084 Court Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104