Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The Dawn of Zines at OV! (Audience Participation Required!)
2013 has been a huge year for OV and we have even bigger plans for 2014! You thought the online store was big, but we're just getting started! We're really excited to announce that we'll be adding a zine section to the shop!
As you may or may not know, OV has been putting out a quarterly zine for the past year and some months. Zines have always played an integral role in the music, and specifically the vinyl scene. They celebrate specific subcultures with art, writing, and just general creativity. We love the versatility of a zine - it can be funny or sad or smart or informative or weird or whatever the hell you want it to be.
And now, this is where YOU come in! Starting now, we'll be taking submissions for zines to put on consignment at the shop. This year when we helped judge the FYF Fanzine contest, we were overwhelmed by the creativity and hard work that everyone had put into their zines. We want to continue to support our local creative types. So, whether you've already been making a zine or if this inspires you to start one, we want to see it. Every month, we'll choose 6 to feature on our web store and in the shop. We're even building a special shelf dedicated to all things zine. In January, we'll have the first batch for sale!
If you would like to submit your zine for consideration, please email Emily: firstname.lastname@example.org. And she'll send you some guidelines and instructions.