Impress your Professors
.And supplement your classes with zines! We offer low-pressure but informative classes that put a different spin on writing, publishing, and design. go here http://slumgullion.org/events.php to see our ever-evolving calendar of events. Click the event to learn more. Posted on 8-6-08 by
Fall 2008 Six Word Memoir Contest!
Website.Write a six word memoir about your life! Get published! Give a Reading! The story goes thus: Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. The result? 'For sale: baby shoes, never worn.' Everyone has a story to tell about their lives. Can you tell yours in six words?
Submit your Six Word Memoir to Slumgullion by mail, email or hand delivery to our in- box by MIDNIGHT FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26th. All submissions will be translated into a zine for the Slumgullion library, and each contestant will be invited to the Six Word Memoir First Friday Reading at ZooTown Arts Community Center in October.
One winner will receive a ONE YEAR subscription to Slumgullion and TWO FREE CLASSES taught by our excellent staff. We offer everything from writing workshops, to chapbook-making, to sticker and button-making classes.
For those of you submitting from far, far away, your work will still be read at the First Friday event and included in the zine, and if you're the winner of the contest, you'll still receive the subscription packaged neatly for your reading enjoyment.
***Special MISSOULA MEMOIR Category***
Got a story to tell about Missoula? Submit a Six Word Memoir about your time here in the Garden City!
The nationally syndicated radio program NPR conducts a similar event, so if you're looking for great examples to get you started, look for it online. Also check out the book, 'Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs from Writers Famous and Obscure' from Smith Magazine for more inspiration.
-Your submission must be no longer than 6 words. Duh.
-You may submit UP TO 3 memoirs.
-Please attach your name, address and phone number to your submission.
-All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT (Montana Midnight, not yours) Friday, SEPTEMBER 26th, 2008.
-For Electronic submissions, use MEMOIR as the subject of your email.
Send submissions to:
235 N. 1st Street West
Missoula MT 59802
Info at slumgullion dot org
and use MEMOIR as the subject line Posted on 8-6-08 by violet |  comments
Hey LOOK! We're runner's up!!!
.Last spring we applied for a grant for the New Media Women Entrepreneurs Competition, offered by the McCormick Foundation and J-Lab. It was a $10,000 grant. We didn't win, and we were sad, but really we are excited as well because we seem to be first runner up!
"The McCormick Foundation New Media Women Entrepreneurs (NMWE) is a unique initiative addressing opportunity and innovation, recruitment and retention for women in journalism by spotlighting their ingenuity and entrepreneurial abilities. Pilot projects will show what can be done. Research will tell what more to do. A summit in 2009 will showcase women’s creative ideas."
"The Advisory Board of judges also cited three runners up:
* Portable Publishing Studio - A proposal by Slumgullion Community Print Shop of Missoula, Mont., to create opportunities for citizens to participate in on-the-spot publishing of their own newspaper, using a printer, scanner, camera and solar-power generator. Said project leaders Debby Florence, Violet Olsen, Courtney Blazon and Katie Ludwick, “with our portable press, we will make print publishing as instant and portable as the Internet.”
We are going to keep trying to make our Portable Publishing dream a reality. Come see us do a non-solar version of it at the Pedal Festival on August 30th and we will talk to you more about this vision to create street publishing, and also use this portable publishing studio in schools and other organizations. Posted on 7-28-08 by
Oh No We Dih—int
.Oh yes we did! We had our 24 hour zine event and produced about five and a half zines? We had several visitors throughout the day that drifted across the scraps of paper on the floor to see our table full of cut up magazines, glue sticks, scissors, and most importantly, popcorn. The typewriters got good use, also. So. This week we fully intend to send these zines off to Avocado Tree Distro, who is going to scan the zines in and post them on their site! Thanks Avacado Tree for providing a reward that suits all our vanity and egos, because fantasizing about our scanned-in zines kept us working diligently to close the gap between 24 empty pages and victory.
(We realized, punctuality isn't necessarily the hallmark of any zinester, therefore any lateness---say it took 25- 30 hours? --- on about 3 and a half of these finished five zines is a celebration of the true spirit of zine-making. right? )
Posted on 7-27-08 by
Online Zine exhibit
.Check out this Election and Protest-themed online zine exhibit:
|Above are images of the Slumgullion Bookmobile, our old studio, and some of our zines. This image changes each time you refresh this page. Click on the image to see them all on the Flickr site.|