A while back, as a few of you might remember, I made an unzine with Sophie Peck called sixfifteen. The idea was that this hurried and mistake-riddled document could be tweaked and swapped out and changed at a moment’s notice, a new edition left in its place.
Of course, that never quite happened. I went away over last summer and no sooner did I get back than Sophie ran away to San Francisco, careening at the LGBT scene full tilt. I haven’t heard from her since. I take that as a good sign.
But I still really like the concept. Coupled with the speedy turnaround of Paper Science 2 (many thanks again to Newspaper Club for that one) and news of the 48hrs magazine it seems really stupid not to try something like that again. A zine/anthology/newspaper/PODmag that gets revised on a bi-monthly basis, something in which the contributors have the option of tweaking or replacing their contributions for each iteration. Time-boxed too, so that each submission is conceived and submitted in a tight period of time.
Now, that’s not to say I’m about to or anything, far from it, but I’m certainly thinking about it. And really I’m wondering if any of you might be interested in taking part?