Books Beyond Bars

Hello folks! I hope you are keeping safe and finding some light and warmth as we head into the winter months. You may have noticed that we didn’t announce a call-out for our collaborative November zine yet. That’s because we’ve been quietly working away on a project in the background, that I’m really excited to […]

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October 2020 Updates Vlog

Some words from Chloe… On the whole, October has been a really good month for me. Recently, I have been feeling really stuck with life. I think perhaps the whole world might be feeling like that at the moment. Moving house is helping me to move on from the stickiness, and I am feeling really […]

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HOW TO: Hallozine Cover Design

Hi there, my name is Chloe Henderson and welcome to Coin-Operated Press! As you can probably tell, I am getting into a spooky mood! It’s October, and we are just about to release our Hallozine. Thank you so much for all of your submissions! There were so many, and we were really really honoured to […]

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SHOP: Hallozine

Spooky scary skeletons called our contributors forth to submit their hair-raising work to our very first Coin-Operated Press Hallozine! Grab your broomstick, sharpen your fangs, carve your pumpkins, and channel all of your ghostly energy to enjoy the creepy creations in our Halloween zine! In this zine you will find poetry, illustrations, recipes, short stories, […]

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VLOG: September 2020

Happy September from Coin-Operated Press! This little vlog is all about what we got up to in September 2020! You will see our site-visit to The Space to make plans for the zine-making workshops we want to bring to you in the future, as well as Katie doing a little shopping research for the workshops! […]

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Hallozine

SPOOKY SCARY SKELETONS CALL YOU FORTH TO SUBMIT TO THE COIN-OPERATED PRESS HALLOZINE!!! Grab your broomstick, sharpen your fangs, carve your pumpkins, and channel all of your spookiest energy to submit your creepy creations to our Halloween themed zine! We want to see your love poem to a vampire, your werewolf comic, your witches’ brew […]

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How To: Blackout Poetry

What is Blackout Poetry? A blackout poem is created most often using a black marker, to cover established text, for example: newspaper articles, cut up book pages, magazines, letters, etc. The creator redacts the words from the established text using the marker until a poem is formed. The most important thing to remember about blackout […]

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