When the Coin-Operated Press team sat down to go through all of our previous zines we were so surprised to see just how much we have achieved as a company in our first year, especially considering we launched Coin-Operated Press at the beginning of a global pandemic! One year later we are beginning to see […]Read More 2020 – 2021 Annual
Will you be my Valenzine? Chloe drew this illustration as a greeting card design for Coin-Operated Press and we are a little bit in love with it! You can check it out now in the Coin-Op Shop and grab your own Valenzine cards to send off to all the wonderful folks in your life that […]Read More Be My Valenzine?
Applications are now open for our zine celebrating Relationships! In this loved up month of February we want you to share your relationship stories! In this zine we are celebrating all the forms of love that humans can express… be that romances, friendships, love for your family, affection doted on your pets, and everything else […]Read More CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Relationships Zine
Are you okay? written and performed by Katie MayesIllustration by Chloe Henderson This month we are celebrating all things poetry! The Coin-Operated Press team loves a good poetry zine! so we are making our own this January! Check out our call for submissions, and submit to our Scottish Poetry zine now!!Read More Are you okay? Poetry Reading & Illustration
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 […]Read More HOW TO: Hallozine Cover Design
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, […]Read More SHOP: Hallozine
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 […]Read More How To: Blackout Poetry
CALLING ALL LGBT+ FOLKS! Zine call-out for poetry. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! Send us your words! We want to create a zine that spreads awareness of invisible illness, chronic pain, and disability within the queer community. It Share your confusion, your anxiety, your anger, and your activism. Share your passions, your goals, your achievements. […]Read More CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: We Are Here Poetry Zine!
We are cautiously taking steps further from our doorsteps as lock-down measures in Scotland are easing. Generator Projects has reopened at long last and a few days ago I was able to rescue Frankenstein from the vaults. Chloe Henderson created this art piece for Leith Theatre’s Halloween spectacular, “Monster Stramash”, and it was then placed […]Read More REVIEW: A Toilet is a Wishing Well
Coin-Operated Press Festivals Zine! Applications are now open! We were so gutted to learn that the Edinburgh Festivals were cancelled this year – and so many other wonderful festivals throughout the world – due to Covid-19! This is a massive blow to the art community, so we wanted to celebrate our love for festivals, music, […]Read More CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Festivals!