A coping mechanism for our poor mental health that we use at Coin-Operated Press is to step outside at least once a day. We give ourselves a task on this small outdoor adventure to take photographs of a different thing each time, and if we can manage it, walking further and further away from our […]Read More CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Depression Walks Zine
UP ON THE VLOG NOW! Check out the making of the Hallozine 002! HALLOZINE Part 002 features 41 fangtastic artists and their most spooktacular work! Inside this zine you will find illustration, poetry, essays, collage, short-stories, artwork, photography, and many more tricks and treats! We hope you enjoy sinking your teeth into this howlingly terrific […]Read More VLOG: Making the HALLOZINE!
Please enjoy browsing this master list of all the zine distros we could find in the UK!! If you can recommend any more for us to check out, please drop them down in the comments below or send us a message on any of our socials @CoinOpPress and we will add the distro to this […]Read More A List of UK Zine Distros!
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