A few January words from Chloe… January is one of my favourite months… I mean, I hate the cold! but it is a fresh start. All of that motivation, and re-birth energy is so conducive to creative brains. In my own world of art I have been re-shaping my business to suit who I am […]Read More VLOG: January 2021
As the English half of Coin-Operated Press, perhaps it is a little strange that I am the one writing about Scottish poetry! I moved up here from Manchester about 5 years ago now, after falling in love with Edinburgh from the Fringe festivals of my teenaged years. I studied English Literature in Wales, travelled around […]Read More Keep Yer Heid! – An English Perspective
Applications are now open for our zine celebrating Scottish Poetry! Grab your pens, laptops, typewriters, or ink and quill and get writing your best impression of Rabbie Burns, or an ode to a deep-fried mars bar, or a haiku about that time you stepped on a thistle, a heartfelt sonnet about your first time catching […]Read More CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Scottish Poetry Zine
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! […]Read More VLOG: September 2020
The Edinburgh Festivals might be cancelled this year, along with countless other wonderful arts events around the world… and we are all feeling super bummed out by this blow to the arts community… but I am here today to list a bunch of awesome virtual art happenings that you can check out to help support […]Read More Virtual Festivals Events Calendar
I found out that the Edinburgh Festivals had been cancelled the night before myself and my partner flew back to Scotland. We had been scrambling to get home for a week after being caught in the beginning of lock-down in Melbourne. Emotions were high. Everything was so uncertain. When I settled into bed the night […]Read More An Ode to the Lost 2020 Edinburgh Festivals
Coin-Operated press is an artist-led organisation established in 2020. We are based in Scotland and run by zine-makers Katie Mayes and Chloe Henderson. We host workshops, run zine fairs, create educational online content, produce, publish, and distribute zines. What is a zine? A zine is a booklet-style artwork that you make yourself, and give away, […]Read More Welcome to Coin-Operated Press!