From local ‘zine aspirations to wide-spread international successes, the Margate Bookie Zine has exploded onto the literary map, We speak with Lead Editor Justin Brown about the amazing journey the Bookie Zine has taken and what he’s got in store for us at the Live Launch. What’s The Open Arms all about? The Open […]
‘Welcome to The Open Arms. What’ll it be?’
We’ve been simply blown away by the amazing creative pieces we’ve had for our ‘zines, Reset and The Great Indoors. Now it’s time to get the next round in.
So, we’ve thrown the doors wide open and are glad to announce the Margate Bookie’s third ‘zine, The Open Arms.
The Margate Bookie ‘zine truly has become global, with creative submissions from England, Germany, America, Malaysia, Australia, and Jerusalem, to name but a few. One day we’ll do a world tour, but for now, we’re showcasing some of our great contributors on the Margate Bookie blog.
We’ve been amazed at how far the Margate Bookie ‘zines have reached across the world, and by how many people have been inspired to write.
As well as people across the world, a number of creative writers and artists in the UK responded to our call. From Yorkshire to Guernsey, from Liverpool to London and right across Kent, the level of home-grown talent has been astounding.
Reset includes some great creative pieces from America, spanning from Minnesota to Texas, from California across to New York. And it’s from the small town of Mattituck, NY that Elizabeth Jaeger, writer of Crumb Cake, chatted to us about her Reset ‘zine journey.
The Margate Bookie’s ‘zines have spread around the world since Justin Brown launched The Great Indoors (2020) and Reset (2021) in the last couple of years. They have featured some great creative writing and artistry by some amazingly talented people.
Great news everyone. Our Reset ‘zine is now available in paperback. Grab your copy here!
The second Margate Bookie ‘zine is a chance to relax, reset, and hear experiences about what has happened over the last year and what is to come. Writers and artists from across the world have contributed fiction, memoir, poetry and more, to show us their worlds and thoughts from the strange times we’ve shared to the hopes for a ‘new normal’ future.
Here we go again…
As we in the UK re-enter lockdown and continue to face a difficult situation, Margate Bookie is trying our very best to support and stay connected with our community and the literary world.
Let us welcome you all into The Great Indoors. While staying indoors can be challenging for most of us, we realise that sometimes there are things that we can do from the confines of our homes, while we are staying safe and saving lives. Creativity and expression is key. In this zine, curated by Justin […]