The Open Arms Zine Live Launch with Justin Brown

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 […]

The Open Arms – Submissions open

The Margate Bookie Zine Issue 3. The Open Arms. A sign of the times. Special menu. Guest ales. Great service. All welcome. Sponsored by Thanet District Council, Arts Council England, National Lottery and Catalyst.

‘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.

Connecting creative countries

Connecting Creative Countries blog image for Katherine Abraham and her creative piece Letter to my Love

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.

Creating literary links

A map of the UK and US linking Margate and New York

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.

A global Reset

A Global Reset – How a covid-inspired ‘zine linked Margate and Malaysia.

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.

Welcome to Reset!

Reset Zine front cover. Get your paperback copy of the Reset 'zine 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.

Reset – A Margate Bookie Zine – Issue 2

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.