Fat Activism on Obesity Timebomb

Over at Obesity Time Bomb Charlotte Cooper, author of the forthcoming HammerOn title Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, is blogging about the book in the run up to publication in January 2016. Her first post discusses creating an index for her book. She writes… ‘Doing the ground work for building an index is both boring and exciting. Trawling the text takes time and focus, it’s hard work, but the pleasure is in thinking about…

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Para-Academic Handbook – 1st Anniversary!

The Para-Academic Handbook is one year old! To mark the occasion the editors have written these reflections… If you have any para-academic stories, inspirations or grumbles get in touch and we will share them on the HammerOn blog! *** When we decided to produce a collection of ‘para-academic’ voices it was because we felt that certain experiences were being marginalised, feelings were not being discussed and some things needed to be said. Knowing that our…

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Fat Activism is at the typesetters

Be prepared everyone – Charlotte Cooper’s Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement will hit the shelves in January 2016. It is now being typeset by Eva Megias who also designed the cover. Updates on publicity events and how to pre-order your copy will be posted here soon. In the meantime we will post short excerpts from the book to whet your whistle. The first thing you may be wondering: What is Fat Activism about? Charlotte…

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Mittens On

Have you ever heard of Mittens On? It is a DIY publishing house run by Karren Ablaze! who you may know as the brain and hustle behind the fanzine Ablaze!  Ablaze! documented the UK’s independent music scenes in the late eighties and early nineties, including the arrival and influence of riot grrrl in the UK. Karren started Mittens On in 2012 to produce the anthology The City is Ablaze! The City is Ablaze! presents ‘a musical…

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Black & BLUE – call for submissions

We were recently contacted by Manchester-based publisher-curators Black & BLUE. They asked us to help spread the word about a new anthology they are seeking submissions for. Following and developing the form of previous anthologies which had themes of City and Revolution, their next issue will focus on Memory. You can contribute ‘poems, fiction, textual-art, fragments, lyrics, dialogues, drama, social-media-collages, notes, prose-poems, letters, fables, lists, transcripts, accidental work, political slogans, single lines, found-pieces, other media’ and submissions should be no longer…

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