Month / September 2015

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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…