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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,…

  • Ebooks now fully integrated

    Just a quick note to say that ebooks are now fully integrated into the HammerOn webshop. Previously we had been using a plug in to sell ebooks which made the functionality a bit clunky. The problem with selling ebooks – specifically EPUB files used on most mobile digital devices – is wordpress media library does not support…

  • Parasitic art school – Call for participants

    Organisers of paraca parama, a self-styled parasitic art school, asked us to help spread the word about their project whose name is partly inspired by The Para-Academic Handbook! Want to get involved? Read on…. *** We’re looking for people who’d like to undertake an MFA, but who find themselves locked out of the academy by…

  • Unfinished Histories Funding Campaign

    Unfinished Histories are in the final 9 days of an important crowdfunding campaign. If they reach their target of £5000 it will help them continue their hugely important work recording the history of Alternative Theatre, 1968-88. Unfinished histories collect archive material and conduct oral interviews with some of the first Black, Asian, lesbian, gay, women’s,…

  • Notes on buying HammerOn ebooks

    At the moment we cannot process ebook sales through the checkout function on the site. We can also only accept payment via paypal for ebooks. [ebook_store ebook_id=”279″] Aside from that, buying an ebook from HammerOn is pretty easy. Click on the ‘Buy’ button under the book cover and follow the steps when prompted. Our ebooks are…