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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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 these files or ‘MIMES’ (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions). After some tweaking we found the best solution was to add an extra…

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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 cost or circumstance. We are committed to learning, thinking and making in both a critically and emotionally engaged way. We…

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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, disabled, political, experimental, TIE and community-based theatre groups seen in Britain. They document work which ranged from experiments in physical…

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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 in EPUB format. [ebook_store ebook_id=”160″] We are working on fully integrating ebook sales into the checkout system and we will…

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