Welcome to Mend My Dress Press’ Blog! We’re a small grrrl run publishing house and zine distro based in Tacoma, WA. To get to one of our other fun online places (the store, our tumblr, peruse our released titles, and many other cool places) just click the link you want to follow. To read our…

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It’s been a month since LA zine fest, and we’re already planning next years visit. To start the trip off, we celebrated the presses 2-year anniversary at DisneyLand. We even got “happy anniversary” buttons, which confused the hell out the park workers but c’est la vie! Neely and Colleen’s wife, Lindsay rode every roller-coaster that…

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Our newest book is now out! Summer Time, A Graphic Novella in 4 parts, by Gina Siciliano, is a beautiful and redemptive tale of  sex, violence, punk, love, self-destruction and survival. Gina’s skillful drawings, all done with a ball-point pen, highlight the heartbreaking depth of the novella. Originally produced as a zine series, the book…

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Last Thursday I was picked up at the airport by Jonathan, my guide to Chicago, and dropped off my stuff at my new home for the week. I would be staying in a warehouse–large windows, little bedrooms created out of old doors, 2x4s and plastic sheeting. A room full of recording equipment. Through the wonders…

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We got to L.A. on Friday and all oohed and awed over the palm trees and bright sun, and spent the next few days soaking in the city, riding the Ferris wheel at Santa Monica, spending time with friends, and laying on Venice Beach at night listening to the waves. Neely and Maranda even got…

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Our tour has officially started! A wild rumpus kicked off the tour Saturday night at the Black Coffee Co-op in Seattle, WA, with readings, music, and ice-cream; and we read, danced, and partied. The six cop cars that showed up on a noise complaint just made us happy, it was a good sign that we…

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Originally posted on What Hannah Read:
***** (5 stars) This is a beautiful, inspiring, absorbing book. It isn’t a traditional novel, nonfiction tome or memoir but instead a collection of self-published zines (if you’re unsure what a zine is, then google is your friend) which were handcrafted by the author themself. As a result, the look of the book’s…

Being a super small company that focuses on zines and zine anthologies, we rely on word-of-mouth from our friends and supporters to sustain us. We’ve had an amazing first year, and are so grateful for everyone who has helped us so far on our publishing and distro dream, and have come up with a few…

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