WLRD at the Los Angeles Zine Fest

We're so excited to announce that we will be among the exhibitors at the 2014  LA Zine Fest.  We can't wait to share When Language Runs Dry, meet some new people, and get the word out the we are looking for submissions for issue #5.  Los Angeles friends, we hope to see you at Helms Bakery on Feb. 16th!


2013 Portland Zine Symposium

Meredith at the 2013 Portland Zine Symposium
We had a blast, as always, at the 2013 Portland Zine Symposium!  Big thanks to the organizers for all of their hard work, and to everyone who came by our table and chatted or picked up When Language Runs Dry.  We sold and traded a bunch of zines, got the word out that we are still looking for submissions for issue #5, and - as a most pleasant surprise - got to spend the weekend sitting next to our good friend Eleanor who wrote the book Grow and the beautiful zine Indulgence.  



I just stumbled across this lovely review from the folks at Ravenswing DIY Fair in Ottawa Canada.  We sure appreciate people spreading the word by writing about our project!


Print Fancy at Reading Frenzy

We're so excited to have been asked to participate in Reading Frenzy's first ever Print Fancy recent release party!  We'll be reading an excerpt from the new issue.


Print Fancy!

Recent Release Party & Self-Publisher Social
Join us for the first ever Print Fancy! We believe every new print publication deserves a party, so we're hosting a bi-monthly round-up for the recently self-published! This month we're featuring A Field Guide to the Aliens of Stark Trek The Next Generation #3 by Zach, Dear Shane, I tried to kill myself  by Jazz McGinnis, Whoosh! #3 by Katherina Audley,Bumpstart #6/7 by Karen Giezyng, When Language Runs Dry co-edited by Meredith Butner, and The 415th Time by Michael Heald.
Anyone with a recently self-published title is welcome to come and consign their publication before 7:30pm. All entries will be featured in a special display for the evening and listed in a written round-up on our blog. There will time to mix and mingle and a rapid fire round of readings from a handful of self-publishers.
We'll provide light refreshments, as well as information on local publishing resources.


When Language Runs Dry #2 and #3 reviewed in Zine World

when language runs dry #2: A collection of essays and comics by people living with chronic pain and illness: Crohn’s, back trouble, depression, panic disorder. Emphasis on coping strategies—helpful to know even if you’re not currently in pain. (There’s an essay on how to react helpfully and supportively to people with chronic disorders.) Contains a list of books and other resources. –MC

when language runs dry #3: This is a comp zine for people with chronic pain and their allies. I loved this; it is easy to read, has great pictures/illustrations, and the stories from folks living with pain are eye-opening. Stories range from an account of a person who was hit by a car while riding her bike to work and now lives with a brain injury; an entry that focuses on having a disability that isn’t visible and how others react to the disability; thoughts on saying no to outings with friends due to fear of aggravating existing pain, etc. This is packed with great information and includes a reading list (books, blogs, media). Highly recommended. –Stephanie K.


When Language Runs Dry #4

In our hands, finally, issue #4 of When Language Runs Dry!  

Get yours today from our etsy store, or soon from one of the lovely zine distros or bookshops listed in our links sidebar.


Around the web

We were so happy to find ourselves included in Bitch Magazine's blog post about their favorites from the Portland Zine Symposium.  As always there was so much to choose from at the symposium, so it feels extra good to hear such kind words.  Thanks!