You Don't Get There From Here #10, #11, #12 - Sept. 2009
I have just received Carrie McNinch's You Don't Get There From Here, issues #10-11-12. They sell for $2 dollars each. Until the end of September, if you order all three issues together, you pay no shipping for these issues! Your post mark on your envelope or the time on your Paypal payment will qualify you for this short-lived promotion.
On Life-Support, But Still Alive Nonetheless - June 2009
I thought it would be fair that I write a quick update. As many of you may have noticed, the site hasn't been updated in quite a while. I would like to confirm that Great Worm Express Distro is still in business, but I have drastically slowed down the activities. I am working on rebuild the site from scratch with a new interface, and for that reason I don't plan on updating the site manually like I have been doing for the last 10 years.
(Yes! 10 years! Happy birthday to Great Worm!)
I have not removed sold-out zines in a while, so I highly recommend that you write to me (or call!) before putting in an order. If you want to try your luck, either include your email address in your order, or you will receive substitute zines of my choosing if can't contact you.
I do plan on at least listing new zine titles with prices in the near future, although I won't add full zine listings with cover scans, descriptions, etc., At least you will have an idea of what I am carrying that isn't listed in the regular catalog. These zines will probably be listed on this page rather than being added to the individual sections.
I know that I have been slow to respond to some orders recently; if you are worried about me taking some time to send your zines, feel free to contact me, as indicated below, to remind me of my duty to you, the zine reader.
Contacting Great Worm Express: the old address, firstname.lastname@example.org, has suffered from being too accesible to spam spiders, and nowadays I receive so much spam there that I can scarcely sort through it. The best option to reach me now is frandroid (chez) gmail (point) com. I also have a cell phone, which I might as well post here: 647-886-1507. I am always up for a quick chat to clarify any ordering inquiries, and I will return your call quickly if you don't want to pay long distance. (i.e. text me and I'll call you back, although from another number if long distance is involved.)
Even though I missed a few fairs recently, I am trying to attend as many fairs in Central Canada (and northern US?) as possible where transportation is affordable. Feel free to invite Great Worm Express Distro to your fair!
Envelope of the Month - January
I love it when I receive original mail material here at Great Worm Express Distro. Just receiving an envelope from overseas, or an envelope from Canada or the U.S. with original stamps can make my day. Some people, however, go the extra mile and make my month. So I've decided to start a new feature, the Envelope of the Month, to showcase the best envelopes coming the way of the distro. On months where the mail is boring, I'll skip the feature, so you'll only see the best among envelopes. Update:To make it more interesting, I've decided to give the winner a $5 rebate on a their next $10 order! Furthermore, when I've learned some CSS layout, I'll start a past winners and honorable mentions envelope contest page.
Jason Barber from Stirling, ON is the January winner! Jason very emphatically indicated that he wanted to win the contest and took the means to get there.
Click to see a larger picture of the envelope.
I found all the confidential Ph.D. applicant files for the biology department at an Ivy League university from the years 1965-1975. Stapled to many of the yellowed documents were photographs of the prospective students. They were treasures! I tore through the folders and rescued every portrait I could find. I had to have them. Only later did I realize I had to publish them...
Read the full description in the Can of Worms section
Johanna is continuing her introspective journey about uncovering her identities and behaviours, and where they have come from. In Conversation is a Battlefield, she discusses her conversational style, which could be described as domineering, and its possible origins in...
Read the full description in the Perzines section
Sarah Pinder writes in this poetry zine about returning to her hometown for Thanksgiving. She reminisces about what her longings have become, and those that have erither stayed behind or returned. Thanksgiving is in the season of melancholy, just like her hometown...
See it in the Can of Worms section
Envelope of the Month - July
I love it when I receive original mail material here at Great Worm Express Distro. Just receiving an envelope from overseas, or an envelope from Canada or the U.S. with original stamps can make my day. Some people, however, go the extra mile and make my month. So I've decided to start a new feature, the Envelope of the Month, to showcase the best envelopes coming the way of the distro. On months where the mail is boring, I'll skip the feature, so you'll only see the best among envelopes.
Stefanie from Poulsbo, WA just discovered this site and placed in an order, which she mailed in an envelope she made from a map of Italy. The Adriatic Sea covers half of the surface area, in which she wrote the address. It's simply gorgeous, and it is now the Envelope of the Month for July!
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You don't get there from here #10, #11, #12, $2 each
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