6 Zines from #SOXZineFest2020 You Should Be Reading

You’ve probably read a thousand of zines before—and even made some of your own, but we have six more to add to your collection—all from the SOX Zine Fest, the first zine fest in Soccsksargen showcasing arts and literature of and from the region (Region 12).

Organized by SOX Writers and SOX Reading Advocates, this year’s fest was held online, between November 30 to December 4. There is a myriad of themes, genre, and languages explored in the releases, and we dare say, it would be a shame not to check them out.

Alimpatakan

Koleksiyon ito ng mga tula at dagling isinulat ng mga piling kabataang manunulat mula sa iba’t ibang lungsod at probinsiya ng Rehiyon XII na pinagbuklod sa samahang Writear’s Sheet. Patungkol ang bawat piyesa sa alimpatakan, salitan Binisaya para sa isipan. Layunin ng mga akda ang maibahagi sa mambabasa ang mga may kinalaman sa pag-iisip, paniniwala, at imahinasyon.

Infinitus

It is an anthology of literary pieces by young North Cotabato writers Kayla Casulla and Angel Licca Herdon. These are pieces crafted from their never-ending creativity.

Open Cases from the Mindanao Journal of Esoteric Phenomenon

Compiled by Angelo Serrano, it is a short collection of statements given by different people to the Mindanao Journal of Esoteric Phenomenon. The strange openness of people to talk about their experiences while speaking with the MJEP lacks understanding itself. Although the journal primarily has the goal of exploring and disproving these ‘paranormal’ incidences as nothing more than misunderstandings of natural phenomena or blatant hoaxes, the ones presented in this zine are yet to be properly explained away by the researchers of the publication, and has since remained in their archives.

Read This When Your Connection Sucks

It is a collection of short stories and poems you can read when experiencing internet connection problems. It is created by Rogelio Jenson, Rich Campos, and Paula Earecka Diesmo, three 2nd year BA English Language Studies students from Mindanao State University-General Santos.

Sa Lasang

Koleksiyon ito ng mga tula sa Binisaya ni Marianne Hazzale J. Bullos at may mga guhit ito ni Elyzah A. Parcon. Mayroong kinalaman sa kagubatan at kapaligiran ang mga akdang narito.


Skysea

is a collection of poems by Saquina Karla C. Guiam. This micro-chapbook was published by Ghost City Press (New York) as part of the Summer Chapbook Series.

Interested readers can access these via this link until January 10, 2021. To request for digital copies, email soxzinefest[at]gmail.com. ☁️

Special thanks to Sox Zine Fest. Visit them here.

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