THOUGHTS ON PAPER #14, $?, 5½” x 8½”, photocopied, 4 pgs.

Jan 18, 2017

This was my first experience ever with an “apa-zine.” For those equally clueless, it does not mean that this is a zine with extreme allegiance to the APA (American Psychological Association) style formatting and citation used in the social sciences, but an “amateur press association” zine. Basically, if my understanding is correct, a group or association of individuals mails articles and letter replies to a central mailer who then collates and distributes the zine to all those interested. What you end up with is, basically, an analog slice out of a comment section, which is cool in theory if you’re in the group, but I have to say I was really confused by what I was reading since I was getting updates on zines and ongoing discussions for which I had no context. That said, there was a friendly invitation at the end to join the Cuneiform APA, so with some time investment and ink and paper correspondence, I could, in theory, be in the know one day with the world of the Cuneiform zine network and compiler James Dawson’s planter box garden. –Adrian Salas (James N. Dawson, PO Box 950, Spokane, WA 99210)