What is Peppermint Alley Press?
I am so glad that you asked! The first time someone sent me their personal newsletter, I was enchanted. It’s basically a perzine* put in a newsletter format. I call my version non-news because it’s mostly filled with little tidbits of things I’m learning or thinking about. As described by one reader’s Letter to the Editor, I “basically overlook what’s happening in the world and zoom in on the mundane and add a lot of sparkle. It’s magical really.” Ok then, I’ll take that.
There are three options!
A) Free Love B&W: The completely free version arrives in your mailbox every other month-ish, containing 2 months worth of non-news at once (6 times a year, all the same non-news). Capitalism rubs me funny, I love trades, send me some mail now and again type. (Subscribe on the form at the bottom of this page)
B) Sustaining Full Color Version: For $5/month, get the newsletter sent every monthly-ish IN COLOR. That’s right. For just $60 you will get 12 mailings in color, that you actually want! And you’ll help cover printing, stamps etc. You’ll probably get stickers or other random surprises from time to time because snail mail magic is real. (Subscribe on the form below)
C) Special Edition! Interested in more? Wow. Okay then! By reader request I have designed this. I am excited/nervous to try it but here we go! Subscribe to the “Special Edition” to get an extra thick envelope with all sorts of snail mail magic delivered each month.
In 2018, I was inspired by author Celia Perez’s monthly newsletter and it took a few months of rough drafts that were too rough but finally, in July 2018, I had one that was ready to share!
Three years in, I have created non-news newsletters from the shores of Lake Michigan, from Las Vegas before catching a flight, from tables in Philadelphia, coffee shops and more, from the mountains of Colorado and even from the very slow snail mail of post offices in Mexico. To be sure, each month is an adventure and I’m so glad that you are willing to come along with me.
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Back-orders from the archives are also available:
Volume 1: July 2018 – July 2019
Volume 2: August 2019 – July 2020
Volume 3: August 2020 – July 2021 (available 7/15/21)
* Perzines are a genre of zines; the “per” meaning “personal”. Although most zines could be considered personal in that they represent the opinionated work of one person, this term describes zines that are written about one’s own personal experiences, opinions and observations.