Alternative Incite magazine encourages readers to follow their positive creative impulses and celebrates those who do. Each issue features interviews, columns, reviews, and an inspiring “parting shot” that highlights people who’ve made a dent on the world by following their creativity. NOTE: When ordering, please be sure to specify which issue you want and include an email where we can get in touch if we need to.
ISSUE #3- SPRING 2021 (current issue): Alternative Incite #3 features introductory remarks about being a producer rather than a consumer, hot takes on thought-provoking articles about “how we’re all feeling right now” (not) and what to do on a walk, more adventures in life lived off-line, an interview with graphic designer and font maker Travis Miller, another HUGE review column, and a “Parting Shot” about a an who rowed a bathtub across the English Channel. Specs: 44 pages, size: 7 x 8.5 (half-size legal). Back issues are always available (see below)!
Reviews of Alternative Incite:
“This is an engaging publication, with eye-pleasing fonts and intriguing photographs. It is insightful enough that I keep thinking of it as Alternative Insight, but I am mistaken! Alternative Incite is well worth the requested $!” – Markell Raphaelson West, review of Alternative Incite #1 in Xerography Debt #49
“… Expertly assembled with high quality printing standards and reproduction of photos. It’s uniqueness comes mainly from the content and subject matter of the articles within; I found the writing and presentation to be excellent.” – Ken Bausert, review of Alternative Incite #1 in Xerography Debt #49
“Hopefully, lots of people will find $ to send Joe, get the zine, and then find themselves creatively inspired.” – Fred Argoff, review of Alternative Incite #1 in Xerography Debt #49
“This is the most well-organized and clean-looking zine I’ve read.” – review of Alternative Incite #2 in Razorcake, Issue #121
“…Well written through out … great photography and image production…” – review of Alternative Incite #1 in Node Pajomo (Issue 2.6, March 2021)
ISSUE #2 – FALL 2020 (current issue): This issue features introductory remarks about how following your creative impulses can help you cope with all the bullshit, more hot takes on thought-provoking articles you (probably) haven’t read, more adventures in anachronism (aka: life lived off-line), interview with stand-up comic Rob Gavin and Barbershop singer Dan Hawrylczak, a HUGE review column, and a “Parting Shot” about what can happen when a man starts a ball of twine. Specs: 40 pages, size: 7 x 8.5 (half-size legal)
ISSUE #1 – SPRING 2020: This issue features an introductory rant about getting off your ass and doing the thing, hot takes on important articles you (probably) haven’t read, an op-ed about “getting off the hamster wheel,” an examination of the “new normal” (whatever that is), adventures in anachronism (aka: life lived off-line), an interview with musician Suvo Sur (who produces scores for award-winning films and podcasts), advice and insight from the Butter Lamb Reference Library, and a remembrance of and shout out to the “Doyenne of Dictionaries.” Specs: 40 pages, size: 7 x 8.5 (half-size legal)
Want to support small business and get the latest copy of Alternative Incite? Then support these small businesses nice enough to carry this zine:
Quimby’s Bookstore (Chicago)
Atomic Books (Baltimore)
Quimby’s Bookstore (NYC)
Elliot Bay Book Company (Seattle)
Jailed By My Father: Tales of Tough Love, Bad Haircuts, and O.J.
The title says it all. The short stories in this book by J. Matthew Smith are all true (often regrettably so). There is no theme, no plot, and no lesson. They are simply the unfortunate stories of a very fortunate boy. (Oh, and they’re laugh-out-loud funny!)
The Butter Lamb’s Most Acceptable Posts
The Butter Lamb’s Most Acceptable Posts is a one-off, zine-style compendium of the BLRL Blog’s best.
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You can also order these publications by sending well-concealed cash to: Alternative Incite, PO Box 3067, Laurel, MD 20709. (Again, please specify which issue you want and be sure to include an email in case we need to contact you.)