[Guestlist] Moomers Journal: Issue 2: DATES

Clara Raubertas clara.raubertas at gmail.com
Thu May 17 11:06:36 CDT 2012

So your Moomers Journal submissions were supposed to be due today.
BUT, I didn't send you a reminder, because I was distracted by Scav
Hunt. So in honor of Scav, you get extra time! ONE MORE WEEK to send
in your submissions for Moomers Journal Issue 2 (theme: HOME).
Submissions due by May 24th.

For the HOME issue, we're interested in running the following small
features that you could knock off quickly:
- View From Your Window: photos, paragraphs, poems, sketches, or
whateverabout what you can see from your house
- Hometown: a short (1-2 paragraph) description of your hometown;
possibly accompanied by descriptions of other places you've lived and
how they're similar/different.

ALSO, the Moomers Journal is encouraging contributions of Remedial
Scav! Pick a Scav Hunt item from years past (all archived lists
available at http://scavhunt.uchicago.edu) and do it over on your own
time & with whomever you want. Document your adventures for the

As always, send your submissions/subscription
requests/questions/concerns to editors at moomers.org!

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 1:11 PM, Clara Raubertas
<clara.raubertas at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Moomers and friends!
> Submissions for the second issue are going to be due on THURSDAY, MAY 17,
> and the journal will be printed and mailed about 1-2 weeks after this.
> The theme of the second issue is (loosely) HOME!
> Feel free to send submissions on any topic (not just HOME), but some HOME
> themed pieces might be:
> - home improvement project guides
> - home fire safety comic
> - home schooling
> - hometowns (send a few sentences describing different places you've lived
> -- why they're similar/different, what you like/dislike about each, etc --
> if we get a bunch of small ones we can make this into a feature)
> We'd also love to get letters to the editor on any topic!
> By sending a submission to the Moomers Journal, you are giving the Moomers
> Journal the right to publish and distribute your submission (although you
> retain copyright & other rights). You don't know who will get the Moomers
> journal -- maybe your mom!? -- so keep that in mind; we can print things
> anonymously or pseudonymously if you prefer. Submissions may be edited for
> length & clarity; if I want to make structural edits, I'll email you and
> we'll work on it (and if you send early drafts, we can edit them
> together!).
> Send your submissions or questions to editors at moomers.org.
> love,
> Clara
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 1:50 PM, Clara Raubertas <clara.raubertas at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> You've probably received your copies of the first issue of the Moomers
>> Journal by now! (If you haven't, and you'd like to, please send your mailing
>> address to editors at moomers.org.) Thank you so much to everyone who
>> contributed!
>> We're now accepting submissions for Issue 2! Submission deadlines and
>> publication date are TBD, but submission deadline will probably be mid-April
>> and publication date early May. Send your submissions early if you can.
>> Some things we'd love to see for Issue 2:
>> - Original art, illustrations, or cartoons
>> - How-to guides
>> - Poetry
>> - Screeds on unschooling
>> - Reviews
>> - Letters to Aunt Moomers (advice column)
>> http://www.allourideas.org/moomers/ has more on what people would like to
>> see (and you can suggest some ideas or upvote your topics there).
>> If you're planning to write something longform, please send your pitch to
>> the editors before you write the whole thing so we can make sure we're
>> coordinating any pieces on similar topics and so that we can work with you
>> on appropriate length and formatting.
>> As always, questions, complaints, et al to editors at moomers.org, and let me
>> know if you want to stop receiving these occasional updates.
>> love,
>> Clara
>> On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM, Clara Raubertas
>> <clara.raubertas at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Reminder: Your submissions to the first issue of the Moomers Journal are
>>> due by this Tuesday, February 7! Thanks so much to those who have already
>>> sent in some submissions.
>>> <3,
>>> Clara
>>> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 6:41 PM, Clara Raubertas
>>> <clara.raubertas at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Dear Moomers Journal,
>>>> Further details have come to light!
>>>> - We will be creating a journal at moomers.org mailing list which will be
>>>> low-traffic and where you will receive submission notices and important
>>>> subscription update info; we will also be creating an editors at moomers.org
>>>> mailing list where we can argue about typefaces and post off-topic rants and
>>>> all that. [Steven and/or Igor, can you make these lists happen?]
>>>> - For now, the subscription process will be that you email me your
>>>> mailing address and PayPal me (at this address) a voluntary donation of
>>>> $0-$5 or so; this entitles you to a copy of the first issue. The
>>>> subscription process is subject to change as I find out how much it costs to
>>>> print and mail this stuff :).
>>>> - Submissions for the first issue of the Moomers Journal are due by
>>>> Monday, February 7; this issue will be published on February 15. Get them in
>>>> now!!
>>>> - Email them to me at this address. Or mail them to me:
>>>>   Clara Raubertas
>>>>   3 Carlisle St. #2
>>>>   Cambridge, MA 02139
>>>> - The first issue will be printed in black and white, so make sure your
>>>> submissions are amenable to that. Color will possibly be added in future
>>>> issues depending on demand and cost.
>>>> - Optional: including any contact info you want to have printed with
>>>> your submission, or requesting that it be printed anonymously (although I'll
>>>> know who you are and others can probably guess)
>>>> - The main theme of the first issue is that 2012 is the "Year of Fear"
>>>> -- in 2012, we are committing to recognizing and trying to face/overcome our
>>>> fears!
>>>> - There will be a "Year of Fear" page with short quotes from as many
>>>> people as care to submit saying what they're afraid of (e.g.
>>>> "'Responsibility.'  -Clara") -- send yours in!
>>>> - Any "Year of Fear" themed content especially welcome
>>>> Not sure what to submit? How about something like...
>>>> - Updates/ads for Moomers-owned or operated businesses
>>>> - Puzzles (crossword puzzles? word searches? crazy Mystery Hunt puzzles?
>>>> mini scav hunts?)
>>>> - screeds screeds screeds!
>>>> - Book/music/movie/TV recommendations (et al) for our Arts & Letters
>>>> section
>>>> - Questions for the advice column (or volunteers to be the columnist)
>>>> - "Classic Moomers" -- info or features on people who lived or stuff
>>>> that happened at Moomers "back in the day" (i.e. 2003-2006 or so -- or
>>>> earlier!?!?)
>>>> - Photos of all kinds
>>>> - Cartoons, comics, sketches
>>>> - Infographics (both the serious kind and the Onion-style kind)
>>>> - Foreign correspondent reports from non-Chicago Moomers outposts (e.g.
>>>> San Francisco)
>>>> - Profiles of animals, people, or objects currently living at Moomers
>>>> - Recipes
>>>> - Tutorials
>>>> - really anything, big or small.
>>>> love,
>>>> Clara
>>>> On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM, Clara Raubertas
>>>> <clara.raubertas at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Dear Moomers,
>>>>> At the New Year's Eve party we were tossing around the idea of a
>>>>> "Moomers Journal". I would like to make this a reality! I volunteer to edit
>>>>> and produce at least the first issue, which I'd like to publish in early
>>>>> February or so, depending on volume and timeliness of submissions.
>>>>> This will be (or at least start out as) 'zine format; I will make paper
>>>>> copies and mail them to everyone who subscribes (and probably ask you to
>>>>> paypal me a dollar or something to cover costs). Yes, I will mail them
>>>>> overseas!
>>>>> Everyone should create for it! Things that may go in it:
>>>>> - Updates on Moomers Enterprises businesses and relevant news/info
>>>>> (e.g. schedule for Northwest Chicago Film Society, hours for Open Produce,
>>>>> etc.)
>>>>> - Updates on other projects Moomerites are doing
>>>>> - Re-posts of Readings screeds (or miscellaneous other screeds)
>>>>> - Games, poetry, art, photos
>>>>> - Recipes, cocktails, etc.
>>>>> - Advice column!
>>>>> - Gossip column!?
>>>>> - Letters to the editor
>>>>> - Classifieds
>>>>> - Personals!
>>>>> - Anything that can be printed on paper that reflects the awesome
>>>>> interests and abilities of the broader Moomers community (from the Moomers
>>>>> Moomers community to the international Moomers community!)
>>>>> Let me know if you have ideas. Or just go ahead and email me your
>>>>> content!
>>>>> [p.s. I stole this email list from the New Year's party invite. let me
>>>>> know if this is obnoxious and/or I should stop emailing you.]
>>>>> love,
>>>>> Clara
>>>>> --
>>>>> http://stemming.org - a community for girls and women interested in the
>>>>> STEM fields (science, tech, engineering, and math)
>>>> --
>>>> http://stemming.org - a community for girls and women interested in the
>>>> STEM fields (science, tech, engineering, and math)
>>> --
>>> http://stemming.org - a community for girls and women interested in the
>>> STEM fields (science, tech, engineering, and math)
>> --
>> http://stemming.org - a community for girls and women interested in the
>> STEM fields (science, tech, engineering, and math)

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