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Big Pond Rumours

The ‘zine


                                              Big Pond Rumours has been a labour of love since the

                                              moment it was first launched in 2006. I am dedicated to

                                              supporting writers who develop quality in contemporary

                                              literature. I have been considered something of a maverick

                                              author of poetry and story who is proving herself to be a

                                              creative magazine designer and a tough but helpful editor. In

                                              addition, though I began the relaunch with promises of

                                              assistance from the same crew that worked on it originally,

                                              over the 6 months that passed before its launch I have

                                              managed to do everything necessary to put up the next issue

                                              Of the zine all on my own. That is how the zine will continue.


I work full-time as an elementary school teacher, and I write poetry and story myself. Just one of those activities could be very consuming. However, I also do all of the work necessary to make this zine. So, I must apologize if my dates for releasing the new issues of the zine are somewhat flexible. But sometimes the sticky (or nasty) parts of life interfere.


From the beginning, the entire financial burden for this zine has been carried by myself, including the cost for the website, the internet hosting, prizes and (originally) the ink, paper and staples for print copies of the zine. This also includes the cost of renting tables at small press festivals and other events where a publisher would naturally set up at booth. I have found it necessary to change my financial plans in the re-launch of the zine, so there will be no more print copies and there will also be no more websites built as prizes. In addition, there is now a small submission fee for the contest in order to cover the cost of keeping the zine online.


If you appreciate Big Pond Rumours is doing, please make a donation to the zine in order to assist in paying the prizes, web hosting, and website fees!














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Text Box: The artistic photograph on the cover is created by an unknown artist but I could not resist it.

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