Monday, September 29, 2008

Submit for Issue 2!

So I doubt there are a ton of people reading this, but for those loyal, die-hard fans that lurk out there, submit!

I'm going to start posting up flyers soon...if anyone is interested in helping distribution of such advertisements, please email: thebaddatezine [at] and depending on where you are I can either email you a file to print out or perhaps drop off copies if you're local to San Francisco (and not too far away).


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

2nd Printing!

Due to the great response from the Etsy zine community, I've decided to go with a 2nd printing of 25 more copies! Send your friends to order at MonkeyandSeal's shop and pick up your copy today!

Thanks to everyone who has supported The Bad Date Zine thus far!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

1st print nearly out of stock!

I originally (ambitiously) printed 50 copies of the 1st Issue of The Bad Date Zine. I am now down to 2 copies, selling about 2/week on the Etsy shop. Since Issue 2 is not due out for another few months, and I haven't even had a chance to get around to zine shops/independent bookstores, what do you people think? A 2nd print?

Comments? Anyone?

Currently taking Submissions for Issue 2!!

Thanks to such an amazing response to the 1st Issue, I will most definitely be compiling stories for the next issue of The Bad Date Zine!

So, we are now taking submissions for Issue 2!

Here are the submission details:

Please submit your true Bad Date Stories to
Please try and limit your stories to 3 pages of single-spaced text, but if your story goes longer, that's cool too.
The deadline is midnight, PST, November 7th (I want to give time for any bad Halloween dates that may occur).

What am I looking for? I'm looking for humorous, poignant, touching, or just plain ridiculous stories of bad dates, bad attempts to be picked up at bars, hookups gone wrong, etc., etc. I do strongly prefer that the cause of a bad date is the person's behavior/personality, not some physical "flaw." Additionally, if anyone wants to fess up and admit how they were a bad date, that's great too.

So submit! And if you have any bad winter holiday stories, submit those too. If there's enough, I can probably do a special holiday edition in time for gift-giving :)

Thanks so much!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the SF Zine Fest!
It was a huge success for us, and we nearly sold out of the first run of Issue 1 of The Bad Date Zine!

Thank you to everyone that submitted stories, and thanks to everyone who bought a copy!
If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please go to and pick one up! They are $3 plus s/h.

Contributors that didn't pick up their copy at the zine fest will be sent out Tuesday via USPS!

Additionally, we are taking rolling submissions for the next issue, which I imagine will probably be published in November or so. Hopefully, if submissions keeps coming in and the demand is there, this zine will be able to continue as a quarterly publication.

Thank you again!

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Bad Date Zine 1st issue ever

Thank you to all who submitted for the first issue of the Bad Date Zine. The Bad Date Zine will be sold at the SF Zine Fest on July 19+20 at the Monkey + Seal table.

Hopefully we'll get these into other independent bookstores and zine shops, and after the Zine Fest they should be sold online through our friends at Monkey + Seal on Etsy, but their site isn't up yet, but check back for updates.

Stay tuned for any news and for updates on the next submission deadline. If you're interested in submitting, submit away! Thanks!