AAPA's Project ALERT coordinator, Danny Kelly, gathers AAPA news and announcements into e-mail messages sent to members who want to receive them. For further information, send a message to the coordinator.
If you need an AAPA member's e-mail address, visit the on-line directory. Members who want to access the list must first get the password from AAPA's Secretary-Treasurer. (Note: The file excludes addresses of members who have indicated they do not wish to participate in the list.)
Have a Web page you want listed on the AAPA site? If it includes a link into the AAPA Web site, your page can be included in the AAPA's ``Reciprocal Links'' page. If it describes a letterpress printshop, you can have it listed on the ``Hobby and Professional Letterpress Printing'' page. Just send the information to webmaster Dave Tribby.
Members who publish their journals electronically can send them to the coordinator for inclusion in the AAPA archive.
The mortar that binds the Association together is the bundle! Every month members receive from the Mailer a packet containing a copy of every paper published that month. Occasionally a publisher mails his journals directly to members, but almost always the needed number of copies are sent to the Mailer who then handles the mailing chore. The Mailer perodically announces how many copies are required to cover the current membership, plus possibly a few extra for sample bundles to be sent to prospective recruits. In recent years, approximately 150 copies have been needed, but when it comes time to publish your journal you should check with the Mailer for the latest requirements.
Published by the elected Official Editor every other month and distributed in the bundle, the AAJ contains official reports and articles of interest.
The Association annually awards laureate certificates to members producing the outstanding piece of work in each of the following categories:
One or more honorable mentions may also be awarded in each category.
The 12-month period covered by the awards commences on July 1 and ends the following June 30. Winners are selected by a three-member Laureate Board, and any work distributed to the membership is eligible.
Members who want to participate in the yearly edition of Ink Cahoots send the required number of 4-1/2 by 6 inch pages to the coordinator before the deadline of August 31. The coordinator collates the pages, binds them into the cover, and sends them on to the Mailer for inclusion in the bundle.
The only coordinator (so far) has been Dave Tribby. Write to him for publication details or a sample copy.
Amateur journalism is a unique activity. Amateur journalists publish journals on paper & online & come from many perspectives: from deluxe letterpress printed journals, to Xeroxed newsletters, to artistically designed cards and ephemera. We embrace the spirit of being amateurs – loving what we do for pure joy and not financial gain – while creating top quality journals, zines, and homemade publications.