Examples of Amateur Journalism

Some interesting articles from AAPA papers:

  • Leland M. Hawes, Jr. joined AAPA as an enthusiastic pre-teen in 1942. For over 70 years he was among the hobby's most talented (and respected) participants. You can read articles by and about Lee.
  • "Use the Meat-Axe" -- Suggestions for improving your writing by New York Timesman Burton Crane
  • Sheldon C. Wesson (who was brought into the hobby as a teenager by Burton Crane) was both a master writer and printer. Here are selections of his essays.
  • Samuel Jero letterpress-prints Inky Fingers for the AAPA.
  • You can visit the AAPA E-Journal Archive

Web pages with links to AAPA publications:


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Join AAPA!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.

Members receive ...

  • The monthly bundle mailed via the postal service
  • Access to the website and e-journals
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