Stories

AAPA Member Stories

The AAPA encourages members to create and publish on our site as well as circulating printed content in the monthly bundle. As part of this effort we are now accepting submissions.

You could write about a local news article, a story from your life, a short story, a poem, or some other subject.

You can also publish an E- Journal. Most journals are in PDF format, while some are .doc or html files. File size must be less than 2 MB.

Send your submissions into the AAPA at Stories. We will get it posted as soon as possible.

July 2017 AAPA Miscellany

July 2017 AAPA Miscellany

The July 2017 issue of AAPA Miscellany, published by Clarence Wolfshohl, is ready. ... Read more »

June 2016 AAPA Miscellany

June 2016 AAPA Miscellany

The fifth issue of AAPA’s Miscellany is ready for viewing. You’ll enjoy thel stories and artwork. Come and take a look at what your fellow AAPAers are thinking, writing and imagining. ... Read more »

Recent AAPA E-Journals

In addition to our monthly bundles of printed journals and ephemera, American Amateur Press Association members also publish on the World Wide Web. Most journals are in PDF format, while some are .doc or html files. ... Read more »

June 2015 AAPA Miscellany

June 2015 AAPA Miscellany

The June issue of AAPA’s Miscellany is ready for viewing. You’ll enjoy thel stories and artwork. Come and take a look at what your fellow AAPAers are thinking, writing and imagining. ... Read more »

About E-Journals

J. Hill Hamon introduced a new breed of journal when he e-mailed Whippoorwill E-Comment to several friends in January 2004. He found this non-paper format allowed greater use of color, particularly for photos, and coined the term "e-journal" to describe this type o ... Read more »

Ernestine's Beauty Parlor

A boy, his mother, and grandmother travel across town by bus so that the grandmother can get a permanent at Ernestine's beauty parlor. The boy's glimpse into this strange new world. ... Read more »

NEVSKY PROSPECT

We enter onto Nevsky Prospect from the Moscow Station, from the east where the thoroughfare circles the obelisk monument in the middle of Ploshchad’ Vosstaniya (Vosstaniya Square). We have traveled all night by train from Moscow ... Read more »

MEASURE

MEASURE

This morning I’ll be meeting a woman by whom I measure my life. I’ve borrowed her from her husband and daughters for a few days and promised to return the lady home safely. ... Read more »

April 2015 AAPA Miscellany

April 2015 AAPA Miscellany

The latest issue of AAPA's Miscellany is ready for viewing. You'll enjoy some unusual artwork, photographs, a poem, and several stories. Come and take a look at what your fellow AAPAers are thinking, writing and imagining. ... Read more »

PICKING STONES AND BUILDING BARNS

PICKING STONES AND BUILDING BARNS

One hundred and thirty five years ago our ancestors came from overseas to seek their fortune. Settled in Central Wisconsin, which was a wild land of forests, trees and rocks. In their German/Prussian/Poland homeland, they were peasants working for rich absentee lan ... Read more »

HOME

On a blustery December night in Rochester, New York in 1979 my husband and I headed to the Rochester International Airport. We planned on meeting with other members of our synagogue, Temple Sinai, to greet a Laotian family whose father had escaped after six years i ... Read more »

MY LIFE WITH TOM

MY LIFE WITH TOM

Those of us in the business of the word gather magnificent companions. That is, we make friends with those with whom we are constantly in communication or communion–the writers we read. For we tend to do more than read their works–listen to their side of the conver ... Read more »

AAPA MIscellany Premiers

AAPA MIscellany Premiers

The first issue of AAPA Miscellany is online. It includes the favorite photos of 2014 by eight photographers with their statements explaining why the photos were favorites. There are nature shots and group photos, photographs that made the takers think of special m ... Read more »

SHE’S TROUBLE WITH A CAPITAL T

SHE’S TROUBLE WITH A CAPITAL T

Missing not having a dog in our lives for many years, my husband, Jerry, and I decided to check out some eight week old golden retrievers.  Owning a different breed was not an option for us.  Our last golden, Jenny, had all the attributes of her breed: intelligence ... Read more »

OLD SHOES

OLD SHOES

The postal lady brought the small wrapped box and tooted the mail truck’s horn up by the road. Jack turned from where he stood at the edge of his garden and walked up the hill. He took deep breaths, so that he could say hello to the woman without having to gasp for ... Read more »

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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
  • e-mailed updates
  • Ability to publish your stories on AAPA