Sunday, 25 November 2012

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS-Issue #5: Brief Encounters


Ponytail is bending down on one knee and asking you for submissions to our next issue on the theme of Brief Encounters. Brief Encounters can have long lasting reverberations on how we live our lives or they can merely be a passing moment soon forgotten. They can be emotional, social or cultural exchanges, human interactions or encounters with nature, the paranormal. They can be romantic or otherwise. Maybe you just want to write about how they should have just had sex in the film instead of increasingly fraught cups of tea. Just go for it. 

This New Yorker podcast of Roy Spivey by Miranda July read by David Sedaris is a good point of departure for the theme both as a narrative catalyst and as a narrative constraint.  It's sad and hilarious:

Ponytail happily accepts short stories, humour pieces, personal essays, poetry and comic strips or pieces.
Please send to all submissions (or any questions you might have) to ponytail.zine[at] by
18th January 2013

Good luck!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Zinewatch Episode #2

Direct from my mum's glamourous dining room, I accidentally featured my own zine. WHOOPS.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Issue #4: The Food Issue. ON SALE NOW

ISSUE #4 'The Food Issue' IS READY!

The Food Issue is a compilation of various talented writers and artists response to the theme of food- in all it's delicious, curious, comforting, sexy forms.
The zine is hand stitched bound with a choice of two different designs of risograph printed covers:  Fluorescent Pink with tan linen stitching or Teal with navy linen binding.
Unbiasedly this is the best issue of any zine EVER.

Buy, Read and Enjoy!


A5, 20 pages b&w
Cover risograph printed in Fluo Pink or Teal- on FSC certified 170GSM Munken Lynx Rough by Hato Press, London.
Hand-bound linen saddle-stitch.

Friday, 28 September 2012

ZINEWATCH- "It's a Disgrace Joe, by Fuchsia MacAree

It's a "vlog". This is my face.
Today we look at  the wonderful "It's a Disgrace, Joe" by Fuchsia MacAree. Available to buy here.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012


It's holiday time for Ponytail tomorrow- so here is a mixtape as a parting gift.

You can find past Ponytail Mixtapes HERE


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Ponytail is proud to unveil NO-ONE UNDERSTANDS ME an upcoming publication and London exhibition. But we need you like Joey needed Dawson, Pacey needed Joey and (eventually) Joey needed Pacey.
Please send your teenage diary entries (anonymously if you'd rather) to:

Here is some angsty inspiration: get it while it's not so much hot but self-concious and self-absorbed.


I was recently interview by DUPE about hair, writing, Ponytail, the breakdown of my marriage to Tom Cruise and my escape from scientology- 'enjoy' here

(click here for original article)


In the throes of Olympic fever, I have been a negligent editor and blogger to say the least. Although arguably it is my personal support that led to Team GB's stomping victory (you're welcome guys). BUT Issue #4 is on its way AND there's lots of news.

Back in July 'The Hairy Issue' the debut zine project of art collective Dupe was released. Beautifully printed and curated, it mixes writing, photography and illustration on the theme of 'Hair' with humour and poignancy. Personal highlights include the photography of Jorge Antony Stride (who I used to work with at a bowling alley) and 'A Ginger Childhood' by Benedict Le Gauche (who also has red hair).

Dupe have now rolled this out to become a multi-media platform, including an online TV channel, interviewing voices from across the creative spectrum in a way that is as fun as it is evocative.

Please visit their blog for more information and to buy The Hairy Issue.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012


"Food Glorious Food.
Hot sausage and mustard
something something custard!"

Issue #3 isn't even cold and we're already flirting with the beginnings of Issue #4 on the theme of "Food":
Food and our relationship with it is something that encompasses both the every day and the extreme, phobias and fetishes, determined deprivation or enforced excess. It is something that is influenced by personal taste, images of ourselves we wish to project and a distinct tapestry of cultures and traditions.
From tzatziki to tzimmes, from smorgasbord to stromboli, from best to wurst (I'm so sorry for that one) there's plenty to write about what we stuff in our mouths and up them guts.

Ponytail is happy to accept short stories, poetry, comic strips/ graphic pieces, and non-fiction writing/ personal essays.

The deadline is Monday 16th July.
Please email all work to ponytail[dot]zine[at]gmail[dot]com
Bon App├ętit and we look forward to reading your offerings.


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

BANANAFISH- a call for volunteers

Ponytail is proud to present.......Bananafish. A monthly spoken word night to take place at the lovely The Vintage Emporium Cafe on Bacon Street (off Brick Lane)
More details to follow on specific dates (around the end of May) but for the moment we're looking for readers.
Whether you're a well-seasoned public speaker or have never done it before- why not give it a go at Bananafish. We're looking for fictional tales or true life happenings.
Come along and don't be shy! (I'll be public reading for the first time since school at Bananafish and I essentially still have the voice of an 11 year old.)
Please email ponytail[dot]zine[at]gmail[dot]com for more information.

Monday, 30 April 2012


One zine with a side of bag coming right up!
For only £6.50 you can have a hand-dyed and drawn dip dyed bag (normally £5) to go with you Issue 3 zine (normally £3.50. This is called "Bagazine" so named by my sister. Thanks sis!
Spiel over! More bags will be available soon, but in the meanwhile we hope you like these ones!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Issue #3 'The Other' is finally ready to buy after a mega-hiatus and it's a corker- with short stories and for the first time- poetry and an illustrated piece. Plus a CD mix of danceable oddities and otherness.

Only £3.50 plus a 50p nominal p&p charge to anywhere in the world, in accordance with recent price rises to UK mail services. Hand-cut and assembled with a choice of four colour covers. 28 pages, 6 pieces of work and 45 minutes of music.


Inside views:

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Saturday, 14 April 2012


Ponytail is now on Soundcloud.
With the Secrets mix from Issue #2 up for FREE listening.


An exclusive mix "You Came, You Saw, You Conquered" (music on the theme of places) available for FREE listening and download in anticipation of Issue #3's launch and as a thank you for your patience in waiting for it, you bloody lovely people.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

The Other has (almost) landed.

With much delay, Ponytail Issue #3 " The Other" will be ready for your perusal and delection on 24th April. It's packed full of brilliant stories, poems and graphic stories. With a bangin' mix CD to boot.
Images to follow.