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7 slightly less publicised acts of highly effective freelancers7 Slightly Less Publicised Habits of Highly Successful Freelancers
Your guide to the top traits required to survive as a freelance writer! Includes naivity, gullibility, stupidity and wanking for coins down by the docks


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Kevin BlechdomFROM THE HEART: We talk freckly tits and gender politics with KEVIN BLECHDOM, queen of the confessional loop



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gwendoline rileyGwendoline Riley: the famously 'sourpuss' novelist chats to AMPnet about dead-eyed hipsters, true love, writing methods and her latest novel, Joshua Spassky




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COURTNEY LOVEDEAR DIARY (1): Could Courtney Love's diaries be the laziest book ever published? We mourn the downward trajectory of an almost-feminist almost-icon

 



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Girl in a beret
THE LONG BLONDES: She disses other girls and probably fucked your boyfriend. So why do we adore KATE JACKSON from the Long Blondes?


 

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emo boy Why I love DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
"They let me believe, just for a second, that nice boys exist, and that they won't break my heart."

 

 


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owen pallettFINAL FANTASY: Violins, video games, and a virtuoso nerdfox. AMP meets Toronto's hottest gameboy, Owen Pallett.

 



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last.fm logo LAST FM: The broken-hearted and online have a new weapon in their stalking/ self-torture armoury: Last.fm.

 



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LADY SOVEREIGNLADY SOVEREIGN on indie kids, Jentina, those 'wigga' allegations, and the top three club nights in London.



 

F E M O R A B I L I A
MooncupINVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM FROM THE FRINGES OF GIRL CULTURE: OVER THE MOONCUP



 

F E M O R A B I L I AMyspace Addict
friends don't let friends do myspace
'Oh, ma
ma internet, you have granted me so much. Delightful boys, like this one, whose Myspace.com profile I'm viewing now...'

 

 

Chazzing
The PipettesPOLKA DOTS! (And the PIPETTES). Cute! Feminine! Unthreatening! Or source of all evil? The investigation starts here.

 




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SUGABABES: ARE THEY BITCHES? It's the question everyone asks. But nobody ever got any answers. Until now...





CHAZZING
Man on telephoneDADDY COOL: Every Saturday he cruises the charity shops for vintage threads, paperback trash, 1950s soda bottles and rare goods to sell on eBay. But this chazzing addict is not Joanna Pinto's boyfriend. It's her Dad. And she's worried.


 

 


1-Up Zine Pwns Games Journalism Games writing - it's rubbish, right? All dullsville boy-babble about polygons and specs. But fret no more - punk rock video games journalism is here! We chat to 1-Up MegaZine founder Raina Lee.


 



Where to find a GAY INDIE DANCE PARTY anywhere in the whole entire world


 


IN PRAISE OF STAGY LADIES
We explore the allure of stagy ladies - women for whom life is one big dressing-up box




 


MC Shystie wearing capAnd in the pink corner... Straight-talking grime MC Shystie, on the importance of dick size and representing her ladies.




In need of a (knitted) cigarette, hand grenade, dishcloth or pair of nipple tassles? Cast Off can help...







BUTT IS PINK AND A5 AND IS THE GREATEST MAGAZINE BEING PUBLISHED TODAY

 

 

 


we adorePOOR, GAY JUDD: Why John Bender in The Breakfast Club was a "total flaming homo", by Alice BS Rooney



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club kids fanzine coverFREE! MINI PRINT ZINE! Includes recipes from James St James, a Club Kid envy expose, and a stunning cover illustration by Zeloot. You want a piece of this? You'll need to send an S.A.E for your free copy - email us for the address! Other back issues also available.

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m.i.a. VENUS: AUTUMN 2007

Cover feature on M.I.A. for American women's music magazine Venus. Available from Borders or the Venus website.



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My KEVIN BLECHDOM essay has been included in the prestigious DA CAPO BEST MUSIC WRITING 2006 anthology, edited by Mary Gaitskill.
"The brilliant Miss AMP totally involved me in her personal riff on the music" - Ian Penman, The Wire, January 2007. Available from AMAZON.

BUY: STRICTLY CASUAL - WRITINGS BY WOMEN ON LOVE . Published by Serpent's Tail, it contains a short story called 'The Web Diary of AMP', by, um, me: "Unmissable contributions include Bonnie Greer’s affectionate send-up of the Black American Princess and Miss AMP’s story of a modern web professional coming to terms with the dot-bomb. Seek this out - short story collections of this calibre deserve to be cherished." i-D


 

 

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