ABOUT | Abandoned Blogs

What is the Abandoned Blogs Project?

It's your new favorite thing.

It's an idea for spreading the work of the small press throughout the Internet and the world via free outlets: to create a self-contained blog litzine and abandon it for the world to see.  First of all, I must say, that while these are called Abandoned Blogs, they are not truly abandoned; they are loved and cherished babies, just not breastfed anymore.  The term "abandoned" comes in because once we put them out there for the world, they are done.  Completed.  No going back.  They are no longer ours; they are yours.

The outfit behind this project is the Alternating Current Arts Co-op, who has run the publishing company Propaganda Press for over fifteen years, with the mission of bringing the small stream to the mainstream.  We've sold chapbooks for a mere three bucks for a decade, still realizing that the price is too high for some people to take the chance on someone they've never read.  So here it is for free, revolutionizing the way the small press is brought to you, utilizing the full multimedia potential of the digital medium, but still maintaining the unique individuality of litzine "issues" or complete chapbooks from "cover" to "cover."

We've created this "litzine" for you in this electronic world, a one-of-a-kind, self-contained eBook, using a free and accessible, easy to navigate and easily searchable, blog format, in hopes that you will enjoy your venture into the small press enough to take a chance on it in the future.  There will be hundreds of these eZines, joined together under the common name Abandoned Blogs Project, each one with a unique title and cover, containing hundreds of different small press works by hundreds of authors.  Go find them.  They are free, and they are yours for the taking.  Pass the links around, let your friends know, and get involved.

[E]: PLEASE NOTE that we love the freedom of the press, and we don't censor your material.  Read at your own discretion.  Some items are marked with an [E] for EXPLICIT language or content.

And let us know what you think.  We are easy to find.  Here, I'll make it simple.  We're right here.  No wait, over here.  Shit, I meant over here.  Screw it, we're everywhere!