"Since 2007, Black & Pink free world volunteers have pulled together a monthly newspaper primarily composed of material written by our family's incarcerated members. In response to letters we receive, more prisoners receive the newspaper each issue."
Each issue of the zine is created by 7th and 8th grade middle school students in the Chicago area and features both prose and poetry. This issue (and its two predecessors) was a collaborative class project and includes pieces on memories, dreams, goals, and friendship.
The Land Line is a quarterly publication based in Chicago invested in furthering print publication. It is a collaborative effort by a collection of artists, writers, activists, and musicians who contribute literary criticism, Chicago history, and various explorations of style and genre. The Land Line is committed to a collective production process, including laying out the paper by hand so that everyone can be involved. The benefit shows, film screenings, and readings they host not only fund the paper but are essential to the project of building a community around the journal.
There were four issues in total for The Land Line. The Land Line also launched a successful Kickstarter campaign from Nov 21 2011 - Jan 15 2012.