14 May 2011 | 11:30 am Knickerbocker Write Club 05-30-2011


Monday, May 30th.

There’s food, booze, people, paper, pens, pencils, prompts, improvisation, a microphone, a stage. Instant theatre. Be our guests.

The evening will be filled with a variety of extemporaneous writing activities/performances, Write Club Battles, and all other spoken theatre. Bring your old notebooks. Tote along your new journals. Create fresh material instantly. Perform with other writers.

Enjoy an evening of words!

If you would like to be added to the pool of Write Club battle contenders, please sign-up here.

24 April 2011 | 6:03 pm


3 April 2011 | 7:00 pm Write Club/Poetry Slam April 25th at the Knickerbocker

(frankly) presents the write club poetry slam! Sign up now to
  1. be assigned to a battle where contenders will be given opposing topics. the most audience seducing piece wins the opportunity to be published in the next edition of (frankly)
  2. read your poems in our poetry slam
  3. come armed only with an attitude and improv off of our prompts or in response to other's pieces

1 March 2011 | 9:29 am Submit Today

Today's the Day

Submit your art, poetry, short stories, doodles, collages, essays, editorial, girlfriend's lock of hair (scanned of course), to franky.zine@gmail.com

Also check out our writing prompts from edition 4!

If obtaining digital images of your pride and glory is an issue please email team (frankly). We're more than happy to send out one of the staff to help you photograph or scan your artwork.

26 February 2011 | 10:06 am It's Time- Submission Deadline approaching

Edition 5 of (frankly) zine is well on it's way to being an amazing issue. But we're still collecting the creative, absurd, prolific submissions that construct the meat of the zine sandwich. Submissions are Due March 1st so send them in!

No guidelines. If it's good it'll be printed.

Have a good weekend!

15 February 2011 | 3:11 pm (frankly) Reader Survey

Hey friends! We're crunching numbers for the new edition and we want to hear from YOU! Please take a moment and fill out this survey

much much appreciated
♥ team(frankly)

29 January 2011 | 6:12 pm Look at That Fucking Boiler

Lafayette fashion has a home! Check out Look at That Fucking Boiler a fashion blog of people you may know.

23 January 2011 | 6:22 pm (frankly) Zine- Lafayette's Underground Art and Literature Outlet

Banksy used some extra hands in the biggest marvel of his stealthy career and now (frankly) needs yours.

The deadline is on. Save the Lafayette art scene, grab that mouse, and submit your stuff to us by March 1 to get published in (frankly) edition 5.

4 September 2010 | 7:20 pm submission season

call to creatives, (frankly) edition 5 is in the works.
submit pieces to frankly.zine@gmail.com

30 August 2010 | 6:58 pm vienna, vons and victory!

The last run of printed editions is now available at two West Lafayette locations.

Stop into Von's Book Shop, pick up a free zine, and don't forget to check out into their treasury used books.

If you require more early-morning stimulus than musty cloth-bounds can offer, head across the street to Vienna Espresso bar and order a latte with your free zine.

Supplies are limited, so you might venture to Chauncey earlier in the day.

Can't make it out tomorrow? the digital version is also available.

30 August 2010 | 5:07 pm before we move on...

printer's ball said it best. print <3 digital!

check-out (frankly) edition 4

29 August 2010 | 9:51 pm off-season

Although the heat and humidity are beguiling, summer is coming to a close. It's been a fun bout of outdooring, but it's time to get back inside, and namely back to the work.

(frankly) news will soon be flooding your backyards, so keep a watchful eye this week.

3 August 2010 | 12:13 pm The Printer's Ball 2010

A print-nerd's dream, The Printer's Ball, Chicago, fell on my birthday this year. As a first-time attendee I felt like it was Christmas. Clothing the walls and floors were all kinds of FREE publications, zines, art prints, and buttons. The Show N' Tell show afforded some sweet insight from published design superstars.

After b-lining to the free drinks, catching some of chicago's finest djs and listening to the success stories, I loaded my arms with reference and made it home in time to lay down some outlines for a new year with frankly!

There are ideas a-floating as frankly begins pre-production! So stay tuned!

5 July 2010 | 2:36 pm Lafayette Letterpress

Check out Paperdragonfly on Etsy. Local artists Lisa and Julie team up to create letterpress cards with a clean style and tasteful flair.

30 June 2010 | 5:37 pm INTERNATIONAL ZINE MONTH

Welcome July as International Zine month! Check out national events supporting the little paper books. Also salute on facebook?

Wanna swap zines? Post a link to your favorite author or publishing team! Don't know where to get one? Check out etsy zines. Or make your own and share it with frankly! we'd love to help you publish it! All you need is a little glue and paper.

keep creating,
frankly publishing team

Looks like Portland is a month behind

13 June 2010 | 7:58 pm start submitting for the next edition!

In the last edition of (frankly) we included a few writing prompts to get the ball rolling for all you creative minds out there.

post your submission in our blog or email them directly to us. comment on other submissions. the best submissions will appear in the next edition.

If walls could...
find a wall, or a wall segment and cover it (preferably one you own).
Use whatever materials you want. Transform it into a different
reality, a painting, or a layer of stories. Then, take a picture of
your finished art and post it on the (frankly) blog. The finished
product will be the photograph, so the space needs to be fairly well

create and submit a faux found item. check out the foundmagazine.com
for ideas, the more comedic and outlandish, the better!

early influences...

recreate a piece of art from your parents house. work from memory and
reinterpret the art from your notably older and more profound (?) point of
view. feel free to include a description of the art you're

3 May 2010 | 8:17 pm forest; tree; to you

It's approaching your last chance to get a hard copy of frankly edition 4! We've gone through three runs featured at the (frankly) release party, LaLa Gallery, and Village fest at the Sparrow. If you'd like to reserve a hard copy please let us know ASAP.

The last run will be hitting the village area in the next few weeks. Please post requests for the zine to be mailed to you, or e-mail frankly at frankly.zine@gmail.com.

team frankly.

P.S. a digital copy will be posted to the website by the end of the week. But dont' let this dissuade you from getting your hands on a screen printed copy!

10 March 2010 | 1:36 am The Factory

Here's a sneak peek for all our cyberspace venturing followers. We're paint covered and wired tonight, but the fruits of our labor will land in your hands in just short of a day.

Hope to catch you at the sparrow.

e-mail us at frankly.zine@gmail.com to reserve your edition and have it mailed to your door/

see you soon!

8 March 2010 | 7:45 pm Journal and Courier

Here's the link to the news write-up on (frankly)

7 March 2010 | 4:45 pm Can't wait for frankly?

check out the old editions:

(frankly) edition 1

(frankly) edition 2

3 March 2010 | 6:21 pm Making Headlines

There's a mock-up of the zine floating around the editors. We're hitting the printers tomorrow with all the ink we can get our hands on.

Watch the Journal and Courier for a possible article on (frankly). You can check out the newspaper online by clicking on the title.

We're looking for donations of money or printing quota to finish printing the zine. The zine is totally free to those who want it, so if you're feeling generous e-mail us at frankly.zine@gmail.com and let us know how you'd like to help.

25 February 2010 | 10:33 am The End is Nigh

Frankly's in it's final stages as the release date grows near!

We've had our blood-shut eyes pouring over In-design these last few nights before we go to print.

Goals this time round, with our third edition:
  • better production value w/o spending too much money (we want to keep it free for you!!)
  • better quality artist, writers, and thinkers
  • more relevance to Lafayette/West Lafayette culture!

Look for more updates before the party on March 10th at the Black Sparrow

24 February 2010 | 12:04 pm (frankly) Release Party

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Black Sparrow, pick up a zine!


It's finally time to welcome baby number three from the frankly publication team. We're proud to announce lafayette/west lafayette's only free zine is having a release party March 10th.

Come to the event to claim your very own (free) hard copy of the zine before they're all out. Also it's the perfect time to meet the staff face-to-face and submit work for the next issue.

Selected authors from edition three will being reading their works.

Come check out the zine, win prizes, make a donation, buy some pins, or just throw a few back and enjoy the frankly scene.