When the IUOMA was 20 years, the members managed to send in enough texts for a complete book. With the 25 year celebration, that wasn't that succesful. Too little materials.

Maybe a retry for 2018? Are there some authors amongst you who care to write about the state of the Mail-Art network in the new century

Already 11 articles are submitted and there is room for more.

So the book will be published, with or without you.

I aim at a book of 150-256 pages. Each author will have his short biography included. Deadline for submissions is September 2017, In October the book will be launched.

Some people ask about subjects to write on. Suggestions that are open:

1. Mail-Art in the age of Internet.

2. Is digital work also Mail-Art?

3. History of Mail-Art for someone who enters the network in this decade.

4. Mail-Art catalogues or websites?

5. Male dominance in the Mail-Art network?

6. Postal Tactical Gear: Enduring Political Storm

7. Mail Art Culinary Tips and Beauty Care

8. Non PC Postcards to Share with Friends and Family

9. Adventures of Sharpie: The Story Continues

10. Attention Grabbing Mail

11. Mail-Art on Wikipedia. Is the right story told?

12. What will happen to the Mail-Art Archives that mail-artists have built?

13. How to create a Mail-Art exhibition.

14. Will the new children ever exchange their tablet and smartphone for a postage stamp?

15. Is Mail-Art dead?

16. Mail-Artists working places. Overview based on the group online.

17. Choose your own special topic and/or subject.

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Sure, a new book about IUOMA and mail art is inevitable!

You still have my contribution: an essay about mail "art versus craft"  :-)  

You can use it for the 2018 book, as I think it still is actual! If necessary I can re-write it or adapt it to the 2018 situation.

Would like to write more, but at the moment I've so little free time... Maybe it will be easier when there's a co-writer. Who - of the 'I became IUOMA member in 2010'-generation* wants to join me to write a chapter or essay?

(* I started mail art in 1979 in personal areas, but became aware of the mail art as an art movement in 2009 and joined IUOMA a year later.)

Hi Heleen,

Yes, will be a good idea to publish that article (with a small re-writing when needed).

This time I hope to get enough content. Could even add some discussions and blogs in certain areas if someone helps me with the copy and paste work.....

plenty of time....

with best wishes,

Ruud Janssen

looking for more writers on a specific subject for the upcoming book!

I would like to contribute to this. I'd be happy to discuss possible topics.

Thanks for coordinating!

Mark Flanagan

mark@runspotrun.com

Some topics are mentioned now. You can choose or add. In the final book the subjects will be placed in a logic order. When too many article, I will have to choose the most specific ones or make the book a thicker one.

Hello beloved Ruud

Brainstorming chapter titles, etc......

Postal Tactical Gear: Enduring Political Storms

Mail Art Culinary Tips and Beauty Care

Non PC Postcards to Share with Friends and Family

Adventures of Sharpie: The Story Continues

Attention Grabbing Mail

xxxooo

Sounds like some of those title might become an interesting story.

Possible topics for the book are:

1. Mail-Art in the age of Internet.

2. Is digital work also Mail-Art?

3. History of Mail-Art for someone who enters the network in this decade\

4. Mail-Art catalogs or websites?

5. Male dominance in the Mail-Art network?

6. Did Mail-Art end with the coming or Internet and the death of Ray Johnson?

7. The constant raise of postage changes Mail-Art Practice.

8. How to document a mail-art project in modern times.

(and many more are possibile too.......)

This time the book will be getting an ISBN number and will also be sold through channels like Amazon.

give it a go.

I'd like to send my article. Let me think and I'll tell you what subject I will write of. May be Mail art in the age of internet (not so sure rigth now)

maybe a more specific theme. Give it a go and make a start.....

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