Submissions can be sent in the body of an e-mail (please, no attachments)
or by snail mail on a 3.5" floppy disc to Lanajean Vecchione, Editor,
Fashion Flashbacks, P.O. Box 138, San Mateo, CA 94401.
Supplemental photos are encouraged and also considered for publication.
All submissions are subject to editing for length and clarity. Please
examine our site or a sample copy of our print publication before
submitting material. Please, only submissions related to fashion
will be accepted. Due to the volume of mail we cannot guarantee
the return of your materials, so don't send your only copy. Some
of our regular features are listed below.
These are short news briefs (50-500 words) about vintage fashion
in the media today. These may be product and designer reviews,
store profiles, exhibit openings, new books, commentary on news
coverage, press releases, announcements, etc. Contact information,
including a phone number or e-mail address, is helpful. Location,
costs, dates, and contact information for any events is essential.
Listings will appear on the Fashion Flashbacks web site and newsletter
as time and space permit. Fashion professionals, please take advantage
of the promotional opportunity and put Fashion Flashbacks on your
Designing the Times:
This is an examination of a fashion designer (500-2000 words.)
Include major accomplishments, a supporting photo of the designer
or a garment they created, and the mark the designer left on
fashion history. Supporting facts, sources, and further reading
and web sites should be noted. Quotes can be gathered from an
original interview with a living designer, or sparingly taken
from previously published sources.
These explore retro fashion and popular culture from a historical
perspective with points for good humor and visuals. They are
open to experienced writers or those with a passion for fashion,
history, and good research and writing. These will range in
length from 800-2500 words and will appear in the Fashion Flashbacks
magazine with teaser paragraphs featured on the web site. Short
side bar features are often a part of these articles, and could
include further commentary, reading or web site suggestions,
added facts, or museums. Please write us an e-mail with your
pitch and any ideas before developing the entire story and include
writing samples if you have some. Payment is negotiable.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN FASHION FLASHBACKS
Newsletters - 'Zines
If you have or know of a publication that belongs here let us
know. Don't Forget! When contacting organizations listed here
say, "I heard about you on Fashion Flashbacks!" We appreciate
if you like this web site you'll love our printed version, 95%
of which is NOT available here. Learn more about the styles, the
clothes, the designers, and the fads that made fashion history.
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for the rest of the story.
Thrift Score - This is a funky little 'zine with
great articles and tiny print. It is about 20-24 pages of 8
1/2 by 11" folded photcopied sheets but well written ans
attractive. I subscribed a few volumes into it and promptly
ordered every back issue. This is the closest topic to retro
fashion in print. It will continue to be that way until the
thrifts are stripped bare of cool stuff. Always includes an
article related in some way to retro clothing. Look for it at
Tower Books (it gets published 3-4 times a year) or write: Thift
Score c/o Al Hoff, P. O. Box 90282, Pittsburgh, PA 15225. Six
bucks for six issues, a bargain.
Vintage! of the Federation of Vintage Fashion -
This newsletter is published quarterly, subscriptions come with
annual dues to the Federation of $10. Usually 4-8 tabloid size
pages with variable content. All eras of vintage clothing are
open for discussion, also a regular review of vintage shops
nationwide. Thanks to active member and Fashion Flasbacks curator
Lanajean Vecchione, retro fashion gets some ink here. For more
info write: John Maxwell c/o FVF, 401 San Gabriel, Vallejo,
Vintage Gazette This quarterly newsletter lists
vintage events from all eras. Content leans towards museum displays
and vintage shows, but there are also short book reviews, artcles,
and advertising. The annual subscription rate is $12 for this
eight page 8 1/2 by 11" newsletter. Write: The Vintage
Gazette, 194 Amity Street, Amherst, MA 01002 (Checks payable
to Molly's Vintage Promotions)
Magazine Article Index -
We cannot reprint them here in whole due to copyright purposes,
but we can print a list of articles published about retro fashion.
We will list the title of the article, title of the publication,
the date of the article, and a capsule of what the blurb was about.
Follow up on the information yourself as part of a research project.
Better still, participate in the forum by telling us about any
recent articles you have read on the topic. We will credit you
as the source for the tip! Get involved with fashion research
and help others like yourself! Spread the word!
Let us know now of any articles or fashion related web links by