2 Poems by Christopher Iacono

Tomatoes and Radio Wires When we first met, you gave me the fruit of your trust. I bit the soft flesh, savored the watery gel, swished around every seed before swallowing them. We planted a new promise to give back as much as you would take. Instead, frazzled copper fibers grow in their place bending,…

Eagulls – Ullages

I have been going to see Eagulls’ shows and buying their records for years now, and they’re a band who have constantly impressed me with every tune they have recorded. From Council Flat Blues onwards they have always been a go to band when someone asks to put a song on or if you’re pissed…

Submissions

We have 2 call outs here! 1 – Music   We’re looking for pieces of flash fiction and poetry to go into a micro-zine that will be sold at Dean Lilleyman’s book launch for his new novel, The Gospel According to Johnny Bender. Dean has become a close friend through our shared ideologies of what the…

The ‘Occultist Realism’ Theme

We never did ‘themes’ at Hand Job but then suddenly we just did one. Well… here’s how it came about. I’d burnt myself out reading fiction for a while; buying books and never having the motivation to pick them up. So, I decided that I was going to go for something a bit different this…

Issue 10 open for subs.

To friends old and new, we promised you more and now we shall deliver. Issue 10 is in the midst, and this time we’re bringing you something a little different. This is the first issue we have chosen to theme, but in true Hand Job style. We are looking for writing, artwork and ramblings on…

Launch party

The 23rd October marked the launch of Hand Job Zine issue 9. The night consisted, mainly, of readings, beers, more readings, beers, punk band, beers, lock in, beers. It all kicked off when the Hand Job crew rolled into the venue at 5pm, about 2 hours too early. We sat there with no idea what…

LET’S PARTY

What would be better than a night where you could go to a poetry reading that’s not full of pretentious, boring wet-farts but instead has readings by gritty, underground authors? Then, follow it up with a fine party-hard punk band and all of it in the knowledge that everyone there wants to have as much…

Review #4 – Burrito Deluxe by Joseph Ridgwell

A Review of Joseph Ridgwell’s Burrito Deluxe by Martin Appleby Have you ever wanted to disappear? To drop everything in the blink of an eye and escape? To start afresh in a new, exotic locale? To step out of the rat race once and for all and truly experience the endless possibilities that the world…

Issue 8, 9 and the launch party

Just a quick update for everyone as to where we are at the minute cos it’s been a bit mad lately. Me and Sophie have been working six days a week, getting home knackered and going ‘fuck.That zine needs to get done…’ After a long time we did actually produce a zine though. Issue 8…

Scenes from the class struggle // Waynex

“waynex is a writer/director living in London. His first book ‘Land of Hunger’ is published by Zero press on 25th September. It’s both a novel and a collection of short stories. He’s currently working on his next book out in 2016.” Yes I was normal. I had a Jaws mug and an air rifle. I…