My body currently has no idea what time of day it is – after three nights in Toronto, I’m back in England, and I haven’t felt in sync with the clock for about a week. I’m hungry at completely random moments. It’s been totally worth it, though, because on Saturday evening, our Berena zine, Sapphic Angst Fest, was named Best Fanzine at the Broken Pencil Zine Awards!
The competition was impressive, and as I heard about the zines that we were up against, I was sweating (and not just because the weather over there was amazing). Several of the other zines were so well produced, and spoke of north American culture – and there was me trying to tell people what Holby City is, and who the heck Berena are. So I must admit I was quite surprised when they named Sapphic Angst Fest the winner!
When I posted on Twitter about our success, Catherine Russell was among those who offered congratulations. She had already read the zine, and said she found it very touching. I have donated the prize money to Catherine’s Go Sober for October fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support.