Wyrd Daze is now FREE!

Wyrd Daze is the multimedia zine of speculative fiction + experimental music, art, and writing. It began life as a one-off print edition in the Summer of 2013 before launching digitally on October 31st. It had a run of 12 issues before being rebooted to Lvl2 in March 2015.

Lvl2 2 Cover

Lvl2 Issue 2 Cover Art by Kev McKie

All through this initial run Wyrd Daze was available via a nominal subscription ($5 a month), creating a revenue with which to pay people for their contributions for the zine. The ethos of Wyrd Daze is to nurture, showcase, and support independent creativity.

I’ve now decided to take a step back with Wyrd Daze to concentrate on my own projects – in particular I have a novel to finish! I will still be continuing with the zine, but on a slower release schedule (An issue every 3 months or so). Consequently, I’ve decided to make Wyrd Daze FREE!

The whole of Lvl2 (3 issues so far) is now available to download, with more on the way.

Click to Download Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issues 1, 2, + 3

(A full list of contents for each of the three issues can be found below)

The ethos of the zine hasn’t changed, and I would like to encourage those that are willing and able to donate via my Patreon page. Most of the revenue created there will be used to pay creators for their contributions to Wyrd Daze, and as an added bonus you’ll also be sent copies of my own short stories, music, + anything else I create!

(Oh hai by the way, my name is Leigh Wright !)

Check out my Patreon page & perks here!

I’m interested in exploring sponsorship and other partnerships for Wyrd Daze. In addition I am offering advertising space for like-minded projects at a very friendly rate of $10 per (A4) page.

You can contact me at wyrd.daze@gmail.com

I’d also like to encourage you to sign up to the Wyrd Daze mailing list. That way, you’ll never miss an issue!

To sign up, click here

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 1

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 1

Contents :

  • Cover and interior artworks by Eygló Daða Karlsdóttir 

  • Starstuff: an ode to Carl Sagan by Melissa Beall

  • Illu : strange tales from a wyrd world
    by Becky Munich and Leigh Wright

  • Persephone’s Threshold by Jenna Kraus

  • Bacon and Eggs : A Doctor Who universe sidebar story
    by Lee Rawlings

  • Wyrd Sounds: an interview with Saxon Roach
    about his latest IXTAB album, R.O.C

  • Fragments from: The Fife Psychogeographical Collective

     Wyrd Daze Lvl2 EP 1

    • Track One – IXTAB : Parhelion

    • Track Two – The Whip Angels : Persephone’s Threshold

    • Track Three – Wizards Tell Lies : And Then It Awoke

    The Wyrd Daze Podcast

    An extract of a story from Seasons of War, the unofficial Doctor Who charity anthology. The story is called The Celaphas Gift, and it was written by Andrew Smith, who wrote the 1980 Tom Baker era Doctor Who episode: Full Circle (Part One) and its novelisation. He’s since gone on to write several Doctor Who audio adventures for Big Finish. The story is read by Tracey Norman, with sound design by Simon Brett.

    The podcast also features a mix dedicated to poet, maverick, and mystic Daevid Allen by The Ephemeral Man.

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 2

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 2

Contents :

  • Cover and interior artworks by Kev McKie

  • The Ballad of Sophie Nu by Mark Lawrence

  • An interview with Mark Lawrence

  • Shining Apples by Carsia Swenson

  • Walking on the Black Meadow by Chris Lambert

  • The Art of Clara Engel

  • I F***ing Love Science by Melissa Beall

  • Fragments from: The Fife Psychogeographical Collective

There’s a special 5-track compilation of songs by Canadian singer / songwriter Clara Engel as part of the download with this issue, as well as the Wyrd Daze Podcast, which features a special mix for Beltane by The Ephemeral Man

Lvl2 Issue 3

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 3

Contents :

  • Cover and interior artworks by Choncey Langford

  • The June Bug by Chris Lambert

  • Notes from Some Other War by Martin Hayes

  • States of Matter : an essay about the wyrd of science
    by Melissa Beall

  • Pas Musique : an interview with Robert L. Pepper

  • Fragments from : The Fife Psychogeographical Collective

      Wyrd Daze Lvl2 EP 3

Faux Brut : a mix of 4 tracks from 2 albums

Click to Download Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issues 1, 2, + 3


One comment

  1. Leigh Wright · August 2, 2015

    Reblogged this on Leigh Wright and commented:

    Wyrd Daze is now FREE!

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