Laura Haywood-Cory wants to get out the word about heart disease:
Since my heart attack and angioplasty/stents, I’ve been trying to think of a fannish way to get the word out about heart disease, which as I’m sure my readers are aware, is the #1 killer of men and women both in the US. I volunteered at a health expo last weekend, at the WomenHeart booth, handing out brochures and information.
Well, on my way to work the other morning, a lightbulb went off. Fans don’t want to read brochures, we want to read *fanzines* (duh). So I figured I’d try to solicit as many stories from as many fannish heart patients as I could, put them all together in a one-shot, and distribute it far and wide.
The zine will be called A Change of Heart. She’s looking for essays, poems, letters and artwork from fans who’ve had heart-related illness themselves, or had experience with family members who did.
Submissions can be e-mailed to <laurahcory [at] yah00> — the deadline is July 24. She intends to have it ready by the Worldcon.