Great News: The second version of The Hobo Line, the world's greatest magazine is complete! Thanks to all the Fredheads who sent all the good stuff.
You can order The frist and second edition of The Hobo Line from Fred's store. They are only $10 each or both for $20! The magazines are packed with cool content, but NO advertising!
We've started our third episode of the magazine (it's more of a community scrapbook, really) so we're looking for more interesting pieces of writing, photos, ticket stubs, recipes, autographs, drawings, paintings, postcards, letters, memberships, deeds... from all over the world. If you'd like to contribute to the third issue of The Hobo Line, please read the following carefully.
DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL MATERIAL YOU WANT BACK! Sorry, but nothing can be returned. Scan or photocopy your keepsakes.
We're looking for well written pieces between 50 and 400 words, or less than 1 page.
Did you meet your wife at a Fred show? Did you leave your wife for Fred? Did she leave for Fred? Is there a pretty good guy (or girl), a backyard mechanic, a drunk, or a friend you'd like to tell the world about? Write The Hobo Line.
We also want articles specifically about "Better Shops and Machines" for a feature section. Do you know a groovy store full of interesting items? Or a garage that can fix anything? Or a place that makes quality products? Do you have a beautiful machine? Write about it. Where is the shop? What do they do? Why do you love it? Tell us about the machine; its history, your history with it, where you get parts, and why you love it. Send images, too. Don't worry if it isn't perfect, this is The Hobo Line, after all, but use your neatest handwriting. Images are welcomed, of course.
Another feature we're doing is "30 Years of... " Have you worked the same job for decades? Whether it is driving, teaching, CEO, or secretary, tell us about your experience: the best part, the worst, and how it all turned out.
You may have an antique letter, poster or deed, something funny, an old newspaper clipping, or a ticket stub signed by Elvis you could scan and send us; the options are limitless. Good photos go without saying. Please include a brief synopsis (50 words or less) of the submission: characters and setting, which may or may not be required. Pictures are 1000 words, after all. The Hobo Line is mostly black and white, so please keep that in mind.
Again, we ask please DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL MATERIAL YOU WANT BACK! Sorry, but nothing can be returned.
Email submissions or questions:firstname.lastname@example.org
81 Mountain Av.
Thanks to everyone who contributes to The Hobo Line; a scrapbook for the ages. We'd like to include everything sent, but cannot guarantee it.