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·  Where should I send my music, CD, record, fucking cassette (cassingles, too), zine, book, DVD, laser disc, betamax, 8-track, 78 RPM acetate or 16 RPM books for the blind that my grandma listened to for review?
·  Did you review _______ (fill in the blank)?
·  How long will it take for my music to get reviewed?
·  We’re a band and we have a rippin’ MP3. Will you review download it and review it?
·  Where’s my subscription issue?
·  How can I contribute to the Razorcake webzine?
·  How can I contribute to Razorcake fanzine?
·  I’m a publicist. Why don’t you call or email me back?
·  Why are prisoner subscriptions more expensive?
·  We’re a label. Will you review a pre-release?
·  What are the differences between Razorcake Fanzine and Razorcake Webzine?
·  Is The Rhythm Chicken available for parties, ice fishing events, birthdays that involve bouncy rooms, or bar mitzvahs?
·  Can I get a free issue of Razorcake to check it out and see if I like it?
·  My bowling game is lagging. Do you have any advice?
·  What’s Razorcake’s relationship with Gorsky Press?
·  Can I submit a manuscript to Razorcake for Gorsky?
·  Why the name “Razorcake”?
·  Where can I get Razorcake locally?
·  "Fuck You, Dale"?

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·  Where should I send my music, CD, record, fucking cassette (cassingles, too), zine, book, DVD, laser disc, betamax, 8-track, 78 RPM acetate or 16 RPM books for the blind that my grandma listened to for review?

Send everything - absolutely everything - to PO Box 42129, Los Angeles, CA 90042. If you want it go to someone specifically, write their name clearly on the package. Magic elves (and the occasional unicorn) will handle the rest. (Yes, your music for review goes there, too.)

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·  Did you review _______ (fill in the blank)?

If we review anything and it has a postal address right on the piece of music (or affixed securely), we will send you a copy of the zine to that address. (Putting a sheet of paper in the envelope doesn't count.) Your review may or may not be in that issue. It may get directly posted on this here website during that time frame, though. Use our site's search function. It works pretty darn well. http://www.razorcake.org/site/modules.php?name=Search

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·  How long will it take for my music to get reviewed?

Four to six months, usually. Wah? Look, we're bi-monthly, we have reviewers positioned all over the globe, and we actually listen to the music. It takes time. Patience. Most of our staff was born in the pre-download everything world. We move slowly, like we've been hit by tranquilizer darts.

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·  We’re a band and we have a rippin’ MP3. Will you review download it and review it?

Absolutely not. If you can’t send us a piece of music in the mail, the deal’s off. This includes international releases. If we review your music (good or bad, on the site or also in print) we send you a copy of the fanzine directly to you, world-wide. Chances are good that we'll be spending more on postage than you. The zine isn't light.

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·  Where’s my subscription issue?

If you have a bulk subscription, there’s a good chance that you’ll see the newest issue in the stores or posted on the website before it arrives in your mailbox. Why? Although we send out all of our new issues within three days of each other, bulk mail is slow and it takes a long time. Be patient. If it’s been a month after seeing an issue on sale, drop us a line and we’ll double check our end to see if we sent it. If seeing a new issue on the stands before you get it in the mail really bums you out, we suggest a first class sub. Those are zippy, plus your magazine is protected in an envelope.

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·  How can I contribute to the Razorcake webzine?

Razorcake doesn’t pay any of its writers, columnists, or photographers. What we can do is give you full credit (you’ll get a byline). A good way to start out is to send us a live review of a show you went to or reviews of recently released music you purchased and have written about. We appreciate attention to detail. If you can follow the format of reviews on our site, pick bands that make sense being on this site, and write an engaging review, we pay much more attention to that than a resume. Send your finished review to our zine editor for consideration. (Check the “contact us” page for current email addresses.) We retain the right to refuse any submission.

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·  How can I contribute to Razorcake fanzine?

That’s a little tougher since we have an established, long-time staff and the space in the magazine is finite. It’s best to crack the ice by doing some reviews for the website.

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·  I’m a publicist. Why don’t you call or email me back?

There are very important donuts to eat, bowls to skate, and bowling alleys to frequent. If you’ve sent us something to review - and you understand the general focus of what we do - there’s an 80% chance it’ll get reviewed. If it gets reviewed, a copy of Razorcake will be sent to the address on the item reviewed. The volume of stuff we get is so high, it’s almost impossible to track. Also, be patient. Turnaround can be as long as six months. We send reviewables to our nationwide network of reviewers. It takes a bit of time. So, publicists, the chances are favorable that something’s going to get a review, but we probably won’t call you back or answer your emails.

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·  Why are prisoner subscriptions more expensive?

We are required by correctional facilities to send all prisoner subs first class in handwritten envelopes. If we could send them bulk, they’d be cheaper, but we can’t. Prisoners may receive free issues of Razorcake via Left Bank Books (www.leftbankbooks.com), through their books for prisoners program.

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·  We’re a label. Will you review a pre-release?

If you have full album art and don’t send it to us, your promo CD gets tossed in the trash after we recycle the jewel case. Don’t treat reviewers like second-class citizens. We like album art and full packaging. Pretty pictures and words that go with the music are an important part of the package. Punch out the UPC, if you must, just don’t chump us.

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·  What are the differences between Razorcake Fanzine and Razorcake Webzine?

Except for reviews, which appear in both, the contents of the Razorcake website are completely different from the contents of Razorcake Fanzine. If you see an interview with a band on the website that you know has been in the magazine, they will be two different interviews. We are also placing PDFs of long sold-out issues of Razorcake Fanzine on the site also. Click "Back Issue PDFs" on the home page to see which issues have been archived.

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·  Is The Rhythm Chicken available for parties, ice fishing events, birthdays that involve bouncy rooms, or bar mitzvahs?

We aren’t The Rhythm Chicken’s bookers, but we do know this: if you provide transportation, a drum kit, a case of Pabst, a mess of brats, and some lodging, chances are that you’ll have more ruckus on your hands that you’ll know how to deal with.

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·  Can I get a free issue of Razorcake to check it out and see if I like it?

How does “no” sound? The only way of a “yes” is if you send us a delicious burrito in the mail.

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·  My bowling game is lagging. Do you have any advice?

For beginners, I highly suggest using the arrows that are about fifteen feet away from the foot foul line. I try to line up the middle arrow with the middle pin, kinda like a rifle sight. It’s also been proven that if you take three seconds to stare at the middle pin, the chances of hitting it greatly improve. Try a smooth release. Bowling isn’t a form of shot put. I’ve seen 80-yr-old women with no power strike constantly with well-placed balls. For more advanced bowlers, I suggest drinking. You shouldn’t care about the score. Don’t be a dick about it. Have fun with your buds.

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·  What’s Razorcake’s relationship with Gorsky Press?

Actually, Razorcake and Gorsky are the same company, Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc. The same people are behind both enterprises. Gorsky does books. Razorcake does the magazine.

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·  Can I submit a manuscript to Razorcake for Gorsky?

No, try Gorsky. Even though we’re the same folks, we’re easily confused and disoriented. Send Gorsky stuff to Gorsky and Razorcake stuff to Razorcake. Click here to go to the Gorsky site: http://www.gorskypress.com/

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·  Why the name “Razorcake”?

When we started this website in late 1999, domain names were going for thousands of dollars. So many names were taken. We had a list of over three hundred names. We didn’t want something that would trap us, like, “Toilet Riot,” or “Barbed Wire Asshole.” Razorcake.com wasn’t taken, and since it doesn’t mean anything, we decided to go with it. If you can come up with a lie about our name that sounds cooler, we’ll put that up on the site instead.

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·  Where can I get Razorcake locally?

That’s a toughie. We send a lot of magazines to distributors and newstands. They, in turn, sell to stores. It’s difficult to track what goes where and they don't readily give away that information. If you really want a new issue, the surefire way to get it is to have a subscription or order single issues through website. http://www.razorcake.org/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2 That's the most up-to-date list of what back issues we have available.

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·  "Fuck You, Dale"?

Designated Dale is one of our most loyal and loved contributors. He also happens to be a great friend. Years before Razorcake started, Todd was very frustrated with Dale, looked up, and said those immortal words. Both Todd and Dale laughed heartily. Ever since issue #12 (Arrivals issue, spray painted behind Ronnie's drum kit) we've hidden a "Fuck You, Dale" in every single issue of Razorcake. Some are so well hidden that we've forgotten where they are.

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