Salza

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Salza was a zine that was created by high school student Jill Hathaway (using the pseudonym Cleopatra Jones) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She began publishing the zine after encountering A Girl's Guide to Taking Over the World at a Barnes and Noble. The zine contained reviews of other zines, interviews with local celebrities, poetry, and personal essays. A total of five issues were created throughout 1997 and 1998 and distributed to various other "girl zine" publishers, as well as in a local comic book store. Today, there are copies of the zine in the archives of the University of Iowa library. Jill went on in college to produce a one-shot zine entitled Escape from Diet Hell (published in 2002), in which she grappled with her eating disorder and weight issues. She studied to become a high school English teacher and has since produced several zines in the classroom with her students. Jill Hathaway (now Jill Wheeler) currently resides in Van Meter, Iowa, with her husband, Shane (a high school history teacher). She is earning her MA in English Literature at Iowa State University while teaching high school English full-time at Carlisle High School and coaching speech and drama. She hopes to soon produce another zine.

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