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.

Jill Hathaway began publishing the zine after encountering the book A Girl's Guide to Taking over the World: Writings from the Girl Zine Revolution. 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 a small Iowa town, 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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