a place for zinesters - writers and readers
There were two in Milwaukee back in the 1980's that I knew friends were participating in. They'd have Saturday coallation parties, everyone bringing their copies and doing the assembly on the main table in the kitchen. Their focuses were in the science fiction category so it was mostly individual stories and jokes and cartoons and such. Most of which were sold via subscription or at the local sf conventions.
They were nice. Not hugely professionally edited, of course, but nice, LOL.
I've been in dozens of apas. Well, lots, anyway! They were all part of SF and/or comics fandom, so there was that shared interest to begin with. I've been a member of women-only apas, a music apa, apa based in certain locations. There was one apa which was based on a very creative idea. The members all wrote as though they had been transported by a device to a different time/dimension/planet etc. I'm currently rejoining ANZAPA. Yes, the Australia-New Zealand apa, though I actually live in Wales!
There were lots of apas around in the 1980's, but it is hard to find ones, outside of SF fandom, that are still running these days. Oh yes, I was also CM of one apa.