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24 Hour Zine Thing


24 Hour Zine Thing

Each July, the 24 Hour Zine Challenge asks zinesters to create a 24-page zine from conception to final product in 24 hours straight. Zines should be of suitable size and technical difficulty so that this truly is a challenge for individual zinesters.

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To participate
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Send completed zines to:

Raven / 24 Hour Zine Thing
PO Box 2001
Abingdon, VA 24210

After your completed zine is received, you will receive a 24 Hour Zine Thing pin. We will post cover scans of the completed zines, as well as a review, on the website.

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24 Hour Zine Swap 10 Replies

Interest has been expressed to organize a 24 Hour Zine Thing zine swap for the participants who finish their zine this month. In the past we have tried this but it hasn't turned out too well. Any…Continue

Started by Raven. Last reply by Raven Aug 5, 2012.

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Comment by Brandy Erdmann on September 6, 2011 at 8:33am

I just joined, so I'm a bit late at posting my 24-hour zine. It was created on July 2, 2011 and is an ode to my least favorite art supply- the oil pastel crayon.

Comment by Sam Retton on August 9, 2011 at 1:36am

My zine pretty much met my criteria: more art than writing. It's a little perzine-y, a lot Jawbreaker-y heh. It's got a little color on pretty much every page.


If anyone would like to trade, email me at sxretton at gmail dot com. I'll also gladly accept $2, which you can send to PO Box 391, Madera, CA 93638.

Comment by Sari of Hoax on August 9, 2011 at 12:50am


you’ve got a friend in pennsylvania #5 is now finished!

having worked at in a warehouse for the past month and a half, i’ve spent a lot of time within a “boys’ club” environment. daily struggles with hearing racist and sexist bullshit and making attempts to challenge the mindsets of those around me have left me defensive and drained. this zine, done in 24-ish hours for the dc zine fest, is about resisting militant masculinity on the job, learning how to more effectively call out shitty behavior, and how i have created a safer space for myself (and hopefully some others) at work. b&w, 1/4 size, 20 pages. includes original photography by yours truly! $1 or trade. if interested, please send me a message or e-mail youvegotafriendinpa(at)gmail(dot)com

Comment by Cheering and Waving Press on July 31, 2011 at 11:40pm


any onelike to trade? ienjoyed the 24 hour zine thing experience (:

Comment by Deirdree Prudence on July 31, 2011 at 12:38pm
Thanks, Raven! You answered fabulosly. This is such an amazing thing, I'm turning my 24 hour zine into a monthly project for myself...so Elliot Smith Stabbed Himself In the Heart will be done in 24 hours each month - issue #1 the official July submission, each consecutive month just a big ole' challenge for myself! Thank you so much for creating this!!! <3 hearts! <3 <3
Comment by Raven on July 31, 2011 at 12:00pm

@Deirdree - don't worry about it. Only the master copy of the 24 hour zine has to be completed during the 24 hour period in July - if you need to make extra copies or anything else after that time, that's completely fine!


And I know there has been a lot of talk on the forums about how strictly the rules are enforced, etc. Really as long as you create an entire 24 page zine during one consecutive 24 hour period during the month of July, your zine will qualify for the 24HZT, you will receive a pin and have your zine featured on the website. My only big thing is that this cannot be a compilation zine of things you have written over the past year or an art zine of your "best of" from the past few years. Everything that physically goes into the zine must be done within the 24 hour period.


Hope that clears some things up, and if you have any questions feel free to post them here or message me!

Comment by Deirdree Prudence on July 31, 2011 at 11:53am
I only made 13 copies of my 24 hour zine & sent them to all my zine friends so am now out of stock. Would it be cheating to print a second edition to trade with other 24 hour zine people? I didn't know there was trading amongst us! & thank you for the kind email, Raven, re: my Elliot Smith Stabbed Himself In the Heart <3
Comment by Raven on July 31, 2011 at 10:24am

Today is the last day of the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing! If you have not completed your zine yet, depending where you are in the world, you still have time to complete it!



Comment by Rachel on July 15, 2011 at 8:30am

reimagining queer community is a personal investigation into my evolving relationship to queerness, as well as some of the ways in which i navigate queer spaces around me. some of the topics in this zine include: alienation and estrangement from the queer community, what it means to feel connected, the myth of a cohesive queer community, being a spectator versus being a participant, (personal and shared) queer histories, and potential strategies to build new alliances.  

this was my first attempt at making a twenty four hour zine. it is 20 pages, 1/4 sized and text heavy. i am asking for $1 or a trade. if you are interested, please email uniunverse@gmail.com.

Comment by PoshVagabond on June 30, 2011 at 12:53am
I have literally never made a zine before, but this can't be any worse than doing NaNoWriMo...

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