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Midlands Zinesters

A group for people in the Midlands who make zines. We are friendly and organize meetups and events. Next one's in Birmingham.

Location: Midlands, England.
Members: 36
Latest Activity: May 7

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Comment by Lee Taylor on April 26, 2015 at 4:07pm

Heya all, made a new issue of 'The Screever', with a bunch of interviews, reviews, a recipe for vegan gummy bears, and a bunch of other stuff; there's some more info and some photos on my profile. Drop me a message if you'd like one; trades are very welcome! :)



Comment by Irreverent Ink on April 26, 2015 at 3:25pm

Howdy fellow Midlanders, this page seems a little quiet but I'd love to take part in some Midlanding meet-up, if only someone would start a discussion... anyway...

I’m putting together a poncho-come-zine-library this summer that I’m gonna tour around some of the UK’s more generic-lit-fests to advocate DIY-publishing as a method of getting aspiring authors/writers/artists/whatevers to get their work out into the physical public domain and away from the ocean that is the internet. In the face of major publishers and profiteers, I hope to champion creativity and expressionism as a reason to distribute your work, rather than for the dolla.

I’m calling for ziners/zinesters to send me copies of their work so that I might wear their wares, to use as examples of the variety of creative work that you’ll come across exploring the all-powerful zine. It will help to draw attention to the artists included (I’ll keep contact info to point interested readers in the right direction), as well as encourage more into the community. Whether your art is the zine itself – or you use it as a medium to get your work across, whether your zine-making is politically charged or whimsical nonsence, I want to see it and use it to demonstrate the many splinters that this medium consists of. I’ll be sticking around England probably this summer, but I’d love to get work from around the world, in any language and targeting any demographic.

I’m getting materials together now for an event I’m attending in a months time, so the sooner you could send your work my way, the sooner I can start showing people how shit-hot you are. In return (include your mail address somewhere) I’ll be sending out copies of my short-story zine’s to those who want them (there also available here: irreverentink.bigcartel.com where I waffle on more about what I’m trying to do). Please get in touch with us through the site, or @apstwatter, or skip cordialities and send stuff straight to:

Irreverent Ink
123 Josiah Rd
B31 5DG

I’ll try and tweet reviews of what I’m sent, and equally would appreciate all the plugs. Much love and many many high fives.

Alex/Irreverence Inc./Irreverent Ink

Comment by Heather Wilson on April 18, 2015 at 4:44pm

Hey Midlands Zinesters! I'm running a zine fair! (Sorry if you're running into this post a lot, I just want to get it seen!)

Wrexham Mini Zine Fest, Saturday 23rd May, Undegun Arts Space, 11 Regent Street, Wrexham, North Wales… get on the train and let's all hang out!

There are still tables & we would love to have you!

We Make Zines Event

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Comment by Sammy Borras on July 12, 2014 at 1:09am


$4.18 = £2.50 (approximately)
$2.50 = £1.50 (approximately)
International Shipping: $7

Gorillaz Fanzine includes illustration, cosplay, articles, comics, gig sketches and puzzles!

Contributors A-Z: 1000014, Abi Le Guilcher, Arthur Goodman, Chyphens, CJ Barrett, David Tolu Graham, Foxeye, Giuseppa Barresi, Gray Porter, Homiboo, Jules Valera, Kodi Kat, Laura Watton/PinkAppleJam, Morti, Rebecca Horner, Saffron-jay, Sammy Borras, Sarah Fogg & Toria McCallum

20 pages
Black & white
Blue card cover

Confirmed events (find the Sammy Borras & Sarah Fogg table)

Comment by Hand Job Zine on June 22, 2014 at 12:58pm

The Long awaited issue 5 of Hand Job is now available for you to buy!

The contributors copies will be in the post tomorrow. We know that everyone will love it as it is the biggest and best to date. Get one now and feed your addiction.



The Hand Job house special is even better than your local chippy. You get the whole five issues of the zine along with a special Hand Job Zine balaclava for you to show off to your Mam in ‘cos your mad.


So get over to handjobzine.bigcartel.com and get yourself a copy or five!



Comment by Pyook on June 19, 2014 at 4:45am


Based in Nottingham!

PYOOK is a new zine focused on glut and excess, the sickly, extravagant, flamboyant, needless, splashy, theatrical, the gross and greedy.

To submit, please send photographs, text, artworks, prints, drawings, collages to 123pyook@gmail.com

Comment by Hand Job Zine on January 17, 2014 at 4:46am



Call for submissions!

Are you a writer? Poet? Artist? 

We are looking for submissions for further issues of Hand Job Literary Zine, email examples to handjobzine@gmail.com

To see what we are about visit www.handjobzine.wordpress.com

UK submissions only, we are a British zine celebrating Britain. 

Issue 3 has just been released, go to www.handjobzine.bigcartel.com to buy one or email handjobzine@gmail.com to arrange a swap.


Comment by Hand Job Zine on August 16, 2013 at 5:17am

First issue is complete at last if anyones interested check out http://handjobzine.wordpress.com/ or email handjobzine@gmail.com. New Notts zine.

Comment by Sammy Borras on February 10, 2013 at 1:25pm

I'd like to hang out :)

Comment by Lee Taylor on February 10, 2013 at 6:54am

Woo that's a start! We should start thinking about location then. So far we've had Nottingham, Birmingham, and Coventry; any suggestions anyone..?


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