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Comment by Green Tea Sundae on February 16, 2013 at 1:07am

Hi! I'm so excited... planning on doing a zine-making camp with my high school girl students (I'm an ESL teacher in South Korea), and hope everything turns out well! I don't have too much experience in making zines myself, so my students and I are going to be learning this together. 

Comment by Sarah on May 10, 2012 at 10:44pm

Hey everyone

 I am starting up a Zine Library, it will live at Transit Lounge Caboolture (which is a non for profit youth arts organisation I work for) We are just getting our collection started so the more zines we can add to it the better! We work with local young creative people and will be running some awesome zine workshops :) 

If you would like to add to our collection please send your zines to

Transit Lounge Caboolture
PO Box 159
Caboolture, Australia QLD 4510.

Include your return address and I'll send you one back (one of my own or another local zinester) to say thanks.

Comment by Paper Monster Press on April 19, 2012 at 2:26am



Asuang is an umbrella term for creatures that people our imagination. As blood suckers, they engender in us, a fear of the dark, of morbidity, of paleness, of incense. The fear that desires, the fear that suffocates, not just creatures but open spaces and high places. Fear of beings that when looked at mirrors or through other eyes, resemble perhaps, ourselves? Then here maybe, there be monsters?

Asuang then calls not just for darkness but for hallucinogen, psychedelia, kaleidoscopic narratives in whatever genre.

Specifically, we ask for:
1. 1-3 poems/ essays/ flash fiction (less than 500 words, English or Filipino)

2. 1-3 artworks in black/ white (in JPEG format)

3. 1-3 sound pieces in MP3 or Wav format

4. Critical essays about the small press/ underground publishing/ the culture of fanzines (also under 500 words)

5. Reviews of any issue of Paper Monster Press (and we’ve done 6 so far)
a. Pyrotechnic Poetry 1
b. Pyrotechnic Poetry 2
c. S/trip-hop
d. Dream(pop)
e. Queer Punk
f. SANDIGmaan

6. A theme for 1 print year
a. Issue 1: Atlantis (about forgetting/ resurfacing/ the abyss/ depths/ drowning/ swan diving)
b. Issue 2: Free Tibet (about culture clash/ Buddhism/ heights/ climbing/ pure dizziness of clouds)
c. Issue 3: Time-space Warp (about timezones/ cultural differences/ time and space/ reincarnation/ and the endless echoes we can never reach)
d. Issue 4: Labyrinths (canals/ road bridges/ the strange and devious routes we take to fantasy/ intoxication/ escape)

1. Send all submissions to papermonsterpress@yahoo.com with the heading: ATTN: ASUANG SUBMISSION
2. The deadline for submissions is on May 31, 2012.
3. Payment is one contributor copy and that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from seeing your name in print. ;)

Comment by Carrie C. on March 25, 2012 at 12:20pm

Trans/Genderqueer Zine Project Call For Submissions


Topic: Essays, anecdotes, comix, collage, & poetry from trans and genderqueer folks telling stories of adolescence and puberty. Take that as broadly or narrowly as you'd like; literally how your body was changing and how your brain was dealing with it, or going to a dance and how that made you feel, to coming out to your family, friends, teachers & classmates.


Audience: 7-12th grade students.


Specifics: The pieces should be free of cursing and super overt sexual content.


Why/Purpose: Puberty and adolescence are hard for everyone but it's extra alienating and difficult when you feel alone and or radically different from everyone else. I want this zine to be an offering to trans and gender queer kids who need to see themselves in print, to know that they are not alone. I want the stories to offer comfort and hope to some young people who may be struggling. I would like the zine to be a resource for trans and gender queer students and a way to open the eyes and hearts of cisgendered students, parents, and teachers.


Send submissions to Brilliantmistake01@gmail.com

Please send as a basic word document with "Zine Submission" in the subject line. Art submissions should be 300 dpi scans or for bitmap line art 600 or more.


Send submissions by June 1, 2011. Feel free to e-mail me at Brilliantmistake01@gmail.com with any questions.




Comment by Mikey Mitol on January 22, 2012 at 9:11am

Hello everyone,  I am part of a small cohort of college instructors who teach zine making as a sizable component of a second semester, first year composition course.  Our students each research a topic, create an individual text for the web, and then collaborate on a webzine that will incorporate all the student semester projects under one zine published exclusively for the web.  The course seems to always be "in progress," so comments about our work is appreciated. Hopefully by the end of the semester, the classes will post a link to their webines.

Comment by dwing comics on October 6, 2011 at 11:45pm

Hi Zine Educators:


My name's Dawn. I am a former NYC public high school ESL teacher who taught zine-making to my students.  Now, I'm in library school studying to become a community college/academic librarian, hopefully.


Anyway, I'm currently in an information literacy pedagogy course, and doing a research process project with the following research question:


"How do high school teachers create effective zine projects to help students of all learning abilities improve in their writing skills?"


If any of you have/know of someone who has/or know of resources where I can find information related to this question, please reply to me at the following email address- 




Thanks in advance!

Comment by Jonathan Super on August 9, 2011 at 2:28pm
Just got my zine put on the shelf at Bluestocking in NYC!!! Go grab yourself a copy for 1 dollar. http://bluestockings.com/

Comment by Jonathan Super on August 5, 2011 at 8:35am
Hey everyone!  I'm a high school english teacher and for years I have always had my students make poetry, short story and fable books (zines basically).  The kids grumble a bit, but when they work at it they tend to eventually get into it.  If anybody wants a project for students let me know and I'll help you out and if you're bored you can check out my own zine Mirrored Mitten.
Comment by Jenn Beil on July 25, 2011 at 2:18pm
I'm organizing Madison, WI Zinefest (Oct 22nd) this year and am looking for people to do workshops.  We don't really have a budget, but will try to work with people depending on there needs.  If anyone knows someone in the Midwest who would be willing to do a workshop for high school kids and/or a more advanced class, please contact me.  We are also looking for people to present on their zine and what it took to get it off the ground.  Thanks!!
Comment by dwing comics on March 16, 2011 at 8:53pm

Fresh off the press: It's FruitYoga!

It's 20 pages of the total fun with fruits demonstrating yoga asanas or poses.
All illustrations were done by moi, in watercolor, with English and Sanskrit yoga asana terms.
Pages/cover were hand-sewn together.

Used some of these images to teach yoga to my ESL students! Great for language learning!

Limited edition of 50 copies.

See more images and order now on my Etsy!



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