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Is Mark Perry still alive?
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I found some of my dad's old zine collection a couple of years ago. Today I was writing about it for my next issue and I was wondering if anyone knew if Mark P (Sniffin' Glue) is still alive or not.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jenna Appleseed Feb 23, 2012.

Where do people get typewriters from?
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I've been looking around online but all the typewriters I've seen have been far outside the price range of your average zine writer. And before someone suggests it: I'm a frequent browser of charity…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eunice Apr 12, 2011.

Zines in Braille
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I love zines. I need to get quicker at Brailling. The obvious solution? Transcribe zines! Does anyone know of any zines already written in Braille? My own zines have always been cut and paste, not…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura Has Heart Dec 9, 2011.


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I write xyz, a zine about genderqueerity that comes out (hah!) every other month. It's article based, so I've had a lot of people ask me if it's a compzine, but nope. I just don't have the attention span to write twenty pages on the same subject.

Issue 1, Nov/Dec 2010 A few articles on etymology, one on hormones, some pretty pictures and some history. 24 pages inc cover. <- This can be found at marching stars distro, woot!

Issue 2, Jan/Feb 2011 Babies and kids! How children relate to gender, raising a gender-variant child, and gender in children's media. 24 pages inc cover.

Issue 3, Mar/Apr 2011 The place of femme in society. How it gets maligned, what make up is for, a long article on the colour pink, various other bits. 28 pages inc cover.

Issue 4, May/June 2011 A splitzine with Chloe Bunny. My half is about queer bodies and bodily autonomy. 48 pages inc cover.

Issue 5, July/August 2011 Community and conversations: interviews with people who identify as queer about what gender means to them in queer spaces. 28 pages inc cover.

Hunkerdown is "a reaction to how the mainstream media play poverty against ethics when it's perfectly possible to have both", which is my wankiest way of saying it's about eating blackberries and hating rich people.

I've also written a one-off perzine called I FOUGHT IN A WAR. It's text-only and it's about growing up queer in a military family and going to military school. 32 pages.

I ♥ trades. Unfortunately I can only afford to trade within Europe. Shipping UK to US/Canada is a lot more expensive than the other way round. I am hella into zine accessibility, so if you want any of my zines in LP/braille/on coloured paper, drop me a note. zisforzine@hotmail.co.uk

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Camden Workshops

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Zinefest is in two weeks, and so far we've only got two people signed up to do workshops. If you know anyone who'd be interested in putting one on, please ask them to shoot me an email!



Camden Zinefest stall applications are open

Posted on July 7, 2011 at 7:24am 0 Comments

Check it out! Not many applications yet, but hopefully things are going to perk up a bit over the weekend when the lovely Catherine Elms posts about it on Spill The Zines.

Submissions call: Disabling Fallacies, a zine about misconceptions of disability

Posted on December 14, 2010 at 12:30pm 3 Comments

That's quite a long post title, isn't it? Oh well. Here's the skinny:

I'm making a comp zine about the misconceptions people have faced with regards to their disabilities.

Are you going to take a shotgun to the next person who tells you it's all in your head?

Do media representations of your disability make you grit your teeth?

Ever had someone ask does he take sugar, or variations…


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At 10:17am on December 5, 2012, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Welcomed but not "necessarily" summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine. mailposht[.]gmail[.]com

At 7:23pm on February 21, 2012, Sari of Hoax said…

i totally understand. i could send you some money for postage, if that would help at all. 

At 3:26am on February 20, 2012, Sari of Hoax said…

hey! i'd love to trade if you're up for it! :)

At 11:36am on August 28, 2011, Necro Neil said…
Hi Will, sadly I dont have a copy of Chandler Is Gay to make a copy from! If I did I would, so I might get in touch with some of my friends who had copies.
At 1:50am on July 23, 2011, Sticky Institute said…

Hi Will,  Luke from the zine store Sticky in Melbourne, Australia here.  I'm keen to get some copies of your zine to this part of the world.  Send me an email at: Luke@stickyinstitute.com and we can make it happen.


At 9:10am on July 15, 2011, pennysweetprincess said…
hey, no we havent met, but i bought a zine of yours from a zine fair and then i saw you post in the discussions bit and thought id add you,  hope thats ok :)
At 3:04am on June 5, 2011, sarah tea-rex said…
At 8:17am on March 28, 2011, Catherine Elms said…
Oh okay, I'm glad you enjoyed #7. Want to trade Here in My Head #6 for the issue of xyz about poverty and ethics? I'm actually studying liberation theology at the moment, which has a lot to say about poverty and oppression and its relation to Christian ethics, so yours sounds like an interesting zine for me to read. :)

At 1:11pm on March 27, 2011, Catherine Elms said…
Sounds great! Want to trade xyz #1 and #2 for Here In My Head #7? It's a split-zine with Tukru, so it's fairly long. Are you in the UK?

Issue #6 is 1/3rd sized, yes - I did it by making #5 and #6 on the same flatsheet; the pages of #6 took up about 7 inches of each flat, and #5 took up the remaining 4 inches! :) The only problem is that issue 5 ended up being way more popular than issue 6, but I still have to get the exact same number of each printed, so I've ended up with huge surplus piles of issue 6 that no one wants!

At 8:20am on January 4, 2011, Jo Whitby said…
I'm actually from the Cardiff School of Art & Design on the Media with Visual Culture course (which is so good it's being phased out, hah!).


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