a place for zinesters - writers and readers
Brown Recluse Zine Distro was created to support and center zines written predominantly by POC folks of all identities. This project was born out of passion for zines and frustration at the lack of representation and meaningful zine material for People of Color. I scoured through zine distros with a fine tooth comb and found that just like everywhere else in the dominant culture there was a serious lack of material written by POC folks in these distros. This is not because there is a lack of zine written by People of Color, because there are hundreds of self-published works written by People of Color. My personal zine collection is full of POC zines and zines that are of interest to us.
So after many years of reading zines, writing zines and observing zine culture I decided to start a zine distro that centers our voices and present our large contribution to zine and DIY culture. BRZD is dedicated to our struggles, our projects and our zines. Brown Recluse Zine Distro was born in the spirit of visibility and in the spirit of celebrating our cultures and inter-sectionality. BRZD exists to strengthen our ties and highlight out inter-sectional relateable experiences. BRZD is here to offer a place to locate POC zines without spending hours browsing the internet.
BRZD is currently owned and operated by me, Nyky Gomez; Mexicana, Tejana, Feminista, Writer, Mixed Media/Collage Artist, Punkera, Bruja, Warrior. I also write Skinned Heart Zine available through Doris Zine Distro, Fight Boredom Distro and Mend My Dress Publishing and right here at BRZD.
Brown Recluse Zine Distro is operated out of Seattle, Washington.
Brown Recluse Zine Distro is looking for zines written by People of Color. BRZD does not except ally zines or submissions from white folks, however we do carry a few zines written by white folks that have inter-sectional subject matter, which has been selected by me or suggested by other POC folks. BRZD is looking for the following types of zines but is not limited to: personal zines, political zines, punk zines, herbalism, history, sex worker…Continue