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31 Activities for International Zine Month!

July is fast approaching and I have created a list of zine activities for International Zine month this year so get stoked! I'm going to make some posters today and send them out with Portland Button Works order or free for a stamp. I'll post more when I have them printed. until then, let me know if I am missing something, that goes for everything on this site, let me know what is missing so I can add it! The list on this page can be added to even after the poster is printed!

When posting online about International Zine Month use the #IZM2013

31 Days of International Zine Month July 2013


1 - Sign up or sign in to WeMakeZines.ning.com and write about IZM and what you plans are to celebrate zines this month! Feel free to write about it on your personal site as well!

2 - Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines, post them online if you would like.

3 - Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro.

4 - Reread your favorite zines and remind yourself why you love them so much.

5 - Teach yourself a  new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.

6 - Check out ZineWiki.org and add your zine or update existing entries.


ZINE EVENT 6 JULY - Kuala Lampur Zine Fest (Kuala Lampur, Malaysia)



7 - Make or decorate some envelopes or postcards to get ready for the week.

8- Make a little flyer for your zine to send out with orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.

(beginning of Ramadan, Muslim zine friends can pick back up on August 8th)

9 - Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know.

10 - Send a care package to a zine creator that you do know.

11 - Make some mail art!

12 - Send your zine out to be reviewed.

13 - Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.

14 - ValenZINE’s Day! Write to your zine crush, or write to ZineCrush.com


ZINE EVENT 13-14 JULY - Zine Librarian (Un)Conferencehttp://iczluc.wikispaces.com/ (Iowa City, Iowa, USA)



15 - Leave a zine in public for someone else to find.

15 - Promote a zine that you really like that is not your own.

16 - Send your zine to a distro for distro consideration.

17 - Review a zine online or write a review of a zine to add to your zine.

18 - Order from a zine distro that you have never ordered from before.

19 - Zine Shop appreciation day! Stop by a shop that sells zines and buy some zines or consign your zines.

20 - Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone!


ZINE EVENT 20 JULY -  DC Zine Fest (Washington, DC, USA)



21 - International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!

22 - Send your zine to a zine library.

23 - Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.

24 - Organize your zine collection.

25 - Teach a friend or family member about zines.

26- Submit something to a compilation zine.

27 - Organize a zine event! A zine reading or a zine fair or fest or even just for friends to get together and work on their zines.



28 - Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!

29- Post a photo online of you with your zine or your zine collection.

30 - Read some zines! Lay in bed and read zines all day if you can!

31 - Log into WeMakeZine and write about your experience or write about it on your own blog.


ZINE FEST 31 JULY - 1 August San Francisco Zine Fest (San Francisco, California, USA)


-Read a zine everyday

-do a 24 hour zine (sign up here http://24hourzines.com)

-post your progress online on your blog or on We Make Zines

-Attend a zine event

-Draw a comic each day and release them at the end of the month

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Comment by marlee grace on June 28, 2013 at 5:53pm

super excited to organize some IZM events in grand rapids next month! 


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