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After much consideration I have decided to stop publishing Zine World.

I announced in November my intent to step down ad publisher and head editor of ZW. At that time I had hoped to create a new editorial team to relaunch the zine. A few people stepped forward; unfortunately, we haven't been able to gain traction, and I can no longer continue as the zine's leader. My life has changed over the past few years, and I can no longer give the zine the time and energy it deserves.

Zine World #31, released last summer, is our final issue. I will issue refunds to current subscribers, until funds run out. I have several dozen zines on hand that were sent in for review. If you want your zine(s) back, please email me at jerianne@undergroundpress.org no later than January 31 to make arrangements. Otherwise, the zines will be donated to one or more zine libraries.

I plan to keep the website active to continue providing resource listings for the zine community.  I also plan to continue publishing and reading zines, so maybe I'll see you around the mailbox.

I want to give a heartfelt thank you to all of the volunteers and readers who have shown support to ZW during the past 15+ years. Zine World would not have lasted as long as it did if not for you. Although I am sad to see Zine World end, I am glad that a decade and a half after Doug Holland started ZW, zine publishing is still going strong, with tons of creative, vibrant, and meaningful publications.

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Comment by Kari Tervo on March 13, 2013 at 6:03pm

Hello Jerianne,

Because of the transition, I was not able to review any zines for Zine World, but it was an honor to have been accepted as a reviewer. Thanks for running such a great publication. Good luck with your new ventures.

Comment by Shane Vozar on January 17, 2013 at 2:15pm

Maybe this is what happens when you run a business "not for profit".

R.I.P.

Comment by Sid Clark on January 9, 2013 at 2:05pm

Yup, thanks and good luck.

Comment by James N. Dawson on January 9, 2013 at 7:08am

Really sorry to hear about that, but I understand about life changes, and sad as it is, sometimes you just have to let some things go.

You're welcome to do anything you want with any zines I've sent, and if I have a refund coming, don't worry about.  Keep it.

I've been doing my column JND Ads & Contacts for a few years.  I'm trying to expand it to include not just zines, but any and all publications and places with physical addresses, and local freebies.

If Etsy had a printable version, I'd look at that more.  But I'm not going to "e-mail" anybody for addresses & prices, unless a zine has a review that screams at me "You need this!" (which they rarely do.)

Thanks for the great 15 years.  It was good while it lasted.

 

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