Category: Zines

I never did mention on here that I’d started a distro did I? Well, there it is, I’ve started a zine & affordable/DIY art distro called pen fight. You can find us tabling at the Weirdo Zine Fest at the end of the month or buy things from our online shop.

I’m always on the look out for new work to stock so if you have something you think we’d like, do get in touch. We like things that are accessible (that’s readability and affordable to people without much money), handmade or self-produced, and not oppressive in any way. Our fave things are:

  • feminism and other anti-oppression politics
  • mental health and self care
  • gender and sexuality
  • marginalised people in the arts
  • perzines
  • records, badges, patches, prints, bags and other arts/crafts

And we especially welcome work from women/non-binary people, people of colour, LQBTQ+, working class, and disabled people.

 

If you’re in or around London, hopefully we’ll see you at the Weirdo Zine Fest! It’s at the DIY Space For London on Sunday 31st January 1-5:30pm. More details can be found on Facebook.

Art & Illustration Updates Zines

I’m making a new feminist zine called ‘a whisper or a shout’. The first issue will be on the theme of street harassment. Submissions can be in the form of personal stories and experiences, rants, examinations of pop culture, formal essays, poems, drawings, comics, other visual art (please note it will be printed in black and white), in whatever tone you are comfortable expressing in. All writing styles and levels of experience are welcome!

I’m particularly interested in people who may have experiences of receiving harassment because of their race, gender expression, sexuality or disability. People of any gender may submit.

The zine will be made not-for-profit, and everyone who contributes will get a free copy. Submissions can be emailed to awhisperorashoutzine@gmail.com by August 1st.

Zines

A while ago Hannah, the lovely creator of Paperbrains asked me if she could print some of my Polaroids in her 3rd issue. I’ve just received my copy and I couldn’t be more pleased. It’s “a self-published, independent zine that prints art, photography and writing from all over the world”, it’s been beautifully put together and features some incredibly talented people.

If you’d like to buy a copy, or would like to contribute to future issues, you can contact Hannah at paperbrains@googlemail.com

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