introduction to zines: what is a zine, where and how can I get one,
I do one?
|Zines by Women and Grrrl: A Resource Pathfinder
by Women and Grrrls:
A Resource Pathfinder
and Answers about Zines from the Action Girl Newsletter
Dyer answers questions like "What exactly is a zine?, Why do people make
zines?, How can I do a zine?" and much more! http://www.houseoffun.com/action/zines/qanda.html
to do your own zine from the Action Girl Newsletter
Dyers tips on doing your own zine.
Dyers advice in zine etiquette
on how to order a zine.
great site on girl zines!! Lots of information what girl zines are, their claim
of the American dream and articles on differtent girl zines topics such as music,
self-perception and activism!
(webpage inactive 22/02/2006)
(formerly Zine World)
Readers Guide to the Underground Press is a good intro to zines, info on "What
are zines and how do I get them?", resources, libraries and infoshops, events
and more is provided on this site. "A Reader's Guide covers culture outside
the corporate confines. We review zines, books, comics, newsletters, one-shots,
videos, posters, spoken word recordings, or anything else in almost any media
on any subject -- except music. Our focus is on material that's not available
through normal commercial channels, so you'll find reviews of hundreds of hand-made
magazines, newsletters, and books you won't find anywhere else. Every review includes
ordering information, so you can get this material direct from its publishers."
is the reborn home of the alt.zines demilitarized zone, the unofficial web counterpart
to the newsgroup alt.zines. The following goodies await you:
archives - some
on topic conversations from alt.zines
faq - ninj's shiny new alt.zines faq,
how to - how some zine publishers began their zines
index - dan rhatigan's guide to zine publishers' internet addresses
zines - karl thomsen's regularly-updated list of zines that review zines
tips & tricks - a potluck of zining advice" (by Zine Syndicate)
||"Zineorama specializes in carrying a
variety of books that directly relate to or inspire "A Culture of Resistance."
Amongst this very broad description one might find books about various forms of
political alternatives, US history, globalization, the criminalization of a generation,
biotechnology, and among other topics, culture. Most of our small but select array
of books come from small press distributors."
(website under construction,
under: Reads/Articles/ Zine Making and other articles) "She Made This was
started as a resource for gRRLs who create their own small businesses and independent
projects in February of 2000. (...) I'd like to see SMT grow into a community
of women who stand up for their art. Who accept all things that aren't often viewed
as art because of standards that people create based off their opinions of what
art "should" be." (by Elaine)
(website inactive 22/02/2006)
to publish a fanzine
huge resource site by Chip Rowe (don't overlook that there are 4 pages), you'll
find info on archives and lots and lots of articles (list with archives page 1,
zines discussion lists pafge 2, list of reviews, zine news&reviews page 4).
See also "how to publish your E-Zine, links and addresses, Rowe's collection
of events, hang-outs and gatherings (page 3), furthermore: Roll Your Own: Online
and Print (page 4). A definite check-out!
how-to guide comics
about how to cartoon, self-publish or both. Page maintained all-too-infrequently
by Ampersand. Last updated November 1999. The purpose of this site isn't to include
every comics-creation-related website that's out there, but only the ones that
I believe are especially useful." This is an extensive resource with lots
and lots of links and information!
extensive resource source of links for comic writers, artists, letterers, and
self-publishers. Here you will find links to various resources on the Internet
for practically every aspects of comic creation, including a reference section
to jump start any researching you have to do. Run by Dave. http://www.members.shaw.ca/creatingcomics/
a touring exhibition of Australian self-publishing, specifically, zines, ezines
and comics. There are over 100 publications exhibited, though this may vary from
state to state depending on the Literature Classification guidelines and laws
of each state.
The Cutnpaste website is made up of:
1. ABOUT CUTNPASTE:
what cutnpaste is all about, the design perspectives of the people who worked
on it, censorship of publications, credits, sponsors and friends.
dates, venues + the virtual tour that evolves as the tour progresses
- profiles of all exhibited publications
- highlights from the National Young
- a search engine that lets you search the content of exhibited
- 'zine etiquette' information, like how and where to get zines
4. FEEDBACK: send your comments, questions or contributions here
and read other people's in the Mailbag.
5. RESOURCES: online self-publishing
resources and information from zine directories to copyright to zines in libraries.
These will be regularly updated, feel free to send in contributions.
MAP: the whole cutnpaste site at a glance"
(website inactive 22/02/2006)
[archives, review and resource zines in general]
Rum & Monkey
This is a zine,e-zine, and distro index. Zines are searchable by category or keyword. http://rumandmonkey.com/
is a archive of material that we've put together over the years. Starting it off
is a collection of Zine Reviews from past issues of Factsheet Five. We also have
a page dedicated to E-zines with more ezines than you can read, and ezine resources.
If you're ready to publish your own zine, but don't know where to start, we have
a collection of how-to pages and Zine Making tips. If you still have questions,
you can get the FAQs. And if you wish to acquire some of the paper-based zines,
obscure books or generally unheard music, we have Online Catalogs. And if you
publish a zine or work for a store that carries zines, this List of distributors
may or may not be useful to you. Finally, to get some ideas about this whole zine
thing, we have an articles and events page." Formerly published by Mike Gunderloy,
have a look at the resource center. http://www.factsheet5.org/index.php
zine resource center with HUNDREDS of links, "contains some of the more popular
zine and ezine resources" (by Chip Rowe, updated). A great site, lists e.g.
also feminist articles on zines, books on zines, an endless resource site, I tell
you you'll get lost!!!
guide beyond the mainstream": "Alternative Press Review is a new consumer
magazine of reviews and reprints from the alternative press. Published quarterly,
APR seeks to promote the alternative press as well as other alternative media.
APR features both full-length essays and a selection of article excerpts in each
issue, along with original coverage of alternative press issues, institutions
and personalities." Have a look under "Links", there's a zine database
and also a Women/Feminist/ Grrrlz section.
Yourself To Death
reviews, reports on and promotes zines. Check here for Zine Libraries, Distributors,
Review Zines and alt.zines Newsgroup in general.
Press (formerly Zine World)
also a long list of resource/reviews zines(under Resources) (description of site
Labovitz’ E-Zine list
is a list of electronic 'zines around the world, accessible via the Web, FTP,
email, and other services. The list is updated approximately monthly; this edition
was updated 08 Mar 2000 and contains 4392 zines.” (no longer maintained but the
site has an archive, since 1993)
Zine Hall of Fame
||MUSEA: "We're the monthly newsletter that is leading the ART REVOLUTION AGAINST
the handful of CORPORATE ART AND MEDIA CONGLOMERATE WEASELS (there are only less
than 9 now) who control virtually all of the arts and media in the U.S.; and we
are FOR the best of all the "Indie" (independent) artists outside of
corporate art." Houses the Zine Hall of Fame with losts of reviews. http://musea.digitalchainsaw.com/fame0.html
be coming back! http://www.zine.net/
magazine – a community of people dedicated to
Magazine is a monthly print periodical. This facility allows you to browse or
search over 800 archived articles by contents, author, topic, and, more recently,
issue table of contents.You can also access some information about staff and writers
and Z policies, as well as Z affiliate organizations and projects...and you can
access facilities to donate or subscribe. (...) Z is
an independent political magazine of critical thinking on political, cultural,
social, and economic life in the United States. It sees the racial, sexual, political,
and class dimensions of personal life as fundamental to understanding and improving
contemporary circumstances and it aims to assist activist efforts to attain a
better future. (...)"
The Guide to Alternative Culture in Canada
pencil reviews alternative alternative publications, books, CDs, tapes, and vinyl
published in Canada. All the listings in broken pencil are organized by province/region.
Any location with more than five publications originating from it will receive
its own sub- category.(...)International and US listings are given very brief
listings. There is an also index that lists every publication featured in broken
pencil by alphabetical order." Look at Zine reviews! http://www.brokenpencil.com/l
database of ezines, newsletters and journals http://www.disobey.com/low/index.shtml
"Right now this site lists zine distributors, stores, and libraries in an effort to provide an aid for people who make zines." (taken from Nate, the creator of zinestreet.com)