Sunday, 24 July 2011

Zine News Round-Up: 24.07.11

Hello everyone!  Most of the news today revolves around the number of zine fairs coming up this year – how exciting!  We’ve linked to all the Facebook events so you can RSVP there.  Also a big thank-you to fellow writer Caitlin Gwynn, who trawled through the abyss of tumblr for UK zine news!  The things we do for you, dear readers! ;)

Don’t forget we’re still looking for writers, link exchanges, and British zine news from you!  Get in touch, we love reading your comments/news!

Cath x


1. Zine Releases
2. Upcoming Events
3. Submission Calls
4. AOB (Any Other Business)


1. Zine Releases
 - PapA Zine have just released their Summer Camp issue, which comes free with an animation DVD and lots of summer festival information. Available from their Etsy page for the bargain price of £2.
 - The "What Happened To Sisterhood?" one page PDF zine is available to download now at
 - Lil's Shop has just put up new zines to sell on her Etsy page, with such varied subjects as "Stuff That Should've Happened In The Harry Potter Films" and "Weird Pokemon". Her most recent zines are part of her series of zines made every day in July! She also sells VHS artwork and t-shirts via her Tumblr page.
 - David McMillan has just posted about At the Movies zine, featuring illustrated contributions from UWE Illustration students. You can message him for a copy.
 - Paul Williams has released his first zine, Culture is Not Your Friend, for £1. Get in touch at paulATmacabremagpieDOTnet to buy or trade a copy.

2. Upcoming Events
 - Girls Get Busy Zine Party @ The Alibi, London: 26th July. They'll be selling/trading Girls Get Busy #7, and playing great music to dance to.  9pm til late, free entry.
 - Edinburgh Zine Fair: 7th August. 12 til 5pm at the Forest Up!, 3 Bristo Place, Edinburgh. They’re still looking for people to table and hold workshops, so if you’re interested, get in touch at sdfgoodallATgmailDOTcom.
 - Cambridge Creative Fair: 3rd September.  Hosted by the Whirlygig Collective, 10.30am til 6pm.  For more info, email the organisers at infoATwhirlygigDOTme.
 - Sheffield Zine Fair: 24th September. The first zine fair in Sheffield, how exciting!  If you want to apply for a free stall, or volunteer to help out, get in touch at
 - Camden Zine Fest: 8th October.  Stall and workshop applications are now open, and they’re completely free!  Book yours at

3. Submission Calls
 - Black Sunday Zine is looking for some submissions from “those who love heavy metal and the darker side of life”. email your stuff to
Mostache Records are looking for submissions for the second issue of their music zine - if you and your band would like to be interviewed, or whether you have any reviews, recipes or comics, get in touch with them!
 - Gary Whitworth is looking for submissions for his zine, "Phonetography", comprised of photos taken with mobile phone cameras. If submitting photos, they MUST come with a short (100 words or less) backstory behind them. You can contact Gary on his Tumblr page, or at Twitter, @GaryWhitworth.

4. A.O.B.
 - There’s only a week left of International Zine Month! However you choose to celebrate it, let us know!  
- Interested in reading or contributing to a Dr. Who comp-zine? Join the discussion here:


  1. Sheffield Zine Fair is 24th Sept. ;)

  2. Whoops, fixed now! Thanks for pointing it out!