Sunday, 16 October 2011

Zine News Round-Up: 16.10.11

Just a short one today, as there doesn't seem to be much going on right now! Don't forget, if you have any zine news you'd like us to include in our fortnightly news round ups, email us at spillthezinesukATgmailDOTcom.

Emma x


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


1. Zine Releases
- Rum Lad #5 has just been released, featuring Steve's account of when his band flew to America for a month long tour and their adventures there. Available on Steve's website, and at Vampire Sushi.
- The new issue of Coldspot is out now. Coldspot #2 is an Irish photography zine featuring photos from many different contributors. Available at Coldspot's BigCartel store, and also available for trades.
- Tragic Boffin #2 has been released this week!  For a copy, contact Donna at tragicboffinATgmailDOTcom.
- A new compzine called "An Unguide to Leeds city Centre" is out now - buy a copy from the Exposure Leeds website:
- Issue #5 of Angry Violist, the zine for disgruntled classical musicians, has just been released ( This issue has articles about different kinds of noise and sports psychology for musicians, amongst other things.

2. Upcoming Events
- Girls Get Busy (or Ghouls Get Busy) are holding their very own Halloween themed club night at The Alibi, Dalston. They'll projecting spooky film The Craft, giving out spooky treat bags and Halloween themed zines. Visit the Facebook event for more information.

 - South East London Zine Fest: 12th November. Applications for tables are still open! More info here:
 - LaDIYfest Sheffield: 12th – 13th November. an inclusive, DIY, anti-capitalist, community-based feminist festival.
- ShadowPlay is going to be hosting a fanzine evening at Drink, Shop & Do in Kings Cross, London on the 30th November from 7pm-10pm. During the evening you can read their favourite zines, and contribute to a compilation zine, with zine making materials provided. More information can be found on their blog.

3. Submission Calls
- Jon Glanville is currently looking for submissions for a zine titled Why We Love Pop Music, a zine about what makes pop music so great. He's looking for articles, artwork, mini essays, graphic pieces - basically anything on the subject of pop. Email pepstreebeckAThotmailDOTcoDOTuk for more details and to submit work. Deadline is November 18th.
 - Vampire Sushi is still looking for submissions for its second issue! The main theme is vampires but other monsters & horror themes are welcome too. The deadline has been extended to 23rd October - detailed info can be found here.

4. Distro News
- Vampire Sushi distro now have badges available to order! You can buy their awesome zinester-themed badges on their website here.

4. AOB 
- If you create zines but don't own a typewriter (and wish you did), you can now download replicas of amazing typwriter fonts for your computer at!


(originally written by Emma, edited a teeny bit by Cath)

1 comment:

  1. Item 4 just made me ridiculously happy :) thankyou!!