Sunday, 4 March 2012

Zine News Round Up: 04.03.12


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


1. Zine Releases
- Girls Get Busy #11 is out now!  Buy your copy here:
- Financially Hard Times #10 is out now (we'll be reviewing it this month, by the way)!  Take a look here:
- Have you released a new zine this month?  Let us know so we can share the news with our readers!

2. Upcoming Events
 - Loosely Bound’s Zine Extravaganza: Saturday 24th March at 1 Tyrell Street, Bradford.  The collective are looking for stallholders for the event - Please email your expression of interest and a link to your website  by Monday 12th March.
 - Ladyfest East London: Sunday 1st April in Hoxton Square.  A day of zines, music, workshops, and cake!  The organisers are looking for people to get involved – email for more info.
 - Victoria Baths Fanzine Convention: Saturday 19th May at Victoria Baths, Manchester.  There are plenty of spaces for stallholders left –more info on applying for a table can be found here.

3. Submission Calls
- I’m putting together a blog post on what people like to read/see in a zine (e.g. lists, collages, rants, future plans, handwritten text), and I need you guys to send me a few words about your favourite things in zines!  Either tweet @SpilltheZines, write on our Facebook wall, or email us (  I’ll be putting the post together at the end of the month.
- Zineage Kicks (awesome name, huh?) are looking for images of the zines you made in your teenage years!  More info can be found at the website.
- A compzine about arrest experiences are calling for people to submit their stories of being arrested by the police.  Submission deadline is March 31st. Please send all submissions and questions to

4. Distro News
 - Marching Stars is off hiatus, with lots of new zines in stock, and an exciting new feature: the Marching Stars loyalty card! Every zine you buy that costs £1 + earns you a stamp. Earn 15 stamps and you get a free zine!  Check out all the goodness at
 - Vampire Sushi Distro is closed for a little while for a post-zinefest stock check.  There will be new zines in stock when they re-open!
 - Some new stuff has been added to Pushpin Publishing’s catalogue!

5. AOB
- Spill the Zines’ Facebook page has had a makeover! Take a look and “like” us!
- check out this cool video taken at Tooting Zine Fair last weekend:


  1. Hi Cath, just watched your review on the WeMakeZines forum, your blog is great, you have a new follower! I'd be glad to send you some of my stuff if you're ever interested. Hannah x

    1. Awesome, thanks! If you want me to review a zine of yours, send me an email at :)

  2. Small typo spotted - Victoria Baths thing is in May not March. And thank you for mentioning it - just up the road from me and I was blissfully unaware it would be going on :)