Sunday, 25 March 2012

Zine News Round Up: 25.03.12

image by Strawbleu, 'Loosely Bound Zine Extravaganza'

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


1. Zine Releases
- ‘Your Pretty Face Is Going Straight To Hell’ #16 is out now! Buy a copy through Tukru’s distro, Vampire Sushi, or at her blog.
- ‘Necronomicon’, a fanzine focused on retro horror films, has just released its 22nd issue! Buy your copy at etsy.
- Louise Viner has released 'Tempest in a Tea Cup' #5 this month! Buy a copy of her feminist perzine at etsy.
- ‘Pandora Press’ #3, a feminist compzine published by the Swansea Feminist Network, is out now! Buy your copy at any upcoming SFN event, or at Marching Stars distro.
- 'Shape & Situate: Posters Of Inspirational European Women' Issue #3 is out now! For a list of places where issues can be found/ordered, visit
Also available via etsy:
- A brand new ‘Enchanted Times’, an A5 newspaper format zine of re-told fairy tales, is out now!  For more info about the zine and how to order, visit
- ‘The Frightening Church’ was released this week – it’s a zine full of “dreams, hallucinations and thoughts expressed through drawings, words, photography and collage”.  To order the zine contact Robby Shackleton at:
‘Larry’ #5 is out now!  An A5 illustrated perzine, each one is individually numbered and tied.  Get in touch with the author via We Make Zines to buy or trade a copy.

2. Upcoming Events
 - 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 can be found here.
- Are you running a zine event in the UK, or do you know of one that we haven’t mentioned yet?  Let us know so we can share the news with our readers!

3. Submission Calls
- Pandora Press is looking for submissions for its 4th issue!  The theme is “pink”.  For more info and writing prompts, check out this page:
- 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
 - A new UK film zine called Human Batteries is looking for submissions for its first issue.  More info can be found on their comprehensive flyer.

4. Distro News
- Black Sunday is in the process of setting up a new UK-based distro that specialises in dark zines, e.g. horror, death, macabre, rock n roll.  If you’re interested in submitting your zine for consideration, email with details of your zine.
- Vampire Sushi is open, with a new design and lots of new stock!

5. AOB
 - Did you get a chance to pop down to Bradford’s zine extravaganza yesterday? If not, here are some great photos from the day:

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