Sunday, 17 June 2012

Zine News Round-Up: 17.06.12

image by Miss Tukru

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


1. Zine Releases
- Sky Nash has released a ‘Monsters Colouring Book’!  Contains 16 hand-drawn monsters to colour in.  Buy a copy at her etsy store.
- ‘Necronomicon’ #23 is out now!  The horror fanzine is available to buy for £1 at
- Handwritten perzine ‘And All The Rest Is Talk #1: Lungs and Lips Locked’ is out now!  Available here.

2. Upcoming Events
- ‘Little Zine Party’: Saturday 4th August at Ort CafĂ©, Birmingham.  A day of “stalls, screen printing & zine making workshops, zine readings, and making friends”!  To get involved, email the organiser Sarah at More info here.
- International Alternative Press Festival: Saturday 4th August & Sunday 5th August at Conway Hall, London.  Bringing together UK and European small press comix, zines, book arts and print!
- Birmingham Zine Festival: 12th – 15th October.  Want to get involved?  More info can be found at
- Leeds Zine Fair: Sunday 4th November.  If you'd like to get involved in organising the zine fair, or hold a stall at the zine fair then get in touch at

3. Submission Calls
- Do you make art?  Want to share it with the world?  Check out Shopia’s art-share project at
- Do you collect vinyl records, CDs, cassettes or all of the above? If so, Charlotte wants to interview you for a zine about female music collectors and women musicians!  Drop her a line.

- Seleena is looking for people to submit  interpretations of what the character Tino from 'My So-Called Life' looks like for her zine, 'Has Anybody Seen Tino'.  Artwork can be in any format (paint, collage, stitched) as long as it's A5. Deadline: June 30th. For more info, email Seleena at

4. Distro News
- Everyone’s open and full of new stock! Hurrah!

5. AOB
- July is International Zine Month, and July 21st is International Zine Library Day!  You can find out more about it all over at Stolen Sharpie Revolution.  What have you got planned?  Join the discussion over at We Make Zines.
- This is an interesting article that’s been doing the rounds recently – a librarian from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture in the Duke University Libraries writes about why they’re not digitising zines (I wish it was longer though, especially the section on print culture!):

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