Sunday, 18 August 2013

Zine News Round-Up: 18/08/13

photo by Emma Hedgehog - thanks!

Long time, no news post!   This is a pretty jam-packed one, hopefully everyone will find something to their tastes in here today.  Remember to keep sending me your news!

Cath x

1.    New Releases
2.    Upcoming Events
3.    Submission Calls
4.    Distro News
5.    A.O.B.

1.    New Releases

MH/self-care/body positivity zine Tragic Boffin #6 is out now! Buy a copy at etsy.
The 12th issue of feminist perzine Here. In My Head. was released last month – details on buying and trading here.
Hedgehog in the Fog #5 was released last month. Buy or trade by contacting the author at hedgehogemma @
Human Bean Zines have released 3 new zines: Feeling Alone #2, and Milk & Apples #1 and #2, all of which discuss living with mental health issues. Deets:
The author of Necronomicon fanzine has published his first perzine, titled ‘Pissy Paws’. Buy or trade a copy by contacting the author at honestrabbit @
Gravity #1: Learning to balance through recovery, is out now!
The first issue of litzine Hand Job was published this month – get yours at
An autobiographical comic zine titled ‘Beany: A Short History’ is available to buy here: Also available for your kindle!
Art zine ‘Knots’, a “light hearted look at complicated relationships”, is out now. Available to buy or trade at
Music fanzine ‘This Is Not A Serious Music Publication’ can be purchased, along with Sammy’s other cool zines, on etsy:

2.    Upcoming Events

Bristol Comic and Zine Fair: 05 October at The Station, Bristol, 12pm.
London Queer Zine Fest: 01 December, details TBC! RSVP here:
SW Zines Presents A Christmas Zine Social: 07 December at Housmans Radical Book Shop, Kings Cross, 7pm.  Deets:
Print Matters: A Fanzine and Self-Publishing Workshop: 25 October at Studio 74, London, 10am.
Norwich DIY & Zine Fair: 14 September at The Birdcage, 11am.

3.    Submission Calls

A new zine dealing with death & loss is looking for submissions. We'd like to put a workbook-type zine together, with strategies for & articles on grieving and dealing with death. Get in touch at ipsumATriseupDOTnet.
DUPE is calling for submissions for its third publication: “THE DARK ISSUE" due for release in Winter 2013.We are looking for original and creative material in the form of photography, illustration, collage, writing, poetry, reviews, interviews etc. The work must respond to the theme but it can be interpreted as literally or abstractly as you like.  More details at
Poor Lass, a zine about working-class women, is looking for submissions for its third issue!  Details here: 
Sonorus: Feminist Perspectives on Harry Potter has extended its deadline to 27th August 2013.  More info at

4.    Distro News

New zines up at feminist/queer distro!
New zines and other bits at!

5.    A.O.B.

I enjoyed this article, and thought some of you might too – on the etiquette of replying to penpal letters:
Check out this great podcast by British zine queen Chella Quint on zines and self-publishing!

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