Sunday, 12 January 2014

Zine News Round-Up, 12.01.14

via @fanzines

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

1.New Releases

Sci-fi and fantasy quarterly zine ‘Stories From Space Camp’ published its first issue this month. This issue’s theme is “assimilation and liberation”.  To buy a copy, get in touch with the editor at

Long-running review blog ‘The Girls Are’ published its first paper issue in December!  It’s dedicated to women in music, and features articles, reviews, artwork and more.  Buy a copy at their store:

Litzine ‘Handjob’ has published its second issue this winter – to buy copies, visit

The  new winter issue of compzine ‘What’s the time, Mrs Woolf’ is out now! Previews and further information at

Issue #2 of feminist perzine ‘Sympathy for the Strawberry’ is available to buy or trade now – to get your hands on a copy, get in touch with the author Caitlin.

Split perzine ‘Hedgehog in the Fog #6 / Not Lonely #7’ was published last week.  Get in touch with the authors Emma or Hannah for your copy!

‘Adventures in Menstruating Comic/Poetry Special #1’ was published in time for last month’s Queer Zine Fest London, and can be purchased at Marching Stars distro.

Issue #122 of Bi Community News, the UK’s biggest-selling bisexual zine, is available to buy now at  They also offer great subscription rates!

2.Upcoming Events

Salford Zine Library Classification Party: Saturday 18 January, 2pm @ Salford Zine Library, Manchester.  Details and RSVP here:

Margate Zine Fair: Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd February.  Including workshops and live music.  Details here:

Yorkshire Zine Weekender: Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th March, Sheffield and Leeds.  Sheffield Zine Fest will take place on Saturday 15th at Electric Works, then Leeds Zine Fair will be on Sunday 16th.  Check out this page for more information on the event, and how to apply for a table or workshop:

3.Submission Calls

Poor Lass, a zine about working-class women, is looking for submissions for its 4th issue!  The theme is ‘relationships’. Details here:

‘Stories from Space Camp’ is looking for submissions for their second issue, on the theme of “bodies”.  Submissions from people who feel alienated from mainstream sci fi & fantasy media are particularly welcome. Check out the Facebook page for more info:

‘Sonorus: Feminist Perspectives on Harry Potter’ is looking for submissions for its second issue!  Lots of details on the website:

Litzine ‘Hand Job’ is looking for written work to publish in its third issue.   For more details, or to get hold of issues 1 and 2, email handjobzine @

‘Hard Femme’ #3 is looking for submissions!  Hard femme is about “being tough, poor, awkward, queer and non-traditionally femme in any way”.  Lots of details here:


Check out this interesting new website dedicated to all things zines – Secrets of the Photocopier: mapping English-speaking zine culture.

 Did we miss anything?  Let us know – spillthezinesuk @ .


  1. Thank you so much for doing these, Spill the Zines is a great blog to point people to when they're looking to learn more about the UK zine scene!