Distro news / upcoming zine events / call for submissions / recommendations

Upcoming Markets

I've got lots of markets around Manchester lined up at the moment. Still no zine fests (yes I'm still missing them so much) but hopefully soon. Till then, catch me at: 

♥ 29th May 2022 – Ancoats Pop-up X KAMPUS / collection code ‘KampusMay29’

♥ 11th June 2022 – Levenshulme Market / collection code ‘LevyJune11’

♥ 2nd July 2022 – Levenshulme Market / collection code ‘LevyJuly2’

♥ 10th September 2022 – Levenshulme Market / collection code ‘LevySept10’

♥ 24th September 2022 – Levenshulme Market / collection code ‘LevySept24’

You can order in advance online and collect for free to save on postage. Just use the collection code (as above) as a coupon code on checkout. I can also order most books in for you – email me (or reply to this) to organise this.

Ps. I'd love to do some zine clubs / queer craft clubs again, but I'm struggling to find venues. Any intel please HMU.


Recently I started a Ko-fi membership at - where you can support my work and get digital treats in exhange. Treats include downloadable printable zines, resources, exclusive sale codes and giveaways. (FYI Ko-fi is basically like Patreon without the hefty fees).

The more people sign up, the more time I'll be able to dedicate to offering more rewards, and will also allow me to do things like keep updating the zine events calendar, and making accessible formats of Pen Fight Press zines.

Bad Gays

I had the pleasure of reading a preview copy of BAD GAYS, and it officially launches on May 31st. I still have a supply of these great tote bags and other swag that will be going to everyone who orders a copy from me while stocks last.

I bloody love this book. If you have any interest in queer history, I think you will too. Learn about the history of homosexuality and it's construction as an identity through queer villains and baddies. It's available for pre-order here.



Working Class Rage: I'm still accepting submissions for the 2nd issue of A Whisper of a Shout: Working Class Rage. Deadline is now OPEN (because I'm being very slow about writing my own part) See more info here.


Zines you can get from other places

Five by Five - a Faith the Vampire Slayer Fanzine from Vampire Hag - more info here

My Clit Hurts: 
a zine about genital pain and transfem sexual pleasure by Sophie Macdui - order a printed version here or read the online text here

Sore Loser: a chronic pain and illness zine on queer disabled grief - read it online here (audio version and a downloadable pdf with alt-text also available)

The Trans Dimension Guide to Inclusive Events. Zine about making events more accessible for trans and disabled people - download it here
Zine event listings are back! You can see the full events listings here.
MAY 27 - Zineophilia Social Club @ Kapow Coffee, Leeds

Zineophilia Social Club returns for an evening of zine making and art socialising. Meet like minded zine people, work on projects together, make new friends - event info
JULY 2-3 - Glasgow Zine Fest @ CCA, Glasgow

More information about the wonderful Glasgow Zine Fest coming soon - keep an eye on the event page on their website

JULY 2-3 - BRUM Zine Fest @ Deaf Cultural Centre, Birmingham

Brum Zine Fest returns in person and online. With a zine fair, workshops, clothes swap, a zine library pop-up, picnic, relaxed talks and activities - event info and applications

JULY 10 - South London Comic and Zine Fair

Award-winning cartoonists, pioneering A-grade publishers, DIY Zine makers and an array of book artists, come together to show, share and sell their creations. There will also be plenty of reading space, an all-ages comic and zine library, and a short programme of talks - event info

AUG 6 - Copy That Zine Fest @ 

Copy That zine fest returns to Leeds, they have applications open now here, keep an eye on their Instagram for more.
AUG 20 - Over Here Zine Fest @ People's History Museum, Manchester
Showcasing the work of Black /  Asian / POC (people of colour / global majority zine makers, artists, writers and activists.  Everyone is welcome to attend - event info

SEP 10-11 - Zines ASSEMBLE @ online
A one-day online symposium on Friday 9th September 2022, with formal and informal talks, presentations and sharing, followed by a 24-hour zine jam, with facilitated in-person and online zine making over the weekend - More info and proposals here

TETHERED RAGE presents: Ideal Husband, Ether Mech and Lynskey @ The Peer Hat, Manchester on June 13th - more event info here
If you have a Zine Thing that you'd like me to promo, please just get in touch. I'm also always looking for tips/resources on: zine libraries, distro info, physical places that sell zines around the UK, your fave place to print/copy zines, archives, articles, local zine groups etc etc. So I can add to the growing resources section!

& don't forget I'm always open to stocking your zines - so show me your work anytime.

I hope you've enjoyed this newsletter! You can support my work + pen fight by telling your pals about us, ordering something from the shop, or giving a tip via Ko-Fi

Take care,
Vicky xo
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