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Zine Workshops

I'm running a free zine workshop at The Proud Place in the next few weeks. The Proud Place re-opened their newly purpose-built gold building back in May and I'm thrilled to get to run something in their beautiful space.

✏️ Saturday 3rd September 12-2pm
LGBTQIA+ zine making workshop (open to all ages) - register here


I've added a new printable mini-zine full of zine prompts themed on Pride to my Ko-Fi! It's available as a PDF or in large print for all of my subscribers - which starts from £3 a month.



Catch me at the following events:
♥ 24th September – Levenshulme Market / website
♥ 1st October - Bradford Zine Fest / website
♥ 8th October – Levenshulme Market
♥ 5th November – Levenshulme Market
♥ 26th November – Levenshulme Market
♥ 3rd December – Christmas Market @ Yang Sing, Manchester / website 
♥ 10th December – Christmas Market @ Yang Sing
Calls For Submissions

Lost Food Zine 
Could be a soup your grandma used to make, a kebab from a takeaway that's now closed. It needs to be something you once loved but you'll never get to eat again. Email: / Deadline: end of October - original thread here

Drawn Poorly zine: Emotions
Their next zine will explore emotions for ill, disabled and neurodivergent people. Our experiences can produce some complex feelings whether it’s due to new meds, late diagnosis, feeling understood experiencing pain & so much more. Deadline: November 4th / Email:  DrawnPoorlyZine@Gmail.Com - more info on twitter

Vampire Hag's birthday zine
October 31st 2022 is Vampire Hag Distro’s 13th birthday! As usual they are making a little poly spooky compilation zine to celebrate. Looking for horror & Halloween adjacent art, comics, lists, stories, reviews, prophecies and premonitions. Deadline: October 16th /  Email: - full info here
Pen Fight Recommends

Myco Pride Programme - Now - 23rd October [FREE]

For something outside of the Pride weekend and for the nature queers out there, Myco Manchester is running a free programme of events for LGBTQ+ people, including online talks, nature walks and mushroom cultivation workshops - see details here

Chronically ill/ disabled and living in Manchester? Like museums & galleries? Crip Culture Collective is a new a group for spoonies in Manchester who want to visit galleries and socialise accessibly. Email: / Find them on Instagram.
🌈 Queer Zine Library - / a UK based DIY mobile library celebrating radical LGBTQIA+ self-publishing.

🌈 QZAP aka the Queer Zine Archive Project / first launched in November 2003 in an effort to preserve queer zines and make them available to other queers, researchers, historians, punks, and anyone else who has an interest DIY publishing and underground queer communities.

Instagram accounts:
🏳️‍🌈 @BiHistory
🏳️‍🌈 @LGBT_History
🏳️‍🌈 @LesbianHerstoryArchives
🏳️‍🌈 @BayAreaLesbianArchives
🏳️‍🌈 @TheAidsMemorial

🌈 Bad Gays - about evil and complicated queers in history.  
🌈 One From The Vaults - a trans history podcast by Morgan M Page. 
🌈 After the Tone - call in show hosted by Scottee, lots of queer, metal health, and working class themes. 
🌈 Nancy - Stories and conversations about the queer experience today (now defunct, but their archive is worth a listen).
🌈 Gender Reveal - explores the vast diversity of trans experiences through interviews with a wide array of trans, nonbinary and two-spirit people.

Queer artist, feminist, and zine maker Rachael House

These photos of dyke culture between 1988 and 2003, by Phyllis Christopher
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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