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Get off the internet, I'll meet you in the zine club

Wish there was a zine club in your local area? Start one!

Here's some tips: If there's an accessible venue available, go for that one. Libraries, DIY venues, community cafes and art spaces are a good place to start looking. Make sure they know you're not doing it to make money. If you're at Uni, start a ZineSoc.

Make a flier and a facebook event. Stick photocopied posters up around community spaces and places cool people hang out. Send the info to us and we'll help promo it. Get all your friends to post about it on social media.

On the day, make sure the room is well sign posted. Snacks are a bonus. Bring a bunch of materials, some zines you wanna share, and meet some new friends.

Check out: Bristol Zine Collective - DIY Space For London Zine Club (twitter / facebook) - Huddersfield Zine Library - Grrrl Zine Club in London - please tell us if you know any more! 

ps. Manchester folks, keep your eyes peeled for related news from us coming very soon.

New upcoming UK zine events! You can see the full events listings here.
SEP 06 - Grrrl Zine Club | Zine Library and Workshop @ PIGStudios, London
Join Grrrl Zine Fair at PIGStudios for zine making! All materials and zine guide provided but you're welcome to bring your own special materials or writing to add to your zine. At the end of each session there is the opportunity for the front page of your zine to be scanned and included in the next Grrrl In print, Grrrl's own DIY zine - eventbrite

SEP 06 - 27 - Zine Making Workshop Series @ The Station, Bristol
Free course for 16-25 year olds. With professional illustrators and zine makers learn how to make your own zine. Introduction to bookbinding, what a zine is, narrative, running a zine stall and promotion - website 

SEP 07 - Make a zine for Leeds Zine Fair session @ Wur Bradford
Come make a zine to go on our Wur Bradford table at year's Leeds Zine Fair on 11th September - facebook

SEP 13 - NSFW Zine Workshop @ The Stove Network, Dumfries
Join them in creating a brand new zine made from HMRC documents for Brave New Words' 2nd Birthday - event

SEP 16 - ZINE FAIR at Re: Jacqueline Morreau @ Bow Arts, The Nunnery Gallery, London
Featuring feminist zines, trans collectives, the exhibition publication, women in the arts, and more. Followed by a participatory discussion on the topic of zine culture and self-publishing as a way of circulating marginalised narratives, lead by The Feminist Library - facebook

SEP 16 - Moonlight and Zine-Making Workshop @ Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
A free screening of this year’s winner in the Best Motion Picture Category at the Academy Awards, Moonlight. Followed by a zine-making workshop and a collection of zines to read reflecting the current exhibition - facebook

SEP 20 - Grrrl Zine Club @ PIGStudios, London
Join Grrrl Zine Fair at PIGStudios for zine making! All materials and zine guide provided but you're welcome to bring your own special materials or writing to add to your zine. At the end of each session there is the opportunity for the front page of your zine to be scanned and included in the next Grrrl In print, Grrrl's own DIY zine - eventbrite

SEP 23 - Teen Zine Workshop @ Oxfam Byres Road Books, Glasgow
Zine making workshop for crafty teens, ages 12-18. Learn how to find and use old books, magazines and odd n’ ends to make your very own zine with Glasgow Zine Fest - facebook

SEP 30 - Publish Cardiff @ Clwb Ifor Bach
A day of talks, networking and celebration of all things print. Includes a free zine fair - facebook

OCT 07 - Lost In Liberty 1/12 : Zine Launch Party @ The Tanners Arms, Newcastle
Release of their monthly zine. Limited to 50 copies. Available for purchase on the night for £1 (50p for students). DJs on the night - facebook

OCT 07 - Zine Making Workshop @ The DC3 Workshop Space, Eastbourne
Come and be creatively wacky and wild in this 3 hour Zine Making Workshop with zinester Julius Smit, we will make a collaborative zine using cut and paste, writing, drawing, rubber stamp lettering, typewriter. Cost £7.50 - event

OCT 14 - Fanzine Tea Party @ The Rose Hill, Brighton
Come and spend a cosy afternoon with I AM NOT ASHAMED zine, making zines and celebrating DIY culture – with cake and music and glitter. Teens welcome! Make your own zine, zine library, stalls, jumble sale, tea and cake - eventbrite

Nina is looking for local zine scene reports: what your local scene is like, which kind of zines are written, who is writing them, how are they distributed, what is the response, are there zine fests / workshops / shops / libraries / distros etc, are they linked to subcultures / political movements / art scenes, a little bit of local zine herstory/history. Email: - website for more info

We had such a great time at Scene Better Days! Wharf Chambers, vegan fried chicken, DIY bands and chatting zines makes a perfect weekend. Bands from the fest we recommend you check out are:  Cow Town, Fight Rosa FightNatterers, Naomi Stephens & ONSIND
Other zine news! 
A zine about space / sci-fi / speculative fiction and race & gender: Stories, poetry, drawings, photos, collage, thoughts, whatever you like. Email: - flier

Resist: an anti-facist zine: Looking for submissions of anything from photography to illustration, comics, collage art, poetry, short stories or rants. Email: / Deadline: September 15th - flier

Strange Things - Progress: Poetry, essays, fine art, photography, anything that can be printed, on the theme of strange things + progress. Email: / Deadline: September 22nd - flier

Has this happened to you? You’re staring off into space, thinking, and a person from your past randomly pops into your thoughts. Could be months or years since you’ve seen each other. You instantly stop thinking about them and that same week, you run into them or come into contact with them as if the universe has made your paths cross. Stories (up to 1500 words), poems and artwork. Email: / Deadline: October 28th - flier

Sonorus - Feminist Perspectives on Harry Potter issue 5: submissions wanted related to gender and social justice in the Harry Potter books, films and fandom, and connected to the series as a cultural phenomenon. Articles, opinion pieces, fan fiction, fan art. Deadline: October 1st - website

I Look Better Online: Exploring issues of identity, femininity, media and online experiences. Looking for: text, photos, doodles, memes, misc art, cat pictures etc. Email: / Deadline: September 13th - flier

Kingdom In My Head: Looking for submissions based on the theme of home, how it relates to identity, and the changing nature of our relationship with 'home'. Fiction, art, essays, photography, review, to-do, recipes, playlists, poetry, lifestyle, comics… you name it they’ll probably take it. Email: / Deadline: September 15th -website

Catch: a new zine out of Melbourne Australia. Currently seeking entries of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and illustrations. Email: / Twitter: @catch_zine 

Death Becomes Her: Gender and Associated Politics in Crime Narratives issue two! Accepting articles on books, films, TV series and documentaries, exploring any aspect of social justice. Particularly interested to receive pieces about the representation of people who commit crime, but anything which is interesting to you is welcome! / Email: Deadline: October 31st - website

Girl Love Issue 6: full colour collaborative feminist zine. Art, poetry & a playlist, self-care / self-soothe, Fandom, Labour, See Red Women's Workshop - buy it here

Old Ladies Swearing: drawings of foul mouthed pensioners risograph printed in blue rinse ink - buy it here

The Projectionists Playground issue 3: a quarterly zine for innovative and experimental work in photography, montage, art and poetry - buy it here

Someone Stranger #5 The Silent Pen Issue: encounters with tumbleweed, a writing exercise, fighting with their shadow, a windmill ride that flies them to different countries, kids telling campfire stories, their imaginary personal chef, etc. Email: for trades or swaps or buy it here

A Paw-culiar Cuteness - Cat & Dog Zine: features stories, poetry, comics, artwork, photography dedicated to cats and dogs. 50% of sales from the zine will be donated to the Toronto Humane Society - buy it here

Japan Was Pretty Cool #2: retrospective travel diary. Contains some travel tips, lots of photos, fun adventures, discussions of fictional realities and derealisation buy it in black and white or colour

Zines: Dirty Boots – issue 1 * Birder Beginnings: Introduction to Bird Watching Badges: Badge Grab Bags
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 / other DIY artwork - 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, sending a lil donation or subscribing to bi-monthly zine packages via Patreon

Take care,
Vicky xo
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