A guide to all things zines at VPL (and a little beyond).
Last Updated: Mar 1, 2017
- The Book of Zines
A portal to tons of zine resources and published content by the editor of the "Book of Zines", Chip Rowe.
- Broken Pencil: The Magazine of Zine Culture and Independent Arts
BP reviews the best zines, books, websites, videos and artworks from the underground and reprints the best articles from the alternative press. It is an online and print magazine.
- Grrrl Zine Network
An archive of around one thousand feminist-oriented zines and distros from more than thirty countries in twelve languages. It is not being maintained, but is a great archive.
- No Staple zine template
Available for the first time at Coachella 2009, this is a template and instructions for putting together your own single-sided mini zine...no stapler needed!
- Stolen Sharpie Revolution
For a decade, Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been a useful tool in the creation of zines and the celebration of the ever changing zine community. In addition to two editions of Stolen Sharpie, Alex Wrekk created the now classic zine, Brainscan, in 1997, and has since produced 28 issues.
- Two-Fisted Librarians
A pulp fiction anthology zine blogsite.
- We Love Zines
A Tumblr full of zine news.
- We Make Zines
A social networking site similar to Facebook but for zine lovers.
- Zine Libraries Info
The zine libraries interest group is a collective of people interested in all aspects of zine libraries.
- Zine Wiki
An open-source encyclopedia devoted to zines and independent media.
- Zine World
Reviews and information about zines, comics, self-published books, chapbooks and other DIY stuff. Often called the best review zine being published in the U.S.
- Queer Zine Archive Project
The Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) was 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.
History is not something that happens to people—it is the activity of people. In every moment, in every decision and gesture, we make our culture, our life stories, our world, whether we take responsibility for this ourselves or ascribe this power to executives, politicians, pop stars, economic systems, or deities.
- Zine Archive
Over 6,000 digitized zines.