We think that one of the best ways to support the zine community is by sharing information. That's why we've gathered this collection of resources, including selections from Zine World and links to other sources.
The Zinester's Guide to U.S. Mail -- This guide covers the various options zine publishers can use for mailing with the U.S. and internationally, including detailed information about First Class, Media Mail, Parcel Post, and Bound Printed Matter. (PDF, updated Sept. 2008)
Everything You Wanted to Know About a Zine Fest (But Were Afraid to Ask) by zinester and former distro owner Nicole Introvert
How to Pick What Zine Library to Donate To? by Jenna Freedman, reference & zine librarian at Barnard College.
Zines 101: A Quick Guide to Zines is a 2-page sheet with the basics on how to make a zine, where to find zines, layout templates, and what to do with your zine once it's finished.(PDF)
Other Resources - These are a few online resources we recommend for more information about zines, publishing, etc.:
- Book of Zines
- Cut & Paste a 10-minute documentary about the process of zine making, including interviews with Boston zinesters
- How to Make a Zine video by Nicki Sabalu
- DIY - How to Make a Zine: Paper, Scissors, Pen - Rockin!Video tutorial showing how to make a zine
- From Zines To Ezines: Electronic Publishing and the Literary Underground, dissertation by zine publisher Fred Wright (PDF)
- How to Make a One-Page Zine
- How to Make This Very Zine, 8 page zine from one sheet of paper (PDF)
- How To: Zine-Making for Kids
- Independent Publishing Resource Center
- Making Minicomics by Jessica Abel
- Riot on the Page: Thirty Years of Zines by Women
- Stolen Sharpie Revolution, website companion to the essential DIY resource for zines, including info on zine distros & stores, zine events, and more
- Zine Librarians at Yahoo Groups and Zine Libraries Interest Group
- We Make Zines, an online community dedicated to zine publishers and readers.
- Zines for Kids: Multigenre Texts About Media Icons, a lesson plan
- ZineWiki, an open-source encyclopedia devoted to zines and independent media