NEW IN STOCK = dirty lesbians, forever incomplete #8, forever incomplete #9, from spice girls to riot grrrls, same heartbeats, different worlds #12, same heartbeats, different worlds #13, scorpio moon #6, the ballad of maxwell demon

i don’t know why it has taken me so long to do this update (i’ve had all the new stock since swindon zine fest) but maybe it’s been because i’m starting to work from home next week and i’ve been busy trying to get the flat ready for this big change? i’ve had to move furniture and make space for another desk from the office for another computer and it’s not been as simple as one would assume, especially when you’re me and some simple tasks are sometimes impossible. and i’m also scared i’m going to turn into a fully fledged hermit when i won’t have to leave the house for work. (maybe you should order zines from me to get me out of the house to the post office, *wink wink nudge nudge*)

it’s the end of international zine month :( + new zines, yay!

it’s the end of international zine month! where did it disappear??

anyway, here’s a little distro update of 6 new zines (well, one is back in stock.)

NEW IN STOCK = don’t tell daddy, fanzine ynfytyn #30, fanzine ynfytyn #31, keep it clean, move under yr own power #2.

BACK IN STOCK = fanzine ynfytyn #28.

we’ve also got some events coming up next month but i’ll tell you about those next time x

(and remember the 18% discount code IZM18 still works until midnight tonight = 31st july)


i don’t even know where to start with this update post. it’s taken me far too long to add the new stuff we got at northwest zine fest two months ago. i’m sorry it’s been an exhausting and sweaty two months. and i wanted to make everything look nice or whatever. but yes, everything is updated and we have a slightly new look (new product photo background, and banner i actually changed 2 months ago but shhhh)

NEW IN STOCK = deadname #1, here in my head #18, jellyfish out of hell #1, my life in pictures, out in the sticks #1, reboundary.

BACK IN STOCK = hard femme #4, light light speed #1, move under yr own power #1, never kill a boy on the first date #1, scorpio moon #4, sonorus #3, sonorus #4, sonorus #5, thanks for your concern but that’s just my face, the common cold, versions of violence, working class queers.

in other news, we have another ZINE WORK SHOP AT INTRA TOMORROW (SUNDAY 8th), you are still 100% welcome to join at short notice. the more the merrier. there’s more information at an earlier blog post, as usual.

AND in more news, HAPPY INTERNATIONAL ZINE MONTH EVERYONE! and as usual there are a list of activities you can do each day, as usual. (i know we’ve missed a few by now but there’s no rules, you can pick and choose what you do and you can even do them in whatever order you want!) conveniently today is DISTRO APPRECIATION DAY! so why not appreciate vampire sushi and order some zines from us *wink wink nudge* keep an eye out for our twitter and maybe instagram for our IZM celebrations. i’m sure we’ll manage some? oh yeah and we are doing 18% off all orders with the code IZM18

and the same again in text form in case that is more accessible to you xxx

JULY 1 – CanaZine Day! Buy, read, or share zines from Canada for Canada Day!

JULY 2 – Zine Rewind! Re-read your favorite zines and remind yourself why you fell in love with them in the first place.

JULY 3 – Teach a friend or family member about zines or even a stranger!

JULY 4 – AmeriZine Day! Explore marginalized voices in America. Buy, share, and read zines about racial justice and zines written by people of color.

JULY 5 – Review a zine online or write a review to share in your own zine.

JULY 6 – Zine Pride Day! Explore LGBTQIA zines! Buy, share, and read zines by people of marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities. Check out the Queer Zine Archive Project!

JULY 7 – Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order zines from a distro to get yourself some reading material for IZM2018

JULY 8 – Cook with a recipe you found in a zine!

JULY 9 – Write a letter to a zine penpal

JULY 10 – Write a letter to a zine maker you don’t know

JULY 11- International Zine Day! Buy, share, or read zines from a country different than your own

JULY 12 – ZineWiki Day! Add to or update zinewiki.com

JULY 13 – Friday the 13th! Make up a zine superstition and share it (skip the 13th issue? Spin 3 times to prevent copier jams or avoid paper cuts? Let your best friend read your zine before anyone else?)

JULY 14 – ValenZines Day! Give yourself some zine love in whatever way it means to you! read zines in a bubble bath? Buy some new scissors? Let your zine friends know you care about them.

JULY 15 – Free Zine Day! Give zines away or leave zines in public place for a stranger to find

JULY 16 – Make a list of reasons you love zines and share it with others

JULY 17 – make a flyer for your zine to trade with others or to send out with zine orders and trades

JULY 18 – Zine trade Day! Ask someone to trade zines

JULY 19 – Send your zine to a distro for consideration in the distro

JULY 20 – Zine Shop Appreciation Day! Visit your local zine shop!

JULY 21 – Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library. Don’t have one in your area? Why not start one?

JULY 22 – Send or drop off your zine to a zine library to be included in their collection

JULY 23 – Order zines from a different zine distro

JULY 24 – Teach yourself a new zine skill like a new binding technique or how to make a 1 page zine

JULY 25 – Send your zine out for review to a website or magazine that does reviews

JULY 26 – Organize your zine collection

JULY 27 -Post online about some of your favorite zines!

JULY 28 – Plan or attend a zine event! Big or tiny!

JULY 29 – Take a photo of you with your zine or zine collection and post it online

JULY 30 – Write a letter or post about your IZM2018

JULY 31 – HallowZine! Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us.


-Read a zine everyday

-Attend or organize a zine event

-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at 24hourzines.com

-Draw a comic a day then release a comic zine

-Write about your progress daily online


we have some new zines in stock and some old faves back in stock. we had a sweet care package from maranda containing copies of issues 36 – 42 of telegram, and we also took delivery of the latest issue five of sonorus, everyone’s favourite feminist harry potter fanzine!

also, the zine workshop that was supposed to happen yesterday at intra was sadly cancelled last minute due to the weather (lousy smarch weather) and it has been rescheduled to Saturday 31st March. (facebook event page)

updating this at the moment is a huge pain in the butt as our computer decided to die on Thursday (just in time for drag race all stars finale. i still haven’t seen it and i’m not sure when i will at this rate, the struggle is incredibly real) and typing on my phone is not great and wordpress isn’t the easiest thing to navigate on a small screen. still can dispatch orders just fine, don’t you worry. hopefully we’ll get a new soon and things can get back to normal, whatever that is.