BIG UPDATE AND OMG IT’S INTERNATIONAL ZINE MONTH!!!

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.

EXTRA CREDIT

-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

NEW ZINES & AN UPDATE?

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.

ZINE COURSE PART 1 @ INTRA, ROCHESTER – SUNDAY 10th DECEMBER

hey i know this is a bit last minute notice but i’m helping run a zine course / workshop at INTRA tomorrow (sunday 10th december) with Confluence Medway (fb page) it’s the first of 3 sessions and they are free, but spaces are limited so please contact Confluence if you’d like to attend.


Sunday 20th December at 11:00–14:00
INTRA, 337 – 341 High Street, ME1 1DA Rochester, Medway

This is the first of 3 workshops which will guide you in making your own pamphlet or zine. This workshop will be introducing you to what a zine is, and starting to get contents together for your own zine/pamphlet. We will do creative writing exercises and create a group zine as an example. Further workshops will deal with laying out a zine and printing it. (Next workshops on Sat 27 Jan and Sun 18 Feb). Once you have attended these workshops you will be able to use the printing facilities in our monthly drop-in open afternoon sessions.
Places are free but space is limited, so message us if you want to attend.

FACEBOOK EVENT.
more information at Confluence Medway website: https://confluencemedway.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/confluence-courses/
ZINE COURSE PART 2
ZINE COURSE PART 3

if you can’t make this first session, you can still join us for parts 2 & 3 without attending part 1, however please keep in mind part 2 focuses on editing & layout and part 3 on printing itself so maybe start thinking of / making your contents in the meantime. need help, let us know x

LONG OVERDUE UPDATE +++ LATE BIRTHDAY SALE CODE!

hi everyone! it’s been a while. we’ve been here for the last four months, just not been up to anything new and being bad at self promoting existing things (what else is new?)

on halloween it was the distro’s 8th birthday! but we didn’t do anything to celebrate, oops. is it too late to do like a birthday sale? if it is, i don’t care cos here’s one = you can have 8% off your order with the code OOPSL8BIRTHDAY until the end of november.

and in other news i finally got around to updating the website and sorting out this small pile zines i had sitting around waiting to be added on the website for an unspecified amount of time (lets not talk about how long that is…)

BACK IN STOCK: the unchosen ones.
kind of NEW IN STOCK but really BACK IN STOCK AFTER A LONG LONG TIME: feeling alone #1, feeling alone #2, milk and apples #3, on being unusual, summer survival, we are adventurers #1

in similar news i’m gonna get my shit together and get some more brand new exciting stock in soon i swear, keep your eyes peeled!