who / what is vampire sushi zine distro??!

tukru tabling at sheffield zine fest 2015.

vampire sushi is a little zine distro run by me, miss tukru and we’re based in chatham which is in kent which is in the united kingdom. the distro was started one fine wednesday afternoon in early may 2009 while trying to find new jeans for my partner carl with no success. i was jokingly toying with the idea and carl thought it was a good idea. we started the distro because there are so many amazing zines around but not enough distros, especially on this side of the pond. the name comes from a song by old time relijun, and i (tukru) really like vampires and carl kinda likes sushi. he also drew the logo, and some zines. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

we’ve been officially open for business since halloween 2009. selling zines online + tabling at as many zine events and things as possible, including london zine symposium, brighton zine fest, girl germs club nights, girls get busy zine fest, south east london zine fest, bristol radical zine fair, ladyfest eastlondon, leeds zine fair, sheffield zine fest, northwest zine fest, rochester literature festival garden party and many more as well as occasionally running zine makign workshops in medway and that time at Southbank Centre in London.

What is a ZINE?

zines are self published independent booklets. the content varies depending on the writer(s). it’s too bloody hard to explain, buy some and find out yourself, ha! for more info, visit zines on wikipedia & zinewiki

(our table at sheffield zine fest 2013.)


we like zines! our favourite kinds are perzines (all sorts; feminist, mental health, queer, the list goes on forever) food zines & some art zines but we’re open to everything, though we’re not super into poetry or music zines, but there are always some exceptions.. nothing racist, girl hatey, homophobic, misogynist, transphobic, cissexist, hateful etc stuff though! those are a definite no-no.

we will need a hard copy to read properly to make a decision (which we can’t return unless you provide return postage.. sorry.) no scans, pdf’s etc.. a proper copy.

please email us at vampiresushidistro at gmail.com for address and/or more information. let us know your name, zine title & issue, short description, retail & wholesale (usually 50% of retail) prices when you send us the zine. we’ll let you know if we want to distro the zine. if you don’t hear from us, it’s most probably a no. (though we do occasionally take our time deciding.)


all orders are sent via Royal Mail standard 1st class post (UK) or Airmail printed papers (everywhere else)

according to Royal Mail, the delivery times are usually:

1 – 3 working days to UK
3 – 5 working days to Western Europe
5 – 7 working days to Eastern Europe
7 – 10 working days to the rest of the world.

however our post office runs are somewhat erratic sometimes (due to day jobs etc) but we usually post everything the same week going to the post office saturday at the latest. when the order has been sent, we will mark it as completed and you will get an email notification.

if you haven’t received anything after 2 / 3 weeks, please email us at VAMPIRESUSHIDISTRO @ GMAIL . COM.

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