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Welcome to the new We Make Zines! After Nine years the site had to move from a proprietary platform and is now hosted on an open, more flexible system. If you found this page via a search engine it’s possible that the content is here but moved, if it’s not don’t be deterred. Please feel free to join, ask and participate. We’re here for Zinesters!


We Make Zines is an online community for zine makers and readers. Although there are many social networking sites out there, there is little that focuses on zines. We all have our facebooks or blogs, but those accounts are filled with friends from work, from the third grade, people who don’t know what a zine is and some who probably don’t care.

This space creates a place that focuses on the zines. We want this place to be less about personality and friends and more about the zines – what we produce and read.

You can create a profile, list your zineography, post images of zines, partake in the forums, find other zine writers, read about new releases, read reviews from your favorite zine writers and leave comments about the zine you just read on the actual zinesters profile.

Use this space to connect, report, review and tell us about new stuff. Do keep in mind, however, that posting about the same thing repeatedly will be considered spam and not accepted. Members who do this will be banned.

Almost all of the content in this site is open to the public. You can read it all without needing to create a profile. Profiles that have been inactive for over a year may be deleted.

Please read and follow these guidelines while you’re on We Make Zines.

 

 


Latest Activity

  • Ginger replied to the topic ZineWriMo 2017 in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    I joined the Facebook group for this yesterday and then got to work! Here is the cover that I made yesterday…but still need a lot more content on the inside. 😀

    Hugs And Spit - Issue #1 Cover

  • Hi,

    I am currently writing a zine about going to gigs on your own. I am looking for submissions. 750 words maximum if you are writing something, but any type of submissions (drawings, cartoons etc) are accepted too!

    Ideas:
    A recount of a time you went to a gig on your own.
    Good/bad experiences. Pros/cons.
    Tips to survive going to a gig on your…[Read more]

  • Kay posted an update in the group Group logo of Australian Zine MakersAustralian Zine Makers 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Hey guys, I’m setting up a zine section in a 2nd hand bookshop, and looking for donations of PG zines.
    If you’re interested, please send to:
    Kay A.
    PO BOX 300
    Moorooka, QLD, 4105
    Australia
    Include etsy or FB details so people can check out your other stuff!

  • Kay posted an update in the group Group logo of Distro Roll Call!Distro Roll Call! 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Hey guys, I’m setting up a zine section in a 2nd hand bookshop, and looking for donations of PG zines.
    If you’re interested, please send to:
    Kay A.
    PO BOX 300
    Moorooka, QLD, 4105
    Australia
    Include etsy or FB details so people can check out your other stuff!

  • Kay posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine DistrosZine Distros 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    I’m trying to start a zine section in a local secondhand bookshop, and I”m looking for donations for PG rated zines. If you’re interested, please send to :
    Kay A.
    PO BOX 300
    Moorooka, QLD, 4105
    Australia

    Thanks 🙂
    Also leave etsy or FB details so people can check out your other stuff

  • Madita became a registered member 2 weeks, 5 days ago

  • Nyx replied to the topic ZineWriMo 2017 in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Hello! And you’re very welcome. I’m glad to support the event in any way I can, considering it’s good motivation for me, too. 🙂

    I think whether you’re starting and/or finishing a fanzine on the day it all counts. ^_^

  • Jenna Appleseed replied to the topic ZineWriMo 2017 in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks ago

    Meant to say thanks Nyx for this years banner & prompts/lists

  • Jenna Appleseed replied to the topic ZineWriMo 2017 in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks ago

    Going to try and take part this month, just been promoting it over on twitter & facebook.

    Can do no.19 on the list easy because I’m already making a fanzine – unless by make you mean actually finish an issue. (Facebook memories were taunting me earlier with photos of my printed zine from 7 years ago).

    Got my first bit of content thanks to one of…[Read more]

  • Jenna Appleseed posted an update 3 weeks ago

    First day of ZineWriMo. yay!
    Banner is thanks to @theauthor / Seagreenzines
    https://seagreenzines.com/category/zinewrimo/

  • Nyx started the topic ZineWriMo 2017 in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks ago

    While many join in the race to reach 50,000 words in NaNoWriMo, some zinemakers are starting ZineWriMo to get some zines made!

    According to the person who came up with it, Kat Mokus:

    ZineWriMo is a new idea that came to me in wanting to combine the original NaNoWriMo and zines!

    ZineWriMo is November! We focus on making one, or many, zines in…[Read more]

  • Nyx replied to the topic NaNoWriMo in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks ago

    I intended to, but the end of October/start of November has been a bit rough already, so I’m not sure if I’m just setting myself up for failure. 😛 I think NaNoWriMo is great, though, for pushing you past inner editors and other blocks.

  • Nyx posted an update 3 weeks ago

    It’s ZineWriMo time!

  • My zines are predominantly music related, so I try to listen to as much new music as possible and go to gigs (also at least one festival a year if I can).

    Same as the OP I like to work “solo” and am conscious of other people being around – I like to spread out and have drone / ambient music on while I work.

    I use Google Keep / Docs on my phone…[Read more]