Frances DeMartino

  • “Morning Glories Grow”- haiku zine with photo foldout

    *Please message me for address info if interested in trading zines.

  • “Taken to the Sea”- haiku zine with photo foldout

    *Please message me for address info, if interested in trading mini-zines.

  • Hi folks!

    I’ve got some mini-zines to trade. Here’s one:

    a. “I Remember”: Library Issue” (contains comix/poetry) Inspired by the work of the same title by Joe Brainard.

    *Please message me for address info, if interested in trading mini-zines.

  • Heather posted an update in the group Group logo of Free UsageFree Usage 1 week, 6 days ago

    Just thought I\’d give Pixel Scrapper a bit of a shout out here, since they have loads of useful bits and pieces (good for \’staples\’ like spotty paper or ribbons) that you can download for free. They prefer attribution, but don\’t require it. https://www.pixelscrapper.com/

  • Ken Bausert posted an update in the group Group logo of PerzinesPerzines 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    • The latest issue of my Ken Chronicles is finished and available for $3 (US) or trade (what have you got?). Digest-sized and 28 pages, it’s mostly text with b&w photos and a color centerfold. Contains input & feedback from readers, the latest installment of people, places & things that aren’t there anymore, as well as a short story of a recent tri…[Read more]

  • Meeni Levi posted an update in the group Group logo of Mini Zine FolksMini Zine Folks 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Hey everyone! I\’ve got a new mini-zine about the way I view my own gender identity up as a free printable file on Payhip!
    Feel free to check it out!

    https://payhip.com/b/dVnm

  • Count Zinetacula posted an update in the group Group logo of PerzinesPerzines 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    began work on a perzine today πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Billy McCall posted an update in the group Group logo of Free UsageFree Usage 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Feel free to use these. I did a whole series of these, if anyone wants more.

  • Crude Reform posted an update in the group Group logo of Free UsageFree Usage 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Hi! Feel free to use theses little flower doodles for print or online, attribution is much appreciated, and link back to elizabethwatkin.weebly.com

  • I’m just getting quotes on printing up my zines – how many of you use home printers? Anyone have online printing services – I email files/they print and ship – to recommend? I recently read about a zinester who creates every zine by hand – no two alike – anyone ever try that? The “Name of the Rose” is a favorite film of mine. The scriptorium -…[Read more]

    • I use my home printer and a few corner stores still have printers to use for 10 cents. i use colored paper to mix it up and I have done one of a kind zines all by hand. Those are fun and I like that ill never see them again once they are gone.

      • I am working on a perzine that is both hand-drawn and hand-written – it’s a lot of fun – but as I just replied to Olivia – I can’t believe I am actually doing it.

    • I mostly use Staples now. They let you print out documents from a flash drive or Google Drive. It’s like 11 cents per side of a page. When I’m at school I use the fancy school printers. Sadly my home printers don’t work for printing zines since they have a half inch margin at the bottom.

      • I got a quote from Staples – the price is okay. My first zine is going to be four back and front 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets (one color and three b&w) folded in half with a card stock cover. My daughter just emailed the specs to a privately owned local place to see if they can do a little (maybe a lot πŸ˜‰ better. I’m also doing a second perzine – b&w 11″ x…[Read more]

    • OMG! Doing each issue by hand? I’d like to see one of those.
      I use an ink-jet printer to create each master page and then make two-sided b&w copies on my (nearly) 20-year old Sharp copier. I occasionally add a few pages with color photos (from the ink-jet printer) and collate/staple everything myself with a Bostitch saddle stapler. I make a…[Read more]

      • I checked out that Bostitch Saddle Stapler – looks like a good investment.
        I’m debating about getting myself a printer – any tips on keeping link costs low?

        • I like an ink-jet that uses separate cartridges so you don’t have to replace a three-ink color cartridge just because one color ran out. For that reason, I use a Canon Pixma MX 922; great quality output although I don’t like the paper feed trays (which all the new printers seem to be going to these days). Most ink-jets waste ink to kerp the heads…[Read more]

  • Joan Crasten posted an update in the group Group logo of Mini Zine FolksMini Zine Folks 4 months ago

    Exactly what is the size of a mini zine?

    • It’s generally 1/8 of a standard sheet of paper. In the US, it’s 1/8 of letter size paper, which is 4.25″ x 2.75″. Most mini zines are 8 pages long, but can be 16 pages long or even 32 pages long in some cases (made of 2 sheets of paper). I would call anything smaller than 1/8 (like 1/16 size) a micro zine.

      • My first zine measures 4 1/8″ x 2 7/8″, which I guess is close enough to the measurement you mentioned. I don’t know if I ever want to make the mini size zines. It kind of limits what you can fit into it.

    • If you check out our Zine Making 101 page there’s a link to a “Make This Zine” mini zine followed by a mini zine template πŸ™‚

      Zine Making 101

      • Thanks, I’ve read all that on Zine Making 101. I don’t plenty of research about zines before making my first zine. I’m familiar with a lot of stuff since I use to publish newsletters back in the 8o’s. The research was very helpful, as I am a little rusty since it’s been so many years since I did the newsletters. I’m a hands-on kind of person.…[Read more]

  • Julius Smit posted an update in the group Group logo of General Zine DiscussionsGeneral Zine Discussions 4 months ago

    @paginallena I have made some photo zines and if you send me an address I would be happy to contribute my zines to your growing library.

  • kru posted an update in the group Group logo of General Zine DiscussionsGeneral Zine Discussions 4 months ago

    How do y\’all go about encouraging people to submit to your Zine? I know building community takes time, but when is the right time to reach out? Do y\’all directly ask people or just wait till they come to you?

    • Usually post a call for submissions either here or using different social media platforms (tumblr, twitter, facebook.) There are different zine groups you can submit a call for submissions to. You can ask friends via facebook or in person. Depending on when you want the zine completed, you can post a call and see what comes back.

  • charlene posted an update in the group Group logo of FanzinesFanzines 4 months ago

    REBELS is a Star Wars zine collecting essays, fan fiction, theories, and other informal miscellanies from great, weird minds. Featuring writing from Nicholas Powers, Kayla Bashe, and Arianna Fea.Β 

    17 pages, half-size, coloured cover and black and white interior.

    Β All proceeds of the zine will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross to help the e…[Read more]

  • Hean Kuan Ong posted an update in the group Group logo of Mini Zine FolksMini Zine Folks 4 months ago

    glad to know that someone actually loves mini zine.
    I created one dummy, it is mini photo zine, feel free to comment.

    • It looks really nice! Seems like you’ve taken advantage of your format to its fullest!

    • That’s about as good as a mini zine gets. I’m working on my first which – unless I do a complete 180 on my plans – will be 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets folded in half and stapled with a card stock cover. My second is going to be 11″ x 17″ folded into 1/8’s. Would we call that a not-so-mini zine :)?

  • Meeni Levi posted an update in the group Group logo of Mini Zine FolksMini Zine Folks 4 months, 1 week ago

    Hi guys! I finished my first ever mini-zine last week during a 24 hours zine event!

    It\’s available for free download on payhip, I would love to hear your thoughts on it <3

    https://payhip.com/b/jWzN

  • Is it a good idea to distribute my zines by leaving them in places like laundermats, coffee shops, libraries, grocery stores, etc.?

    • libraries and coffeeshops are great places to start!! i would also look into any bookstores, record stores, co-ops, music venues, that sort. you can also do trades with other people in the zine community, and zine festivals are awesome! i’ve even known people who have done zine release parties at their houses. hope this helps!

      • Thanks Jimmy, we have no coffee shops here other than Dunkin Donuts, and it’s a very small store. No records shops, co-ops, or music stores either. We do have plenty of laundermats, I could leave some zones there. Most of the stores here are now owned by Pakistanis, Bangladesh, etc.

  • Tiny Boat posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine DonationZine Donation 4 months, 1 week ago

    Hello!!!! We have a little Zine Lab in Australia. Anybody wanna send some zines our way?

  • Billy McCall posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine DonationZine Donation 4 months, 1 week ago

    Hey there! I\’m constantly reading zines! Want me to donate them some where? Send me a prompt, I\’ll send some along. If possible, it\’d be cool to be paypal\’ed a few bucks to cover shipping, but I\’ll send them either way. xoxo.

    • I would love some zines! I can send you some money via Paypal. Email me at metaparadox11@gmail.com with more info and I’ll email you back with my shipping info and Paypal info.

      • Oh, if you just intended for this to be for zine libraries and such, ignore my comment. I didn’t see this was in the Zine Donations group. But hmu if you ever want to trade some old zines for some of mine.

    • Tiny Boat would love some zines if you still have some to share!!! Happy to paypal some cash too. We are in Australia so might be a bit more expensive….

    • If you’d like to send a few of your zines to the Toronto Zine Library, I could help with the shipping costs.

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