International Zine Month – Day 17 – 22

Hello and happy Thursday zine friends!

Oh what a week it has been already. We’re back in lockdown here in South Australia (along with much of Australia), we’re experiencing some incredibly cold (for Australia) weather in some parts, and life is simply a whole lot of hectic.

Sometimes all we can do is hold on! Let’s get going with the prompts!

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Today’s prompt is:

Make a flyer for your zine to trade, send out with orders and trades.

I had every intention of making a new SGZ flyer, but I had a look at my usual one… and I still like it. Haha. I’m sure it could use a bit of sprucing up that I might do at some point, but I really like it. So it’ll stay like this…

Side note: If you have flyers, stickers, business cards, etc that are about zine-related things, please feel free to send them to me. I’m happy to include them in my mail outs.

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Today’s prompt is:

Zine Trade Day! Ask someone to trade or swap zines with you.

Zine swaps! Zine swaps are a huge part of the zine community. From larger mail swaps like Crash to individual trades between zinemakers, it’s how we keep connections and physical mail alive.

This year for trade day, I have the pleasure of trading with Shei of God Save the Queer. Whether you’re into zines or jewellery, I highly recommend checking out their creations. It’s all so beautiful!

Who are you trading with?

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Today’s prompt is:

Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Tell people about/order from a zine distro.

So many distros, so little time! An easy peasy reference is checking out the distros listed on my Resources page.

If you have a distro, shop, or other zine-related site that isn’t on the list, please let me know!

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Today’s prompt is:

Talk about a thing you learned in a zine. “I once read in a zine that…”

When it comes to things I have learned in zines, what I learned in Pieces 13 will always be a huge part of my life…

I once read in a zine that… demisexual is a type of asexuality that falls under asexuality. Demisexuals only feel sexually attracted to someone after establishing an emotional bond.

Check out the review linked above if you want to read more about the impact this had on me.

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Today’s prompt is:

Zine Library Day! Search for a zine library in your area and make plans to go someday or contact them about how to include your zine in their collection.

I didn’t have a local zine library before everything happened (though I did have plans to start one). However, like with so many other things, the virus has inspired people to go online! There are now more options than ever to get your zine read on digitally.

Check out these online zine libraries:

*Quarantine Zine Club
*Sherwood Forest Zine Library
*Queer Zine Archive Project
*POC Zine Project

Are there others that I have missed? Please let me know!

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Today’s prompt is:

Check out zine YouTube channels.

Yay! I love seeing this day in the list of IZM prompts not only because I have a zine YouTube channel but because I feel like it’s such a fun way to connect with other zinemakers and see what they are putting out into the world. There are zine reviews but also videos about being a creator, finding balance in zines and business, ans so much more. Definitely check these out and let me know if there are any that I’m missing:

*Craig Atkinson
*Feral Publication
*Ryan Pocket Thoughts
*Sea Green Zines
*Twenty Two Zines
*Warglitter Zines

DOWNLOAD THE PDF TO PRINT YOUR OWN POSTER HERE!

Like with all years, I like to keep a running list of links to people/places participating in International Zine Month. So if that sounds like you, then please let me know! Comment here on the blog or send me an email at seagreenzines at gmail

Participants:

*Echo Publishing
*Hadass

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