zine time

November 7, 2022

The days are short and wet. Daylight Savings Time is over. Before you settle in to hibernation, the Washington Center for the Book invites you to make and submit a zine to The 8th Annual Washington State Zine Contest. Submissions are open through Friday, February 24, 2023, and the complete guidelines are available online. At the same link, you can also see zines from previous winners and a video on how to make a zine.

new zine in town

April 17, 2022

Shannon P. Laws, aka Chickadee Productions, has just announced the launch of a new zine: Corridor. Taking its name from the I-5 corridor that runs north-south through much of Cascadia, the zine is now open for submissions for the inaugural issue. Read all about it here.

On a slightly related note (the connection is Bellingham and the Corridor Collective), artist Jeni Cottrell has coordinated a rotating weekly display of poetry at the seven Little Free Libraries in Fairhaven for National Poetry Month. Stroll the South Side Poetry Trail to see what’s up.

do you zine?

January 22, 2021

If you live in Washington State and make zines, the Washington Center for the Book and 6th Annual Washington State Zine Contest invite you to submit by February 26, 2021. Prizes! Guidelines! Submit!

zine it

June 3, 2020

Back on May 11 (it seems so long ago, doesn’t it?) we posted about Antiquated Future and zines. Now NPR has posted a make-your-own infographic by Malaka Gharib, “How To Make A Mini-Zine About Life During The Pandemic.”

Pull your thoughts together, whatever is on your mind, and zine it.

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image: Malaka Gharib

zines, etc.

May 11, 2020

Portland, Oregon, based Antiquated Future is a trove of imagination-in-print. Eileen Myles on vinyl? Yup. “A Spell For Letting Go” patch? Yup. Postcards, notepads, journals, and greeting cards? Loads. And zines, zines, zines.

From the site:

A zine (pron.: /ˈziːn/ Zeen; an abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine) is a self-published, small circulation booklet or magazine, usually produced by one person or a few individuals. Zines come in all shapes, sizes, topics, and formats. They can include personal essays, political discussions, fiction, craft, or do-it-yourself advice. Articles or reviews about music, movies, comics, poetry, are also a common trait. In short: they can be anything!

And even if all you want is a fun browse, check out Antiquated Future.

weather permitting…

February 12, 2019

With so much surprising winter weather and so many cancellations, plans for Sunday in Bellingham has to carry a caveat: weather permitting.

Should the season allow, Bruna Press & Archive, in Bellingham, will offer an afternoon session on Sunday, February 17, 2019, Noon to 3:30pm. DO IT YOURSELF: Zines + Artist Made Publications is a series of workshops and conversations by four local artists, publishers, and community organizers centered around their methods and practices of independent publishing. Each participant — Rosie Lockie, Andrew Molitor, Cullen Beckhorn, and Bailey Cheney — will speak for 30 minutes, sharing their work and perspectives with attendees.

The same evening, Bruna will also host Coast Salish Concepts of Time + Space, the next in its ongoing series of monthly full moon gatherings that explore and introduce seasonal moons, the gathering of foods, and some of the ideas and values that sustain First Nations Coast Salish peoples. The gathering is led by Lummi Elder, William John, X’welwelat’se.

Keep an eye on the website or Facebook page, or follow Bruna Press on Twitter for updates on events… and weather.

zine some history

November 2, 2016

2nd Annual Historical Zine Contest

The Washington State Library invites Washington residents of all ages to make a zine for the 2nd Annual Historical Zine Contest. The topic is some aspect of Washington history. Submissions can poetry or prose, illustrated or collaged. There’s no specific size or number of pages, but submissions must be mailed or dropped off — no email submissions. The deadline is Thursday, December 15, 2016.

Find more information, resources (including a link to a How to Make a Zine video), and a downloadable Contest Flyer and Entry Form on the Washington State Library Zine Contest page.

zine time

June 9, 2015

2015 Zine Contest

If you’re an adult, or a kid grade 4 or up, the Washington State Library invites you to particpate in the 1st Annual Historical Zine Contest. Using the historic resources available at the Washington State Digital Collections, the Washington State Library, Washington State Archives, or Timberland Libraries, you can combine images and words to make Washington State history come alive. (They’re probably not expecting poetry…wow ’em!)

The deadline is August 31, 2015, and entries will be accepted in four categories: Grades 4-6, Grades 7-9, Grades 10-12, and Adults of all ages. There will also be two zine-making workshops: one at the Olympia Timberland Library on Saturday, July 11, 2-8 pm, and another at the Yelm Timberland Library on Saturday, July 25, 1-4 pm.

See more on the Washington State Library blog, and on the Zine Conest page. Both sites have a link to the downloadable Contest Flyer and Entry Form with all the details.

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