5307 N Minnesota Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97217
We are interested in zines that are based in DIY and punk ethics in regards to politics, content, production, and pricing. In an effort to keep zines accessible we prefer zines that are $5 retail or less.
Kinds of zines we are interested in:
-Perzines that fall into the “personal is political” with thoughtful narratives, especially zines with interesting and creative design & layout that suits the writing.
-Witchcraft zines that are not Wiccan and that are preferably secular witch friendly (also culturally sensitive, non-appropriative, historically accurate, and do not express views of gender essentialism.)
-Zines that cover a single issue that are well researched and explore unique topics and perspectives
-Thoughtfully put together zines exploring self-care
-Vegan cook zines
-DIY project zines
-Independently produced tarot and oracle decks
Kinds of zines that we are not particularly interested:
-Comics (unless you consider it a zine and the focus is a topics listed above), Poetry, Fiction, Photo, Art zines, Chapbooks
We hope it goes without saying that are not interested in zines expressing views of racism, sexism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, religious intolerance, ageism, sizeism, and all other forms of discrimination.
If you think your zine might be a good fit with us please send one actual physical copy for distro consideration (no digital files) to the address below with a note stating the retail price, a short description of your zine, and a way to contact you. If there is no note we will assume you are just randomly sending a zine and we will donate it to a zine library.
Oakland, CA 94623
Brown Recluse Zine Distro was created to support and center zines written predominantly by POC folks of all identities. This project was born out of passion for zines and frustration at the lack of representation and meaningful zine material for People of Color. I scoured through zine distros with a fine tooth comb and found that just like everywhere else in the dominant culture there was a serious lack of material written by POC folks in these distros. This is not because there is a lack of zines written by People of Color, because there are hundreds of self-published works written by People of Color. My personal zine collection is full of POC zines and zines that are of interest to us.
So after many years of reading zines, writing zines and observing zine culture I decided to start a zine distro that centers our voices and presents our large contribution to zine and DIY culture. BRZD is dedicated to our struggles, our projects and our zines. Brown Recluse Zine Distro was born in the spirit of visibility and in the spirit of celebrating our cultures and inter-sectionality. BRZD exists to strengthen our ties and highlight out inter-sectional relateable experiences. BRZD is here to offer a place to locate POC zines without spending hours browsing the internet.
An eclectic zine distro, tape label, and online store of books, records, and handmade odds and ends out of Portland, Oregon. We carry over 500 items at any given time, and over 250 different zine titles.
In terms of zines, we try to carry a wide range of zines, while still maintaining a curated selection. Personal, historical, humor, personal-as-political, literary, how-to, and music are all zine genres we find ourselves especially drawn to. We also try to carry a range of zines in terms of cost and production quality—both simply designed, affordable zines (that nod to the ’90s zine heyday we came up in) and high-production value art-focused zines and workbook zines that reflect where people have taken the zine format in recent years. We hope to offer a lot of entry points into falling in love with zines.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Focusing on the lighter side of things – cats, food, sports, music, etc. Fully supportive of zine culture and all things zine related. DIY till you Die!
Silver Sprocket is a radical indie publisher, art-crew, gallery, and comic shop focused on indie comics and comic zines, but we distro plenty of non-comic zines too whenever someone who works here gets excited about something.
We strive to build a better world without forgetting to have a good time.
The Silver Sprocket shop / gallery / HQ is at: 1038 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110.
Check out our website for updated hours. Everything in the shop is also available on our online store.
No unsolicited physical submissions please, but email/links are great. More info online.
Everything we publish is creator-owned with artists calling their own shots and getting complete transparency on all decisions and accounting.
Creators include Abby Jame, Alex Wrekk, Archie Bongiovanni, Ashley Robin Franklin, Ben Passmore, Ben Snakepit, Benji Nate, Caroline Cash, Casey Nowak, Cristy C Road, Dave Baker, Erin K Wilson, Hazel Newlevant, Hyena Hell, Isabella Rotman, Ivy Atoms, James the Stanton, Janelle Hessig, Jenn Woodall, Liz Prince, Liz Suburbia, Meggie Ramm, Michael Sweater, Mitch Clem, Nicole Goux, Olivia Walch, Pseudonym Jones, Seth Katz, and Tom Neely.
Cut-and-pastey, text-heavy perzine/fanzine distro for mallgoths of the internet, the darkly inclined, and the goth-at-heart, run out of the Midwest by julia eff & friends. Nothing over $6, vast majority under $5, with all items available on sliding scale pricing (just email/DM). We have patches & stickers & pins & stuff too. Submissions always open!
Founded by Charissa Lucille, WIZD was born from a deficit of creative spaces that voice the self-expressions of our desert-dwelling community. We work to highlight zines from underrepresented communities such as the POC, LGBTQIA, and disabled folks. This has led to representing 200+ zine makers and their variety of works – from comics, fan-zines, per-zines, poetry, prose, to postcards, stickers, and buttons.
We hope you have a chance to check us out!