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What should be in a zine?

What should be in a zine?

What are zines good for?

  • Publish sketches, drawings, and mini-comics.
  • Match recipes with whimsical illustrations.
  • Mix words with images and textures.
  • Print lines of poetry.
  • Share a manifesto.
  • …the list goes on.

How many pages should a zine have?

Page count varies from as few as 8 pages and up. The traditional binding process for zine printing is saddle stitching, which can accommodate a publication of up to 92 pages. Anything larger will need to be perfect bound.

What are the different types of zines?

There are so many types of zines: art and photography zines, literary zines, social and political zines, music zines, perzines (personal zines), travel zines, health zines, food zines.

How do I participate in zines?

How do you join them? Most zines either invite artists or open applications where people can apply! The form linked above is a typical example of what you’d be asked to submit. Most zines have artists of 20-30, though this can include up to 80 or more.

What is a Photozine?

A photo zine is a self-published, often handmade collection of photographs laid out in a magazine style. It can include written text and illustrations as well as photos. They are designed to display and share photo stories. A photo zine can be a single, one-off publication.

What kind of zines are there to make?

There are stitch-bound zines, perfect-bound zines, accordion zines, tiny zines that come in matchboxes, large poster-sized zines that unfurl, and digital, online-only zines. There are two types of zines that I’d recommend as a place to start: eight-page folding mini zines and standard booklets made from folded printer paper.

When is it time to make a zine?

Once you have some idea of what you want to do and the materials with which to do it, it’s time to start making a zine. The zine you paste together will be know as the “Master”. Take care of your master copy just in case you ever want to do a reprint of your zine.

How can I get people to read my zines?

A really good way to obtain new zines and get people to read yours is to do zine trades by mailing the same number of zines with someone. Due to the significance of zines in our culture, many libraries are now starting up around the United States.

How big of a piece of paper do you need to make a zine?

Its a good idea to decide how long your zine will be and take that many pages and fold them up and do your layout that way. Otherwise the layout process can get very complicated very quickly. For this instructable we are using One 8.5×11 piece of paper, folded in half.