ZC MAG is a mutual assistance organization for and by creators of zines and small art, in conjunction with the Zine Crisis discord server. We believe that zines are for everyone, and are more necessary than ever in a creative landscape dominated by corporate art and art made for algorithms. Want to make a zine but don’t know where to start? Check out the Thuban Press Guide to Analog Self-Publishing
- Free Zine Printing for those with limited access to printers and copy machines
- Print at Home Zine Library (Free zines!)
- A directory of resources
- Virtual Festival to features the stores of independent creators of small art
- Zine Idea Generator for over a million zine idea prompts
- A discord server where you can socialize with other zinesters
- A mutual assistance grant for zinesters
- Collaborative fundraising zines
Planned efforts of the organization include:
- Zine making 101 tutorial
- Zine jams
- Free clip art library
- Zine tips blog
- Postage calculator
We’re doing small things in a big way, keep up to date with us:
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Frog Shug character used in logo by lee. Offerings thumbnails by (left to right): xernist, Aimee, Eve Harms, kammerdorn, Quinn Milton, , kammerdorn, Weroniker
ZC MAG is run by Eve Harms with help from other members of the Zine Crisis discord server founded by Julia Gfrörer
Latest Blog Posts
- ZIG 2.0 Released and Celebratory Zine Jam!The Zine Idea Generator (ZIG) 2.0 is now live! This is the biggest update yet, read about the new features below or go straight to the generator and click around. We’re also hosting a ZIG-inspired zine jam you can participate in! To Celebrate the Release of the ZIG 2.0 we are hosting a zine jam … ZIG 2.0 Released and Celebratory Zine Jam!
- Applications now open for the 2022 Zine Crisis Mutual Assistance Grant!We’re giving away two no-strings-attached grants of $300 to zinesters! The application only requires contact info & links to your zines. Go to this page to learn more and apply: https://zcmag.xyz/grant/ Applications for the grant close September 12th, 2022 so don’t miss out!!
- ZC MAG Fundraising Zine Pack #1 is Here!Our first fundraising zine pack is here! Four weird & wonderful anthology zines from the talented folks at Zine Crisis to raise money for our mutual assistance grant. The physical version is limited to 36, comes with a bonus sticker The digital version is pay what you like. ZC MAG Grant Fundraising Zine Pack 2022 … ZC MAG Fundraising Zine Pack #1 is Here!
- Zinester Mutual Assistance Grant initial infoComing soon: ZC MAG, the Zine Crisis Mutual Assistance Grant by and for zinesters! This no-strings-attached one-time gift of $300 will be awarded to a randomly-selected applicant as frequently as funds permit. You’ll be able to apply from this page as soon as we’re ready to launch. Here’s the info so far, subject to possible … Zinester Mutual Assistance Grant initial info
- Introducing… Live Booths!Members of the Zine Crisis discord server now have the option to register a Live Booth in the ZC MAG Virtual Festival page! What is a Live Booth? Instead of a static thumbnail and link to your store, a Live Booth can be updated with a short message of your latest store news, and it’s … Introducing… Live Booths!
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