Zines A-Z

Here is a list of all available zines from A-Z by title. I calculate postage based on single zine orders, so if you are ordering a bunch, feel free to email me for a more accurate shipping fee. Also, if you are ordering internationally, let me know and I will figure out the postage before you order. Thanks!

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ALEX, Issue 10. 1/2 size. $3 Small Buy Now Button
Various topics, but I talk a lot about ways of coping, and self-acceptance. Essays on: introversion, being a dork, the power of life-affirming comedy, rituals, more. Self care + jokes.
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ALEX, Issue 9. 1/4 size. $3 Small Buy Now Button
This issue is all about privacy and persona, told through the larger lens of gender identity, and how gender ID affects the author’s online representation (and vice versa). It’s a meditation on zine pen names, facebook, generation 2.0, online distro sales, and more. The final segment explores gender directly through a conversation with a friend, and how nuances in everyday conversation intersect with how the author sees h/erself.
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ALEX, Issue 8. 1/4 size. $3 Small Buy Now Button
In this issue, Alex Anne Der tackles the general theme of “how to make your life” through essays on Work Positivity, the Drama of Living in New York City, Carrie Brownstein’s memoir, and the New Domestic (ie DIY at home). Color cover, quirky backgrounds, the usual!
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Anxiety Toolkit. 1/4 size. $3 Small Buy Now Button
ANXIETY toolkit is a one-off zine Alex Anne Der made in 48 hours specifically for the Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014. It’s a list of 15 tools one can use to de-escalate anxiety (along with descriptions of how/why these tools work for the author).
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Dig Deep #7 / Tongueswell #3. 1/4 size. $2 Small Buy Now Button
Holy crap, this is a split zine between Heather of Dig Deep and Jen of Tongueswell, and it’s awesome. In DD Heather talks about her newfound love of running, mainly from the perspective of her fear of violence when running alone, and how running anyway has helped her feel fierce in her body. It reminds me of how zero women enjoy being catcalled by men, and how mentally-ill it is that men keep doing it anyway! In Tongueswell, Jen details her customer service experiences working at a cafe, and manages to describe odd customer behavior while not belittling the customers at all. She ends the zine with a story of adopting a sick cat.  A solid read.
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Grief, Issue 1. 1/2 size. $6 Small Buy Now Button
Grief is Cunningham’s first zine, and it is absolutely beautiful. Crafty details include a handmade cover, hand-stitched binding, and graphic novel style content. (She painted the scenes in black&white watercolor and inked in the narrative.) Grief tells the story of Kathleen’s breakdown during the hours, days, and months after her father’s sudden death. Her story is sparse and poignant, and the scenes she includes trace the symbolic portent of the objects he left behind. It’s a gut punching read with a sweet and touching ending. Highly recommended.
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Lady Teeth, Issue 8. 1/2 size. $3 Small Buy Now Button
Issue 8 of Taryn’s zine starts with her decision to write zines rather than writing more books, and it’s an interesting mediation on form and style and audience. She also discovers a love of BMX biking, and narrates her journey from never riding to buying her own bike and challenging herself to finish a particular course. It’s an interesting journey, both in terms of learning about a biking subculture and her internal process of growing through a sport. The motif continues as she narrates her sobriety experience–she shares witty and thoughtful life advice that extends beyond sobriety. If you’re into these topics you’ll love this zine. But even if these topics are new to you, Taryn’s take on them will draw you in.
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Life Without Booze: Reflections on Six Years Sober.1/4 size. $2 Small Buy Now Button
True to its title, Taryn reflects on what her life is like now at six years sober (the short answer is, pretty great). On each page she lists one small example of how sobriety has changed her life, and the zine is intended to be “straight up honest, no bullshit, just me talking about what it’s like…”. The zine packs a punch, too, with her witty and poignant one-liners sprinkled throughout. I’d give you an example but I don’t want to give anything away. You’ve got to read the zine!
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Resist #47. 1/2 size. $4 Small Buy Now Button
After a 5-year hiatus, Mat Resist writes issue #47, a zine packed with detailed DIY stories and instructions. Mat covers topics like: starting a garden using raised beds, how to butcher your own thanksgiving turkey, how to create a washtub bass, installing an exterior spigot, fixing your bike, and more. And even if you don’t intend to DIY any of these projects in your own home, Mat tells stories about each project, almost like an instruction-memoir hybrid. Super fascinating.
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Small Magic, Issue 1. 1/2 size. $3 Small Buy Now Button
Returning to zines after a 7-year hiatus, Hannah shares her experiences with mental health issues through a positive lens of self-care and embracing imperfection. This issue explores depression and anxiety, alcoholism, disordered eating, PMS, and SAD. She also writes about queerness, nutrition, feminism, and her love of microbes. Over 32 pages, this text-heavy zine takes you from a floral loveseat in Texas to the NYC Dyke March, by way of the Wood Where Things Have No Name.
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S.A.D. Toolkit. B5 size. $5 Small Buy Now Button
This zine follows the concept of Anxiety Toolkit… in which author Alex Anne Der lists 15 tools for getting through the winter blues months. The 15 tools are also mini-narratives where Alex muses over how and why the various tools have worked in their own life. It’s printed entirely on Japanese stationary and is almost half-sheet in size (to be specific, it’s B5 sized).