zine101

Class Three

WRITING

Carolyn DeCarlo and Jackson Nieuwland of Food Court University Press share their insight on creating and distributing zines.

 

This tutorial is loaded with practical ideas for publishing, tips for getting things to print, local providers and how to distribute your work. 

 

Check out Food Court online, follow them on Facebook and on Instagram.

ASSIGNMENT

Make a writing zine of your own! 

Create an A5 writing zine, following Carolyn and Jackson's steps as closely as you'd like. This could include either your own writing, writing from your friends, or writing from others that you've repurposed (with permission, of course!)

Perhaps try out some of the printing and binding techniques demonstrated in the video. If you'd like to, you can also include a bit of text describing how you experimented with the publishing methods your tutors described.

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EXTRA CREDIT

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ISBNs AND ISSNs

 

This page on the National Library website has all the need-to-know info on setting up your ISBN or ISSN number.

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WHAT IS GSM?​

 

This short video explains what paper GSM (Grams per Square Meter) is and why it matters for printing and publishing.

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I AM A HUMAN BEING

Jackson's acclaimed debut collection of poems is available now from Compound Press.

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WHAT IS A RISOGRAPH?​

 

This short video shows off what a Risograph printer is, and how it works.

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PANTOGRAPH PUNCH​

Carolyn and Jackson have both written for arts and cultural commentary site The Pantograph Punch.

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MIMICRY JOURNAL

 

A journal of comedy, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, music, art and design by young NZ creatives. Currently on hiatus.

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STICKY INSTITUTE
 

Sticky Institute in Melbourne is a shop and resource devoted entirely to zines. They sell zines on behalf of zinemakers, and since opening in 2001 have stocked over 12,000 zine titles. 

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SWEET MAMMALIAN

A New Zealand literary journal of new writing. This publication comes out of a wish to see more good, new writing out in the world.

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BOOK HOUND​

 

A new(ish) second-hand bookshop in Newtown with a focus on contemporary fiction, poetry, and quality non-fiction. Poetry readings every month.

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THE LIBRARY

Both Arapaki and Newtown (and surely others, too) have fantastic zine collections that are absolutely worth exploring. 

The Library blog also has great coverage of zine projects in Wellington.

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SALTY​

A poetry and art zine series by emerging Wellington poets and artists focusing on the introspective process of healing and self-reflection. Published each season.

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THE SPINOFF

Both Carolyn and Jackson's poetry has been published in The Spinoff.

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COMPOUND PRESS

 

Compound Press are publishers of poetry based in Auckland.

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AUP NEW POETS 5​

 

Launched in 1999, AUP New Poets first introduced readers to Anna Jackson, Sonja Yelich, Janis Freegard, Chris Tse and many more significant New Zealand voices. New Poets 5 features contributions from Carolyn De Carlo.

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STITCHING TUTORIAL

 

Watch this video to learn how to bind your zines by hand using a saddle-stitch bookbinding technique.

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SEWING MACHINE BINDING

 

In this tutorial video, you'll learn how to bind notebooks and zines using a sewing machine.