This guide supports basic research on the subject of zines and independent fan publishing, and zine bibliographies specific to GLBT. Click the menu on the left to navigate.

What are zines?

A zine (short for magazine or fanzine) is a self-published, nonprofit publication made by hand or online. Zines are usually published in small batches and distributed by hand, through zine or book stores, or by mail. They are usually devoted to specialized, unconventional, or subcultural topics. The independent nature of zines means they express ideas or tell stories underrepresented in mainstream print

Zines at the University of Minnesota Libraries

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