Another Year and Six New Zines!

First zine received for #24HZT2013! Safety Second! by Betty Rae
Photo used under Creative Commons from Magical Mugz Studios on Flickr

The 24 Hour Zine Thing 2013 has now come to an end, and the zines are starting to roll in! Here are the zines received so far:

  • Safety Second! by Betty Rae, USA
  • Boats, Bikes & Bars: Drunk Confessions & Gay Chatter on the Gulf of Mexico by Zinefandel, USA
  • Purple Myrtle Squeegy #6 by Hadass, Israel
  • It’s About Time by Rachel Kopel, USA
  • Booklyn Takes On The Twenty Four Hour Zine Challenge by Booklyn Artists Alliance, USA
  • My Book of Personal Prayers by Theresa Williams, USA

  • Congrats to these six brave souls who kicked some 24 hour zine butt! I am putting the finishing touches on the 2013 Participant Pin design, and pins will be ordered this weekend. If you don’t see your zine listed above, send me a Tweet to let me know you’re done!

    Don’t have Twitter? Leave a post on the Facebook page, or a comment below! Share what your zine is about, tell us a little bit about your process, and don’t forget to send in your zine by September 1, 2013 to this address:

    24 Hour Zine Thing
    PO Box 2001
    Abingdon, VA 24210

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    Has It Been A Year Already?

    All Zines Received for the 24 Hour Zine Thing 2012 Event!
    Photo used under Creative Commons from Magical Mugz Studios on Flickr

    Before last years event, I had dreams of making the 24 Hour Zine Thing 2012 the best year yet. And then life happened. Which brings us to one year later, with a wrap-up post of the 2012 event being posted in mid-July and participant pins just now being sent out.

    Which brings us to an apology. The 24 Hour Zine Thing has been held each July since 2005, and since 2008 I have had the honor of receiving tons of 24 hour zines and getting to know each of you through handwritten letters, e-mails, Facebook posts and tweets. The sweet comments and little “thanks for everything you do!”s attached to your zines make hosting this event worthwhile, and I want to continue to make this event the best that it can be. Over the next few weeks I will be rolling out some new updates and surprises to make the 24 Hour Zine Thing even better!

    And with that said, let’s wrap up 2012!

    Congratulations to all 32 brave participants who completed a zine, from start to finish, in only 24 hours for the 2012 event! Here is a listing of all the zines received (and links to their blogs, Etsy shops, etc.):

  • 24 Thing to Love About Turning 24 by grouchymama
  • 9 Views of The Arbrary by Rachel Kopel
  • A Sea of Islands Versus Islands In A Far Sea by Kaden J
  • Adventures in Sky Mall by Rachel C-H
  • And All The Rest Is Talk #3 by Lindsey
  • Batgirl Was A Librarian by Bear Bahoochie
  • Bloomigrant by Bloomurder
  • Cherry Blossoms by Jessica
  • Cinnamon Insanity #1 by Anonymous
  • Dirty July #2 by Melanie
  • Fragile Like A Rubber Ball by Betty Rae
  • Gag (The 24H Edition) by Jade
  • How to Kick Yer Boots Up: A Short Ditty About Country Music by Miss C. Bean
  • Jazzhands #0: Kitty’s Guide to Urban Golf by Kitty Kerosene
  • Lady Teeth by tarynhipp
  • Lights Go Out (Issue 18) by Mr. T
  • LP’s Lists: A 24 Hour Zine by LogPoes
  • Madam Acne by Chiara
  • Mental Masturbation: 24H by Niila!
  • Mythologising Me 6: Change and Consumption by Ingrid
  • Nullium In Verba #1 by Calili
  • Power’d By Play! {4 Ways to Read} by A
  • Purple Myrtle Squeegy #4: A PMS Zine by Hadass Ben-Ari
  • Scary City Vol. 1 by +SCARE CITY+
  • She Had Black Hair by Christopher Felling
  • Summer School and More… 2012 by Stephen
  • The Routes We Wander: Issue 2 by ‘Larry’ Lee Taylor
  • The Universal Specific by Anna Vo
  • Things I Did During Int’l Zine Month by @lagina
  • Things That Work: A Zine About Things That Work by Lifeguard of Love
  • Tragic Boffin 4 by Donna
  • We Are Adventurers #1 by notpilgrim
  • Pins Already Sent:

  • Niila!
  • Anna Vo
  • Donna
  • Bloomurder
  • grouchymama
  • Kaden J.
  • Lifeguard of Love
  • Stephen
  • Rachel Kopel
  • Rachel C-H
  • Betty Rae
  • Pins to be sent on Monday, July 15, 2013:

  • Chiara
  • Calili
  • Jessica
  • Kitty Kerosene
  • Anonymous, Germany
  • LogPoes
  • Mr. T
  • Ingrid
  • Bear Bahoochie
  • Lindsey

  • If you have sent in your 2012 zine and do not see it listed, please contact me at 24hourzines(at) I have contacted all of the authors of the zines I have received in order to confirm mailing addresses before sending out the pins, so if you haven’t heard from me but see your zine listed above, shoot me an e-mail with your mailing address and I will send you pin out along with the others on Monday morning (or as soon as I hear from you).

    Thank you to all of your continued support, and Happy International Zine Month 2013!

    Postal Appreciation Week!

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    If you have been following along with the International Zine Month, help you know this week is dedicated to showing your appreciation for the postal system! Without this great system, zines would not be able to travel all around the world to find their way into our mailboxes and into our hearts.

    To celebrate Day 9 of International Zine Month, why not purchase some stamps, envelopes or postcards? Or check out these great tutorials on how to create your own personalized envelopes and stationery?

    How to:

    Make an envelope without tape or glue (Horizontal Bar Design)

    Make your own envelope templates

    Make your own personalized envelopes from pretty scrapbook paper

    Make your own stationery from paper and fabric scraps


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    You may have noticed a few changes around the 24 Hour Zine Thing website lately:

  • The Participants page has been updated and rearranged by location! Now you can find others in your area that are also participating in this year’s event.
  • After tons of questions, participant response, and a lot of thinking, the official rules for the 24 Hour Zine Thing have slightly changed. Check out the brand new Frequently Asked Questions page for the latest updates.
  • Check out the Contact page for links to the Twitter and Facebook page, as well as buttons that you can use to tweet us questions and stay in touch with other participants using the #24HZT hashtag.
  • And more great changes are coming soon! Do you have an idea on how this site/event could be even better? Tweet it, post it on our Facebook wall, leave a comment on the blog or e-mail it, and I will work to put it in action!

    It’s That Time Again!

    This year’s 24 Hour Zine Thing is right around the corner, and it will be here before you know it! Participating in the 24 Hour Zine Thing is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

    1. Sign-up as a participant!

    Head to the Sign Up page and complete the brand new form.
    Want to see who is already signed up? You can view this year’s current participant list (and find links to past participants) on our Participants page.

    2. “Like” the Facebook Page!

    People are already talking about this year’s event over on the

    3. Follow us on Twitter!

    Find us at!/24HZT, and be sure to use #24HZT to join the conversation and keep everyone posted on your progress!

    And that’s it! Now all you have to do is sit back and wait for July 1st to roll around. In the meantime, check out the interviews, zine reviews, and tutorials we have throughout the site to get the creative juices flowing!

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    July Too Far Away?

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    “Quimby’s” by Shawn Econo

    2011 has been a great year for zines. The year was filled with zinesters all over the world working on the Revenge of Print 2011, and 21 participants successfully completed the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing by sending in their completed zines, not to mention the many others that completed their zines for local challenges and events.

    I already have a feeling 2012 will be just as great. Quimby’s in Chicago is already planning their First 24 Hour Zine Challenge for January 14th through January 15th. July is such a long time away so this is a great opportunity to ring in the new year with some other creative individuals and work on your first zine of 2012.

    If you are a zine library, bookstore, distro, etc. and would like to start planning a 2012 24HZT event in your town, please keep in touch! I am more than happy to help in any way possible. Buy lamisil.

    Participant Pins Sent

    Sorry for the delay! The following participants’ pins were sent on Tuesday, December 13th:

  • 1. Anonymosity, Australia
  • 2. Deirdree, CA
  • 3. Jen, NJ
  • 4. Crystal, AL
  • 5. Dennis, Netherlands
  • 6. Rory, OK
  • The rest of the pins will be sent out on Monday morning. Hope everyone has a happy holiday season!

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    The Pins and Zines Are In!

    Thursday was the deadline to have your zines in for the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing event, and I have received some beautiful submissions this year! This was the 5th year that I have hosted this event, and it’s amazing to see how different the zines are from year to year. 2011 was all about handmade touches and color copies. Here are the triumphant participants that finished their zine for this year’s challenge!

    1. Rachel – Food Issue
    2. Kirsty – On A Sugar High 1.5
    3. Michelle – Missouri Jam Bomb
    4. Brandy – Pixelated 1.5: Attack of the Oil Pastels (Of Doom)
    5. Hannah – Undestructable #1
    6. Persephone Pomegranate – Reclusive Obscenities
    7. Rob – Zero Hour! Printaissance Special Edition
    8. Jen – The Power of Craft Compels You!
    9. Anonymosity – Green Power [A Guide to Eco-Lifestyle]
    10. Deirdree – Elliot Smith Stabbed Himself In The Heart
    11. Rory – Posture #2: Create or Perish
    12. SBRC – Forget Me Not: A 24 Hour Zine
    13. Rick Silva – Caravan #28: Adventures in Geeky Parenting
    14. Dennis – Amina
    15. Samantha – Unfun (a jawbreaker fanzine)
    16. Philip Dearest – Being Brave Is One Thing
    17. E*phi – The (almost 6x) 24hrs in Berlin Zine
    18. Crystal – Teachers
    19. Wes White – Villanelle
    20. Jenn – Jacks Heart
    21. Alex Wrekk – Brainscan #26.5

    If you do not see your zine listed here but have already sent it out, or just completely forgot, send me an email at 24hourzines[at] and we will work it out!

    Things are beginning to wrap up around here for this year’s event. I have spent the day addressing envelopes, so if your zine is listed here your Participant Pin (pictured above) will be sent out on Tuesday. The sign-up sheet is open, so if you like to be an early bird go ahead and sign up for next year’s event!

    Thank you to everyone who signed up, sent in their zine, organized or attended an event, and even the ones who attempted but did not finish. No worries! All that matters is that you helped to keep zines alive and going, which is what this event is all about.

    We Have A Winner!

    We have a winner! The wonderful pin design featured on our 2011 Participant Pin was created by Katie of Hen House Distro! Katie is extremely active in her town’s zine culture, and successfully hosted an event in her apartment in Birmingham for the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing Challenge! She was gracious enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions for us about her involvement in zines, how to create a zine culture in your hometown, and more! You can read the interview and see pictures of zines completed during the event below the cut.

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