There are thousands of small press, independent zines in publication today, and the Zine Yearbook seeks both to document these efforts and to provide some well-deserved visibility and recognition to people who make the zine world the vibrant community that it is.
Where most books on zines seek to categorize, label, and analyze the small publishing revolution, this series simply lets you decide for yourself by providing real excerpts from current publications. This book also serves as a great introduction for anyone looking for a place to get a foothold in the vast zine world. Contact information is provided for all zines included, as well as an extensive honorable mentions section.
After a three year hiatus and uncertain future, Zine Yearbook #9 is going to be edited by Sparky Taylor, Brittney Willis, Dillon Vrana, Steven Stothard, and Joe Biel and published by Microcosm Publishing in May 2008. It will continue in the same spirit and criteria despite the change in the editorial board - though new features will be added and it will be the largest Yearbook yet - at 228 pages - proving that zines are not dead.
Volume #1 (1996) featured exerpts from:
Volume #2 (1997) featured exerpts from:
Alice is an Island, Alien, Aunt Franne, Avow, Break the Broken, Bug, Burn Collector, Captain Sissy, Change, Chimps, Contrascience, Cooties, Crawfish, Doris, Dwgsht, Enobled Mind, Epitome, Fast Connection, Fireball, Fucktooth, In Abandon, Infiltration, Interbang, Java Turtle, Lumpen, Monozine, Musea, My Letter to the World, North Coast Xpress, Nosedive, Pepperpot, Phyte, Pistol Prose, Plastic, Plexiform, Praxis, Punk Fiction, The Rain That Fell Last Night Made Me Fall In Love With You, Rivet, Scam, Science Geek, Shakeface, Shithappy, Shooting Space, 664, Slave, Strife, Tales of a Young Cryptic, Third Wheel, Three Sheets to the Wind, Universe of Truancy, Words (And Some Pictures), The World is Ours, and Yard Wide Yarns. (ISBN 0966482905)
Volume #3 (1998) featured exerpts from:
Alice is an Island, America?, Amusing Yourself to Death, Antipathy, Avow, Burn Collector, Cheapskate, Contrascience, Cooties, Drinkdrankdrunk, Enabled Mind, Fucktooth, Guinea Pig Zero, Here Be Dragons, Hodgepodge, Holiday in the Sun, I Defy, Inside Front, Kurt Cobain Was Lactose Intolerant Conspiracy Zine, Marketing Ploy, The Match, Miranda, Monozine, Nebulosi, Punk Fiction, Retard, Rumpshaker, Scenery, Secret Files of Captain Sissy, Sharkpool, Skyscraper, Slant, Slave, Slow Leek, Synthesis, That Girl, Throwrug, Universal Citizen, and Used To. (ISBN 0966482913)
Volume #4 (1999) featured exerpts from:
Volume #5 (2000) featured exerpts from:
A Reader's Guide to the Underground Press, Antipathy, Arsenal, Book of Letters, Doris, Drinking Sweat In The Ash Age, Emergency, Engine, Guinea Pig Zero, Here Be Dragons, Hodgepodge, Rumpshaker, 10 Things Jesus Wants You To Know and more! (ISBN 096648293X)
Volume #6 (2001) featured exerpts from:
Ache, America?, Angry Thoreaun, Antipathy, Booty, Cat and Girl, Conflagration, Cryptozoa, East Village Inky, Elysian Fields, Etidorhpa, Farm Pulp, Freegan Reich, Futurista, Gideon, Green Zine, Hollywood Nihil, Hooverville, Junie In Georgia, Kate and Leopold, Kerbloom!, Lady Churchills Rosebud Wristlet, Leeking Ink, Library Bonnet, Little Engines, Media Reader, Minimum Security, Punkanut, Rated Rookie, Razorcake, Resist 42, Spitshine the Eye, The Inner Swine, The Secret Files of Captain Sissy, Skyscraper, The Tangent, Validate*Verify*Vindicate and Zine World. (ISBN 0966482948)
Volume #7 (2002) featured exerpts from:
Volume #8 (2003) featured exerpts from:
Altar Magazine, American Libaries, Anti-Up, The Beat Within, Chainbreaker, Chickenhed Zine and Roll, Complexification Strategory, Cryptozoa, Drank Too Much in Milwaukee, Fish Piss, From Brooklyn to Balata, Girls Are Not Chicks Coloring Book, glossolalia, Go Metric, Green Zine, here, Ideas in Pictures, Imagine, Inner Swine, Insubordination, kiss machine, Kitchen Sink, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Leeking Ink, Letters from a Bicycle, Limited Delivery Area, LOUDmouth, Love, LuLuLand, Mamaphiles, Mama Sez No War!, Media Geek, Merge, Modern Arizona, Multi-Kid, Mutate Zine, OFF-Line, Pick Your Poison, Rated Rookie, Ride On, Safety Pin Girl, Secret Mystery Love Shoes, Seedhead, Slouch, Sobaka, This Is Still Not About Your Favorite Band, Tight Pants, Trouble In Mind, With Fire in Our Throats, Women’s Self Defense: Stories and Strategies of Survival, Zine Librarian Zine, and Zine World: A Reader's Guide to the Underground Press. (ISBN 0966482956)
Volume #9 (2007) featured exerpts from:
Abort #19, Adventures in Menstruating #3, Am I Mad...Or Has The Whole World Gone Crazy?, Angry Black-White Girl (ZY TOC says “Angry Black White Girl”), August in Harveyville, Avow #22, Baby Girl #8, Barefoot and in the Kitchen #4 (ZY TOC missing “and”), Battle Come Down #1, Biff #5, Big Hands #5, Bipedal, By Pedal, Black Carrot #8, Bony Landmarks #3, The Book Bindery, Bowling Stars of 1989 (just “Bowling Stars” on ZY TOC), Caboose #6, Carbusters #31 (no issue# on ZY TOC), Cashiers Du Cinemart #15 (no issue# on ZY TOC), Citizeen #2, Clutch #18, Coffeebreath #2, Corrupt Corvids #1 (no issue# on ZY TOC), Cramhole #1, Criminally Yours, The D.I.Y. Guide to Drums (“D.I.Y.” on cover scan, ZY text says “DIY”), Dad., Doris #24, Dorothea #1, Duplex Planet (ZY TOC says #188. ZY page 188 says #178), The East Village Inky #33, Eating Disorder Education #1, Figure 8 #4, Functionally Ill, Funwater Awesome #2, Fuzzy Lunch Box #11, Galatea's Pants #21, Ghost Pine #11 (ZY page 81 says “Ghostpine”), Glossolalia #9, Grit & Glitter, Hack This Zine #5, Hannah's Pink Pajamas, Hirsteria #1 (no issue# on ZY TOC), Hungover Gourmet #10, I'em Sorry But I Love You Both #1, Identity Crisis: Punk Subculture and Community (just “Identity Crisis” on ZY TOC), Invincible Summer (ZY TOC says #18, ZY page 74 says #11), The Juniper #9, Keep Loving Keep Fighting #7/I Hate This Part of Texas #7 (split zine), Kerbloom #68, King Cat #68, Kissoff #12 (ZY TOC says “Kiss Off”), The La-La Theory #5 (“La-la Theory” on ZY TOC. “La La Theory” on page 31.), Laterborn #5, List #11, Listy #2, Loserdom #16, Mamaphiles #3, The Match #105, Morgenmuffel #16, My Friends and Their Tall Bikes, My Story of Mitch's Accident, Mylxine #17, Next Stop Adventure #2, Nuns I've Known, NW Research Journal of John Travolta, An Observance of Hermits, Old Weird America #2, One Way Ticket #5, Panic, Papercutter #6, Paping #16 "The Teachers Edition", Peops #3, Phase 7 #11, Portland Amusement, Pound The Pavement #10, Privilege and Solidarity, Publick Occurances #9 and #10, QSL USA #1, Rad Dad #7, The Rag #2 (just “Rag” on ZY TOC), Reclaiming Our Ancient Wisdom, Resist #46, Resistance of Dreams #1, Rum Lad #2 and #3, Scrabble Freaks, Shortandqueer #8, Shotgun Seamstress #2, Show Me The Money #25, So Longview, Sourpuss #1, Southern Fried #9, Spread vol 3 #2, Storage Scavenging for Dummies, Sugar Needle #32 (ZY TOC says #31), Tenacious #11 and #12, There & Back, There Is A Danger, Three-Minute Girlfriend, UK Zine Yearbook 2007, Unleashing the Imagination, Urban Adventure League, Urban Hermitt #21, Wait 5 Minutes, It Will Change, Warmer, When You Can't Stand Yourself, Go Outside, Xerography Debt #21, You, You Don't Get There From Here #5, Your Mometer #7 (no issue# on ZY TOC), and The Zinester's Guide to US Mail