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The Washington Center for the Book invites Washingtonians of all ages to submit their COVID-19 stories to the Sheltered in Place: COVID-19 Zine Diaries Project. Rolling submissions will be accepted throughout the summer.
Find more details about the project, including submission guidelines, online at http://www.washingtoncenterforthebook.org/covid-19zine.
JULY 2021: International Zine Month
July is International Zine Month! Every year, zinester Alex Wrekk (founder of IZM and author of Stolen Sharpie Revolution) creates a flyer that highlights zine-related activities to do each day in July.
Check out this year’s flyer, available for download, and use the hashtag #IZM2021 to share your celebrations!
Regional Zine Fests & Events
As you may have gathered, the Pacific Northwest is rich in zine activity! This list includes recurring (seasonal and annual) events in our region. Are you organizing a zine event in Tacoma or the local region that should be featured on this page? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Please let us know about your zine event by emailing Katy Curtis, de facto Zine Librarian, at email@example.com.
Destiny City Zine Symposium
Destiny City Zine Symposium is a free seasonal event in Tacoma where Destiny City Comics and King’s Books offer space to artists to sell their wares.
Olympia Zine Fest
An annual event featuring a tabling expo, zine readings, and workshops.
Short Run Comics & Arts Festival
Annual event showcasing both emerging and established artists. Includes indie comix and self-published, small press, and handmade books of all kinds.
Washington State Zine Contest
This annual contest is sponsored by the Washington Center for the Book.
Portland Zine Symposium
The Portland Zine Symposium is an organization that hosts, a yearly free conference and other events exploring facets of independent publishing and DIY culture. This event has been held annually since 2001.
EUZINE Comics and Zine Fest
Eugene, Oregon's annual event.
International Zine Month
July is International Zine Month! Celebrate zines and independent publishing by reading, sharing, or creating with zinesters all over the world.