WHAT IS A ZINE?
“Zine” is short for fanzine.
“For all intensive purposes, a zine is a cheaply-made, cheaply-priced publication, often in black and white, which is mass-produced via photocopier and bound with staples.
Most zines revolve around a music scene of some sort, but others are dedicated to artwork, poetry, cartoons, editorials and short stories. Because zines do not have any sort of corporate backing, they are very rugged, individualized, and much more charismatic than larger, more popular magazines whose content is often dictated by their advertisers” – definition taken from Urban Dictionary.
MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNI REQUEST FOR ZINES.
“At MMU Special Collections, we already have a small selection of zines that sit alongside our other collections. The DIY methods of production and design of the zine are an often overlooked aspect of the history of printing and represent a legitimate addition to our established collections. Due to their ephemeral nature they can be hard to source, so we are asking for help with finding zines that we might acquire”.
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We Need Your Zines!