My First Per-Zine was about being a new age anarchist kid who grew up to be an activist cliché, I write a bit about activism and identity online and in zine form. I travel round hippie houses and protest sites, play games, read bedtime stories, talk a lot of shit, compare notes and go to writing workshops. I also spend ungodly hours formatting this blog to create a radical writing archive, network and rolling submissions call out. See ongoing projects.
This blog was started a year ago in attempt to make available as many zines as possible that were lost when zinelibrary.info went offline, I scooped up all the zines under the label Interpersonal, now I think I have the biggest collection of Survivor Resources on the web including Post-traumatic growth and resiliace, so when I find deadlinks to zinelibrary on important website resource pages I can point it out and link them here.
In my searching the web for copyleft downloadable zines I found a treasure chest of resources at archive sprout distro. Btw if you ever don’t have the time to print or you want to easily send one of the zines you find on here to a friend, head over to sproutdistro, I think prices are pretty cheep if you live in the US. Anyway I enjoyed creating a page that could hold 100s of downloadable zines so much, I started making more from this archive.
It’s been nice being able to adapt, create and link to freinds so easily. Home printing just burnt through my wallet (what with all the black images), and sending it to the printshop always came back with mistakes. So I’m editing some of the zines myself to clear them up and invert the black backgrounds (witch hunt).
Now I’m hoping to expand from my Free Zine Library archiving into new areas, by creating a Catalogue of Radical Zinesters Work, which links directly to the authors website, plus a ‘Catalogue of Radical Zinesters contacts.’
In doing so I’m hoping to create a space where radical writers can come together and find collaborators to work on new projects together.
Finally at the center of it all, a Bank of Ideas to be a source of inspiration for writing the compilation zine series Activist Journeys, a place to expand on experiences, where we’re going as a movement, what sustains you? and what motivates you? as an individual.
That’s all for now, make contact, spread the word, read, network, submit, buy, copy and grow!