Are you ready for IZM2014?!


It’s here! The poster for

31 Days of International Zine Month July 2014

Get Ready!

-Sign in to & write about IZM

-Sign up for 24 hour zine challenge (

-Use #IZM2014 when writing online about International Zine Month



26 – 1 July – Zines At The American Library Association Annual Conferece (Las Vegas, Nevada) I’ll be at the ALA with posters!

1 – Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines!

2 – Re-read your favorite zines – Let’s remember why we fell in love with zines in the first place!

3 – Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro

4 – Read a zine from a country other than your own: There are so many fantastic zines from around the world!

5 – Teach yourself a  new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.

6 – Check out and add your zine or update existing entries.

7 – Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week

8 – Make a flyer for your zine to send with trades or orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.

9 – Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know

10 – Send a care package to a zine friend

11 – Make some mail art!


12 – OC Zine Fest  (Santa Anna, California, USA)

12 – Tampa Zine Fest (Tampa, Florida, USA)

12-13 Portland Zine Symposium (Portland, Oregon, USA)

12 – Send your zine out to be reviewed

13 – Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.

14 – ValenZINE’s Day! Write to (or write to your zine crush!)

15 – Leave a zine in public for someone else to find: leave your zine at a bus stop, bathroom, waiting room, or anywhere else someone will find it!

16 – Send your zine to a distro for consideration

17 – Review a zine online or write a review to share

18 – Order from a different zine distro than usual

19 – Zine Shop appreciation day! Try to find a local shop that sells zine or see if you can get a local store to stock zines!

20 – Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone.

21 – International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!

22 – Send your zine to a zine library

23 – Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.

24 – Organize your zine collection

25 – Teach a friend or family member about zines

26- Submit something to a compilation zine

27 – Organize a zine event! any size! big or small!

28 – Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!

29- Post photo of you with your zine or zinecollection.

30 – Read some zines! Lay in bed & read zines all day if you can

31 – HallowZINE  Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us. Light a candle at the virtual HallowZine shrine.


-Read a zine everyday

-Attend a zine event

-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at

-post your progress on your blog or on We Make Zines

-Drawa comic a day then release a comic zine

-Write about your progress daily online

Here’s the activity poster for 2014 International Zine Month! Print off your own copy here, get one free with orders from Portland Button Works, or send a stamp or IRC (International Reply Coupon) to: International Zine Month c/o Portland Button Works 1322 North Killingsworth Portland, Oregon 97217 USA

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