The “Broken” Pencil Case!

 New in the BP Store: The amazing first of its kind “Broken” Pencil Case!

Art by Mariel Kelly.

Art Holes: Andrea Lukic

Art holes is a column where artists diagram their work spaces. This issue, artist Andrea Lukic gives us a look. Click on the image below for a larger view.


LitBang!: Broken Pencil Magazine Zine Party!


The Feathertale Review and friends presents…

LitBang! Small Press Pop Up Shop

 982 Queen St W. at Ossington Av

LitBang! is an annual pop up shop in downtown Toronto that features amazing deals on your favourite small-press literary magazines, including The Feathertale Review, Taddle Creek, Broken Pencil, CAROUSEL and Poetry is Dead. Visit Tuesday through Sunday until April 30th!

  LitBang! Broken Pencil Zine Party!
Saturday, April 22 from 6pm – 12am

Drop by, make a zine, share a zine, just hang out and have a drink! Kids welcome. Supplies included or bring your own. Expert zine making advice available! 6PM-9PM Zine Making; 9-11PM Hangout and Party.

 For ongoing updates, visit the LitBang! Facebook page.

Zine Review: Static Zine #14 The Sex Issue

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Static Zine: Sex
Compilation zine, Jessica Lewis, Aviva Cohen, Melody Lamb (ed.), Issue 14,

Picking up where Salt-N-Pepa left off, the latest issue of this popular D-I-Y magazine says, “Let’s talk about sex, baby!” As a hopeless prude, I braced myself and kept some Pepto on hand in case this mag was about to expose me to a cringe-worthy orgy of youngsters oversharing. Luckily our friends at Static keep it pretty classy, earnest, and even somewhat darling at times. Over 20 contributors cover a lot of ground

Read more: Zine Review: Static Zine #14 The Sex Issue

Announcing the first ever Broken Pencil Zine Awards!!

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Announcing the Broken Pencil Zine Awards! Celebrating international zine and self-publishing excellence

Broken Pencil Magazine is excited to announce that we will be rewarding the best of the best in zine culture with the Broken Pencil Zine Awards 2017!

For the first time ever, Canada’s magazine of zine culture and the independent arts will be accepting zine submissions from all over the world in search of the finest underground publications in a variety of genres.

Submissions are open until July 15th via our Submittable page.

Nominees will be announced by September 1st, and the winners will be awarded at Canzine 2017 in Toronto on Friday, October 20th.

May the best zines win!

Funding Alert! Get support for your e-zine or online periodical project

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Canadian Heritage’s Canada Periodical Fund – Business Innovation Component has some big moolah for people wanting to start online magazines, news sites, e-zines and periodicals!

Trying to get an online zine going? The start-up pilot project is offering $5000 in funding to help emerging, aspiring publishers and other creators to get something like this going. It’s project based, and your total budget should include at least half of the costs, but still, it could be a really good deal for folks to get their next media project rolling.

Read more: Funding Alert! Get support for your e-zine or online periodical project