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The Hustle: how indie creators are making it work right now

Category: Featured Main, Features, Issue 74, News

By Suzanne Alyssa Andrew I always wanted to be an author when I grew up. As a teen I moved 4,000 kilometres away from my hometown on Vancouver Island with two suitcases and a box. I worked like crazy to pay my way through two university degrees, then competed like a champ for writing work […]

Deathmatch 2017 is done! And the winner is… P.D. Walter!

WE HAVE A WINNER! After a long month of head to head commotion, playing it nice and thoughtful in the comments, weathering near-constant technical difficulties (yeah, we’re sorry about that… but hey, it added some spice, right?) and establishing clear leads in each round, P.D. Walter and his story “Sick to Death of Stories” have emerged […]

Intentionalize: An interview with Devin N Morris of Brown Paper Zine Fair

Devin N Morris on steps at MoCADA, photo by Elliot Jerome Brown Jr. With an unmistakeable resurgence of zine fairs across the world, it can feel like there are dozens of zine fairs every week. But although zine fairs happen in so many different geographic contexts, we’re also seeing the emergence and re-emergence of zine […]

BP Members Exclusive: Song of the Month presented by Wavelength

Hello wonderful Broken Pencil members! This year, we’re excited to be hooking our loyal subscribers and members up with all sorts of cool perks, events, media, and discounts. Don’t have a subscription? Get one at our online store, and you’ll automatically get access to all of the exclusive stuff we’ve got planned for our community […]

Anxiety Dream Zine

Anxiety Dream Zine Alana Mohamed In the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election, New York-based writer Alana Mohamed was plagued with vivid and awful dreams. One night she dreamt that Trump won the election and the world crumbled, leading to all New Yorkers being isolated and annexed into a single borough. She woke […]

Making and smashing the Trump piñata: a how-to guide

Cory is a zinemaker and printing press operator from Omaha, NE who helped make a Trump piñata filled with zines for an afterparty Omaha Zine Fest in March of 2016. They told us how they did it over email. You can follow them on Twitter @circled_a. During the primary election, when Trump was addressing his […]

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Doing It For the Kids: An Intro to Teen Zines

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