Issue 50

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Lost Stuff

Category: Issue 50, Reviews

Lost your hat? Your job? Your pet? This is the zine for you. A compendium of lost products, services and situations. It’s a little slim, true, but in time and with submission from across the globe, it could be pretty damn funny. Has anyone seen my — zine, #1 / main creator: Sarah / free […]


In Clockfire, Jonathan Ball proposes 77 hypothetical plays, all connected by the fact that they’re impossible to produce. Impossibility is Ball’s chief conceit, as his plays range from a performance where a Goddess creates a new world to a scenario where actors hold the audience hostage before murdering a “saviour.” To enter Clockfire is to […]

Indexical Elegies

When Dennis Lee first published Civil Elegies in 1968, he poeticized civic engagement with immediacy and prognostic savvy. Forty-two years later, Jon Paul Fiorentino tackles a radically changed Canadian landscape with his own brand of elegiac verse in Indexical Elegies. Like Lee, Fiorentino is concerned with place — in his case Montreal and Winnipeg as […]

For Derek

Broken Pencil’s good friend Derek McCormack is recovering from cancer surgery and needs money for a long journey back to health. Broken Pencil is making a donation! So why don’t you? Derek is a pioneering indie writer whose work has appeared in Broken Pencil as well as publications across North America. You can read about […]

Letters To Vienna

If we take this at face value Letters To Vienna is a hand-bound little zine of photocopied pages from Benjamin Goetsch’s diary written between April and June 1998. At the time the diary entries were written, Goetsch appears to be a teenager. The diary opens with him and Vienna already long-distance dating and the entries […]

Mr. Monitor

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Editor’s Note

Fast Grounded

Bone Hinged

Beauty is in the Street

Ba’al-Zebub’s Birthday


Tragic Relief: Revenge!


Ted Bear in Bare Season


The Royal Historian of Oz

Reddy 4 Danger

Let’s find a language to make sense of this

G20: A Love (and Rage) Story

Frequently Asked Question about Threesome

Broken Lines

Barely Remember

Zine World


The Sound Of Poison

The Spoke

Pins & Needles: Collected ramblings and such

Only Sometimes

The Motivist


Lucida Console’s Dog Days

Loving And Losing

Loose Lips Sink Ships

The East Village Inky

Christian New Age Quarterly: A Bridge Supporting Dialog

The Best of Lickin’ the Beaters 2: Vegan Chocolate and Candy

Beautiful Mess

Basic Paper Airplane

Border Patrol

50 People (And Places) We Love

Broken Pencil’s 15 Year Timeline

Despite What You’ve Heard, Zines Aren’t Dead

Issue 50