Subscription Options

Hello! You are probably on this page because you encountered our paywall. Why do we have a paywall? Because Broken Pencil is a not-for-profit organization aimed at bringing you the best in independent and underground publishing: zines, comics, small press, fiction, DIY publishing resources and more.We work incredibly hard to celebrate and support independent publishing. What we do has value — try us out and we think you’ll agree.

That said, we also want to make zines and underground publishing as accessible as possible. So we’ve got lots of options for you! You can:

  • Sign up for a free account.

  • Pay (not very much) for access to everything we publish and have published on our website — thousands of articles going back all the way to 1995, plus new material almost daily.

  • Purchase a subscription to the print or digital version of the magazine and get the best in zines, comics, underground publishing and radical reading delivered four times a year straight to your door (or tablet/desktop/phone). All subscriptions also come with membership in the BP community!

Membership: Subscriptions come with membership in the Broken Pencil community. This gives you added members-only material plus cool opportunities to network, meet like-minded fans of indie publishing and do stuff like be part of our BP book club. Learn more about our membership program.

To sign up for a subscription or free account, please visit our store.