The Broken Pencil Zine Awards

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!

The 2017 awards are over (check out the awesome winners below!). Submissions for the 2018 zine awards will open in Spring 2018. To stay in the zine awards loop, sign up for the Broken Pencil newsletter.

Congratulations to the winners of the first-ever Broken Pencil Zine Awards, and a special thanks to all the amazing zinesters who submitted this year!

For those who missed it, here’s the livestream of the Zine Awards!

Here’s a list of the winners in each category!


Best Comic/Art Zine

Dakwakada Warriors II 
By Cole Pauls
(Vancouver, British Columbia)

Best Perzine

Deaf POC Poems
By Jessica Leung

Best Perzine

You Still Need a Coffin
By Shivaun Hoad 
(Toronto, Ontario)

Best Lit Zine

Spell Book for an Attic Gardener
By Laura Watson
(Sackville, New Brunswick)

Best Compilation Zine

Blacknesses Between Us
Editor Bishara Mohamed
(Toronto, Ontario)


Best DIY/How-to Zine

By Aitch Elle
(Montreal, Quebec)

Best Overall Zine

Dakwakada Warriors 2
By Cole Pauls
(Vancouver, British Columbia)

Check out the full list of finalists from the first ever Broken Pencil Zine Awards!


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