Self-Publishing Festival in Washington, D.C.

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A yearly zinefest held in the nation's capital. We like paper. Check us out elsewhere on the Internet: Website | E-mail | Facebook | Twitter

DCZF presents: ZINE MAKING 202. For your next-level zine-making needs. 


FRI JUNE 20 @ THE FRIDGE (516 1/2 8th Street SE (Rear Alley))


All profits from this event will directly benefit The Fridge and Richmond Zine Fest who will be putting on their 8th annual Zine Fest this year. TWISTED ISSUES is a 1988 "Psycho-Punk Splatter Comedy" that was made in Gainesville, Florida, by Charles Pinion. The movie was made by members of the punk scene at the time and features an all local soundtrack that is killer. ZINED! is a 1997 short documentary on zine culture. The documentary discusses zine aesthetic, politics and reasoning. Slight discussion on digitalization of zines in a time when that was just starting, full of beautiful 1990s ziney footage, and more!!!

First DCZF2014 Open Meeting

First DC Zinefest Meeting

Time: 6:00

Day: 1/20/14

Location: The Command Center (message me for the address)

THIS IS TONIGHT! Sorry about the late post. If you're interested in volunteering, organizing, or just want to know more about the fest, please come to this meeting.  If you can't make it on the 20th, other open meetings will be held within the next few months.  Feel free to bring some zines to talk about and maybe some snacks.

to bake: DC zinefest edition III

  • Cookies: M&M, sugar, peanut butter, white chocolate macadamia, samoas
  • Oatmeal cream pies
  • Brownies
  • Rice crispy treats
  • Cupcakes: maple bacon, peanut butter cup, cookie dough
  • Mini cheesecakes
  • Peanut brittle
  • Donuts (speculoos yeast, blueberry cake)
  • Soft pretzels
  • Lavender lemonade & iced herbal tea

Who knows what else will make a last minute appearance. All vegan. Tons of gluten/soy/nut free stuff. 

Shannon is going to have the illest treats. Set aside some snack money, y'all!

Here's our very exciting poster drawn for us by local artist Kristie Lane Anderson! These will be available the day of the Fest in several color options. Kristie also did our buttons for this year, and she rules.  

The Fest is just under a month away! Get ready y'all!  If you'd like to register as a volunteer, you can now do so on our website. Volunteer shifts are two hours long and come with not only bragging rights, but cool DC Zinefest buttons to boot! Also, if you were notified that you were on the waitlist, some spots have opened up - so check your inboxes! We're offering table spots in the order that requests were recieved. Can't hardly wait. All our love,



Interested in contributing writing or art to the fest but don't want to make a full zine? Intimidated by the zine-making process? We're putting together a compilation zine with contributions from first-time zinesters -- anyone who's never made their own zine or published work in one. Basically, we'll give you a theme and you can draw or write about it to your heart's content. We'll put together the submissions, make a bunch of copies of the zine, and have them for free at this year's Fest. No experience or self-proclaimed talent required. If you're interested, e-mail ariana.a.stone@gmail.com and spread the word!

Good Morning Zinesters,

DC Zinefest online registration is now open! You can apply for a table via our handy web-based form.  The fest is Saturday, July 20th and our fees this year are $10 for a half table, but please don't send any money until we confirm your spot! Last year we filled up in about 48 hours, so don't wait. Excited is an understatement! All our love,

DCZF Collective 


D.C. Zine fest illustration by Jenna Brager!


yay JB! seriously can’t wait for the dc zine fest - it’s one of my favorites. july 20th!!

i need to go this year! lovin this lil rat buddy!

Jenna’s illustrations still rulin’ even though she moved to Jersey.  Stoked to see so many far-away zinesters this year!!