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Welcome to ZineWiki!
ZineWiki: the zine encyclopedia that anyone can edit
currently with 5,096 original articles

ZineWiki is an open-source encyclopedia devoted to zines and independent media. It covers the history, production, distribution and culture of the small press.

Browse by Zine Title: #-D · E-J · K-O · P-S · T-Z
NOTE: Before adding a project to ZineWiki, please browse the Previously Featured Articles for examples of the best ZineWiki has to offer.
Keep in mind, ZineWiki is not a classifieds section, it is an encyclopedia.
New entries should NOT contain simply a "sample page" and contact information.

ZineWiki is back online!

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ZineWiki, the independent media wiki, is back!

The site – which catalogs the independent press, zinesters, authors, artists, and distros – ran into numerous database and code problems after the original co-founder, Alan Lastufka, moved on from the site to other projects. For over five years the site was not operational as no entries could be created or edited, but the new admins kept it alive in read-only mode. However, a few months ago, Alan once again took possession of the site and began debugging and updating all the code with the help of his friend, Andrew Johnson.

Today the site has returned, updated and fully functional. Every single one of the previous 5,000+ articles remain intact, and the site sits waiting to be updated with fresh voices, new titles, and additional archival information.

The independent press has been largely ignored by most library and internet catalogs. In fact, it was the deletion of Alex Wrekk’s Wikipedia page that prompted Alan, along with co-founder Kate Sandler, to originally build and launch ZineWiki fifteen years ago in 2006. The site saw an immediate flurry of activity as zinesters created informational pages for their own zines, their friends’ zines, and various distros.

ZineWiki still aspires to become the most complete online zine database, useful for zine libraries, archivists, readers, and writers looking to catalog their work. Best of all, ZineWiki is open to everyone. You can start contributing and editing ZineWiki right now!

If you were among the earliest contributors years ago, the site will prompt you to reset your password the first time you log on. If you have any questions or run into any problems, you can contact Alan via his website, or on twitter @AlanDistro.

First Time Here?

ZineWiki is open to contributions, additions and editing from anyone, anywhere, at any time. However, we do ask that you register a free account first, so that we can cut down on spam and malicious edits.

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Feel free to add your project, contribute additional information to already existing pages, or to edit what’s already published. Subjects should be explained in terms of their relevance to zines and independent media.