- Left Bank Books will be publishing an anthology of the great Ring of Fire zine. The more pre-orders they get the sooner they’ll be able to print it!
- New zines by Dani Tauber over at her etsy!
- Rust Belt Jessie (of Reckless Chants fame), just finished Sonnet Reducer, a zine of punk sonnets. Find her at Chicago Zine Fest on March 15th!
- One of our favorite partners in publishing, Last Word Books, has a critical fundraising campaign going on. Check it out: HELP LAST WORD BOOKS FIND A NEW HOME! We have an IndieGoGo Campaign currently in the works, but in the meantime, if you’ve got anything to spare in these trying times, your friendly neighborhood independent bookstore could use all the help we can get to finance this impending move and revamp.
- New John-Vincent Greco zine out soon! Google the dude’s name and Torch Ballads in about a week or come to Chicago Zine Fest and get one from our table! If you loved Death in a Rifle Garden as much as us this is excited news!
- The Witches, Bellies & Writers Traveling Road Show is underway! Tomas Moniz, Sage Adderley, Taryn Hipp and Jonas, longtime zinesters, radical parents, and literary performers will be hitting the Chicago Zine Fest (3/14-3/15), Madison, WI (3/16), and Bloomington, IN (3/17). Tomas Moniz has re-launched Rad Dad into a full-fledged magazine as well as published his novella Bellies and Buffalos. Sage Adderley just released Invoking Nonna, a young adult paranormal story about a teenage witch, Maggie Sloan, who is desperate to repair her broken relationship with her witchy mother while searching for the truth behind the whereabouts of her father and the mysterious death of her grandmother. Taryn Hipp released her memoir novella, Heavy Hangs the Head in August while continuing to make zines, currently she writes the perzine Lady Teeth. Jonas just became a father and celebrates the arrival of his first novella The Greatest Most Traveling Circus.
LAZF IS AN ANNUAL EVENT CELEBRATING ZINES, COMICS, AND OTHER FORMS OF SELF-PUBLISHING. WE ALSO ORGANIZE ZINE WORKSHOPS & RELATED EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.