Zines were exploding in the early nineties. Desk top publishing and copy stores allowed anyone to make and publish their writings on anything. Zinesters popped out of every city and began to share their work with others. But where was the media? They still haven’t covered this golden age of writing – and, as we see now, it was the last golden age of literature before the internet – that’s a big deal.
So to counteract that lack of coverage, in 1996, I began the Zine Hall of Fame – an ongoing place to celebrate many of the best zines. Over the years new inductees entered it’s hallowed halls.
I invite you, reader, to enter them too, and peruse a time of very great writers and writing, and publishing, and book making – all the things that zines and zinesters did and did so well.
How does a zine get in? Here’s the rules:
ZINE HALL OF FAME
Our 2 part criteria is this:
1. The zine must be published for at least 3 years (or the zine contributor must have been writing for zines for over 3 years)
2. The zine must be of the highest quality.
And it doesn’t hurt if the zinester is prolific, supports other zines, and sells at a reasonable price too.
Here are links to the ZHOF:
And from Musea