Hi there! We’re pen fight, a little zine & DIY art distro based in Manchester, UK. Distributing new, affordable, self-published creative work – prioritising women, non-binary, working class, LGBTQ+ or disabled people.
Any profits we make will be put back into running costs, such as table hire at zine fairs, ordering more stock, running future events and putting together an access fund.
More about us:
All orders are sent via Royal Mail or Airmail. Usually they’ll be posted in 1-3 days. If you cannot provide online payments – contact us, and we’ll see what we can do. If you’d like to see some feedback on us, we have some over on our Etsy shop. Although the store has set prices – we’re happy to negotiate discounts for people on low incomes or non-profit organisations.
Up for trades!
Trading makes us very happy! If you’d like to trade with us, contact us with what you have to trade and what you’re interested in from us. We do have some exceptions, but most of our stock is available for trades.
What’s a zine?
A zine (pronounced like maga-zine) is a self-made printed publication, often made cheaply, usually photocopied – but other printing methods can be used. They can be about anything, from politics to art to your favourite tv show. They can be hand made one-offs or printed in their hundreds. People can hand draw and copy and paste them, use a computer, or both, or anything inbetween. Even if you’ve never heard of them before, you’ve probably seen one and just didn’t know they had a special name. Anyone can make one, including you.
♥ 20th May 2017 – Muckers Market, The Carlton Club, Manchester / facebook
♥ 14th January 2017 – Badge + zine making workshop w/ Salford Zine Library, Sale Library
♥ 26th November 2016 – Poor Pals Club Pop Up Show #2, Fuel Cafe Bar Manchester / facebook
♥ 19th November 2016 – Zine and badge making workshop w/ Salford Zine Library, Altrincham Library / eventbrite
♥ 26th August 2016 – Hulme Is Where The Art Is, Venture Arts, Manchester
♥ 25th August 2016 – badge making workshop @ Thursday Lates, The Whitworth Manchester / website / facebook
♥ 20th August 2016 – Poor Pals Club Pop Up, Fuel Cafe Bar Manchester / facebook
♥ 31st January 2016 – Weirdo Zine Fest, DIY Space For London, London / facebook