Submitting your work for sale
If you’d like us to consider selling your lovely work you’ll need to post us a sample to this address (or hand it to us at a zine fair):
41 Old Birley Street
Hulme, M15 5RF, UK
Unfortunately we cannot return samples unless you provide a pre-stamped envelope.
Let us know the following information: a little about yourself, your retail and wholesale prices (usually 50% of retail, but this is negotiable), and how to contact you.
For zines,unless we make or print your work for you, we purchase up-front and we pay via paypal, bank transfer, or with distro credit (your choice).
For books and other large items, we prefer sale-or-return.
Pen Fight Press
We also run a small zine press, and can print and bind your work for you! We can print up to A3, in black and white or risographed in a choice of six colours. We take care of distribution and you get a paid commission from every copy sold, and we can provide you with cheap copies to sell on yourself.
We’re especially interested in putting out new work, or zines by makers from outside the UK. Talk to us if you’re interested.
Badge, magnet, and pocket mirror designs
We’re also happy to sell badge/magnet/mirror designs on your behalf & pay a commission rate for what you sell.
What we’re interested in
Zines, books, records, badges, patches, prints, bags, & other DIY handmade crafts and artwork.
We ♥ work on the theme of: mental health, self care, disability, gender, sexuality, women, feminism, politics, class, friendship & relationships, environmentalism & animal rights, veg*n food, affordable arts & crafts, how-to’s, and perzines.
What we’re not interested in: anything that involves racism, sexism, cultural appropriation, ableism, homo/bi/queer/ace-phobia, transphobia or cissexism, body-shaming, classism, victim blaming, sex-worker shaming or any other nasty stuff. It’s also important to us that what we sell is affordable, so we probably won’t accept any zines that retail for over £5, or larger items for over £20.
Help! I wanna make a zine but don’t know where to start!
If you’re struggling with the practical side of zine making, whether it’s layout or having the funds to get it print, get in touch. We wanna help get more zines into the world!