Skip to Main Content


A guide to zines, DIY/homemade publications which allow folks to tell their own stories or share information. Topics include mental health, disability, queerness, race and racism, sexual assault, political topics, recipes, and much more.

How to Make Zines

Time-lapse video made by Violet Victoria on Cherokee Nation sovereignty for a Columbia undergraduate thesis.

Zine Supplies List


  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue Sticks
  • Copy Machine or Printer
  • Long-Arm Stapler

Fun Extras: 

  • Fun paper
  • Stickers
  • Stuff to cut up (old magazines, books)
  • Washi tape
  • Tape (especially double-sided!)
  • X-acto knife
  • Thread/ribbon for binding 
  • Wide-eye needle
  • Paper cutter
  • Googly eyes

Bonus: Lots of folks include fun ephemera with their zines, such as stickers, bookmarks, playlists, buttons, etc.!