Frequently Asked Questions

DC Zinefest Basics
Registration Process
Where can I find zines besides the DC Zinefest?

DC Zinefest: What, Where, When, and How?

What is DC Zinefest?
The DC Zinefest is an independent event designed to provide a space for zine-makers, self-published artists, and writers to share their work with each other and the Washington, D.C., community.

Registration Process

When is registration open for DC Zinefest?
Registration for the 2021 fest will open up on August 4th of 2021.

Where can I find zines besides DC Zinefest?

Local to DC:
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Fantom Comics
Big Planet Comics
Joint Custody
D.C. Punk and Indie Fanzine collection (DCPIFC)

Velocity Comics (Richmond, VA)
Small Friend Records & Books (Richmond, VA)
Atomic Books (Baltimore, MD)

Many zinesters have zines for sale on personal websites or you can contact them through social media.
You can also try searching for zines on platforms like: Etsy

Other Zine Fests:
Broken Pencil is a magazine on zine culture and independent arts. They have an extensive list of zine fests.

You didn’t answer my question — who do I talk to?!
Feel free to contact us in advance of Zinefest with any questions or concerns at For those tabling, on the day of the fest, there will be a “tabler liaison” assigned to you and other nearby zinesters.