Grants available for DCZF 2017

Following the example of Richmond Zinefest, we will be offering a grant to help elevate the voices of people that are often marginalized in the zine community:

  • people of color
  • people with disabilities
  • people who identify as LBGTQIA+
  • people who earn low incomes

Each grant includes a $50 stipend and a quarter table at Zinefest 2017. Grant applications are included as part of the online registration form. If you’ve already applied through mail-in registration, we will ask you about your interest when we get in touch about tabling information.

We will award eight grants, thanks to donations from the DC Zinefest community. If we receive more than eight qualifying projects, we will use a lottery to determine recipients.

DC Zinefest 2017 – mail-in registration

We are excited to share the big news: the 7th annual DC Zinefest will be on Saturday, July 15, 2017! Mark your calendars now!
We will accept mail-in registrations beginning on Wednesday, February 15. This is your best chance to get a table at the fest! To apply, please send a letter about yourself + one (or more) of your zines to:
DC Zinefest
P.O. Box 73691
Washington, DC 20056
Online registration will open in mid-March. For more details on the registration process, please see our FAQs.

Save the Date!

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The 6th Annual DC Zinefest will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 11-5 at St. Stephen’s Church (1525 Newton St NW).

DC Zinefest is always FREE to attend, accessible, and open to the public.

Tabler registration information is coming soon!


Tablers are up + Upcoming events!

2015 DC Zinefest

2015 DC Zinefest is July 25th!

BIG NEWS: The preliminary list of tablers is LIVE! We’ll be updating as folks get moved up from the waitlist. We’ve had a high number of applicants this year, and new registrants will be added to the waitlist. We’re really excited to see friends old and new.

We’re also really stoked about all of our upcoming events! Hope to see many of ya’ll around town as we celebrate our 5th year.

  • Saturday, June 20th, 1-4 pm: Zine Swap @ Fantom Comics
  • Saturday, June 27th, 10a-3p: DCZF Yard Sale! (13th & Allison St NW)
  • Tuesday, July 14th, 6:30p: Zine Night @ the Mt. Pleasant Library! Learn about zines or finish whatever you’re working on in time for the fest!

And of course, RSVP for this year’s fest!

Mail in Registration is Open

Want to register for the Zinefest? you can take part in our early mail-in registration by sending a copy of your zine or zines (along with a note containing contact info–that helps) to:

po box 73691
washington DC 20056

All mail must be postmarked April 20th.
3. Online registration will open on May 1.

While we love art and crafts, we ask that self-published zines make up the majority of things that all tablers sell. Registration is not a guarantee of acceptance–all submissions will be reviewed by our organizers. Finally, please don’t send money now–we’ll contact you about tabling fees after your zines have been accepted.

Space is limited, so please register early, and thanks so much–we’d be nothing without you.


The 5th Annual DC Zinefest is Saturday, July 25, 2015 at St. Stephen’s!

Registration info to follow soon- both mail-in and online registration will be during April.

Can’t wait for summer!

Drawing of hot air balloons and an airplane announcing the date for the 2015 DC Zinefest on July 25th

DC Zinefest 2015 is July 25th!