What is a Zine? (pronounced ZEEN, like Maga-zine)
Simply put, zines are homemade magazines that are published via a photocopier and distributed in a somewhat unconventional manner (by mail, at coffee shops, through friends, etc.). There are many variations on this practice, but most zines are used to express thoughts and feelings that the creator expects would otherwise not be published or shared through more mainstream media. For more information, see the Brooklyn College Library Zine Collection page at the CUNY Academic Commons.