Once upon a time, before PAPER was the big magazine that it is now, it started out as somewhat of a zine. And now, the Internet has made it easier than ever for people around the world to come together to make online publications. We've rounded up some of our favorite online zines covering art, poetry, literature and more. Check 'em out below!
Eight Online Zines You Should Know Now
Written only by women/those who identify as women, Womanzine claims they are "too sexy and weird." With brilliant themes like Snaxx, CULT, and Body Parts, we have fallen in love with this one. The current issue is "Emoji" which includes Emoji poetry, an essay on the "screaming face" Emoji, and an exploration of IRL Emoji. So relevant!
Founded by writer Lucy K Shaw, zine Shabby Doll House is a quarterly publication focusing on art, literature, and poetry. The zine also recently released a mixtape of some of their contributors reading their pieces aloud. Some stories are hilarious, others are sad, but all are frank and refreshingly honest.
Launched in 2011 by a group of super cool Chilean teenagers, Atlas Zine is dedicated to promoting the handmade and celebrating the amateur. The zine, which is primarily in Spanish but sometimes in English, features killer design, fashion editorials, and interviews with musicians and artists, trend reports and more.
Created by artist Lauren Poor, Name Magazine aims to feature under-exposed artists in their own personal way. Past and current issues have included the work of photographers and illustrators such as Mike Bailey-Gates, Hope Gangloff, Olivia Bee, and more. The last issue, "By The People, For The People" was filled with artists that Name's readers chose to be included in the issue.
Although available in print annually, Internet-based magazine Inconnu dishes out a uniquely humorous take on culture. From posts on what your FB cover photo says about you to a guide on what to do if your boyfriend is arrested, Inconnu's brand of humor makes us want to read their take on everything. Luckily, they write about food, art, television, movies, and everything else.
Cheekily aimed at the reader with little attention span, online literary zine Short, Fast, and Deadly takes prose submissions under 420 characters and poetry submissions under 140, making the content of this zine a short, but not necessarily easy, "deadly" read.
Cutely described as having been formed by a "a tall cat from Los Angeles and Chinese baby panda," The Juvenilia is an online platform for photography, fashion, art, and more. From pretty photo editorials of sun-soaked California suburbs to essays on the "living doll" trend, The Juvenilia's youth-centric, inviting vibe make it a favorite read.