Our mission statement has been consistent over the past nine years:
"The mission of the Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) is to establish a "living history" archive of past and present queer zines and to encourage current and emerging zine publishers to continue to create. In curating such a unique aspect of culture, we value a collectivist approach that respects the diversity of experiences that fall under the heading "queer."
The primary function of QZAP is to provide a free on-line searchable database of the collection with links allowing users to view or download electronic copies of zines. By providing access to the historical canon of queer zines we hope to make them more accessible to diverse communities and reach wider audiences."
For more information please visit our main site at QZAP.ORG where you'll find our blog, ways to donate to the project, photos of the project in action, and other goodies. If you would like multiple static pages, follow the instructions on the wiki to create additional views.
Here is a sample of what the xZINECOREx schema looks like:
Date of Publication
4.25” x 7”, cardstock, 16 pages
EN - English
Place of Publication
SoyBoi, Mutate Zine, etc.
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
For a more detailed look at xZINECOREx (in zine format) please visit ZineLibraries.info