ZINEWORLD #30: $4, 8 ½” x 11”, copied, 38 pgs.

Zineworld is an old standard and definitely a valuable resource in that it’s a massive list of zines, distros, events, and calls for submissions. Also, it’s based out of Tennessee—and I feel pride about an undertaking like this coming from the South—but the almost gossip-y nature of the editorial posts are kind of sickening. It completely weirds me out that there is a full page and a half dedicated to how a man who runs a hugely popular zine distro was allegedly abusive to his girlfriend, who writes a hugely popular zine. The personal and professional setbacks this has caused within said distro are being laid out for all to read, along with some outside person’s attempts at “accountability processes.” There is an air of self righteousness that makes my skin crawl, to say the least. (PO Box 330156 Murfreesboro, TN 37133)