Fall of Autumn

Well-laid out, well-written, thoughtful and still entertaining and fun. Run by some zinesters from Illinois, Fall of Autumn has pretty much everything about DIY and zines covered. You can start out by learning how to cut and paste in the Resource section, read some of the (mostly) excellent short stories/writings for inspiration, listen to some podcasts and then sell your brand new zine through their distro. Currently, the distro has almost 50 zines for sale, as well as buttons and other DIY related stuff, and will be publishing the next edition of the definitive zine resource Stolen Sharpie Revolution by Alex Wrekk this fall. There are also some regular columns, including ones by an Appalachian punk rock girl, a guy who lives in a van, and a “rebel bookseller.” All very amusing. There are short stories and podcasts aplenty, and a huge reviews section for CDs and zines. Though the ezine is aimed at our Yankee brethren, anyone can appreciate the heaps of great content. Plus, the best part about the site: Zinester Hangman! As all bookish kids and adults know, it becomes difficult to find a partner to play hangman with past the age of about 12–FOA’s simple, fun online version means you can play to your heart’s content. (Jen Fabro)