Meet the First Juror in the 2022 Zine Awards!

The 2022 Broken Pencil Zine Awards are gearing up!

Since 2017 we have been celebrating the best of zines, across all genres, subjects and paper stock with our Zine Awards. From comics to fanzines, to poetry, to politics. To all independently made works that blur the lines. Every zine is in consideration for this uncanny honour. Zines have already begun pouring in for this heated competition, but there’s still plenty of time to contribute your zine! We are accepting zines by mail or electronically until July 30th. For more details visit our submission page!

And who will be deciding which zines take the top spot? Every year we assemble some of the smartest, craftiest artists, writers and zinesters to make the important deliberations. So why keep you guessing? We are proud to announce our first juror for the 2022 Zine Awards: Ana Valens!

Ana Valens is a reporter and fiction writer from Brooklyn, NYC. Her book Tumblr Porn examines the relationship between sex workers’ rights, adult content, and Tumblr’s online legacy. Her most recent work can be found on The Mary Sue.

We will be continuing to reveal this year’s panel of judges as we get closer to the big event. Make sure to check here for updates, or sign up for our newsletter, to see all latest Zine Awards news!