We’ve been getting so many rad zines, we decided to call in the reinforcements. So, for the first time ever, we are pleased to announce that the BP Zine Awards will have not three, but four judges reading entries! This will allow us to get more eyes on every entry and bring more critical eyes to the task. Oh! In case you hadn’t heard, the BP Zine Awards 2020 entry deadline has been… EXTENDED UNTIL TOMORROW NIGHT JULY 15 AT 11:59PM!
So go ahed and enter your zine on submittable, all of the the instructions can be found here. Right, so! In addition to last year’s Zine of the Year champ Billy Mccall and comics hero Michael DeForge, we are so stoked to have the manager of Quimby’s, the greatest zine-centric shop in the world — that’s right, zine impresario Liz Mason! Check out the chat she had with BP editor Jonathan Valelly about all things zine awards and many other things goofy. And definitely look for reviews of her recent zines, Caboose #12 and Awesome Things #3 in the Summer issue of Broken Pencil.
Knowing that we had more zines in almost every category of entry before, we decided to pull in somebody else with the insight and experience to look at a range of entries and genres. Who better but Hamilton-based zine artist, curator, performer and organizer Sonali Menezes of Glittering Magpiee!
Menezes was also the winner of the Litzine of the Year 2018 for her work Back and Forth (a negotiation), which was her first ever literary publication. Here’s an excerpt from the zine: