Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks for your interest in my zines! Below are answers to some frequently asked questions.

What is a zine?

A zine is typically a DIY, self-published body of work that may contain writing, illustrations, doodles, collages, photos, and/or comics. My zines primarily contain creative non-fiction, poetry, and semi-fiction. Some include photos as well.

According to Wikipedia: "A zine (/ziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via photocopier…Written in a variety of formats from desktop-published text to comics, collages and stories, zines cover broad topics including fanfiction, politics, poetry, art & design, ephemera, personal journals, social theory, intersectional feminism, single-topic obsession, or sexual content far outside the mainstream enough to be prohibitive of inclusion in more traditional media."

What is a perzine?

Most of my zines are perzines. According to this definition from Broken Pencil Magazine, a perzine is "Typically lo-fi, text-focused zine or zines by one primary voice/creator. Think diary zines, personal reflections & essays, thought bubbles, life updates, mental health journaling, personal DIY, train of thought, etc. Often staple-bound, text-heavy, serial zines."

What is a chapbook?

The term "chapbook" can mean different things depending on the context. I use it to mean short poetry collection, produced in a similar DIY fashion to a zine.

Do you accept trades?

In keeping with the tradition of zines, I'm happy to do trades! Please contact me if you'd like to exchange creative work.

What is your refund policy?

If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, I'm happy to issue a refund minus Gumroad's fees within 30 days.

Where else can I find you?

You can visit my website www.sagepantony.com or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @sage_pantony.

How can I contact you?

You can contact me on here or through the contact form on my website: https://sagepantony.com/contact/


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