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Michael Gartlgruber
Last Updated: 1 Dec. 1998

A zine is any publication put together and distributed by the creator (or creators), for love and not profit. They can be xeroxed or printed; small or big; written, typed, typeset or drawn; and on any subject the creator cares about.

Sarah Dyer, Action Girl Online

Zines are mostly a form of personal expression. They differ from magazines in that magazines cater to readers or advertisers. The creators of Zines reject that business stance, but exist primarily to gratify the zine's creator and not a reader. The readers' interest is a secondary motive of the zine's creator.

They rarely accept advertising and if they do, they are labeled as sell-outs. Zines offer the creator a vehicle to express opinion and thought, regardless of how controversial that opinion or thought is.

E-Zines are basically an exercise in the freedom of speech.

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