The goal of Kentucky Fried Zine Fest is to recognize and educate the public about zines, comics, and independent publishing. 

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(Mostly) Regional Zine Resources
Zine Distros

Doris Distro

distro maintained by: Cindy Crabb
Web address: dorisdorisdoris.com
mailing address: PO Box 29 Athens oh 45701

Tell us about your distro and we’ll add it here!


Zine Libraries

Louisville’s Radical Lending Library 

Louisville Underground Music Archive  

University of Kentucky Zine Archive 

QZAP - Queer Zine Archive Project 

ZAPP - Zine Archive And Publishing Project

POZ Zine Project - A website that strives to make all zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share.


A great, comprehensive list of national and international zine libraries can be found here, but let us know if you know of any others. 

Stores that Sell Zines in Kentucky and Surrounding States

sQecial Media (Lexington) 

Pop’s Resale (Lexington) 

Boxcar Books (Bloomington, IN) 

Shake It Records (Cincinnati) 

Grimey’s (Nashville) 


Other Zine Festivals

Atlanta Zine Fest 


Chattanooga Zine Fest  

Chicago Zine Fest 

LA Zine Fest 

Feminist Zine Fest NYC 

Portland Zine Symposium 


Helpful Websites about Zines

Stolen Sharpie Revolution – Tons of links to resources about zines 

We Make Zines – Social Media for zinesters! 

Zine Wiki – A wiki about zines