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Welcome To Madison Chastain’s

Quarterly Zine

FRINGY

CREATIVE

PRINT or DIGITAL

Spring 2024 Issue

What’s a Zine?

Self-published booklet filled with writing and art.

A means of sharing your work with your community.
A way of getting around the painful social media algorithm

Zine Topics

The (New) Same Old

Bodies. Faith. Culture. Ethics. Sexuality. Creativity. You’ll find all the usual things Madison writes about, in a uniquely visual format and style. Zines will contain 100% never-before-seen work that you won’t find published anywhere else.

And The Weird Stuff

Zines are implicitly experimental. Anicapitalist. Fringy. Each zine issue will contain work that doesn’t quite fit anywhere else: Spooky (true) stories, poems, slices of life, doodles and prayers.

Yearly Poetry Edition

Every year, Madison writes a bunch of poems that live in her Notes app and never see the light of day. It’s time for that to change. Every Winter, she’ll compile these unpublished poems into yearly poetry chapbook.

Hello!

I’m Madison

I make zines.

My work explores the intersections of bodies, faith, culture, ethics, sexuality, and creativity. My zines contain work that tries to be helpful, is sometimes fiction, is occasionally spooky, and is always fun. In addition to my zines, I write conventionally-published books and articles.

Why Zines?

DIGNIFY LABOR

Social media expects creators to do most of their creative work for free, in order to build a following that eventually enables paid publication. Zines flip the script by dignifying accessible work with a tiny price.

SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE

Conventional publication is a beautiful thing… and it’s hard work. Zines are a method of independent publication that complement – but don’t replace – conventional routes of publication, empowering creators to share their work as much as they can, however they can!

GIVE YOUR BRAIN A BREAK

Scrolling is exhausting. And in today’s news cycle, it can feel really bad. Take a break and read something without ads, without FOMO, and without blue light.

GET WEIRD

“The rules are there ain’t no rules.” Zines let you do that random thing you’ve always wanted to do. The sky’s the limit!

TRY SOMETHING NEW

Why be stuck to just one genre? Give fiction a try. Screenwriting. Poetry. Art. Music. Photography. Zines let your creative brain run wild and free!

SAY “NO” TO ALGORITHMIC HEGEMONY

Social media algorithms prioritize certain kinds of content, which means if you want to be seen, you have to conform your art to whatever is most popular. Don’t make a Reel; make a zine!

SAVE IT & SHARE IT

If your “saved posts” folder disappeared tomorrow, how much of your favorite artist’s content would you lose? Print can be shelved or passed on to friends forever (or, alternatively, you can compost it when you’re done).

CREATE COMMUNITY

Trading, buying, passing along, and discussing zines allows you to really get to know the people behind the content you’re consuming. Let’s be friends.

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