What's an "e-zine," anyway?

For those of you not acquainted with the zine world, "zine" is short for either "fanzine" or "magazine," depending on your point of view. Zines are generally produced by one person or a small group of people, done often for fun or personal reasons, and tend to be irreverent, bizarre, and/or esoteric. Zines are not "mainstream" publications -- they generally do not contain advertisements (except, sometimes, advertisements for other zines), are not targeted towards a mass audience, and are generally not produced to make a profit.

An "e-zine" is a zine that is distributed partially or solely on electronic
networks like the Internet.

(from http://www.meer.net/~johnl/e-zine-list/about.html)

The Book of Zines: http://www.zinebook.com/
Google Directory: http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Magazines_and_E-zines/E-zines/





What's a Manifesto? Why Do People Write Them?

A piece of writing, which sets forth your group's intention or principles, the manifesto makes outrageous claims and uses active, powerful verbs, shameless nouns, incandescent adjectives and adverbs. Often the manifesto expresses a certain amount of contempt for something or someone. What sort of zine are you creating? Why? What declarations are you trying to make about society, conspiracy, and the search for T/truth?
First Surrealist Manifesto
A Surrealist Manifesto:The Declaration of January 27, 1925
Manifesto of Futurismo by F.T. Marinetti
Bitch Mutant Manifesto by VNS Matrix
100 anti-theses cyberfeminism is not ...
RIBOFUNK: The Manifesto by Paul Di Filippo
Build Your Own Manifesto
Hacker's Manifesto