Printed Matter / St Marks and 8-Ball Community are thrilled to announce the 2024 East Village Zine Fair! 

The 2024 EVZF will take place Saturday June 15 on St Marks Place, between 1st and 2nd Avenues—right outside the Printed Matter / St Marks storefront. 

The EVZF centers zines and zine-based projects. However, we welcome applications presenting a dedication to the ethos of independent and DIY publishing more broadly, even if outside typical zine form. 

Applicants must:

  • Be based in NYC. The EVZF has been, in part, a celebration of New York’s living history of DIY and countercultural publishing. We are keeping the fair local to preserve this focus. 
  • Publish their own or distribute artists’ books/zines/related publications. Print publications should be the focus of your application—applicants can present other artworks (apparel, cassettes/CDs, prints, original artwork), but it should not be the focus of your application or, if accepted into the fair, your table.  
  • Have their work for sale or trade. Having some free take-aways at your table (stickers, business cards etc.) is totally fine. 
  • Feature numerous published works. We are, generally, looking for applications demonstrating a dedication to publishing through a catalog of many publications. If you are a new project, no worries! We may offer ½ tables to exhibitors with fewer available titles, or to magazines with only a few issues. The EVZF is not, though, suitable for presenting a single book project.

Other questions? Check our FAQ page or reach out to us at

We anticipate receiving far more applications of merit than we will be able to accept. Our foremost goals are to continue to create opportunities for artists’ book publishers through visibility and distribution, organize fairs that are representative of the richness and diversity in publishing, encourage conversation and exchange, and to nurture new and long-standing relationships.

Notification of your application result will be sent by April 8 via Submittable. Please double check your Submittable account settings so that you receive an e-mail notification for this communication.

 We look forward to reviewing your application!