On Friday, Brett Shumaker, the founder of the DIY booking collective, announced on Facebook that his group launched a new zine titled Don't Let the Zine Go Down on Me! and is currently taking submissions.
The idea simply came from thinking the scene/zine pun was funny.
"Even though I guess Don't Let the Scene Go Down on Me! is kind of already a pun," says Shumaker. "But the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to make it a reality."
Shumaker has wanted to make a zine for about five years, but up until recently, he was the lone member of the collective and didn't have time to implement the idea.
"Although 'Collective' is in our name, DLTSGDOM! has mostly been just me since the beginning," says Shumaker. "Now that I have the help of new members, Indigo Baloch and Anastasia Blü Hons-Astle, we're finally ready to make it happen. My hope is that it's informative and artistic. I want to highlight upcoming events in the scene as well as showcase local artists."
Interested collaborators can submit their work to email@example.com now through Fri., Feb. 14 with the subject line "Zine Submission." For the first issue, there is no set theme and all forms of print media will be considered.