The Organization Mod Guide
This is the section which should explain how to make a zine.
Extra tips for applications
Inform applicants of what you expect and what they should expect so they do not get unwelcome surprises.
Extra tips for creation
Extra tips for post-creation
If your zine gets the bad luck where both formatting and production feels like they are encountering bumps: even if you are not the person responsible, be active and look into if there is anything that can be helped with immediately. These situations are very easy to end up in over 4 weeks delay.
In the chaos of getting things created, perhaps you haven't figured out yet what happens to extra copies, and if there are any rules around the use of digital content. Remember to answer questions of if it be possible for contributors to buy copies to resell, and what rights the contributors have with their work.
What is “fair” depends on the mods and the contributors. It may vary between different projects. Every project is different.
Since creators are done, and buyers are waiting, this is a good time to run polls to clarify the above if you haven't decided it already.
Some example phrases to get you thinking
Other Guides (or, a mini attempt to compile a history of these modern fanzines)
Jenpenn’s guide (2015). Bit of a case study. Contains screenshots.
Slumber (@slumberish)’s guide (2021). Rather than going into detail about operational methods, it’s a practical information repository with templates. We will link to them throughout the rest of this guide wherever they come in handy.
Recent case studies (posts explaining operations by specific zines set in 2020-)
None known yet