Heather Dooley

zine maker & poet



Make a 16-page Mini-Zine from a Single Sheet of Copy Paper

Update! After reaching 25 students - by sharing a free enrollment link with my Facebook friends (which includes largely family and IRL friends and colleagues) - as well as emailing 50 contacts, mostly friends and colleagues - my class started to get more enrollments today. Another thing I did, was I made my class temporarily free last evening (Monday) and when I woke up this morning, I had gone from 24 students to 35. I was beside myself. I switched my class back to Premium this morning and have seen 5 more enrollments since then. Here's my class: http://skl.sh/2dr3p6f 


Sept. 15, Thursday - Here is the link to my Introduction Video on Youtube -- https://youtu.be/8j5nDethT3g 

Sept. 9, Friday -- To make sure I am staying on track, here is a link to my class outline. Check it out! Get excited! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E2Xuwll3UT1-gRLkJVRFbsUSfrHkNJESEyyLe0s00F8/edit?usp=sharing 

Project Description: 

You will create your own 16-page mini-zine (or mini magazine) using a single sheet of 8.5" X 11" copy paper. I will show you how to:

  • create the template,
  • add your content, and
  • fold, trim, and staple your final product.

You will be able to create these little booklets for anything you want. Extra-special birthday cards, recipe collections, a treatise on a special topic you care about, poetry chapbooks, memories of a trip you took, or anything else you like. I use this format to create my poetry zine, Spake

You won't need many materials. All you really need are a sheet of paper, a pen, and a pair of scissors. If desired and if you have them, you can use a scrapbooking paper-cutter and a stapler as well. And of course, colorful things and sparkly things for decorating are always an option.

If you want to get very serious, you can create the template on a computer and lay out and print your content, but for now, let's stick to creating the zine by hand. 


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