Get to Know Your Zinester: Mend My Dress Press

Describe your work in two sentences or less.

We run a small press, publishing zine anthologies, and also a distro. We carry a lot of per-zines, because we love to read stories about the experiences of others.

Where are your favorite places (in your neighborhood or online) to find new zines?

Mostly live events, tablings, etc. – there’s usually so much to find in person that isn’t easily found online (which is not to say that we don’t love a whole bunch of online distros too, but its fun to look through stuff in person and meet people).

What are you working on for the Fest this year?

We’ve got a few new books that we’ll have out in time for the fest, and we’ll also likely be bringing some new zines that we’re individually working on.

How did you get involved in making zines?

Colleen made a zine in 2005 about her grandmother and has been making one shots ever since because there’s just too many ideas to make a regularly occurring serial. Neely started writing Mend My Dress years ago, when she was a messy college student. She will be writing until she is a messy fairy godmother to all of the lost bunnies.

What’s your favorite part of LA Zine Fest?

Its so wonderfully organized and it’s just a really great place to see friends from all over we hardly ever get to see, and a great place to find new zines to read. Not to mention the occasional celeb sighting! Plus, it seems appropriate to bust out the gold pants in LA, and any excuse for gold pants is a favorite.

Check out Mend My Dress Press online!


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