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Perzines are a genre of zines; the "per" meaning "personal". Although most zines could be considered personal in that they represent the opinionated work of one person, this term describes zines that are written about one's own personal experiences, opinions and observations. This genre has become increasingly popular within the zine community and is probably the largest used format for zines today.

In many ways, the perzine could be considered the paper predecessor to the blog. Yet for many zine creators, the paper format is still the preferred medium, despite the blog phenomenon.[1]


  1. ^ Dumais, Susan, "Low-tech Zines in a High-tech World," College Letter, University of New Hampshire, College of Liberal Arts, September, 2010.
  • Atton, Chris (2001). "The Mundane and Its Reproduction in Alternative Media". Journal of Mundane Behavior. 2 (1). Archived from the original on 2006-07-16. Retrieved 2006-08-01.
  • Bailey, Steve & Michel, Anita (2004). "The Photocopied Self: Perzines, Self-Construction, and The Postmodern Identity Crisis". Reconstruction. 4 (2). Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2006-08-01.