Plaintext Distro

Purveyors of fine low tech, anti-capitalist, bitsyfolk, game-making and cultural zines

Hi! We are a distro making zines on topics near and dear to our hearts more easily accessible to zine-lovers around the world. We believe that the technological obsession with innovation has led to a relationship with technology that is intrusive, wasteful, and not based in the amazing potential for resource sharing and creativity that is fundamental to digital media like the internet. We are curious about ways to do more with less: less energy, less e-waste, and less centralizing our culture on platforms that are purely profit-motivated. Maintenance and right-to-repair, low tech game making, the history of software art, radically remaking copyright and IP law, digital decentralization, DIY projects, perspectives on the abolition of private corporations, prisons, work and money, and mining the old web for solutions to new problems that we didn't know we already had are some of our primary interests. If you feel that your writing, artistic practice, hobby or even stray thoughts fit in any of these categories, consider letting us print and distribute your zine!

Next Event: Edinburgh Zine Fest 2023 - Saturday February 18th!

Our Zines

Apple Zine
Apple Zine by v buckenham
Domino Club Yearbook
Domino Club Yearbook by Domino Club
End in Fire
End in Fire by Matthew James Seidel
Melon's Obscure Thoughts Zine
Melon's Obscure Thoughts Zine by melonking
Bi Subjectivities 1: Troy Bolton
Bi Subjectivities 1: Troy Bolton by Em

Sci Fi Short Story Zine
Sci Fi Short Story Zine by Em

In the beginning we all played Family
In the beginning we all played Family by Rumpel

manifesto megamix
manifesto megamix by candle
Love Letter For You
Love Letter For You by Em
Now Play This 2019
Now Play This 2019 by multiple authors
ZONE by candle
First Person Stimulator
First Person Stimulator by Freya Campbell
MGS Made Me Bi
MGS Made Me Bi by Em

space people
space people by thecatamites
Crush Zone
Crush Zone by Em

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