Zines covers culture remote the corporate restrictions. They evaluate and criticize other zines, books, comics, newsletters, one-shots, videos, posters, spoken word recordings, or anything else in almost any media on any subject. Their focus is on material that's not available through normal commercial channels, so readers find reviews of hundreds of hand-made magazines, newsletters, and books you won't find anywhere else. Every review includes ordering information, so reacders can get this material direct from its publishers.
Zine World is an example of a zine as well as Punk Zine. In addition to the reviews, Zine World covers news nobody else does: When publishers are brought up on charges for what they've published, when kids are kicked out of school for creating a zine, they try to spread the word, letting our readers know what they can do to help.
In every issue of Zine World, small publishers let each other know which stores and distributors are trustworthy, and which aren't. They run free announcements about upcoming events, and other underground projects worthy of readers' support. They offer free classified ads for DIY or counterculture projects (up to 50 words; limit one free ad per issue). (Bartel, 2004)
If the writers published something, and they are wondering how to get the word out to potential readers, these budding writers can consider sending it to Zine World. They are interested in almost anything that isn't corporate-controlled crap. Zine Wold's pledge -- to themselves, to their readers -- is that they'll give everything a fair read and an honest review. Their circulation is tiny, but they have been told that a good review can result in dozens of orders.
The Punk zine offers discussions about rock music from its origins and up to the artists. They believe that the origins of Rock music can be explored through the attempts to understand the natural development of musical styles. A musical genre such as rock and roll does not simply come out of the music scene. It evolved from the moment a performance introduces a breakthrough which the audience perceived and admired due to its uniqueness.
The best thing about rock music, according to Punk Zine, is that it is not limited to being a musical genre but some even consider it as a way of life, it is also known as a movement, a lifestyle, a culture and has the possibility of being an ideology. Rock and roll is a tradition and in its many faces can be considered a belief system.
The premise of the work in the Punk Zine is that rock 'n' roll matters, and that it means what it says. It seems that rock 'n' roll music has seldom been given its due as an art form, that it is somehow relegated to a category of less "mature" or "serious" artistic pursuits by the media and the intellectual community (whatever that is). Some of their critics use the generic term "Pop" to refer to any popular music, including all contemporary rock musicians, as if the fact of rock 'n' roll's immense commercial success implies that it cannot really be taken seriously alongside, say, classical music, or even Jazz.
In defiance of this trend (Zines), and in view of the apparent retreats from idealism that have permeated the past decade or two, these zines celebrates creative writing as a legitimate art form, and more, as a strong current in American and world culture, which contains a central