Zinester Application FAQ

Below please find detailed information about applying to table at Long Beach Zine Fest 2018.

When do applications open?

Applications to table at Long Beach Zine Fest open May 28, 2018.

When do applications close?

Applications to table at Long Beach Zine Fest close July 4, 2018 at 11:59pm. No late applications will be accepted.

How much does it cost?

Applying to table at Long Beach Zine Fest is free. If you are selected, your table fees will be $44 for a half table and $88 for a full table. Table fees are required to confirm your spot.

Can I apply with a friend?

Yes. If you apply together as a partnership or group, you must submit one application, which will be evaluated as one entity.

If you want to share a half or full table with a friend, but you would like to be listed separately and you would like your applications to be evaluated separately, please apply separately. You will have the opportunity to request table partners when accepting your spot.

Can I save my application and finish it later?

Yes. To save your application and return to it later, click “Save and Continue” at the bottom of the application. You will be taken to a new page with a custom link. YOU MUST SAVE THE LINK TO RETURN TO YOUR APPLICATION. You can also opt to have the link emailed to you.

Please note, this process will preserve your text entries, but any images you have uploaded will not be saved and will need to be re-uploaded.

What are you looking for in an application?
  • Your zines are the primary factor in our evaluation process.
  • Please provide as much information as you can so we can get to know you and your work.
  • Long Beach and local area residents will be given first consideration.
How do you decide who to invite?

Every application is reviewed and ranked individually by each member of the organizing team. We then compile the rankings and review all the applications as a group to make our final selection.

I was wait-listed. What does that mean?

We wait-list applicants we are hoping to find room for. If a zinester drops out, we will immediately notify the next person on the waiting list. We expect to confirm all application statuses by the end of July.

What if I can't pay the table fee when accepting my spot?

If you are accepted to table at LBZF 18 but need more time to pay, contact us ASAP and we will work with you to set something up.

I'm a newbie and have never done a zine fest before. Should I apply?

Yes! All zinesters were new to tabling at one time. We think that folks who are newer to the scene have just as much to say as folks who have been here a while. We want to give everyone an equal opportunity to be a part of LBZF. The key thing is to MAKE ZINES. Folks who apply before making any zines probably won’t get in.

I've tabled at LBZF for 2 or 3 years. Does that mean I automatically will/won't get in?

We want to give all zinesters a shot at tabling at LBZF and every application is considered individually each year. You won’t automatically get in just because you’ve tabled here before … and you won’t be penalized for having been a part of LBZF in the past!

Do you have a question not answered here? Contact us and we’ll get you the information you need!