est. 2013

based in Oakland, California 

Brown Recluse was created to support + center zines written by queer and trans people of color

Brown Recluse was born in the spirit of visibility + in the spirit of celebrating our cultures

Brown Recluse exists to strengthen our ties + highlight our intersectional, relatable experiences 


please send one (1) copy of your zine to: 

PO BOX 2281 OAKLAND CA 94623

*please include a note about yourself/who you are, how you heard of BRZD, your wholesale price-point, + your payment info*



Bay Area Queer Zine Fest

Dear Diary Zine Fest, Berkeley
It's a Moment: A Community Exchange, Oakland

We Are the Ones One Year Anniversary, Oakland

Los Angeles Zine Fest

Chicago Zine Fest


Dear Diary Zine Fest, Oakland

Break Free Fest, Philadelphia

Aklasan Fest, San Francisco

San Francisco Zine Fest

Long Beach Zine Fest

Dream Dive Mini Fest, San Francisco

East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest

Ginihawa Marketplace, San Francisco

EM Wolfman Books, Oakland

Moms4Housing Benefit Show, Oakland

Liyang Network Benefit Market, Oakland


Break Free Fest, Philadelphia

Chicago Zine Fest

Femme+Them Art Show, SF

Bay Area Queer Zine Fest

The Multivrs is Illuminated, Oakland

San Francisco Zine Fest

Chicago Art Book Fair

East Bay Alternative Book+Zine Fest


Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair, NYC

NAH Fair, Los Angeles

Book Your Own Fest, Olympia

Chicago Zine Fest

Bay Area Queer Zine Fest

Portland Zine Symposium

Olympia Hardcore Fest

Zine Queers Vol 3, LA

Short Run Comics+Arts Fest, Seattle

Olympia Zine Fest

Intersect Fest, Portland

East Bay Alternative Book+Zine Fest, Oakland


Olympia Hardcore Fest, 2016

EVERYTHING IS NOT OK Fest, Oklahoma 2016

Olympia Zine Fest, 2015

Long Beach Zine Fest, 2015

Portland Zine Symposium, 2014
LA Zine Fest, 2014

Chicago Zine Fest, 2014

POC Zine Project Race Riot Tour 2013

Whenever you donate to Brown Recluse Zine Distro you are supporting writers and artists of color. BRZD is able to add new zines to the distro and keep current zines stocked. BRZD also prints a lot of titles directly, preserving our stories and keeping them in circulation.

The zine community mirrors dominant white culture in a lot of ways, centralizing white voices and creating platforms for that forget about POC contributions. 

BRZD has been able to go on tour with POCZP, table at zine fests, black+brown punk fests (Break Free Fest, Philadelphia) and make donations to budding zine libraries + directly to individuals as mutual aid work. All of this has been done with the support of donations and purchases!

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Financially, all of our money goes directly to zine writers and to continuing the distro.


  • To continue to buy and print zines to keep the distro well stocked and affordable. BRZD wants to remain an affordable and accessible project to everyone.

  • To make a paper catalog available for free to increase accessibility to folks who do not have access to the internet. This would make the distro available to a variety of communities including those incarcerated.

  • To make the entire catalog available to incarcerated trans folks and women for free.

  • To be able to help folks set up zine libraries in communities that serve People of Color. This means sending one copy of every zine in the catalog to existing zine libraries or those starting zine libraries nationally and internationally.

  • To distribute free politically-relevant zines with all on-line orders (for example, we have given copies of Lil' Dope Fiend about overdose prevention and a NoDAPL zine about the water protectors in North Dakota).




brown recluse zine distro © 2016