Hi y’all! I wanted to thank several of you for expressing messages of support when I posted about potentially closing my zine distro, The Alchemist’s Closet. AC has distributed queer, trans, feminist, anarchist and punk zines for 8 years. It has always been a non-profit, single-person effort. As the distro has grown, so has order volume, and it is difficult to keep up!
Fully closing the distro is not my desire, and news of this potential closure has upset a few folks who feel that AC is an important project. I am also the sole distributor for several zines and zinesters who have placed their trust in me to bring their zines to the world. Therefore, I will not do a total closure, and will keep alchemistscloset.org up and running with an author list, grab bags, and a rotating selection of zines. That means that if you are a consigner/wholesaler, your zine will be rotated into available inventory periodically. If your zine is currently not listed, that is just because I have not yet listed it, or it is low in stock! There is no judgement implied in what zines are available at any given time, including as I begin downsizing.
Consignees and wholesalers, you will receive the full measure of payment for your zines and they will be sent out either as they are rotated through the inventory or in curated queer/trans/feminist zine grab bags. If you have any questions, please get in touch!
There may be a few hiccups as I get all this sorted out, so please bear with me! Thanks so much for your support for AC, which has been a wonderful and exciting project and will continue to be, in a more manageable and less stressful way. <3