Applying for a stall

This zine fest is to showcase work, primarily zines, led by people identifying as Black / Asian / POC (people of colour) / global majority.

We aim to prioritise zine-makers / stallholders based in the north of England where possible, but welcome applications from zine-makers from all over. We want a good mix of lower-priced and higher-priced items to make sure that the zine fest stays affordable. We want make sure there is plenty of variety at the fest. Zines about identity and culture are fine, but can you add something new to the conversation? Do you write about areas of life where we are underrepresented or marginalised? Here are a few examples off the top of our heads: architecture, genre fiction, science, natural history, neurodiversity, the world of work, activism. Don’t be limited by what mainstream society expects of you. This is what Over Here is all about.

Applications are open now! Closing date 27th May 2022.

Fill in our form and return it to us.

About the venue
Over Here Zine Fest 2022 will take place in The Engine Room at the People’s History Museum in Manchester. The address is Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER. There is step-free access to the entrance. The Engine Room is on the ground floor. There are gender-neutral toilets on this floor and a baby-changing table in the toilet cubicle in the corner of the Engine Room.

The nearest train station is Salford Central. If coming from outside of Manchester, Manchester Piccadilly is about 25 minutes’ walk away. Manchester Victoria, Chorlton Street coach station, Shudehill coach station and Piccadilly Gardens bus station are all 17 minutes walk. There is a free city centre bus service that goes from Manchester Piccadilly that comes near to the venue. The city centre is quite flat.

The museum has a cafe on the ground floor serving hot and cold drinks, cakes, sandwiches and small plates. There are vegan and gluten free options. There are Sainsbury’s Local and Co-op Food branches five minutes’ walk away.

Covid safety
The Engine Room has high ceilings and the entrance to the room will be kept open for airflow. Workshops and activities will take place in the Activity Room which has no outside windows. We will provide handgel and some masks. This information is current for April 2022 and may change before the day of the fest.

If you’ve got any questions, email us on