Canadian Magazine Industry News
6 August 2015,     TORONTO
Broken Pencil celebrates 20 years
Broken Pencil
,the magazine of zine culture and the independent arts is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

“I'm thrilled that Broken Pencil lasted 20 years,” founder and publisher Hal Niedzviecki told Masthead. “The magazine has always been about a community of creators for a community of creators and would-be creators. That's the reason for its ongoing longevity. Floating in a sea of celebrity gossip and lose-weight-quick charticles, Broken Pencil has been and continues to be a lighthouse island for free thought and idiosyncratic creative action.”

Published four times a year since 1995, Broken Pencil features reviews of zines, interviews, original fiction and commentary on all aspects of indie arts.

In the latest issue Niedzviecki recalls the many times he thought the publication wouldn’t last, but he managed to get through the solo all-nighters, staff departures and changing industry to still be here today.

Thankfully, out of some unlikely combination of stupidity, stubbornness and passion, plus the love and commitment our readers continue to show us, we’re still here. A whole new wave and generation of indie culture publishers and creators is coming ashore. BP awaits them, island lighthouse, port in the storm.
In celebration of hitting the big 2-0 Broken Pencil is having a summer subscription sale. Readers can take 10% off any regularly priced subscription using promo code BP10. The offer ends September 1, 2015.

Congratulations Broken Pencil, here’s to 20 more.
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