Submit a Zine

How to Submit a zine?

Download a form (pdf click here), fill it out, AND mail 2-5 copies of your zine along with the form to:

Roach Motel PO Box 1314, Ames, IA 50014

It’s that easy. Just don’t forget to include the filled out consignment form.

What does Roach Motel sell?

We favor Iowa and Midwest authors OR topics on: art, slice of life, poetry, craft, creativity, comic style, diy, and homesteading. But we are open to whatever you are making, so send you some pictures, a pdf version, or a physical sample.

What does Roach Motel NOT sell?

We don’t sell any hate-mongering zines – nothing racists/sexist/homophobic/etc. Other that pretty much everything is fair game. If you aren’t sure if your zine follows those guidelines, send just one copy or email us a pdf/jpeg copy and we can let you know.

Where does the Roach Motel sell?

We’ll sell your zines in our online shop if you choose, at zine fests by tabling, at the Roach Social Zinefest, random art events, and at the distro:

Roach Motel Zine Distro @ the Iowa Music Store
300 MAIN STREET (2nd Floor), Ames, IA 50010


Consignment Terms

We work on consignment, taking a 30% cut of all sells and sending the rest to you via check in the mail or paypal. Download the consignment form for ALL the fine print. 

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