Welcome to Fosfor Fanzinedistro's application form!

Fosfor Fanzinedistro is based on a non-profit collaboration between comic creators and Hybriden as distributor. We who sit behind the scenes are comic artists as well, working voluntarily with Fosfor and we do it because we think the zine culture is important.

We run this platform so that zine makers can have a space to be seen. This means that we need all the help we can get with marketing because we have no resources for it.

Fosfor Fanzinedistro is entirely dependent on the good will of the zine makers to cooperate and give the zine distro the space it deserves in the Swedish comics scene.

So when your zine is up: share, blog, tweet, instagram. Email everyone you know, do an event, spread the love! We have given you a table in a digital and physical market, make the most of it!

Instructions:

We sell prints, zines and stickers in Fosfor. We will refer to these as the “product” in the text below for the sake of simplicity.

  • For products to be sold through Fosfor, they must be self-published, i.e. not be published by bigger publishers. If you are uncertain what we mean by this and if it includes your works, send us an email and we can explain.
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  • Product image, dimensions and weight are needed to put the product up for sale. You cannot skip it. All form information except presentation texts are required in the form. However, we recommend that you write something short about yourself and/or the product in the presentation field.
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  • Keep in mind that it’s the pictures you take that will be used in the shop and the better pictures you take the better they will look when finished. We want the shop to give an as appealing impression as possible with the resources we have, but unfortunately we don’t know magic, so if you send us pictures in poor quality, we won’t be able to use them and thus won’t be able to publish your products. So follow the instructions and see the sample pictures. It saves time for everyone in the long run!
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  • You don’t need to send any copies of the product to us until something has been ordered, in order to save on shipping costs for you and to prevent the spread of infection.
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  • Be sure to enter an email address you frequently check so we can get in touch with you quickly.
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  • We want to be extra clear that we do not pay for the shipping to us from you, as we have no such resources for this.
Form Explanations

Do you have any social media for us to link to? = One link to either Instagram, Facebook, website, something else or nothing at all.

Do you have an alias you’d rather use? = An alias, also called pseudonym or pen name. What you state here will be shown instead of your legal name.

Presentation text about yourself = En kort text om dig själv. Presentationstext är helt valfri. Vi kommer i regel inte att hitta på en text om du inte gör det själv.

What are you submitting? = The form can only handle one kind of product at a time. Register zines first, then prints, then stickers (or whatever order you prefer).

Title = Name of your product.

Stock total = The number of copies you have reserved for selling via Fosfor.
If you also sell it in other places than Fosfor, this is the number of copies you can guarantee will be available for orders through Fosfor.

Your unit price = The price you want for one copy of this fanzine. We will then add 10 kr, which will cover our extra costs for packaging, transaction fees, etc. After selling the product, this is the sum we will give you.

Fanzines:

Language = Which language/languages your zine is written in.

Upload a product-ready image of your fanzine = Follow these instructions to produce pictures we can use in the shop:

  • Name the image file after the title of your zine.
  • The image needs to be the of cover of the fanzine.
  • Don’t send the digital file of the cover, we need a real photo or scan taken of your fanzine against a white background.
  • The images should be as clear as possible and have a white background. Take the photo as straight from above as you can and avoid shadows.
  • The images need to be at least 1500 pixels wide.
  • You can see what we’re after by looking at the other products already published in Fosfor. You can also scroll down on this page to see some examples.

Fanzine dimensions = Length, width, height. Height = thickness of you zine.

Weight in grams = Weigh the zine on a kitchen scales or similar.

Page count = Number of pages, including cover.

Priority order = In what order we should publish your products. This is in case there isn’t enough time for us to publish all of them in time for May 15 when everything is made available for the public. We will publish everything, and we will try to do it in time for the official date, but it depends on the amount of products we receive, so the earlier before the deadline you register your products, the greater the chance that all of them will be included in time for the target date. If you send us info before the deadline, at least one title/person will be guaranteed to be published in time (probably more).

Presentation text about your fanzine = Short text about your zine. This presentation is optional, but it will increase the chance of people buying it if they know what it’s about.

Prints:

Printing technique = What printing technique was used. I.e. silkscreen, digital, linocut, etc.

Paper type and gsm = I.e. water color paper 300gsm, heavy colored paper 180gsm, etc. Gsm is normally specified on the packaging of the paper and is a description of the weight (in gram) of a sheet of paper size 1 x 1 meter. Not to be confused with the weight of one copy of your print.

Upload a product-ready image of your print = Follow these instructions to produce pictures we can use in the shop:

  • Name the image file after the title of your print.
  • If it’s a digital print you can send us a smaller version of the original image file. For handmade prints such as silkscreen, linocut or similar, images should be as clear as possible and have a white background. Take the photo as straight from above as you can and avoid shadows.
  • The images need to be at least 1500 pixels wide.
  • You can see what we’re after by looking at the other products already published in Fosfor. You can also scroll down on this page to see some examples.

Print dimensions = Length and width.

Weight in grams per print = Weigh the print on a kitchen scales or similar. Not to be confused with gsm.

Priority order = In what order we should publish your products. This is in case there isn’t enough time for us to publish all of them in time for May 15 when everything is made available for the public. We will publish everything, and we will try to do it in time for the official date, but it depends on the amount of products we receive, so the earlier before the deadline you register your products, the greater the chance that all of them will be included in time for the target date. If you send us info before the deadline, at least one title/person will be guaranteed to be published in time (probably more).

Presentation text about your print = Short text about your print. This presentation is optional, but it may increase the chance of people buying it if they know something about it.

Stickers:

Is this a single sticker or a set? = Do you sell them as single stickers or as sheets/sets. If more than one option is available they must be registered as separate products (one for set, one for each single sticker).

Sticker type = PVC, vinyl, paper, etc.

Upload a product-ready image of your sticker/set = Follow these instructions to produce pictures we can use in the shop:

  • Name the image file after the title of your sticker/set.
  • The images should be as clear as possible and have a white background. Take the photo as straight from above as you can and avoid shadows.
  • The images need to be at least 1500 pixels wide.
  • You can see what we’re after by looking at the other products already published in Fosfor. You can also scroll down on this page to see some examples.

Mått på ditt klistermärke eller set = If it’s a set or a sheet you should measure the whole thing (length, width and height).

Weight in grams per sticker/set: = If it’s hard to weigh a single sticker because it’s too light, try this:
Weigh several copies at the same time, then divide the weight with the number of copies you weighed (for example: 7 stickers weigh 23g. 23g / 7 = 3,28g/sticker)

Priority order = In what order we should publish your products. This is in case there isn’t enough time for us to publish all of them in time for May 15 when everything is made available for the public. We will publish everything, and we will try to do it in time for the official date, but it depends on the amount of products we receive, so the earlier before the deadline you register your products, the greater the chance that all of them will be included in time for the target date. If you send us info before the deadline, at least one title/person will be guaranteed to be published in time (probably more).

Presentation text about your sticker/set = Short text about your sticker/set. This presentation is optional, but it may increase the chance of people buying it if they know something about it.

Examples

Fosfor distro rules

Fosfor is formally run by C’est Bon Kultur (CBK), which is part of Hybriden. It is currently run in close cooperation with Fanzineverkstaden and Tusen Serier. Logotype is made by Gonzalo Oimis.

  • Please note that we do not accept fan art or other materials where you do not own the copyright. This is for both your and our protection.
  • In order to sell fanzines via Fosfor, you have to be at least 18 years old.
  • HYBRIDEN (CBK, Tusen Serier and Wormgod) reserve the right to cancel a product from the distro if it turns out to be racist, sexist or otherwise discriminatory.
  • HYBRIDEN and Fosfor want everyone to feel welcome and able to contribute and take part in the distro, with no judgment relating to sex, gender identity or expression, ethnicity or social standing, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • In order to sell fanzines via Fosfor, you have to be self-published. If your’re unsure, contact us!
  • HYBRIDEN will add a handling fee of 10 kr to your price to cover transaction costs, packaging, etc. The amount you specify in the agreement is what you will receive after we’ve sold your products.
  • Fosfor will contact you exclusively via e-mail, so specify an e-mail address that you check regularly. If your product hasn’t been published yet in the webshop, check your e-mail or contact us!

For the time being we’re only able to make payments via PayPal if you don’t have a Swedish bank account.

Checking the box in the end of the form confirms that the creator agrees to the terms in this agreement and the distro rules of Fosfor.

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