about us

Online Canzine features over 125 artists, writers and creatives. It is THE event to discover zines and small press works. First held in Toronto in 1995, Canzine has since expanded to Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Brampton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and Halifax, each hosting hundreds of writers and performers, displaying thousands of zines, books, comics and prints. Online Canzine started during the pandemic when we couldn’t gather together in person to swap zines and share stories. Being online has allowed us to expand Canzine even further, and work with zinesters from all over the world! 

Did you know that Canzine is run by Broken Pencil magazine? 

Since 1995, we have been a mega-zine dedicated exclusively to exploring independent creative action. Published four times a year, each issue of Broken Pencil features reviews of hundreds of zines and small press books, plus comics, excerpts from the best of the underground press, interviews, original fiction and commentary on all aspects of the indie arts. From the hilarious to the perverse, Broken Pencil challenges conformity and demands attention.

Meet the canzine team!

Broken Pencil’s Events Director

Hannah dickson


Hannah is a writer and curator living in Toronto/Tkaronto. She has an M.A. in Contemporary Art History from OCADU where she wrote her thesis on burlesque, the feminist gaze, and queering performance. She has a cat named Campbell Chicken Noodle Soup and hates writing bios. 

Canzine Communications Manager and Editorial Assistant

Nadia Ozzorluoglu

Nadia Ozzorluoglu is a writer, editor, bonafide theatre kid, and Oxford comma enthusiast. She runs the Broken Pencil Instagram account, @brokenpencilmag, and works really hard on it.

Canzine founder

Hal Niedzviecki

Hal Niedzviecki is a writer, speaker, culture commentator and editor whose work challenges preconceptions and confronts readers with the offenses of everyday life. He is the author of over ten books including the novel The Archaeologists (ARP), a collection of short stories Look Down, This is Where it Must Have Happened (City Lights, April 2011) and the nonfiction book Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future (Seven Stories Press).

Canzine Toronto 2023 - Coming soon!

Keep an eye on out social media and canzine.ca for updates

Canzine 2023 artwork by the talented Nancy Zhang, also known as Arrivedlate.
Instagram: @arrivedlate

Our sponsors

Thank you so much to our sponsors for their continued support for Canzine, especially during these challenging times.