DUM DUM Zine is now open for ongoing web submissions!

DUM DUM Zine is now open for ongoing web submissions!

When we're not publishing our annual zine, we're constantly searching for new multi-platform literature and art to share online. Submit here!
Issue No. 5: POST & PRESENT Now Available Online!

Issue No. 5: POST & PRESENT Now Available Online!

Finally available for purchase online after a year of its original release! Issue No. 5, “POST & Present,” is a postcard book containing a mixture of text and image.
Issue No. 4: LOST & BOUND

Issue No. 4: LOST & BOUND

For DUM DUM Zine's Issue No. 4, we collected an array of “lost” or discarded objects from free bins, lost and founds, and other public places in Los Angeles.
Issue No. 3: PUNKS & Scholars

Issue No. 3: PUNKS & Scholars

Issue No. 3: "PUNKS & Scholars" is an experimental issue containing writing and multimedia objects that fit inside a 45" record mailer box.
Issue No. 2: LIGHTNESS & DARKNESS

Issue No. 2: LIGHTNESS & DARKNESS

Issue No. 2 is a literature and music album release called "Lightness & Darkness," released in audio form.
Issue No. 1: CITIES & STATES

Issue No. 1: CITIES & STATES

Issue No. 1: CITIES & STATES was released in Los Angeles in the Fall of 2011, printed on a 17x22 broadside on newsprint.
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Text Message Interview with Shana Falana by Taleen Kali

Text Message Interview with Shana Falana by Taleen Kali

Welcome back to Text Message Interviews! This month we feature the lush dreamscapes of Shana Falana, on tour from New York in support of her 2nd full-length, Here Comes the Wave in advance of their L.A. show tonight! RSVP and #getDUM!

Two Shorts by Howie Good

Two Shorts by Howie Good

Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements, winner of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry. He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely. Read more on his blog.
"Mound, the Second" by Nanor Abkarian

“Mound, the Second” by Nanor Abkarian

Nanor Lara Abkarian earned her MFA from Mills College and has worked as a teacher, tutor, production manager, and 30-second actress in a feature film. She lives and writes in Los Angeles.
Get DUM at our next showcase November 18 @ Ham & Eggs Tavern!

Get DUM at our next showcase November 18 @ Ham & Eggs Tavern!

Get DUM at our next event with Shana Falana (on your from New York!), your Editor-in-Chief Taleen Kali playing solo tunes,The Tissues, and French Vanilla at Ham & Eggs Tavern Nov 18th. RSVP here.
Text Message Interview with The Regrettes by Julia Gibson

Text Message Interview with The Regrettes by Julia Gibson

Welcome back to Text Message Interviews! This month we interviewed local LA band The Regrettes as they get ready to bring their sweet, smart, and spunky #DUMjams to venues all along the West Coast during the month of November.
"I put on your old jacket and walked" by Thomas Davis

“I put on your old jacket and walked” by Thomas Davis

Thomas Davis is a full time scientist and part time writer who's currently working on developing more poetry concerning life from a scientist's perspective.
Text Message Interview with Michelle Tea by Rosa Quezada

Text Message Interview with Michelle Tea by Rosa Quezada

Welcome back to DUM DUM Zine’s Text Message Interviews! This month we interview Michelle Tea, founder of Sister Spit, one of our DUM role models and author of so many novels we stopped counting and decided to ask her if we could text!
"Solo Hollywood" by Russell Bennetts

“Solo Hollywood” by Russell Bennetts

Russell Bennetts is the editor of Berfrois. His books include Relentless (2014) and Poets for Corbyn (2015).
Zine on the Scene: Record Club LA by Julia Gibson

Zine on the Scene: Record Club LA by Julia Gibson

Welcome to DUM DUM Zine's spankin new feature, "Zine on the Scene" wherein we cover live events in L.A. and beyond. For our inaugural feature we snapped photos of Record Clubbers and asked them to tell us which #DUMjams they brought and why. Scroll through for their record recs and #GetDUM!
"Epilogue" by Korey Hurni

“Epilogue” by Korey Hurni

Korey Hurni was born and raised in Lansing, MI, and recently earned his MFA at Western Michigan University where he served as Poetry Editor for Third Coast.
Text Message Interview with J Ryan Stradal by Ian Dick Jones

Text Message Interview with J Ryan Stradal by Ian Dick Jones

Welcome back to DUM DUM Zine’s Text Message Interviews! This month we interview J Ryan Stradal, one of our favorites here in the L.A. lit scene and DUM veteran, who who debuted his first novel, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, last summer.
"The time I realized I wasn’t white" by María Cristina Hall

“The time I realized I wasn’t white” by María Cristina Hall

María Cristina Hall writes poetry and edits for the literary magazines Mexico City Lit and La Cigarra. She is currently a professor of English at the Tec de Monterrey in Mexico City. Her work can be found in Apogee Journal, New Poetry, Surgam, Registro MX, and mcristinafernandez.net.