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 Beth Pickens, by Taleen Kali

Text Message Interview with Beth Pickens, by Taleen Kali

Welcome back to DUM DUM Zine’s Text Message Interviews! This month we interview Beth Pickens, L.A.-based consultant dedicated to supporting and empowering artists, most recently through her self-help book, Your Art Will Save Your Life, out now by Feminist Press.
"Brutalist Elegy" by Colton McLaughlin

“Brutalist Elegy” by Colton McLaughlin

Colton McLaughlin recently graduated from Alvernia University with BA in English. He now resides and works in Washington, D.C. Illustration by Andy Lyon.
"objectum sexual" by Danielle Damico

“objectum sexual” by Danielle Damico

Danielle Damico is a video artist and mother of 16 house plants. She lives and works in Baltimore, MD. Artwork by David Rodriguez
The return of "VOX & Voices: Music & Reading Series

The return of “VOX & Voices: Music & Reading Series

We're back, DUMMIES! Welcome back to our quarterly music & reading event hosted on the charming patio of Stories Books & Cafe...
"fucked-up hashtags in bloom" by AJ Urquidi

“fucked-up hashtags in bloom” by AJ Urquidi

AJ Urquidi is a heterogeneous poet of Monterey, Los Angeles, and NYC. His writing has appeared in various journals, including Faultline, Verdad, Chiron Review, and Foothill. A Gerald Locklin Writing Prize winner, AJ is co-founder of online journal indicia and has led workshops at Cal State Long Beach and Beyond Baroque.
"xanax ballad #1" by Lindsey Siferd

“xanax ballad #1” by Lindsey Siferd

Lindsey Siferd is a college admissions counselor moonlighting as a poet. She has previously been published in the Montucky Review, Cimarron Review, and the Atlanta Review. She lives in Brooklyn and can be found on Twitter at @lindseytalks.
DuM Culture: Take Me with You by Rosa Quezada

DuM Culture: Take Me with You by Rosa Quezada

In a city inundated with sights and sounds, where there is no shortage of things to do and people to meet, I want to know–where in Los Angeles does literature go and where does Literature come from?
Terrible Librarian by Yvonne Amey

Terrible Librarian by Yvonne Amey

Yvonne Amey is a poet and artist living in Orlando, Florida. Her poems, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in Vine Leaves Journal, The Cypress Dome, and The Los Angeles Review of Los Angeles. Artwork by Ariel Kessler.
untitled poem series by LM Rivera

untitled poem series by LM Rivera

LM Rivera lives in Santa Fe, NM. His chapbook THE LITTLE LEGACIES is available from Glo Worm Press and his first full-length book, The Drunkards, is forthcoming from Omnidawn. Artwork by Tamsen Wojtanowski.
Ode to a Bodega by Shannon Nico Shreibak

Ode to a Bodega by Shannon Nico Shreibak

Shannon Nico Shreibak is a Chicago-based writer, music publicist, and founder of Pulp Cult Writers' Collective. Photo by Yuan Tang.
Hi's & Byes: #DUMjams December Playlist

Hi’s & Byes: #DUMjams December Playlist

It’s December, DUMmies, which means that 2017 is rapidly coming to a close. We created Hi’s and Byes just for the occasion: a collection of hand-picked #DUMjams from local artists to help you say BYE to the old year and HI to some cool new music. Listen below, and follow DUM DUM Zine’s spankin’ new...
DuM Culture: Take Me with You by Rosa Quezada

DuM Culture: Take Me with You by Rosa Quezada

In a city so inundated with sights and sounds, where there is no shortage of things to do and people to meet, I want to know–where in Los Angeles does literature go? Take Me With You is a new DUM DUM series that pairs a book or a zine with a sensory experience. In our...