An alternative magazine, sometimes in electronic format, Most zines have small circulations and are published for a specific reading community like those interested in experimental art forms and music. A whole subculture of fan zines has grown up in the past two decades. There are now many Webzines, multimedia zines published only on the web.
A zine—an abbreviation of the word fanzine, and originating from the word magazine—is most commonly a small circulation, non-commercial publication of original or appropriated texts and images. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published work of minority interest.