Our Mission

#Blkgrlswurld ZINE is an award-winning indie publishing house based in New York City. Led by C.A. Long, MFA, (Global Creative Director) and her younger sister Courtney Long (Senior Editor), since 2013. The press celebrates and documents Women of Color who participate in heavy music genres like Metalcore, Hardcore, Punk and Black Metal. Interviewing bands, attending concerts and vending at zine fairs allow #Blkgrlswurld ZINE to introduce readers to new music and the diversity within music scenes.

Zines and artists’ books published by #Blkgrlswurld Zine have been collected by libraries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art PS1, The Whitney Museum, The Schomburg Center for Research On Black Culture, The Barnard Zine Library and Wasted Ink Zine Distro.

In 2019 C.A. was awarded a grant from the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation for her work in indie publishing. The grant led to #Blkgrlswurld launching their very first Punk Music Fest and Zine Fair at Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art in September of 2019.

The press accepts open submissions from anyone who supports womxn identifying fans & musicians in the heavy music scene. #heavygirlsloveheavymusic

Contact Us

Have media questions or a collaborative idea? Email us at blkgrlswurld@gmail.com