The Margate Bookie Zine

The Margate Bookie literary charity wants to appeal to a wide audience and connect people through a love of literature. And our Zine project seems to have done just that. What started out as the idea for a great compilation of local writing has grown into an amazing collection of creative pieces.

Since 2020, the Margate Bookie have seen the launch of The Great Indoors (2020), Reset (2021), and The Open Arms (2022). We have featured some great creative writing and artistry by some amazingly talented people from across the globe, from Malaysia, India, Australia, throughout the UK and across the US. Thanks to our New Publishers programme, Besto’zine is our latest Zine, bringing together some of the best pieces from our collections, as well as new pieces from our New Publishers.

Funded and supported by Arts Council England, Margate Bookie is set to continue our Zine project for quite some time to come. Lead Editor, Justin Brown says: ‘We started the Zine as a way to reach out to local writers and artists that were struggling to cope with the isolation of the pandemic. Now, the Zines have evolved into a global community of talented creatives that want to show the world what they can do. We’re privileged to be able to offer this platform for these exceptional people and are proud to continue to do so.”

The Margate Bookie is a registered charity (No. 1174819). For more information on this, and all enquiries for the Margate Bookie, email


Bringing together some of the great written pieces from The Great IndoorsReset, and The Open Arms, our New Publishers programme put together this amazing Zine, as well as giving them the opportunity to write and share their own creative works.

Get your copy here, and come along to our festivals for our paperbacks.

The Open Arms

The Open Arms has opened its doors, taken your order, and now ready to serve. Welcome to our third Zine, an immense selection of great creative pieces from across the globe.

With poems and prose from the UK, US, Europe, Asia and beyond, along with works of art from Malaysia, Nigeria and the States, we’ve got a smorgasbord of delicacies to whet your artistic tastebuds.


Continuing our great successes, Reset reaches new audiences and further across the world.

Creating amazing creative links across the world, hitting the reset button from the trials of the recent past.

Get your free download here.

The Great Indoors

Our inaugural lit ‘zine, a platform for creatives in the lockdown blues. A testament to creative writers and artists both nationally and internationally.

Get your free download here.

The Great Indoors Live Launch
Reset Live Launch
The Open Arms Live Launch
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