- Print zines are printed or photocopied.
- E-zines are electronic (web) publications.
- FANZINE: A magazine written by and for fans -especially science fiction fans, or fans of underground music. (The word "fanzine" was originally short for "fan magazine".)
- Zines differ from "fanzines" in the sense that fanzines tend to limit themselves to topics exclusively related to fandom, whereas "zines" are often hard to classify, and cover a wide range of material.
- Some zines are deeply personal. Others are political. And some zines are devoted to esoterica such as true crime, the Zen of dishwashing, or reviews of amusement park rides.