broken pencil is a zine that reviews alternative publications, books, CDs, tapes, and vinyl published in Canada. All the listings in broken pencil are organized by province/region. International and US listings are given very brief listings. There is an also index that lists every publication featured in broken pencil by alphabetical order. Broken pencil is distributed across Canada to book stores, record stores, and other venues of culture and is distributed across the United States to book stores by Fine Print Distribution.