Mock Turtle Zine is a literary and arts publication produced in Dayton, by founding editor, Christina Dendy, and managing editor, Matthew Birdsall. The zine is a collection of works by talented local writers, poets, and artists from the Miami Valley. A piece of art in its own right, the zine is a collective effort by not only the contributors but also the editors and staff of reviewers that edit, format, print, and distribute an issue bi-annually, in conjunction with Urban Nights. The publication team volunteers their time and talent to produce and freely distribute the zine with generous support from local businesses and organizations. This Dayton Original not only supports local writers and artists, but is locally produced and supported by Dayton commerce.