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A zine group for zinesters who identify as "feminist" and bring that element to there zine writing.

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Comment by fishspit on January 27, 2014 at 8:36pm

hey you feminists! the new wiseblood is out! #60  It's the "my eyes are wide open but there ain't nobody home issue" . . . read the only zine written by a sexist thug that is in love with a feminist!  Tales of asking for better goddamned cooking and getting supper dumped on my head, coming home from the factory to N.O.W. meetings, and having all my skinhead ruck and roll tapes taped over with feminist music because she said they were racist.  What's a poor boy to do.  It's hard being in love with a feminist. So order away ladies. It's wiseblood and it's always free!

Comment by britt b. on January 20, 2014 at 5:15am
"FAKING OUT - a zine about orgasms and (not) keeping them real" is looking for submissions!

Fake orgasms can be a tool, especially for women, to get out of situations they start to feel uncomfortable in. But what else can they be? How do YOU feel about the possibility of faking orgasms? What are your experiences with it? Have you ever faked orgasms yourself? Why? How long did it take you to find out your partner was faking it all this time?

Tell your stories of up to 500 words!
Please send them to spleggzines@gmail.com
Deadline: February 28th
(Submissions can be anonymous)

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You don't have anything to say about this topic but are interested in the zine and want to know when it's out and available? Send an email to spleggzines@gmail.com to be entered the "Faking out"-mailing list (don't worry: no spam, just zine info!)
Comment by Sari of Hoax on January 15, 2014 at 3:22pm

NEW YORK CITY FEMINIST ZINE FEST 2014

Do you like zines? How about feminism? Because second annual NYC Feminist Zine Fest is coming up! Mark your calenders for March 1st, 2014 from 1-6pm. This time we will be at Barnard College in uptown Manhattan, 3009 Broadway in the James Room on the 4th floor of Barnard Hall. The space is handicap accessible.

We will be opening the call for tablers very soon, so if you’re a zinester or artist interested in sharing your work, keep an eye on our website (http://feministzinefestnyc.wordpress.com/) for updates. We also need volunteers to help the day run smoothly so if you think that sounds like you (or you have questions in general), email us at feministzinefestnyc@gmail.com! RSVP to the WMZ event here!

Comment by Sari of Hoax on January 5, 2014 at 7:08am

call for submissions! hoax #10: feminisms & EMBODIMENTS

potential ideas include, but are not limited to:

  • The Physical Body: Representations of class / gender / race within a physical body; Changing relationship to our bodies over time; Body modifications; Having a body that is visibly marked as “other” / more easily recognized by the state; (Un)Intentional politics of bodily presentations; How bodily representations in media affect marginalized groups in real life;  Physical transformations via surgery, hormones, plants, etc;  Fat positivity & size acceptance; Physical self-defense; Ways in which the body remembers violence
  • Dysphoria: Gender dysphoria; Dysphoria and eating disorders; The medicalization of dysphoria; Means to cope with dysphoria & feelings of homelessness in one’s body; Critiques of the the “love yr body!” expectation within feminisms; Resolving erroneously-read projections
  • The Emotional Self: Do we have an “authentic self” that is impermeable to change?; How feminisms & other political stances affect our personal growth; Self-care & feminisms; “The personal is political” – The importance of that statement paired with the necessity of challenging it; Things others have tried to change about us (through force, coercion, guilt, etc.); How to rectify situations in which our assumed privileges or statuses do not match up with our lived experiences
  • Science: Resisting biological determinism & essentialism; Ways in which science reaffirms scripts of kyriarchy (ex: GID and the DSM / ties between the “obesity epidemic” and race / “hysteria”); Problems within the healthcare system; Radical mental health; Making science work for people who aren’t straight / white / western / cis / men
  • History / Culture: Mapping how former embodiments affect the present & the future; Preservation of traditions & shared traits; Storytelling and the transmission of intergenerational knowledges; Being in different moments; Unearthing connections with our predecessors / Relationships to feminists & queers of the past; Personal reflections & retrospection; Personal baggage; Embodiment of one's nationality and heritage; Personal goals and transformations; Distance and borders
  • Visibility: How we choose to communicate our identities (verbally and non-verbally); How different communication styles “out" us; Secrecy; Body politics & gendered expressions ("passing" & “body work"); Terminologies we use & how they impact us; Choosing how to express one’s sensitivities & vocalize need; Making decisions about sharing info in certain places (in school, at home, at yr job, etc.) / Portraying ourselves online in a surveiled society; Ways to use art, theatre, & other creative mediums to display emotion
  • Relationships: Embodiment of other people's histories and struggles; Learning to act in solidarity with instead of for your community members; Setting boundaries; Consent and sexuality; Representations of healthy relationships; The social capital associated with sexual desirability; The impact of sex work on one's personal relationships
  • Dis/Ability: Intersections of race, gender, class, and disability; Illnesses & how they impact one’s daily life depending on how visible they are to others; Caring for disabled loved ones; The correlation between trauma and illness; The impact of living with STIs and / or HIV/AIDS

please aim to send us yr amazing material to hoaxzine (at) gmail (dot) com by march 31st, 2014. feel free to e-mail us yr ideas for topics & artwork! as always, we are willing to work with you during any and every stage of the writing process. the sooner you send us yr work, the better! check out our site for more info!

Comment by Shrew2U on December 29, 2013 at 3:13pm

"Inconceivable!" is a new zine dedicated to women who are not mothers - by choice. I would like for childfree women to be able to express how they think and feel and have a place to discuss how deeply the ideology of motherhood has infected our thinking about women and femininity.  I welcome and encourage any contributions anybody has!!! Message me!  Thank you!

Comment by Carrie C. on December 27, 2013 at 6:15pm

Call For Submissions

The first issue of Gender Matters has been really successful. It's in the hands of many youth, teachers, parents and zine readers! All the sale proceeds have been donated to organizations that support trans/gender variant youth...nearly $350.00

SO LET'S MAKE ANOTHER ISSUE!

Topic: (Essays, anecdotes, comix, poetry) from gender variant folks telling stories of going through puberty and adolescence, and early adulthood experiences. Take that as broadly or specifically as you’d like; literally how your body was changing and how your brain was dealing with it, or going to a dance and how that made you feel, dating, coming out to your family, teachers, classmates, etcetera...

Audience: 7-12 grade students.

Specifics: The pieces should be free of cursing and overt sexual content, I want to get the zine in schools, so content should be school appropriate.

Why/Purpose: It’s rough trying to find age or school appropriate material for trans/gender variant/intersex youth and it’s imperative that all young people see themselves in print.

Puberty, adolescence, and early adulthood are hard for everyone but it’s extra alienating and difficult when you feel alone and radically different from the majority. I want this zine to be an offering to gender variant kids who need to see themselves in print, to know that they are not alone, to offer comfort and hope. I want the zine to open the eyes and hearts of cis gender folks so they become allies. I also want it to open up dialogue between youth, parents and teachers. 

I keep this quote in mind when I’m writing curriculum and deciding what to teach for the year. Perhaps it will inspire you.

"When those who have the power to name and to socially construct reality choose not to see or hear you, whether you are dark-skinned, old, disabled, female, or speak with a different accent or dialect than theirs, when someone with the authority of a teacher, say, describes a world and you are not in it, there is a moment of psychic disequilibrium, as if you looked into a mirror and saw nothing.” ~ Adrianne Rich

Send submissions to: zinesforstudents@gmail.com
Please send as an attachment in basic word formatting or as a google document with “Gender Matters 2 Zine Submission” as the subject. For art submissions send greyscale images TIF file format 300dpi. 
Include; a title for your piece, a brief bio, and any contact info you want included in the zine. Every contributor will receive a copy of the finished zine, please include a mailing address for your copy. 
Deadline: February 1, 2014
Publication: Mid February 2014

The first issue of Gender Matters is available at Quimby's bookstore (in store or online at quimbys.com), Pioneers Press (pioneerspress.com), at Mend My Dress Press (mendmydress.com), on Etsy at the Zinesandsuch page, or through me directly at zinesforstudents@gmail.com.

You can e-mail me with questions, suggestions, complains, that kinda stuff too.
Thanks!
Carrie

Comment by Revolt Distro-Seven Sins on November 9, 2013 at 11:20am

Call For Submissions

REV☮LT Distro's: Radical Comix #1

What is Radical comix?


A radical comix collection centering around equality, living free, feminism, queerness, Radical illustrators, sketch artists and the pacific Northwest. This is a call for Submissions so Please Send in Your Work or forward this to a friend who would be interested. We can Change the world or at least get our art out there to the people. Issue number one will be put out in February 2013 so you have until the last week of January to submit. So stoked about this new awesome project. you should too!
~Seven Sins
REVOLT DISTRO


Issue #1 Deadline !!


Friday, Jan. 31st 2014 at 11:45pm

All Submissions are due by JAN the earlier the better as well as the more likely it is that your submission will be used in Issue number one! you will receive a confirmation email within one week of submitting a piece. we are looking for pieces of all sizes ranging from half page to ten pages. thank you!
Email all submissions and questions to

sevensinsrevolt@gmail.com
What is REV☮LT DISTRO?

Revolt Disto Is a new  independent zine and artist print printing, publishing and distributing collective.  making you great Zines, Stickers, Buttons and Patches and teaming up with other artists around the world.
Click the link 
Comment by nicole / one_beat on November 2, 2013 at 7:46pm

ASEXY LIFE TWO: ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS

A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Do you identify as asexual/demisexual/gray-A and are you in a romantic relationship? If you don’t identify at all along the asexual spectrum, are you dating someone that does?

 

ASEXY LIFE #2 is about asexuality and romantic relationships, so I’d like to hear about your experience dating. The reason so many of the guiding questions down below are about sex is because sex is usually expected or assumed to be a major part of romantic relationships, especially in the media and well, everywhere. I’m not trying to say that it is - I’d just like to explore these ideas. So here are some guiding questions:

 

Do you have sex with your partner(s)? Why or why not? If yes, how does this work out? Do you enjoy it, and in what ways? If yes or no, how has this worked out? Has sex (or the lack of sex) been an issue in the relationship? Have you considered an open relationship or polyamory? If yes, with what sorts of agreements?

 

Basically, how do you do your relationship?

 

I know this can be a very personal and sensitive topic, so please know that I’m very happy to accept anonymous contributions. Your name doesn’t have to be in the zine. In fact, I love anonymity.

 

I’m accepting essays, prose, poems, photos, drawings, collages - ANYTHING that can be printed in zine format.

 

Email all contributions to asexy.life.zine@gmail.com by November 30th.

 

Feel free to contact me with any questions or information. Also, please share this post with anyone you know who might be interested in contributing! 

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P.S. I put out ASEXY LIFE #1 back in summer of 2010. 

Comment by Daisy Salinas on October 27, 2013 at 12:58pm

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Couldn’t have put that better than artist Favianna Rodriguez.

Across the U.S. And globally, reproductive health resources are becoming more difficult for women, people of color, working class people, the LGBTQ community and others to access. The 8th edition of Muchacha “Nuestros Cuerpos/Our Bodies,” invites anyone from all corners of the world to share their stories, thoughts, art, photography, poetry, comics, essays, songs and more about anything regarding reproductive justice. All contributions will be featured at Denton, TX’s Femme Fest Benefit for the Cicada Collective as the zine will be premiering there. Please submit writing via email using microsoft word and simply attach images. In order to be published, all submissions must be sent to Daisy at riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com by no later than November 15th. In your submission you have the option of including a short bio/contact/website info. You can also remain anonymous. All of the contributors will receive free copies including domestic/international shipping. 

En los Estados Unidos y a nivel mundial, los recursos de salud reproductiva son cada vez más difíciles para las mujeres, personas de color, los pobres, la comunidad lesbiana/gay/bisexual/trans/queer y otros para acceder. La 8 edición de Muchacha “Nuestros Cuerpos/Our Bodies,” invita a cualquier persona de todos los rincones del mundo para compartir sus historias, pensamientos, arte, fotografía, poesía, cómics, ensayos, canciones y más información acerca de cualquier cosa con respecto a la justicia reproductiva. Todas las contribuciones se presentarán cuando el zine será lanzado enFemme Fest en Denton, TX donde beneficiamos a Cicada Collective. Por favor, envíe e-mail a través de microsoft y simplemente pega imágenes. Con el fin de ser publicadas, todas las propuestas deben enviarse a Daisy a riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com no más tardar que el 15 de Noviembre. En su presentación tienes la opción de incluir un pequeño bio/contacto/tu página.También puedes permanecer anónimo. Todos los contribuyentes recibirán copias gratis, incluyendo el transporte nacional y internacional.

Comment by ZippityZinedra on October 18, 2013 at 10:36am

What?!!Different Shades of Normal being brought to you in two zines?!! No way! How is this possible?! Is it crazy? Insane? Does it sound mental?

Different shades of normal and tarantula face present: a split zine of

The Friendship Issue

Text heavy, Friendship strong

26 pages, 90% typed- 10% handwritten.

get it today.

Trades ONLY. Am currently not doing any overseas shipping because of the unbelievable high shipping costs.

for more info, questions or trades, email me at: Sandra_reiki_@hotmail.com

 

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