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Are you a queer zinester (broadly defined, of course)? Do you write about your genderfucking, transitioning, same-and-other-gender lovin' experiences, or about queer and LBGTQ communities and cultures? If so, let's start talking about it.

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Comment by Sari of Hoax on July 20, 2011 at 1:15pm

looking for submissions for the queer feminist compilation zine, hoax, for its 6th issue: feminisms & communication!

potential ideas for material include, but are not limited to:

  • how  we utilize the various creative mediums to express ourselves: ie  art/music/playwriting/dance/zines etc.
  • language: terminology / identifications / labels / who is allowed to use certain terms / reclamation
  • media: various types / their historical & cultural relevancy / effectiveness for social change / the decline of print media / online activism & social justice movements
  • visibility: how we choose to communicate our identities (verbally and non verbally) / how different communication styles “out” us / secrecy / how we talk & to whom / where do you draw the line in sharing certain information (online, at yr job etc.)
  • non-verbal communication: how we “read” and then judge others / body politics & gendered expressions (“passing” and “body work”)
  • consent: expressed vs. body language / legacy of shitty health class information / talking about queer and/or non-normative sex
  • silence: when not to speak / boundaries
  • relationships: communicating different with various friends, partners, family members, strangers etc.
  • emotion: how it gets intertwined with communication & makes it more or less effective / intensity & whether it will hinder someone’s account as being believable (“too angry” “hysterical”) 
  • disagreements: how do and should we communicate our ideas to those who disagree with us? / “tone arguments” / should a person with a marginalized identity have to “play nice” when talking to somebody who has privilege over them? / “call outs” & accountability processes / expressing hate & anger
  • the self: self-care / where the self ends & community begins / expressing yr needs / creating & sustaining personal boundaries
  • accessibility: geographic accessibility / accessibility to language / pretension / the “academic industrial complex” 
  • networking: action / teamwork / friendships
  • space: physical / emotional 
  • legislation: policy / community organizing / the importance of local action

we also totally need lots of artwork (photos, collages, illustrations, drawings, paintings, comics, etc.)! particularly for background designs and things that compliment the written material.

please aim to submit yr amazing material to hoaxzine@gmail.com by october 1st, 2011. if you are interested, feel free to e-mail us yr ideas for topics & artwork!  while we are not totally inflexible with the submission date, we are also not in a position where we can continually push it back like we have with previous issues. the sooner you send us yr work, the better! people of all genders are welcome to submit!

also, we are still distributing back issues of hoax #2 (although we are almost out of our last print!) hoax #3hoax #4 hoax #5. please email us if you would like to obtain any of these issues!

it’s been nearly two and a half years since we first began working on hoax. neither of us can believe how much this project has expanded since then! thank you so much to every contributor, reader, & supporter of this zine!

we are looking forward to seeing yr work!

in solidarity,
sari & rachel 

Comment by Rachel on July 13, 2011 at 9:41pm

my new perzine, reimagining queer community, is finished!

reimagining queer community is a personal investigation into my evolving relationship to queerness, as well as some of the ways in which i navigate queer spaces around me. some of the topics in this zine include: alienation and estrangement from the queer community, what it means to feel connected, the myth of a cohesive queer community, being a spectator versus being a participant, (personal and shared) queer histories, and potential strategies to build new alliances.  

this was my first attempt at making a twenty four hour zine (it wound up taking three days due to work/life interruptions, but who’s counting?) it is 20 pages, 1/4 sized and text heavy. i am asking for $1 or a trade. if you are interested, please email uniunverse@gmail.com.

Comment by Felix Amborosa on July 11, 2011 at 5:52pm

I'm pulling together a collective of creative work by women around the world into a series of zines called Dainty As Fuck. I am asking you all very politely to submit creative material of any kind, be it poetry, short story (fiction or non-fiction), photography, drawings, or whatever else tickles your fancy. The deadline for all material will be the 1st of December 2011, so you have plenty of time to get your stuff to me. The aim is to have the first of the zines published by the 1st of January 2012, and will be available at Sticky in Melbourne CBD. If you do not live in the Melbourne area or wish to have an electronic copy sent to you, don't hestitate to email me.

Please email your submissions and/or any questions to fkyeahactivism@yahoo.com by the 1st of December 2011. I would greatly appreciate your input :)

**Make sure you type "zine" or "dainty as fuck" or something along those lines in the subject line of your email or it will be deleted.**

Please invite your FEMALE friends. Submissions can be of any genre, it's completely up to you (checkout the Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121957441218810 )

Any submissions that don't make it into the first edition, will be published in subsequent editions. Please include your name exactly as you want it to appear on each submission, even if it's just anonymous.

 

Many thanks in advance :)
Comment by Mable on July 8, 2011 at 4:11pm
I wholeheartedly agree with zoe. I just finished reading my copy of you've got a friend in pennsylvania #4 this week and am ready to read it again :)
Comment by zoe blaq on July 8, 2011 at 2:55pm
Great zines all around! Sexuality, Feminism, Taboo topics.. My zine "Abstract By Nature "is up for trade or $3.00 donation. Thanks!
Comment by Sari of Hoax on May 25, 2011 at 11:20am
you’ve got a friend in pennsylvania #4 in finished! inspired by all of the hard work put into the latest issue of hoax as well as the fact that i graduated from college today (and don’t know when i could print zines next), i decided to overexert myself and put out a new issue of my perzine in under 2 days. its fairly short at 20 pages & 1/4 size, but is super text-heavy! #4 is about actively staying single while queer and some reflections on coming out as trans* (particularly in the zine community). $2 US // $3 international (includes shipping), or trade! please e-mail youvegotafriendinpa(at)gmail(dot)com or click here for more info!

you’ve got a friend in pennsylvania #4

new perzine finished in under 2 days. its fairly short at 20 pages & 1/4 size, but is super text-heavy! #4 is about actively staying single while queer and some reflections on coming out as trans* (particularly in the zine community). $2 US // $3 international (includes shipping), or trade! please e-mail youvegotafriendinpa(at)gmail(dot)com or leave me a message/comment for more info!

Comment by Sari of Hoax on May 20, 2011 at 12:22am

hoax #5 - feminisms and COMMUNITY is offically finished! essays include: core requirements for a “safer space”; a manifesta written as the basis for the mother ourselves bootcamp for queer folks of color; supporting those who are new to feminism; notes from a trans*feminist; queer land movements; community in the punk scene; environmental consciousness and ecofeminist policy; a comic about food co-ops; parenting and looking to create community for one’s child; a coming of age story about radicalization through queer internet forums and punk rock; thoughts on collectives; wanting a more intersectionary feminist community; rethinking personal feminist politics; a comic about the cons of “women’s space;” reflections of a soon-to-be community organizer; a short introduction to the amish community; an intersectional feminist library short list; girl-on-girl crime & the need for unity amongst women; a reinvestigation on sexual assault; the effects of a family member’s suicide; a powerful poem called “crowing the may queen,” reflections of zine release party that implemented as “safer space” policy; and how the labor movement has helped feminism! also includes an interview with the editors, original art/comics, prose, feminist we love, and vegan recipes! 1/2 size, 68 pages, b&w, and super text heavy! we have decided to pledge 10% OF THE PROCEEDS OF EACH ISSUE PURCHASED FROM US THROUGH SEPTEMBER TO SUPPORT BO THE DOG’S SURGERY. you can read more about bo’s condition here. asking $4 or similar trade! e-mail hoaxzine@gmail.com or leave me a message/comment for more information!

Comment by Derek Benjamin on March 19, 2011 at 1:07am
Bisexual, cheers!
Comment by Milo on February 3, 2011 at 1:11pm

Gendercide #6 is now available!  After a 2 year hiatus to work on other zines and QZAP I finally did another one.

 

8 pages.  2 stamps.  Please be sure to include your mailing address.

(if you want to order and don't live in the U.S. please include the equivalent of $1.50 USD in cash)

 

Milo/Gendercide

2935 N. Fratney St.

Milwaukee, WI 53212

USA

Comment by Sari of Hoax on December 1, 2010 at 11:38pm
issue #4 of the radical feminist zine hoax is now finished!

essays include: issues of bias & falsified neutrality in using a pen name; girlhood and influences from community and parents; questioning riot grrrl’s contemporary survival; combating gendered notions from parents and coming to learn about feminism; storytelling and transnational feminist theory; comparing the position of women in ancient rome and contemporary united states; jane addams & the hull house; standing up to a teacher who was a perpetrator of sexual assault; community, art, and media autonomy in slovenia; calling out the HRC/liberal gay agenda for perpetuating heteronormativity and assimilation; being a “drag hag”; exploring the idea of having lived a past life; being a queer, male-bodied/male-identified pro-feminist; being influenced by a grandmother’s inadvertent feminism; sylvia plath and the feminist inversion of mythology; a brief history of witchcraft; heterosexual brasilian sex tourism; FBI infiltration of the second wave feminist movement; learning about feminism through a father; reflections on working in a women’s shelter; the achievements of jeanette howard foster; coming to be a feminist man & questioning restrictive masculinity; what it means for an ethnicity to be considered “caucasian”; in-depth exploration of one’s first triggering experience; becoming a christian feminist; and the radical feminist history of mother’s day. also includes original artwork & comic excerpts, feminists we love, and vegan recipes!
½ size, 80 pages, b&w, and super text heavy! asking US$4 (includes shipping) or trade!

please contact hoaxzine(at)gmail(dot)com or send me a message for more information!
 

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