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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 John Jennison on January 3, 2016 at 11:30am

I have put a copy of issue #1 of Astonishing Queer Comics online. Check it out if you have a chance! www.astonishingqueertales.tumblr.com

Comment by Sam Schmitt on December 26, 2015 at 9:13pm

Call for Submissions!

All in Your Head is a queer/feminist traditional cut-and-paste style zine with a focus on LGBTQIA neurodivergent and disabled activists, zinesters, artists, and authors. Our zine operates on the following *principles: 1.) social inequality and injustice exists [racism, classism, ableism, heterosexism, cissexism to name a few]; 2.) disability, neurodiversity can be understood as a viable form of human difference that intersects with/is shaped by systems of dominance; 3.) claims that there is a “normal” bodymind can have damaging and harmful effects (physically/emotionally/spiritually) and are partly shaped by current social/cultural values and white western colonial histories; 4.) neuroatypical people and people with disabilities must navigate cultural taboos, move among complex institutions and systems of care and negotiate conflicting ideas of “wellness/illness,“ “silence/disclosure,” “visibility/invisibility;” “dis/ability” and more  5.) most importantly, our stories matter. 
(*this list is by no means exhaustive)

For the 2016 Spring edition of All in Your Head, we invite you to share first person narratives, essays, rants, poems, doodles, paintings/drawings, photography, collages, book/film/art reviews (and more!) that address the theme: “(a)sexuality, intimacy, and identity.” We are seeking pieces that explore (a)sexuality, intimacy, and identity as they relate to disabled bodyminds and ways that queer neurodivergent, disabled folks encounter and resist cultural stigma and self-authorize our existence.Please note that we choose use the term “(a)sexuality” in the title in an effort to de-center compulsory (hetero)sexuality in our work. We strive to create inclusive communities and expand our coalitional possibilities. 

For issue #3, we are seeking topics that address the follow themes:

§ Compuslory (hetero)sexuality and disability;
§ Reflections on the hypersexualization of POC bodies, the desexualization and infantalization of disabled bodyminds, and/or their interconnections;
§ Ace /aro identities, compulsory (hetero)sexuality, mental health; medicalization/pathologization of aro/ace experience and disability/chronic illness;
§ Disability and romantic, sexual, care giving; and/or platonic relationships;
§ Consent and disability;
§ Sexual expression, sexual identity and visibility as neuroqueer, chronically ill and/or disabled queer people;
§ Non-monogamy, disability, chronic illness, and neurodivergence;
§ Kink and leather explorations of sex and disability;
§ (A)sexuality, advocacy, and activism;
§ (A)sexualities, art, and self-expression;
§ (A)sexualities, disability, bodily autonomy, and the medical industrial complex;
§  Have an idea not listed here? Submit anyway!

It is a myth that you must be a “good writer” or “good artist” to submit to a zine. We welcome many kinds of writing and artwork!! Send your submissions to allinyourheadzine@gmail.com before March 30th, 2016. Please send your submissions via email. For written submissions, please use Microsoft word and submit your writing in .doc or .docx format. (Please try to limit submissions to 2500 words. We are flexible. Let us know if you need a little extra space.) For artwork, please attach high resolution .jpg images to your email. All contributors will receive a free copy!

Comment by Alex the Zine on December 16, 2015 at 3:07pm

Hello Queer Zine Writers,

 

I am doing a study on zine libraries and am conducting a survey to assess zine writers’ comfort levels with having their zines collected and circulated in zine libraries and archives in the US. I am both a librarian and a zine writer, and I believe it’s important for zine librarians to have a sense of how the zine community feels about having their works in zine libraries, and what (if any) factors might increase or decrease comfort levels. The survey is completely anonymous and will not collect any identifying information about participants. Ultimately, the results of the survey may be presented at an academic conference to librarians, and/or published in an academic journal.

 

Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

 

Here is the link to the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZineSurvey

(And also, you can look me up in We Make Zines; I create Alex the Zine.)

Thank you,

 

Anne Hays,

Instruction Librarian

College of Staten Island Library, City University of New York

Anne.Hays@csi.cuny.edu

Comment by Liam Campbell on December 8, 2015 at 9:17am
Hey everyone. So I have this print mag called Elska Magazine where we do each issue in a different city, photographing local guys and publishing their local autobiographical stories. We always print in the original language followed by an English translation.
 
We also have a set of 3-6 e-zines to accompany each issue called Elska Ekstra. These have outtake pics and extra stories. For these we're looking to start a series using work by writers, with the theme being that each text chronicles a first date/meet and is written in the style of a journal entry.
 
Texts should:
 
- Be at least 250 words
- Be in any language
- Feel honest (but feel free to change names)
- Be written in First Person
- Include some indication of place / culture
 
We are unable to pay but we are happy to promote you on social media and to include your website/social media contact details after your piece. If you'd like to contribute, send an email to submissions@elskamagazine.com.
 
Comment by Sari of Hoax on November 19, 2015 at 4:37pm

HOAX 11: FEMINISMS AND STRATEGY IS TAKING PRE-ORDERS HERE

+ What is Hoax? Hoax is a US-based annual queer feminist compilation zine that aims to create a space for us to voice our own truths. All contributors are paid for their accepted work and do not have to identify with a certain gender and/or as feminists to submit work.

+ What are the specifics of this issue? We are selling pre-sales to fundraise for stipends to give to our amazing contributors! The issue includes 18 essays, poetry, and an interview with the Executive Director of the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP). 1/2 size, 80 full pages, B&W print, and US$3.50. E-mail us at hoaxzine (at) gmail (dot) com with any questions or requests for special orders! <3 <3 <3

Comment by jeff flaster on November 6, 2015 at 7:17pm
Please help me with my kickstarter for my queer horror zine, WhatDoYouFear.Any help would be greatly appreciated. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whatdoyoufear/whatdoyoufear-zi...
Comment by Liam Campbell on November 4, 2015 at 8:07am

Meet the Boys of Berlin in the New Issue of Elska.

My bi-monthly queer publication on photography and culture is out now. Each issue is shot in a different city with local boys (not models and porn stars) and we also include their local stories, written in their native, unedited language (with translations).

The latest issue is Berlin, where I met 15 guys in the German capital. It was quite different to the first issue, set in the rather more conservative Lviv, Ukraine. In Berlin there was much more diversity and a lot more open-mindedness - which is why there's a lot more nudity in the Berlin issue haha!

Check it out: www.elskamagazine.com

Cheers,

Liam

Comment by jeff flaster on November 4, 2015 at 7:54am
Call for submission. Started a queer glbt horrot zine WhatDoYouFear. Looking for horror costume/cosplay pictures. Looking for horror art,drawings that depict romance. Looking to promote projects in this genre. Looking for stories that depict glbt monsters/humans as strong main characters. Email me: jeffocny@gmail.com Check out the facebook page: whatdoyoufear & twitter @whatdoyoufears
Comment by jeff flaster on October 23, 2015 at 6:17pm
Starting a queer horror zine. WhatDoYouFear



It will be produced seasonally. I'm hoping to have the 1st issue out in nov in both paper & digital forms. Looking for any one who wants to contribute stories, art, cosplay/costume pix, custom props/figures/and merchandise. ads promoting queer horror are free. Feel free to contact me: jeffocny@gmail.com
Comment by Sam Schmitt on October 23, 2015 at 5:53pm

Call for Submissions!
All In Your Head: Queerness, Neurodiversity, and Disability Zine
Theme: "Impairment"
All in Your Head is a traditional cut-and-paste style zine with a focus on LGBTQIA neurodivergent and disabled activists, zinesters, artists, and authors. Our zine operates on the following *principles: 1.) social inequality and injustice exists [racism, classism, ableism, heterosexism, cissexism to name a few]; 2.) disability, neurodiversity can be understood as a viable form of human difference that intersects with/is shaped by systems of dominance; 3.) claims that there is a “normal” bodymind can have damaging and harmful effects (physically/emotionally/spiritually) and are partly shaped by current social/cultural values and white western colonial histories; 4.) neuroatypical people and people with disabilities must navigate cultural taboos, move among complex institutions and systems of care and negotiate conflicting ideas of “wellness/illness,“ “silence/disclosure,” “visibility/invisibility;” “dis/ability” and more 5.) most importantly, our stories matter.
(*this list is by no means exhaustive)
For the 2015 winter edition of All in Your Head, we invite you to share first person narratives, essays, rants, poems, doodles, drawings, photography, collages (and more!) that address the concept of “impairment.” We are seeking pieces that explore the theme "impairment” as it relates to disabled bodyminds and ways that queer neurodivergent, disabled folks encounter and resist cultural stigma and self-authorize our existence.
We are seeking topics that address the follow themes (and others):
§ Queer “failures”, impairment as “failure” (intentional, unintentional?)
§ the SuperCrip (Eli Clare) 
§ “impairment," progress narratives of healing and recovery
§ “impairment” as a bodily reality, “theory in the flesh” (This Bridge Called my Back, Moraga and Anzaldúa)
§ essays on the intersection of race, gender, and ability; disability, impairment and the contours of race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, size etc
§ technologies and (assistive?) devices as they may co-create “impairment” stories (i.e.: cochlear implants; pumps, catheters, and chest ports; apps to name a few)
§ impairment and disability activism
§ critiques of “disability,” “neurodivergence,” “impairment” as they are employed here or elsewhere
§ Have an idea not listed here? Submit anyway!

It is a myth that you must be a “good writer” or “good artist” to submit to a zine. 
We welcome many kinds of writing and artwork!!

Send your submissions to allinyourheadzine@gmail.com before December 30th, 2015. For written items, please use Microsoft word and submit your writing in .doc or .docx format (max 2500 words but let us know if you need extra space.) For artwork, please attach high resolution .jpg images to your email. Please include a title for your artwork and any information you think would be pertinent for readers to know about your piece (medium, location, tools used etc). Contributors can share a short bio or publish their work anonymously. 
IMPORTANT: Contributors should be willing to have their work displayed in another, accessible form of media alongside the traditional paper zine. We will have an experiential element incorporated into this project that extends beyond the physical paper zine itself. Thus, contributors should anticipate that their work may be read and translated/captioned in a video via youtube or another internet venue. More details to come. 

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