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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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Queer Zine Fest London 2013

Started by Charlotte Richardson Andrews Oct 21, 2013.

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Comment by Carrie C. on December 27, 2013 at 6:08pm

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 Alex the Zine on December 3, 2013 at 8:59am

Hi queer zine writers. I am starting a new distro local to NYC. I hope to have it up and running in February. Right now, I'm raising funds. I know... money...blah. But it'll be awesome when it's up. If you would like to check it out, here is how:

http://kck.st/1eSF2tD

Comment by Charlotte Richardson Andrews on October 21, 2013 at 9:59am

Queer Zine Fest London 2013 is a-go! Tablee applications are still open, so drop me an email if you'd like to talk/workshop/table at the event, which takes place on Dec 1st at Space Station Sixty-Five queerzinefestlondon@gmail.com

QZFL exists to create a space where queer zinesters and queer DIY publishing rules. Straight folk are welcome to apply to table at QZFL, providing they are selling queer zines and check their hetero privilege at the door. Also, QZFL2013 falls on World AIDS Day this year. We'll have ribbons for sale http://www.worldaidsday.org/

https://www.facebook.com/events/160624710775600/

https://www.facebook.com/lgbtqzinefestlondon/

Comment by ZippityZinedra on October 18, 2013 at 10:30am

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

Comment by Sari of Hoax on September 27, 2013 at 7:46am

HOAX #9 - FEMINISMS & VULNERABILITIES IS NOW FINISHED, AND IS TAKING PRE-ORDERS!

essays include:

- How vulnerability can combat misogyny within trans communities
- Vulnerabilities and doors as a queer mixed woman
- Coping with internalized misogyny, consciously staying away from men, and familial dynamics
- Nuances of high school experiences
- Letting go of hurtful narratives while embracing heartache and the process of “breaking down”
- Views on queer identity interrogation, performance, and transparency as a punk zinester
- Vulnerabilities of mental health perspectives and lack of intersectionality
- Witnessing misguided white manarchist resistance to police and reflections on vulnerability of communities of color
- Multi-generational healing work and vulnerabilities as a male-socialized survivor
- Questioning the responsibility of self-agency after “checking out” during sex
- Asking for help as a necessary self-publishing task
- Experiences of racism and sexism in a hospital setting and the legitimacy of describing one’s pain
- Trans women and solitary confinement
- Boundary setting in the contexts of capitalism, physical and mental illness, and life crises
- Inpatient hospital stays and changes in labels of one’s mental illness(es)
- Loss of memory and personal history, critiquing queer/trans* growth narratives, and creating (non-)advice for non-normative teens and young adults
- Vulnerability of discussing physical illness
- Navigating queer attraction and desire with a history of violence
- A feminist coming out monologue
- Dealing with kink, trauma, and complexities of BDSM involvement
- Interview Excerpt with Daniela Capistrano, Founder of the POC Zine Project
- Examining the necessity of assertiveness for disabled women and asking for accommodations

This issue also includes poems, feminists we love, current feminist heroes, and vegan recipes! ½ size, black & white, 80 pages, and very text heavy.

For more info about our current monetary situation and a note about this zine's potentially triggering content, please check out our full blog page and/or our etsy shop listing.

Comment by Dylan on August 21, 2013 at 7:03pm

Hey all,

looking to expand my distro. The main focus of my distro is queer issues and political activism. If you have a zine, I want to buy it. sissyboydistro@gmail.com

Comment by Alexander B. Laubscher on August 9, 2013 at 12:15am
Hey, coul anybody send me some of thier zines? I would really love reading new work by anybody. If you want, I could send You a couple issue of my mini comic back (I would send a zine but all my zines are out of print until I get some more cash, so all I have now are my minis). Thanks! Message me or email me at: deep_fried_scream2013@aol.com
Comment by Bani Amor on July 25, 2013 at 2:53pm

Comment by Riot BOY Zine on June 18, 2013 at 2:14pm

Queerest of the Queer !

Comment by Charlotte Richardson Andrews on June 10, 2013 at 2:30am

Howdy. I'm putting together a zine about being working class and queer, and how these two IDs intersect. I'm particularly interested in hearing from UK folks, but happy to consider everyone.  

Preliminary deadline for submissions is early Sept, but this may change depending on all the usual life stuff (work, time, resource, schedules etc) so send me yr stuff as soon as you like. I want yr words! 

Full details here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/354699081318568/?fref=ts

Any questions, holler. 


CRA xxxx

 

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