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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 zeraph dylan on November 12, 2012 at 9:57am

I am seeking SUBMISSIONS for a DIY Trans Health zine! This zine will focus on FTM spectrum / gender variant / genderqueer CAFAB* healthcare. The goal is as few gender dysphoria triggers as possible as we empower each other to take control of our healthcare. Here is what is wanted:

  • Tested tips for treating common complaints such as yeast infections, BV, and UTI
  • Discussion of barriers and opportunities in healthcare access for FTM spectrum / gender variant CAFAB people
  • Information about herbs and supplements to support well-being
  • Discussion of natural and home treatment for depression, anxiety, sleeping problems
  • Treating problems specifically related to transition or things done to create gender alignment, such as treating problems from binding
  • Submissions should use terminology appropriate to the community
  • Where possible, terminology about bodies should reflect what trans men and gender variant people use to refer to their own bodies. Submissions may be edited to standardize terminology.
  • Send submissions to alchemistscloset@gmail.com. Thank you!

*cafab = baby is assigned to the female sex at birth, whether or not this is true, correct or the right choice for the individual

Comment by Sari of Hoax on November 8, 2012 at 3:18pm

after over a year in the making, this zine is finally finished!

Thou Shalt Not Talk About The White Boys’ Club: Challenging The Unwritten Rules of Punk [click for excerpts]

Touted as being a home for society’s rejects, outcasts, and ‘alternative’ political stances, punk unfortunately often ends up reinforcing oppressive mindsets and ideals by setting up numerous unwritten rules for dress, behavior, personal choices, identifications, and so much more. This zine, written by sari of Hoax and You’ve Got a Friend in Pennsylvania, aims to direct conscious attention to the nuances of being a marginalized person, namely a Gender and Sexuality Minority (GSM), in the punk community. Includes questions intended to incite dialogue among readers and their friends as well as a short list of recommended resources concerning marginalized experiences in punk. B&W, 34 pages, & text heavy. US$2.50. [etsy / well-hidden cash or trades]

Comment by ZippityZinedra on November 2, 2012 at 9:37am

Different Shades of normal is now in it's first issue.

It's 50 pages long and handwritten.

Topics include: mental illness (schizophrenia), self-destruction, etc. This zine's central focus is Love-whether Loving another or relearning to Love one self again.

Email me at sandra_reiki_@hotmail.com . Love to trade :)

 

**(watching a woman self-destruct while doing nothing is not a revolutionary act)**

Comment by Charlotte Richardson Andrews on October 19, 2012 at 5:13am

Greetings from the Big Smoke, queer zinesters!  Wanted to alert you all to Queer Zine Fest London, which takes places on Sat 8th Dec 2012. Full details here: 

https://www.facebook.com/lgbtqzinefestlondon

Comment by Kale on October 18, 2012 at 2:56pm

I just finished putting together a zine that was two years(!) in the making:

Nashville Transit is about riding public transit during the early months of my transition. I basically journal-ed my experiences with street harassment and then typed them out, with very little edits/commentary. I also talk about the importance of public space and who has power in public spaces. 1/2 size zine with cardstock cover, cut and paste style, mostly text. Please get at me if you'd like to trade or wholesale: nervous.nelly.records@gmail.com or http://nervousnelly.storenvy.com/products/638932-nashville-transit-...

Comment by Milo on July 11, 2012 at 4:41pm

Hey Queer Zinesters, Archivists, Librarians and Fans!  Are you going to be at the 2012 Portland Zine Symposium August 11 - 12?  QZAP's co-founder, Christopher Wilde, is moderating a panel discussion about queer zine history called Queer Zine History Show and Tell and would like to hear from folks interested in being on the panel.  For further details, e-mail him directly: chris AT qzap DOT org.  Thanks!

Comment by Kiran/Catherine Oliver on July 7, 2012 at 7:17am

Issue one of Just a Bit Radical is complete! An LGBT* youth zine focusing on anti-bullying initiatives, projects that raise queer awareness, a few love stories, and more...can be found here!

Comment by Rheuben Bundy on July 6, 2012 at 1:53pm

i am doing a small punk/hardcore fanzine called family business. it is a themed series, the first theme being politics: please send me any perspectives on how punk/hardcore  your political awareness. i will publish everything i get. and will give you my undying gratitude, as well as write review your zine in the issue... put "politics" in the subject so i know it isn't spam:

family.business.fanzine@gmail.com

Comment by Sari of Hoax on June 6, 2012 at 1:59am

hoaxzine: [img = front cover of hoax #7 - feminisms & change] HOAX #7 - FEMINISMS & CHANGE IS NOW FINISHED! issues can be purchased here! essays include: western feminism’s relationship with Islamic feminism and notions of “visibility”; the concept of a “real” name; zine-making as a feminist process; the importance of daily change for trans*/queer folks; a father’s death and recollections of childhood; creating “life lists” and engaging in active positivity; recovering from an eating disorder; how a haircut released personal baggage and changed social interactions; identities in zines; examining discussions of consent in workshop settings; the “love your body” concept and chronic illness; the Vagina Monologues and questioning the concept of “accessible” feminism; handling a daughter’s self-harming; an interview with fat-positive activists Tasha Fierce & Hanne Blank; white activism as a social performance; questioning sexuality as a young teen; dealing with the loss of a friend; how family history and sexual assault influenced one to stop drinking; pregnancy and parenting while genderqueer; fourth-wave feminism and the incorporation of trans women; the potential of poetry to induce personal change; exploring new models of accountability and forgiveness with an alcoholic friend; reflections from a former CNN journalist about why corporate journalism is not conducive to social change; never before printed interview with lawyer dean spade. also includes original art, feminists we love, vegan recipes, and current feminist heroes! ½ size, 72 pages, B&W and super text heavy! you can purchase #7 through our etsy shop (for paypal payments, where you can also find back issues on health, hirstories, community & communication as well as some of our personal zines) or, if you prefer (well hidden) snail mail, you can e-mail us at hoaxzine(at)gmail(dot)com with your name & address. due to recent printing mishaps & the fact that we are currently living in different states, it might take us a bit longer to send out issues. we will be mailing out issues on a first come first serve basis after tuesday, june 12th. as always, feel free to shoot us an email if you have any questions about the status of your order. happy reading, y’all! in solidary, rachel & sari been pullin my hair out over this issue for a while, so stoked to see it finished! also: DEAN SPADE IS IN THIS, Y’ALL

HOAX #7: FEMINISMS & CHANGE

essays: western feminism’s relationship with Islamic feminism; the concept of a “real” name; zine-making as a feminist process; importance of daily change for trans*/queer folks; a father’s death & childhood memories; creating “life lists"; recovering from an eating disorder; how a haircut changed social interactions; identities in zines; discussions of consent in workshop settings; the “love your body” concept & chronic illness; the Vagina Monologues & questioning “accessible” feminism; handling a daughter’s self-harming; an interview with fat-positive activists Tasha Fierce & Hanne Blank; white activism as social performance; questioning sexuality as a teen; the loss of a friend; how family history & sexual assault influenced one to stop drinking; pregnancy & parenting while genderqueer; fourth-wave feminism & the incorporation of trans women; poetry's potential to induce personal change; exploring new models of accountability & forgiveness with an alcoholic friend; why corporate journalism is not conducive to social change; an interview with lawyer dean spade & more! ½ sz, 72 pgs, B&W & text heavy!

Comment by Paper Monster Press on April 19, 2012 at 2:04am

http://www.facebook.com/papermonsterpress

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ASUANG by PAPER MONSTER PRESS

Asuang is an umbrella term for creatures that people our imagination. As blood suckers, they engender in us, a fear of the dark, of morbidity, of paleness, of incense. The fear that desires, the fear that suffocates, not just creatures but open spaces and high places. Fear of beings that when looked at mirrors or through other eyes, resemble perhaps, ourselves? Then here maybe, there be monsters?

Asuang then calls not just for darkness but for hallucinogen, psychedelia, kaleidoscopic narratives in whatever genre.

Specifically, we ask for:
1. 1-3 poems/ essays/ flash fiction (less than 500 words, English or Filipino)

2. 1-3 artworks in black/ white (in JPEG format)

3. 1-3 sound pieces in MP3 or Wav format

4. Critical essays about the small press/ underground publishing/ the culture of fanzines (also under 500 words)

5. Reviews of any issue of Paper Monster Press (and we’ve done 6 so far)
a. Pyrotechnic Poetry 1
b. Pyrotechnic Poetry 2
c. S/trip-hop
d. Dream(pop)
e. Queer Punk
f. SANDIGmaan

6. A theme for 1 print year
Ex. LOST IN TRANSLATION year
a. Issue 1: Atlantis (about forgetting/ resurfacing/ the abyss/ depths/ drowning/ swan diving)
b. Issue 2: Free Tibet (about culture clash/ Buddhism/ heights/ climbing/ pure dizziness of clouds)
c. Issue 3: Time-space Warp (about timezones/ cultural differences/ time and space/ reincarnation/ and the endless echoes we can never reach)
d. Issue 4: Labyrinths (canals/ road bridges/ the strange and devious routes we take to fantasy/ intoxication/ escape)

THE FINE PRINT
1. Send all submissions to papermonsterpress@yahoo.com with the heading: ATTN: ASUANG SUBMISSION
2. The deadline for submissions is on May 31, 2012.
3. Payment is one contributor copy and that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from seeing your name in print. ;)
VIVA SMALL PRESS!

 

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