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Any women out there who collect vinyl records or CD's and cassettes? I want to feature you on my zine! 7 Replies

Started by Charlotte Sometimes. Last reply by Air Parrott Sep 15, 2013.

Call for Submissions - Sleater Zinney (how do you love Sleater Kinney?) 2 Replies

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Comment by Maria Sogna Tutte le Notti on July 21, 2011 at 2:12am

Catherine, I am dying to read what you wrote about thealogy, but I am also afraid the zine won't arrive again if I buy it... :-(

 

Comment by Andrea Brown on July 20, 2011 at 2:02pm
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Comment by Sari of Hoax on July 20, 2011 at 1:16pm

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 Catherine Elms on July 14, 2011 at 4:33pm
Here. In My Head. #9, a feminist perzine from the UK, now for sale!
48 pages, 1/4 sized – £1.00



Inside, I write about technology, thealogy (goddess worship), common anti-feminist arguments, and being a graduate. There’s also some lists and similarly fluffy little things scattered throughout. Black and white, with a hand-coloured front cover.
Want to buy a copy from me? Just Paypal £1.00 to blatant_blitheAThotmail.co.uk, and I’ll send the zine out to you the next day, with no delivery charge. If you would like me to include one of my free minizines, Twt, just leave me a note when you send me the money and I’ll put it in for you. Don’t forget, you can read more about my zines on my zinewiki page - http://zinewiki.com/Catherine_Elms.
Comment by Celina on July 3, 2011 at 7:44pm

Call for donations!

I work in the Special Collections & Archives department at Virginia Commonwealth University, and we want to increase our holdings of Riot Grrrl Zines--old and contemporary.  Send me a message if you'd like to send us your zines. Thanks! :)

Comment by Catherine Elms on June 10, 2011 at 7:32am
Here. In My Head. #8, a feminist perzine from the UK, is now available to buy or trade!



This issue was written for the zine anthology being published by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Inside, I write about blood, sex, abortion, religion, choice, shame, and growth. Black and white, with a hand-coloured front cover.

Want to buy a copy from me? Paypal £1.00 if from the UK, and £2.00 if international, to blatant_blitheAThotmail.co.uk, and I’ll send the zine out to you the next day. You can read more about my zines on my zinewiki page - http://zinewiki.com/Catherine_Elms.
Comment by Sari of Hoax on May 20, 2011 at 12:24am

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 Angela Chaos on May 12, 2011 at 1:51am

Hey all,

I am helping to organize the 2011 Riverside DIY Print Fest at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 28, 12-4p.  You are invited to submit ideas for workshops, demonstrations, or discussions you would like to lead pertaining to any aspect of DIY print and publishing culture that interests you.


Also, if you (or you and your fellow DIY publishing pals) want to reserve a table to sell, promote, and/or give away your creations, please contact us at riversideprintfest@gmail.com. There is no fee to reserve a table!

If you want to conduct a workshop or secure a table for the event, please respond to riversideprintfest@gmail.c om by Monday, May 23.

Finally, PLEASE HELP US PROMOTE the event. Below is all the information you will need to for your contacts:

THE RIVERSIDE DIY PRINT FEST 2011:
Page Terror and Spittin’ Hot $@#!
@The Riverside Metropolitan Museum in Downtown Riverside
3580 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA
May 28, 2011 12pm-4pm,
FREE
 
Saturation is a DIY art and music festival that occurs semi-annually in Riverside, CA. Saturation is a labor of love, and it’s successful because of the incredible talent in Riverside. We keep doing it because it’s fun, and because it’s vital to keep up the hard work on behalf of the bands, artists, and community that make Riverside uniquely creative and supportive.
Thanks,
Angela
Comment by Necro Neil on March 1, 2011 at 5:26pm

Hi, Im a riot boy (used to be a riot grrrl ;) ) who writes a horror fanzine called Necronomicon, its upto issue 17 now. Its sort of a personal diary whilst watching horror films. Im a feminist so I review horror films in that view point also, as I detest horror review writers who fixate on female nudity and I do not tolerate horror films with cliche weak female characters.

Ive been writing zines for half of my life now! I grew up in and contributed and socialised in the riot grrrl scene and still love it.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/NecroNeil?ref=pr_shop_more
Comment by Hannah (Not Lonely Zine) on February 7, 2011 at 2:26pm

Not Lonely #5 

A6 (quarter) sized, 40 pages, pretty text-heavy


The latest issue of my perzine focuses on the history of my relationship with the internet (including my first experiences of using it in a small-town library, its role in facilitating my partner and I getting together & why I no longer use livejournal or facebook); and my diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (including a breakdown of its definition, my own experience of its symptoms and a reflection on its validity - or otherwise - as a diagnosis). There are also handwritten intro and outros, a "guess the lyrics" quiz and some yummy winter soup recipes (suitable for vegans). It's partly typewritten, partly handwritten and was made cut and paste style.

 

Please visit this post on my blog for information on how to get a copy.

 

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