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Comment by marysuezine on January 17, 2011 at 11:36am
"Little Mary Sue Wants To Change The World" #2 is available to trade."Mary Sue" (my nickname for my zine) #2 is a teen perzine featuring stories on conflicted feelings, school vandalism, anticipations for 2011, and first time drug use. Email me at marysuezine@gmail.com if you are interested
Comment by Sari of Hoax on December 19, 2010 at 12:16am

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: the topic of hoax #5 will be FEMINISM & COMMUNITY

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

  • elitism (identity politics & border policing & hierarchies within communities)
  • cliques & exclusivities
  • success & personal stories
  • the environment (food politics & urban gardening & eco-feminism & women in farming/farm lands)
  • accessibility (language & locations (urban vs rural) & academia & pretention & childcare)
  • work/ production (economics & capitalism)
  • social movements (then vs now - legacy of the 60s)
  • assimilation vs liberation (when, if, and how to assimilate)
  • the self (self-care & where the self ends and community begins)
  • what makes a community (how does one feel included? & how do we include others & what it means to find a “home” (limits of family))
  • networking (action & teamwork & friendship)
  • “diversity” (do we need varieties of people in a community? & tolerance vs acceptance (cultural relativity)
  • space (physical/ emotional)
  • legislation (policy & community organizing)
  • love (hate & anger)

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.

we are still currently selling and mailing out issues of #4 (back issues are also available as well)! we apologize if you have yet to receive your copy - the semester has just ended and we are dealing with sari’s move back to pennsylvania for the next six weeks. because of this temporary separation, we are putting this call for submissions out now. also, taking into account the fact that sari has one semester left and we both don’t know where we will be next year, we are on a real deadline for #5 that we will need to stick to in order to print at an affordable price. please aim to submit yer amazing material by february 21st, 2011. if you are interested, please feel free to e-mail us your ideas for topics!

to reiterate, we are not inflexible with the submission date, but we are not in a position where we can continually push it back like we did with #4. the sooner you send us ideas and essays the better! looking forward to see yer work!

in solidarity,
rachel & sari

Comment by Andrea Brown on December 6, 2010 at 12:38pm
PLEASE HELP! The deadline is running out for fundraising for The Lips Bus, a veggie bus dedicated to starting discussions about independent media and sexuality. If everyone in this group donated $10 or more, that would REALLY help us meet our deadline of the 17th when we can't fundraise online anymore! Please help support a fellow zinestress with big dreams: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lipsbus/the-lips-bus
Comment by Sari of Hoax on December 1, 2010 at 11:36pm
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!
Comment by Mio on November 21, 2010 at 5:28am
hi ^^

i'm finally putting pen to paper to create another (but new nonetheless) riot grrrl zine. i'm after submissions from all riot grrrls and boys anywhere in the world!

here's what i'm looking for:

articles/stories on any of the below topics:

* how you first discovered riot grrrl
* what riot grrrl means to you
* how riot grrrl has helped you and your grrrlfriends
* how has riot grrrl/feminism changed the world in your point of view
* important issues that still need to be fixed
* grrrl love
* stomping out grrrl hate
* being a grrrl in the punk rock scene

riot grrrl manifestas

comics

artwork

cd/book reviews

grrrl bands in your area (if possible, include link to their site/myspace/facebook/etc.)

you're also welcome to include photos of you and your grrrlfriends to accompany your articles/stories!

all submissions can be sent to: riotgrrrl@y7mail.com

deadline for issue #1 - 15th Jan 2011

thankyou :)
Comment by Persephone Pomegranate on November 20, 2010 at 5:15pm
The new issue of Reclusive Obscenities is now available. It's a 30 page quarter zine where I discuss my love of zines. Why they’re important to me, why I create them, how they helped me find feminism, learn to cope with my anxiety better, and why I think the hold special importance for grrrls.

More information (and more zines) available here

Comment by Bettie on October 23, 2010 at 2:25pm
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Comment by Catherine Elms on October 9, 2010 at 10:37am
At long last, Here. In My Head. #5 and #6 (a feminist perzine from the UK) are now available! :D

Here. In My Head. #5: (40 pages, little smaller than 1/4 sized): £1.00


Features written pieces on girl-hate, beauty, self-loathing and personal growth, the dynamic nature of love, feminist book recommendations, and trying to reconcile my personality with my feminist beliefs.

Here. In My Head. #6: (38 pages, little bigger than 1/4 sized): £1.00


An alphabet zine, with a wide variety of topics including Body, Feminism, Hair, Ire, Memories, Noise, Piano, Serendipity, University, Vulva, Wales, and Xmas!

Am happy to accept trades too. Get in touch via WMZ or email me at contactATcatherineelms.co.uk for more info!
Comment by Sari of Hoax on August 21, 2010 at 1:11pm
issue #4 of the radical feminist compilation zine hoax is underway and we need yer submissions! the topic will be feminism & hirstories and our formal submission date is august 31st, 2010 (but we are considering pushing it back).

here are some examples of what we are looking for: the “click” moment when you realized you do or don’t identify as a feminist; growing up with/without feminism in yer life; stories from childhood, inspirational people (in yer families, culture, literature, etc.); introduction to women/trans/people of color’s work & theories in high school/college/etc.; relationship to past feminist movements (first wave, second wave, third wave, riot grrrl, etc.); in-depth essays about feminists of the past; history of witches, the clitoris, scientific/religious/philosophical views of female sexuality; past feminist movements that might not be well known (in africa, south america, etc); looking back to compare the state of women now to the state of women in the past; what you foresee in the years to come; what your ideals are for the years to come; HIV/AIDS and the queer movement; the importance of preservation for queer/POC/trans/disabled groups; social constructions of sexuality, race, gender, etc.; what it means for you to be a survivor of sexual assault (even a story about yer assault); the history of yer hair (POC & having “natural” or chemically straightened hair / the decision to stop shaving body hair in relation to feminist politics); having an “alternative” family (gay parents, adopted, cared for by grandparents, living in foster care, etc.)

also, we really need artwork! individual drawings, paintings, collages, or comic excerpts are all desirable! if you need more time to come up with something, or will be unavailable to mail us something before then, e-mail us and we can work something out! hoaxzine (at) gmail (dot) com!
Comment by Eric on August 15, 2010 at 11:25am
Dildo Machine #2 is now finished! This issue of my queercore/riot boy zine includes, among other things, an interview with Dominique of Richmond's The Two Funerals, a rant about a trans-fetishizing book, a bunch of collages, "Mail Order Hodgepodge" (a list of queer/grrrl culture available via mail order), and a rant about the baseball metaphor.

In the U.S. and Canada this issue can be yours for US$2 to:
Eric Johns
P.O. Box 322
Olney, MD 20830
USA

20 pages/b&w/half-size/cut-and-paste

Queer/feminist trades are welcome, and I can also be reached at aquestionableproduction (at) gmail (dot) com.
 

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