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Comment by Catherine Elms on August 12, 2012 at 10:16am

Here. In My Head. #11: A 24-Hour Zine
24 pages, 8″ x 3″, printed on pink paper – 50p

 

This zine was created for the 24 Hour Zine Thing.  50p to buy, or free to trade.  Get in touch if interested!  More info here: http://blatantblithe.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/here-in-my-head-11-no...

Comment by Daisy Salinas on July 11, 2012 at 4:04pm

Submission Guidelines for issue #4 of my fanzine Muchacha

Theme: “Who Says Feminists Don’t Have A Sense Of Humor?”

The purpose of this issue is to combat the stereotype that feminists are always angry/unfunny/too serious/uptight. I’m looking for satirical/humorous thoughts, poetry, stories, essays, quotes, rants, analysis, art, collages, doodles, comics, or photography from a feminist perspective. Whether it’s half a page or 4 pages, e-mail me at Riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com to submit your work. The deadline is September 1st. Help me in reclaiming the fact that “funny feminist” is not an oxymoron.

Funny Feminists Unite! 

Love & Revolution,

Daisy

muchachafanzine.tumblr.com

etsy.com/shop/muchachafanzine

"Feminist humor raises consciousness. And the reason it's funny is because it stands something on its head. Goodness knows you've got to have a sense of humor if you do feminism full-time, I tell you." - Eleanor Smeal

Comment by Catherine Elms on July 8, 2012 at 8:51am

Finally, Here. In My Head #10: The University Years, is out now!

£1.20 UK / $2.00 International

It’s 40 pages, half-sized, with a thick paper cover tied together with a pretty ribbon!

Inside, I write about living away from home, academia, making friends, the Student’s Union, and graduation.  It’s mostly a collection of stories about my experiences, but there’s also some practical advice for students and would-be students, and lots of lists.  

Info on how to buy or trade a copy can be found at http://blatantblithe.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/here-in-my-head-10-no....

Comment by Daisy Salinas on July 3, 2012 at 1:46pm

Finally done with Issue #3 “The Adventures of a Feminist Mermaid”

Summer 12’, 26 pgs

This eclectic issue covers my adventures of being a feminist mermaid, Mexico’s drug war and a “Fierce Feminist” who fought for education. Other topics range from the “Sandwich Fairies” and homeless rights, intersectionality, a book review, film and band recommendations, original song lyrics, feminist poetry, quotes, punk/feminist styled collages and more!

Message me or contact me at Riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com if you are interested in buying a copy for $1 plus shipping, trading or a free PDF copy.

Viva La Revolucion Feminista,

Daisy

Comment by Andie Glik on June 15, 2012 at 1:58pm

The first issue of my zine The Woman Question is currently on sale at Bluestockings, OR I can mail you a copy! The zine is about applying feminist theory to history, the media, and beauty ideals. The issue talks about the flaws of TV shows Girls/ Sex and the City, beauty ideals within certain minority communities and how they intersect, how to cope with body image issues as a feminist, how intersectionality is the coolest thing ever, how Frida Kahlo is a feminist and womanist, and much much more! Email me at glika074@newschool.edu if you want to trade zines or want a free copy sent to you!

Comment by Run Aziluz on June 13, 2012 at 10:47pm

i also have my own zine ---about 20pages of writings & drawings. some in English and some in Malay Language. I'm from Malaysia. wanna trade? :D
tweet me @cikrunrun

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 monique on June 4, 2012 at 11:51pm

Zines come in all shapes and sizes! I'm currently compiling a zine for BIKE ART!

Working in a bicycle cooperative has been great for honing in on my bike repair skills, but I want to start encouraging myself and others to make more art out of our unusable bike parts. I encourage you to go to your local bicycle co-op or shops and gather ideas, and ask what they do with theire unusable bike supplies?? Ask if you could have some to play around with, for a small donation or for free!

Some ideas include jewelry, bike tube wallets, fork T.P. holders, jewelry display wheels. The list goes on! What do you make or want to see in this booklet??

The way I see this being compiled is by bike part and their potential future uses... ie

HUB--candle holder, container, rolley wheel thing, business card holder

SPOKES--S hooks, bracelets, metal flower stems, mobile hanger

WHEELS--chandeliers, compost lid, clock, fence, plant holder

Submissions:

-email to tarup@riseup.net (Subject: Bike ART Zine)

-Bike Art Projects and How-to Guides that people can follow. Step-by-step photos are encouraged if they help but not mandatory!

-Images of finished projects and What they are

-The more accessible the better! (ie. using available tools/parts vs welding, though I would love welding suggestions!)

Deadline:

Sometime 2012. I want to gather as much as possible, so we'll give this a few months, but the sooner the better as with anything!! That will even give you time to learn something and then share it.

Thank you!!

Monique

tarup@riseupnet

Comment by Paper Monster Press on April 19, 2012 at 2:07am

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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!

Comment by Dawn Wood on April 8, 2012 at 12:16am

 

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