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For those interested in zines as tools for social change, whether in terms of zine content itself, instituting zine collections in public libraries, teaching zine workshops, or other activities.

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Comment by Fluxxii on June 13, 2010 at 11:22pm
FLUXXII is accepting zines for consignment! We are an online shop that specializes in mental health zines, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, gender and identity, sex, addiction, suicide, recovery, perzines, etc. We offer consignment (wholesale can be arranged in few cases) and even copying services! More info on how to apply at http://fluxxii.com/pages.php?pageid=30
Comment by Rachel on May 16, 2010 at 1:57pm
hoax #3 - feminism & health is finished! essays include: being queer at the doctor’s, female sexual dysfunction, having a congenial heart condition, getting an abortion, how science has affected views on menstruation, menstruating with a blood disorder, reframing addiction, special issues of queer female & lesbian health, (inter)sex & gender, incarcerated women and reproductive rights, what the DSM means for radical people, finding a stray cat & difficulty in finding help with her, hierarchies of animal friends and their care, emotional labor & mental health, whole foods market’s employee discount program, aversion to being labeled a victim/survivor of sexual assault, how going vegan improved mental & physical health, recovering from an eating disorder, menstrual product FAQs & myths, and home remedies! also including comic excerpts, feminists we love, a menstrual chart, adbusting, and vegan recipes! 1/2 size, 64 fucking pages!

asking $3 or trade! email sari or rachel @ hoaxzine@gmail.com
Comment by redguard on May 10, 2010 at 2:01pm
As the editor of Absent Cause zine, I want to invite my fellow zinesters to join in this important protest and boycott of Arizona's racist, anti-immigrant law SB1070. Please consider adding your name to the list of endorsers and voicing your opposition to the law in the next issue of your zine.

redguard / Greg

Join the Growing List of Artists Against Arizona's SB1070

To sign-on and endorse this campaign as an organization, group or individual, please send your name, title/affiliation, city and state to artistsagainstarizona@yahoo.com

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Endorsers of Artists Against Arizona’s SB1070
as of 5/9/2010

Absent Cause zine, Brooklyn, NY
Andria Alefhi, creator of the zine We'll Never Have Paris, NY, NY
Annalise Ophelian, Psy.D., Director/Producer, Diagnosing Difference, Floating Ophelia Productions, LLC
ArtAndStruggle.Com, Artist & Activist Collective
Auggie Kennedy, Chico, CA
Bernard J. Tarver, Actor/Writer, Member: AFTRA/AEA/SAG, New York, NY
Bet Power, Director & Curator, Sexual Minorities Archives, National collection of LGBTI literature, history, and art
Deirdre Sinnott, Writer, New York, NY
Heather Cottin, Singer, Activist with the May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights, Freeport, NY
Ignacio G. Rivera, Poly Patao Productions, Brooklyn, NY
Imani Henry, Activist, Writer, Performer, Brooklyn, NY
Jaimie Hashey, Editor and Writer of ButtRagMag, Musician with Burglepig
Jules Rosskam, Artist/Educator/Activist, Brooklyn, NY
Khalil Khan, Movement in Motion
Laura Schleifer, Writer/Theater Artist, New York, NY
Mental Notes - Hip Hop Fusion Band
Minnie Bruce Pratt, National Writers Union, Syracuse, NY
Nomy Lamm, Writer/Musician, San Francisco, CA
Shelley Ettinger, Writer, Queens, NY
Spiritchild, Founder of Movement in Motion, Artist & Activist collective
StormMiguel Florez, Musician, Performer, Producer, San Francisco, CA
Tha Truth, Political Hip Hop Artist, Philadelphia, PA
Tobi Vail, Olympia, WA
Viktoria Valenzuela, Founder of The Fresh Ink Poets and Writers, Oswego, NY
Vondora Jordan, Singer/Writer, Harlem, NYYK Hong, Artist, Freedom Trainers, Brooklyn, NY
Zeraph Moore, Organizer, Bangor Media Collective, Bangor, ME

Artists Against Arizona’s SB 1070 Statement

We believe the decision by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to sign into law the poorly conceived immigration measure SB1070, marks a new low in the fight to protect civil liberties in The United States. This law allows any officer of the law at the state, county, or city level in Arizona to determine the legal immigration status of anyone at anytime, among other provisions, including making it a crime to be undocumented in Arizona.

Millions of people everywhere believe it will lead to rampant racial profiling, particularly against people of Latino/a heritage. President Obama has called it "misguided." Furthermore, immigration is a national issue and the state of Arizona has no constitutional role in determining who has legal status in this country.

We are calling on members of the worldwide artistic community—whether visual, performing, literary or other discipline—to boycott the state of Arizona in opposition to this unjust legislation, for as long as it remains on the books. We ask artists to not perform, produce, present, appear or conduct business in Arizona so that lawmakers there understand that the rest of the country disapproves, so they will feel the economic impact of their bad decision. We call on talent agents, managers, publicists, unions and associations to also support this effort and the artists they represent who choose to join.

We also call on fans and supporters of the arts to contact their favorite performers and artists and encourage them to participate in this boycott. Fans can also show their support for the boycott by writing to Arizona Governor Brewer, and by supporting their favorite artists when they make appearances in other states.

The artistic community has a natural role to play in commenting and responding to social issues. Now more than ever the time is right to act.
Comment by Sari of Hoax on April 13, 2010 at 6:41pm
hey y'all! the feminist compilation zine hoax is looking for submissions! the topic for issue #3 is health and we are looking to tackle the issue from many different angles. possible topics could include, but are not limited to: medications, sex vs. gender, diy remedies, radical mental health, what it means to be "crazy", sexuality, masturbation, women's health, illnesses, doctors, birth control, etc. we are accepting rants, essays, personal stories, photos, artwork, comix and pretty much anything you're into!
please send me an e-mail at hoaxzine@gmail.com or comment on mt profile!
submissions due by may 8th, please!
Comment by Catherine Elms on March 28, 2010 at 3:02pm
Feminist perzine Here. In My Head. #4 is now available to buy or trade!

This zine features the following pieces:
1. The Importance of Friendships
2. Sister Blister (on jealousy and feminism)
3. Twenty Things (10 things that cheer me up, and 10 things that don’t)
4. The Implications of Casual Sexism
5. Creativity and Happiness

¼ sized, 40 pages, £1.00
Comment by Yvonne G. on March 25, 2010 at 8:44pm
NEW DISTRO: currently accepting zines for consideration!

we're into a bit of everything right now: activism, art/design/illustration, comics, the dark & the bizarre, eco-friendly guides, feminism & gender issues, kid-friendly zines (yeah, why not?), how-to guides, literary/fiction, mental health, vegan, and perzines about these topics too. but you can check the full topics list here.

Or check my blog post for all the info!
thanks :)
Comment by Sari of Hoax on March 15, 2010 at 4:49pm
hey y'all, i'm tossing around the idea of compiling a zine about girl fights and girl hate; whether is be stories about things you have done or things that have been done to you, related artwork, general musings on the topic, how infighting between girls can be stopped or how girls can come together and appreciate one another, i'd love for you to be a part of this project!

please e-mail me or leave me a comment if you are interested or have questions! deadline is APRIL 30, 2010!
Comment by False Start Distro on February 2, 2010 at 2:10pm
Hi everyone! I just opened a new distro, False Start, that focuses mainly on art zines and zines about social change/radical living. Please check it out!
Comment by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on December 15, 2009 at 10:34pm
we are trying to organize an event that both tries to open the whole zine scene (and other idependent creative efforts) to people and raise funds to support zinesters and artists.

right now, it's still being planned. but if you're interested in donating some of your works (which may be showcased and /or sold during the event), please do drop me a line. we need all the help we could get. =) if you have questions or need more info, just ask away on my page.

Comment by Andrea Brown on December 8, 2009 at 12:53pm
heyhey! i am very interested in getting into the zine scene after i graduate. i would love to see zinesters get together to organize and make change. my campus zine, lips:expressions of female sexuality is interested in hosting a zine conference at our school in Williamsburg, VA. we have a large following and could get school funding. if interested in helping us out, please let me know.

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