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Just a Bit Radical--call for submissions!

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Comment by Adrian Fynch on February 27, 2013 at 12:54pm

Hey everyone!

My friend and I have started a new distro specifically about zines dealing with mental health. We are looking for submissions! Check out our manifesto here: https://www.facebook.com/GuanoDistro and contact us through there or at guano.distro[at]gmail[dot]com

We're trying to open the dialogue on mental health beyond what's out there already because we feel current discussions are too limited.

Comment by Sinvergüenza on December 22, 2012 at 6:36pm

Hey y'all.

I have been working on this zine for MONTHS! and I am finally, finally finished. The zine is called “How to get an abortion without telling your parents.” It’s pretty thick because I included as much information as I could. The layout is as follows:

Why I’ve put together this zine (Laws in each state regarding abortions are tricky, especially for minors who don’t want to involve their parents/guardians in their choice to have an abortion. I wanted to create a comprehensive guide on how to navigate those laws in each state, as well as how to come up with the money for your abortion and how to take care of yourself afterward)

My personal story about trying to access abortion services as a minor

From oh shit I’m pregnant to thank god that’s over – the steps:

     1. Morning after pill vs. Abortion pill vs. Clinic abortion – how do I know which one I need?

     2. What are the laws in your state

     3. How do I find a clinic

     4. Navigating the judicial bypass procedure

     5. Paying for your abortion

     6. What to expect the day-of

     7. Aftercare

I would like to make this zine widely available. My plan thus far is to send copies to various distros and infoshops to see if they’d be interested in carrying it. I also intend to leave around various places when I travel, and I’m thinking of putting it online as well. Any other thoughts for how I can get this around?

Comment by zoe blaq on December 13, 2012 at 4:01pm

Please participate in this interconnected story I would like to tell based on my eclectic artsy friends from all over the world. Meaning you! Take pictures, share thoughts, feelings, hopes, emotions ON THE DATE OF DECEMBER 21st.

Is it the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end? Does it matter?

I will be putting together Abstract By Nature #3 - a zine anthology of all of our works.

DUE DATE JANUARY 10, 2013

Please send pictures, art work, poetry, short stories, sex stories, band stories, testimonials, etc.

*No longer than half of a page.

piddleproductions@gmail.com

I hope to hear from you!

Comment by Bani Amor on December 13, 2012 at 9:21am

Last call! Everywhere All The Time is a radical travel zine which by its very nature explores dissent from the mainstream travel writing industry with its Ten Best lists, boring hotel reviews and bratty first-world escapist adventures. Written by a broke-ass queer traveler of color, the stories within the zine are unimpressive, awkward and short (like me.)  They are completely typewritten and juxtaposed against full color photos illuminating everything from the mundane to the magical and taken anywhere from Beijing to New Orleans. Also featured are dozens of tiny sketches sprinkled throughout the pages. Pre-order the first issue for $5 and receive free shipping (it’ll be $10 as of January.) Remember, I’m mailing this shit from Ecuador!

Comment by DawnZilla on November 19, 2012 at 9:52pm

Call for Submissions - Violence in Our Own Communities

I’m working on a zine about addressing violence and abuse within our own communities. Here’s all the info:

I am specifically looking for submissions from people who consider themselves part of punk/hardcore, activist, and/or radical communities. These “communities” may or may not be tied to specific geographic locations. I am thinking broadly when I say “violence and abuse” as possibly including emotional, physical, sexual, and/or intimate partner violence and abuse, as well as violence that is based around race, ability, class, gender, sexuality, or other factors. “Addressing” this violence might include prevention, intervention, and/or responses after the fact.

That being said, the questions are up to your own interpretation. You are invited to write as little or as much as you’d like to any or all of the questions, and to focus on a single community or whatever seems most important to you. Please think of them more as prompts and don’t feel limited to “just” answering the questions.

So here are the prompts:

- Please give some background information about yourself and the communities you consider yourself to be a part of.

- What do you believe is the responsibility of your communities to address violence and abuse within them?

- How have you seen violence and abuse actually addressed within your own communities?

- How would you like to see your communities address violence and abuse within them?

- In what ways have your communities been successful in addressing violence and abuse within them?

Please let me know if/how you’d like your name included in the zine along with any contact info you’d like shared so others can reach you directly.

I’m also going to try something a little different with this. If you have contributed to the zine by Sunday, Nov. 24th, you will be able to read all of the other submissions received by then and invited to share any other thoughts/responses. I will also group submissions by location (if mentioned) to hopefully make it easier to connect to people closer to you.

You can send submissions to me on facebook or to zilla@staykind.com. Please get in touch with any questions and pass this on to anyone else you know who may be interested.

Thanks so much!

Comment by Bani Amor on November 17, 2012 at 1:54pm

My radical travel writing and photography AND sketch zine Everywhere All The Time # 1 is available for pre-order now, kids. Full color, completely typewritten on my Remington with a vellum cover. Features short  pieces from travels in Ecuador, Beijing, Montreal, Caracas, Panama, NYC, y mas. Sent all the way from South America. Pre-order here! http://baniamor.wordpress.com/

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 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....

 

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