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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 4:36pm
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 Rachel on July 13, 2011 at 9:33pm

my new perzine, reimagining queer community, is finished!

reimagining queer community is a personal investigation into my evolving relationship to queerness, as well as some of the ways in which i navigate queer spaces around me. some of the topics in this zine include: alienation and estrangement from the queer community, what it means to feel connected, the myth of a cohesive queer community, being a spectator versus being a participant, (personal and shared) queer histories, and potential strategies to build new alliances.  

this was my first attempt at making a twenty four hour zine (it wound up taking three days due to work/life interruptions, but who’s counting?) it is 20 pages, 1/4 sized and text heavy. i am asking for $1 or a trade. if you are interested, please email uniunverse@gmail.com.

Comment by Persephone Pomegranate on June 21, 2011 at 10:05am


Ideological Hypocrisy is a socio-political zine, the first issue of which covers anti-choice activists who choose to have abortions. The zine contains many accounts from abortion doctors who have preformed abortions for pro-life activists, as well as accounts of violence perpetuated by the pro-life movement.
Comment by Catherine Elms on June 10, 2011 at 7:39am
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? Just 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. I'm also open to trade!  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 riotgrrrlaz on April 7, 2011 at 5:03pm

I have a zine out Called: Bully Me No More. It is focused on anti-bullying among kids/teens. It touches on some very HOT topics right now.


Please stop by my etsy shop and take a look (www.etsy.com/listing/63405054/bully-me-no-more-zine)


If you are interested in trading please send me a message with yr mailing address :)



Comment by Sari of Hoax on March 28, 2011 at 11:53pm

call for submissions - hoax #5: feminism & community

 here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  • 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” and what that means (do we need varieties of people in order to constitute 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 would like the zine to be finished as soon as possible, and would prefer to receive submissions before april 21st (within the month of march would be awesome!). if you are interested, please feel free to e-mail us your ideas for topics, or questions at hoaxzine(at)gmail(dot)com!

Comment by mina boromand on March 12, 2011 at 1:35pm

anyone want to trade with social change zinesters from London , England?

power to the people!

Comment by Mo Karnage on February 21, 2011 at 7:49am
If anyone is coming through Richmond, VA or going on tour, the Wingnut Anarchist Collective really wants to host zine related events- especially ones related to social change. Whether it be a zine reading or zine related discussion or presentation. Please get in contact! wingnut_collective@yahoo.com or check us out at www.wingnutrva.org

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