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Comment by Shrew2U on December 29, 2013 at 3:13pm

"Inconceivable!" is a new zine dedicated to women who are not mothers - by choice. I would like for childfree women to be able to express how they think and feel and have a place to discuss how deeply the ideology of motherhood has infected our thinking about women and femininity.  I welcome and encourage any contributions anybody has!!! Message me!  Thank you!

Comment by GOTANERVE-ZINE on December 29, 2013 at 6:54am

Hey there perhaps this is of somebody's interest Brazil hardcore metal CONFRONTO talk about latin america and some social issues close to their reality. go check out our interview and support  http://gotanerve-zine.blogspot.it/2013/12/confronto-interview.html 

www.gotanerve-zine.com

Comment by Carrie C. on December 27, 2013 at 6:09pm

Call For Submissions

The first issue of Gender Matters has been really successful. It's in the hands of many youth, teachers, parents and zine readers! All the sale proceeds have been donated to organizations that support trans/gender variant youth...nearly $350.00

SO LET'S MAKE ANOTHER ISSUE!

Topic: (Essays, anecdotes, comix, poetry) from gender variant folks telling stories of going through puberty and adolescence, and early adulthood experiences. Take that as broadly or specifically as you’d like; literally how your body was changing and how your brain was dealing with it, or going to a dance and how that made you feel, dating, coming out to your family, teachers, classmates, etcetera...

Audience: 7-12 grade students.

Specifics: The pieces should be free of cursing and overt sexual content, I want to get the zine in schools, so content should be school appropriate.

Why/Purpose: It’s rough trying to find age or school appropriate material for trans/gender variant/intersex youth and it’s imperative that all young people see themselves in print.

Puberty, adolescence, and early adulthood are hard for everyone but it’s extra alienating and difficult when you feel alone and radically different from the majority. I want this zine to be an offering to gender variant kids who need to see themselves in print, to know that they are not alone, to offer comfort and hope. I want the zine to open the eyes and hearts of cis gender folks so they become allies. I also want it to open up dialogue between youth, parents and teachers. 

I keep this quote in mind when I’m writing curriculum and deciding what to teach for the year. Perhaps it will inspire you.

"When those who have the power to name and to socially construct reality choose not to see or hear you, whether you are dark-skinned, old, disabled, female, or speak with a different accent or dialect than theirs, when someone with the authority of a teacher, say, describes a world and you are not in it, there is a moment of psychic disequilibrium, as if you looked into a mirror and saw nothing.” ~ Adrianne Rich

Send submissions to: zinesforstudents@gmail.com
Please send as an attachment in basic word formatting or as a google document with “Gender Matters 2 Zine Submission” as the subject. For art submissions send greyscale images TIF file format 300dpi. 
Include; a title for your piece, a brief bio, and any contact info you want included in the zine. Every contributor will receive a copy of the finished zine, please include a mailing address for your copy. 
Deadline: February 1, 2014
Publication: Mid February 2014

The first issue of Gender Matters is available at Quimby's bookstore (in store or online at quimbys.com), Pioneers Press (pioneerspress.com), at Mend My Dress Press (mendmydress.com), on Etsy at the Zinesandsuch page, or through me directly at zinesforstudents@gmail.com.

You can e-mail me with questions, suggestions, complains, that kinda stuff too.
Thanks!
Carrie

Comment by Cheering and Waving Press on December 10, 2013 at 4:18pm

Bani Amor , Your zine looks beautiful

Comment by Bani Amor on December 2, 2013 at 3:44pm
Comment by Catherine Elms on November 27, 2013 at 5:37am

Feminist perzine Here In My Head #13 is out now! 40 pages, 1/4 sized.

On shyness, social anxiety, self-esteem, privilege, confidence, sharing your voice and struggling with adulthood. £1 UK, $2 international, free postage, or get in touch for trades!

http://blatantblithe.wordpress.com

Comment by Revolt Distro-Seven Sins on November 9, 2013 at 11:50am
Call For Submissions
REV☮LT Distro's: Radical Comix #1
What is Radical comix?

A radical comix collection centering around equality, living free, feminism, queerness, Radical illustrators, sketch artists and the pacific Northwest, It is edited by Revolt Distro and will be put out every three months from February on. This is a call for Submissions so Please Send in Your Work or forward this to a friend who would be interested. We can Change the world or at least get our art out there to the people. Issue number one will be put out in February 2013 so you have until the last week of January to submit. The Zine will be comic book size and submissions can be sent to sevensinsrevolt@gmail.com where they will have to be scaled to fit into the final anthology! So stoked about this new awesome project we are going to collaborate with a lot of great zine authors from the NW. you should too! ASAP Thanks!
~Seven Sins
REVOLT DISTRO


Issue #1 Deadline !!

Friday, Jan. 31st 2014 at 11:45pm
you will receive a confirmation email within one week of submitting a piece. we are looking for pieces of all sizes ranging from half page to ten pages. thank you!
Email all submissions and questions tosevensinsrevolt@gmail.com
What is REV☮LT DISTRO?

Revolt Disto Is a new independent zine and artist print printing, publishing and distributing collective. Revolt making you great Zines, Stickers, Buttons and Patches and teaming up with other artists around the world.
Comment by Sari of Hoax on September 27, 2013 at 7:46am

HOAX #9 - FEMINISMS & VULNERABILITIES IS NOW FINISHED, AND IS TAKING PRE-ORDERS!

essays include:

- How vulnerability can combat misogyny within trans communities
- Vulnerabilities and doors as a queer mixed woman
- Coping with internalized misogyny, consciously staying away from men, and familial dynamics
- Nuances of high school experiences
- Letting go of hurtful narratives while embracing heartache and the process of “breaking down”
- Views on queer identity interrogation, performance, and transparency as a punk zinester
- Vulnerabilities of mental health perspectives and lack of intersectionality
- Witnessing misguided white manarchist resistance to police and reflections on vulnerability of communities of color
- Multi-generational healing work and vulnerabilities as a male-socialized survivor
- Questioning the responsibility of self-agency after “checking out” during sex
- Asking for help as a necessary self-publishing task
- Experiences of racism and sexism in a hospital setting and the legitimacy of describing one’s pain
- Trans women and solitary confinement
- Boundary setting in the contexts of capitalism, physical and mental illness, and life crises
- Inpatient hospital stays and changes in labels of one’s mental illness(es)
- Loss of memory and personal history, critiquing queer/trans* growth narratives, and creating (non-)advice for non-normative teens and young adults
- Vulnerability of discussing physical illness
- Navigating queer attraction and desire with a history of violence
- A feminist coming out monologue
- Dealing with kink, trauma, and complexities of BDSM involvement
- Interview Excerpt with Daniela Capistrano, Founder of the POC Zine Project
- Examining the necessity of assertiveness for disabled women and asking for accommodations

This issue also includes poems, feminists we love, current feminist heroes, and vegan recipes! ½ size, black & white, 80 pages, and very text heavy.

For more info about our current monetary situation and a note about this zine's potentially triggering content, please check out our full blog page and/or our etsy shop listing.

Comment by Catherine Elms on July 31, 2013 at 5:46am

Here In My Head. #12: £1.00 UK, $2.00 international (free shipping)

2013-07-22 22.31.54

The 12th issue of my feminist perzine features writings on self-improvement and new year’s resolutions, plans for the future, misogyny in rock and metal music, identity, and developing a sense of self.  40 pages, with a colour cover.

Buy a copy on my website, or get in touch for trades! (selected trades only, preferably UK) 

Comment by Bani Amor on July 25, 2013 at 2:55pm

 

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