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Comment by Catherine Elms on March 4, 2012 at 4:17pm

I've done a zine review vlog for Spill the Zines, in which I review This Is Water #3, Adventures in Menstruating #3, Graduating Into Unemployment, and Morgenmuffel #19 - check it out and let me know what you think!

Comment by Catherine Elms on February 1, 2012 at 10:20am

Feminist comp-zine Pandora Press is looking for submissions for its third issue!  The theme is TIME.

Here are some prompts/ideas for where you could go with this theme, though this list is far from exhaustive:

Waves of feminism: do you identify with a wave in particular? What do you think the 4th wave will look like?  Do you think that the notion of “waves of feminism” is a useful notion, or is it problematic?  Do you agree with the direction of modern feminism, and its fights/causes?
- A woman’s age/passage of life: What pressures are women under in particular with regards to age – what they should look like, what they should be doing (e.g. childbearing before the age of 35), what direction their life is supposed to take?  Are these realistic, or too constricting?
- The history of women/feminism: Are there any historical women or female activists that inspire you?  Any groundbreaking pre-feminist texts?  What was the world like for women before our era?
- The future for women/feminism: what would a feminist society look like?  How far do we have left before equality is reached?  Is it on the horizon?  Is it possible?
- Beauty standards: are women under pressure to avoid “looking their age”?  What qualities are associated with each decade of a woman’s life?  Are these fair?  What pressures are women under as each decade passes by?
- Young vs old feminists/women: are we being pitted against each other?  Or is the generational divide too wide to relate to each other?  Can we learn from each other?  Are there experiences that exclusively lie with one group, or are we not that different from each other?
- Issues that affect young people: sex education, virginity/chastity/purity myths, employment, higher education, etc.
Issues that affect older people: how is one’s age construed in our society?  Are there prejudices against older people?  Are old people ever favoured over young people (e.g. older men = authoritative figures), or are young people overwhelmingly favoured in society?
- Our current “time”/culture: What sucks about society’s treatment of women?  What will our future look like – utopia? Dystopia?  Will humanity be better off, or worse off, once our generation has passed away?  What will be our legacy?

The deadline for the winter issue is 20 FEBRUARY 2012.

Contributors must be from Wales!  Just email your ideas, questions, or submissions to pandorapresszine@gmail.com.  More info can be found at http://swanseafeministnetwork.com/pandorapress

Comment by Catherine Elms on January 19, 2012 at 4:03am

WANTED: FEMINIST ART! Swansea Women's Centre are holding a workshop day for International Women's Day. One of the rooms at the centre will be turned into a feminist art gallery for the day, and we're looking for all kinds of artwork to feature in our gallery! The focus is on women's experience - artwork can include painting, collage, zine pages, poetry, crafts, drawings - anything that you have created yourself! The gallery will be open to people of all ages, so we ask that artwork submitted is not sexually graphic/explicit. The deadline for submitting items is mid-February. We can't pay for items, but we are happy to return them to you if you provide us with a SAE. For more details, email us at swanseafeministnetwork@gmail.com.

Comment by Álvaro Mielgo Gallego on November 24, 2011 at 1:03pm



Welsh poetry in both English & Welsh (as well as a Wales-inspired dream) in the glowing first issue of Sadwrn!

Sightings:
- VHEMT'S Les U. Knight
- José Luis Pardo y Guy Debord
- John Wieners
- Barddoniaeth
- William Burroughs
- José Carlos Fernandes
- Weird Fiction
- and more...

Read it online here.
Or download the pdf here.

Comment by Catherine Elms on August 8, 2011 at 6:16am

Pandora Press is now looking for submissions for its second issue!  The theme is sex.  Here are some suggestions in which you could go with this theme:

Sex in culture
Sex in the media – literature/music/zines/mainstream press/film
Sex and religion
Gender and/or sexual identity
LGBTQ issues
Sex and love/relationships
Sex-positive feminism
Sex throughout history
Social attitudes to sex
Prejudices surrounding sex
Sexual violence
Sexualisation/raunch culture
Sex for sale: pornography/prostitution
And anything else you can think of!

 

As well as general articles, people are encouraged to submit some of the following:

Cover art
Poetry
Fiction
Cartoons
Interior art/illustrations
Reviews:
- Films
- Music
- Blogs
- Zines
Interviews
Musician Profile
Swansea Women’s News/Events

The deadline for the autumn issue is 2nd October 2011.

Contributors should be from the UK, preferably Wales!  Submissions from all genders are welcome.  Just email your ideas, questions, or submissions to:

 

Comment by Catherine Elms on August 7, 2011 at 6:41am
Spill the Zines (A UK zine review blog) is looking for people to write for us about zines and zine culture! More info here: http://spillthezines.blogspot.com/2011/07/staff-reshuffle-and-call-...
Comment by Catherine Elms on July 14, 2011 at 4:35pm
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 Catherine Elms on June 10, 2011 at 7:38am
Here. In My Head. #8, a feminist perzine from Swansea, 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 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 Álvaro Mielgo Gallego on December 27, 2010 at 6:30am

S'mae Cymru!,

We're currently gathering material for SADWRN, an international new polyglot zine on poetry, speculative fiction/general speculation and comics, that will be published world and webwide around
February.

Right now we're looking for your bright poetry (yes, even in cynghanedd!) to tickle and illuminate our minds. We already count with poetry in English and Welsh, as well as with interviews with Les U. Knight (founder of the
VHEMT, http://www.vhemt.org/), J.L. Pardo (philosopher and Spanish translator of Guy Debord's 'La societé du spectacle') and José Carlos Fernandes (http://jcfernandes.carbonmade.com/), texts by Weird Fiction (http://weird-fiction.net/) and more.

Feel free to submit your bold distilled verse (preferably in
English, Welsh, Spanish or Greek) to alvaromielgogallego@hotmail.com, or
contact me here on WMZ. Hwyl bawb!
Comment by Catherine Elms on October 9, 2010 at 10:39am
At long last, Here. In My Head. #5 and #6 (a feminist perzine from the UK) are now available! :D

Here. In My Head. #5: (40 pages, little smaller than 1/4 sized): £1.00

Features written pieces on girl-hate, beauty, self-loathing and personal growth, the dynamic nature of love, feminist book recommendations, and trying to reconcile my personality with my feminist beliefs.

Here. In My Head. #6: (38 pages, little bigger than 1/4 sized): £1.00

An alphabet zine, with a wide variety of topics including Body, Feminism, Hair, Ire, Memories, Noise, Piano, Serendipity, University, Vulva, Wales, and Xmas!

Am happy to accept trades too. Get in touch via WMZ or email me at contactATcatherineelms.co.uk for more info!
 

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