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Women of Color Zinesters


Women of Color Zinesters

A group for everyone who IDs as a Woman of Color (WOC) to provide support, networking, sharing & connections.

Members: 44
Latest Activity: Aug 29

Discussion Forum

Alt.media Review: Exploring people of color zines & projects 2 Replies

Hello, I am working on creating a zine that reviews POC and WOC written zines and projects. I'm looking for zines by people of color to review in an upcoming review zine featuring zines and alt media…Continue

Started by Noemi Martinez. Last reply by Zeina V. Jul 1.

Photo Zine for Trade 1 Reply

Hi all!I haven't traded zines in ages, and I'm psyched to trade with folks in the WOC group!This is my first photo zine of my grandmother and her former home (where she looked after me as a child) in…Continue

Started by dwing comics. Last reply by Daisy Salinas Mar 7, 2012.

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Comment by Zeina V. on December 16, 2013 at 6:45pm

Hey zinesters! I have a new issue of my comic book ready, if anyone would like a peek, it's $4 Canadian (no shipping). May trade a couple!
Check my page for pics.

Comment by Bani Amor on December 2, 2013 at 3:43pm
Comment by Tonya Jones on August 28, 2013 at 8:42am
Women of Color: How to Live in the City of Roses and Avoid the Pricks

DEADLINE: Sunday, October 13th 2013

So, what’s the theme this time? Women OFF color:

“the term: off-color humor (also known as vulgar humor or crude humor) an Americanism used to describe jokes, prose, poems, black comedy, blue comedy, insult comedy, cringe comedy and skits that deal with topics that are considered to be in poor taste or overly vulgar…”

Despite this definition, PLEASE be conscientious of NOT using oppressive language regarding your submission.

What we are looking for:

Humorous short stories/witty jokes
(particularly observations about being a woman of color in Portland, OR)
Laugh out loud comics
Kinky-erotic poetry/short stories/drawings
Funny games/puzzles/etc
Interviews with the funniest woman of color/women of color you know
Essays/history on the humor of women of color/how humor has been used
to resist oppression
Reviews of funny books, movies, television shows, stand up, etc. of women of color artists

Anything else I’m forgetting…

PLEASE write/edit as how you would like to see your piece published..We do try to scan/proofread but overall your words are your own. And sometimes we just won’t catch everything. Submission lengths can be between 2-3 pages.


Instructions for typing your piece for WOC zine. We want to type so we can cut and paste onto a page that’s 8.5″ tall, 5.5″ long. (our zine is 8 1/2 x 11 paper folded in half). Open a document in Word. When I do this, the default left margin setting, on the ruler at top, is at 0, between a-1″ and a positive 1″. Leave it there. Type your piece, but hit the return when you get as far as the 3 3/4″ mark. This will create a long column of writing (you can also try resetting your right hand margin to stop it there) to cut and paste. Type a sample paragraph. Print it. Cut it out and see if it will fit OK on the size page listed above

Email submissions/questions to:

Tonya Jones

Comment by Bani Amor on August 27, 2013 at 11:56am

Comment by Joyce Hatton on July 30, 2013 at 4:13pm

I wrote a new zine about mental health. sexism, racism and where they meet.  If anyone wants a copy I'd love to trade!

Comment by Bani Amor on July 25, 2013 at 3:03pm

Comment by Zeina V. on July 16, 2013 at 5:28pm

My new comic, Erebus the Cat, is now available! Based on my cat Erebus, this short tale tells of the origin of his name and his deep-seeded desire to enter space. It mixes its silliness and humour with a small sad tale, as Erebus finds his way to space.

It's $1 + shipping (another $1). I do trades sometimes, but I've got a lot of 'zines I need to catch up on! 

Comment by Jen on May 29, 2013 at 10:23am

Check out my recap of the Riverside DIY Print Fest earlier this month: http://wp.me/p1u9vb-kj


Comment by Joyce Hatton on May 23, 2013 at 8:37pm

Hi! I just joined. WMZ and this group. Anyone been to the WOC Zine Symposium in Portland?  I'm thinking about going.

Comment by Daisy Salinas on May 6, 2013 at 6:24am

Muchacha Fanzine Issue #5, Spring 13'
“Brown Queen: Latina Voices of the 21st Century”

Publisher: Daisy Salinas, Riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com, Etsy, Tumblr, Wemakezines

“Brown Queen” was created to honor, celebrate and promote the artistic visions of Latinas. This 50 pg fanzine edition features beautiful poetry, heartfelt short stories, powerful essays, awe-aspiring artwork, unique photography and a breathtaking performance piece from 24 diverse self-identified Latinas, Chicanas, Hispanics and Afro-Latinas. This issue also spotlights a 5-page interview with artist Cristy C. Road about her most recent graphic novel Spit and Passion, zine subcultures in the 90's & today, spirituality and how she has learned to navigate her identity as a queer punk woman of color.

By providing a medium in where Latinas can share their unique voices, this issue, along with its Cinco de Mayo zine-release concert of the same name, has helped build a community of like-minded sisters of color. By sharing our stories and knowledge, “Brown Queen” challenges institutions, such as the mass media and education systems, which often exclude or misrepresent us. The continuation of our stories, knowledge and social-justice visions have the power to live on. “Brown Queen” is apart of the social justice continuum as it serves as time capsule to preserve our knowledge for future generations of women of color.

Purchase your copy here for only $2!


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