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Jen / She's Not a Morning Person

I'm Jen - a 30-something year old fat queer zinester from Los Angeles. I used to run MAD People Distro for seven years and have been writing She's Not a Morning Person zine since 1998.

About the zine: She's Not a Morning Person zine started back in 1998 as kind of a random personal zine. It has since evolved into a personal political zine that has covered topics from race, sex, culture, love, addiction, and more. The current issue is #12, with issues #6-#11 still available. All previous issues are out of print with no current plans to reprint.

For info on individual issues or if you're interested in buying, please go to http://etsy.com/shop/magpiesformoons

Distros, please contact me for sample copies and wholesale rates!

I love to trade for the following: mental health zines, craft zines, body positive zines, zines about animals/pets/cats, queer zines, crafts

I also blog over at Skinned Knees: http://skinnedknees.net about body positivity, fatshion, feminism, and pretty things.

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Nina commented on Jen's group Los Angeles Zinesters
"Hello! Sorry to post again, I mainly needed to remove/update my e-mail as to not get spam. I'm requesting any available zines anyone would like to donate to a forming zine library at the Lawndale branch in Southern California. All subject…"
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"hey all! ive recently started composing a zine with a group of friends and as exciting as this journey has been, we're still relatively new to the zine-making community, so i would love to know of any advice experienced zinesters would find it…"
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Paul de Valera commented on Jen's group Los Angeles Zinesters
" I should have the last 300 stapled by tomorrow, they will be out there. thanks! "
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Nina commented on Jen's group Los Angeles Zinesters
"I am looking for ongoing submissions for an e-zine about arcade/nerd culture and the crossover into the DIY/punk community. The first issue of this e-zine will focus on losing your arcade virginity/first experiences with arcades. It will be…"
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At 5:08am on September 24, 2014, shiloh said…

Id love to trade zines with you I have a zine called zeek speaks. Its about my cat zeek and his thoughts..my first zine not sure ware im going with it but its up for trade if interested.

At 12:22am on June 15, 2014, fishspit said…

your zines look beautiful!  really stylin' . . .


At 9:33am on March 31, 2013, Nichole said…

Hi Jen! Would you be up to trading a couple issues of your zine for a couple of mine? My perzines often have threads of mental health strung through them, and the first issue of A Visitor in Myself is about BPD.

At 6:07am on March 11, 2013, Shophia Sherwood said…

Hey Jen, would you be up for trading with me? Let me know! x

At 7:44pm on January 18, 2013, fishspit said…

hello jen,

i think i would very much like to read your 'zine. I think you may find my 'zine of interest. I'll trade if you'd like. 

my 'zine is called wiseblood and i have a number of issues i will send you concerning my stays in psychiatric wards and crazy stories of my life as an addict. My only warning is that it is rather bitter and sassy. 

Oh, plus, almost every cover is cat-related. i'm obsessed with cats. 

if you'd like to trade my address is 1304 175th Pl. NE, Bellevue, WA, 98008

thanks, fishspit.

At 5:48am on January 7, 2013, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Welcomed but not "necessarily" summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine.

At 1:42pm on July 14, 2011, zoe blaq said…
Yes! I was excited to find you as well. I just sent an email on how i can possibly get involved at the next event. contact me! ~Zoe
At 3:52pm on March 23, 2011, Heather Wreckage said…



I was just going through my friends list cuz theres a bunch of people on it that I don't know, but when I saw your page I was really interested in your zine.  Would you like to trade?


Heather Wreckage

At 8:45pm on August 1, 2009, Ashley said…
Hello there! She's Not a Morning Person #8 sounds awesome! How can I get ahold of a copy?
At 11:49am on July 7, 2009, Open-Minded Press said…
Hi Jen! Hope you are planning on going to this! Id love to trade zines with you!
This Saturday, July 11th from 4-7, The Urban Craft Center, in conjunction with Only For The Open Minded Press, will be hosting a zine swap and workshop at the Los Angeles Renegade Craft Fair!!
Bring your zines to trade, or donate to the Only For the Open Minded zine library. Come find out about our DIY distro. Create a page in our collaborative Renegade Zine! There will be over 200 vendors at the Craft Fair so this is not to be missed!

Saturday July 11 4-7pm
California Market Center
Downtown Los Angeles

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She's Not a Morning Person #10

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 11:29am 0 Comments

Description: From the intro: "This is a love letter to all of my fellow cat ladies and cat men out there." The zine is about my two cats and other cats that have graced my life. It's about how my cat-love evolved and how it was destiny. It's lighthearted and purrific and I hope you like it.

40 pages, 1/4-sized, one of a kind covers

Price: $3.00ppd or comparable trade

To order,…


She's Not a Morning Person #09

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 12:53pm 0 Comments

Description: Written in November 2011, this zine chronicles my complicated relationship with my recently deceased dad. I talk about my childhood and what it was like to grow up in a chaotic, oftentimes abusive household and what it was like to grow up with an addict. There is also writing on how my relationship with my father shaped me, for both the good and the bad. The zine is raw,…


So-Cal Based Zinesters - New Group!

Posted on December 4, 2008 at 12:20pm 0 Comments


Hi! I'm Jen - I write She's Not a Morning Person zine & used to run MAD People Distro. I live in Los Angeles and created a new group for zinesters & zines in Southern California. Please join if you're in the area or are interested in So-Cal zinesters & zines.

My goal for the group was to connect with other zinesters in the area and… Continue


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