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Started this discussion. Last reply by twilight gecko May 10, 2010.

 

Milo

Milo Who?!?!

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Let's see... I am a nerdy zinester bread baker urban gardner punk rock poly bi switchy witchy outgoing home body... or something like that.

I've been making zines since about 1992. In HS I worked on one called Nikita's Boot with a friend. I think there were a total of 4 issues, none of which I have in my possession any more.

I really got started in the zine world in 1999. I did 10 issues of Mutate Zine from 1999-2006. I've been taking a break from that, and have been producing Gendercide since 2006. I've recently put out Gendercide #5 (skipping merrily over #4, which is still in process.) I've also done a number of one-off minizines including The Black Briefcase and Crush.

In 2003 my partner-in-crime and I co-founded QZAP, the Queer Zine Archive Project. We've been scanning and making available the vast history of queer zines dating from the 1970s-present. We're always accepting zine donations, and hope to soon have a zine library space to physically share these amazing documents. Currently there are about 200 queer zines on QZAP, and we probably have a total of upwards of 800. I spend the majority of my time working on QZAP these days.

In addition to zines, I bake bread, cook, garden, sometimes make super8 films, ride my bike, read YA fiction, listen to a variety of musics and dance around in my underwear.

My (incomplete) zineogrophy:
1993 - Nikita's Boot #1-4?
1999-2006 - Mutate Zine #1-10 (queer punk/pop culture zine)
2004? - Crush minizine (about crushes)
2006 - Soy Boi - Queer Adventures in My Vegetarian Kitchen (cookzine)
2006 - The Black Briefcase minizine (about spies)
2006-present - Gendercide #1-5
2008 - Peulah Shaveh Chayim (a zine about radical Queer Judaism)
2009 - present - QZAP:meta
2009 - Heavy Mayo (a mayonnaise zine)
I've got several other zines that I'm working on at the moment, but they're ongoing projects right now.

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Co-founder of QZAP, the Queer Zine Archive Project. Co-moderator of the Yahoo zine librarian's list.

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Call for Submissions: Us Amazonians - A Kirsty MacColl fanzine

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 9:25am 0 Comments

Call for Submissions:

Us Amazonians - A Kirsty MacColl fanzine



Happy Christmas yer arse!  I'm looking for essays, non-fiction stories, and artwork about Kirsty MacColl and your experiences with her music.  It could be the first time you heard one of her songs, or how her backing vocals on that one Smiths track captured your heart.  Maybe her lyrics spoke to you in a certain way, or she was the soundtrack to a memorable night.



• Articles should be 300-1000 words

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QZAP Frickstarter

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 8:51am 0 Comments

SO, we're Frickstarting our own fundraiser! And in true zinester style, we're doing it ourselves. Please follow the link and consider helping QZAP with a donation and by sharing this with your queer zine loving friends:

https://tinyurl.com/qzapfrickstarter

Cookzines Wanted!!!

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

I've got an upcoming deadline to write a cookzine review article for LibraryJournal.  I've got a couple, but I'm looking for a few more.

 

Criteria:

• Currently available

• Real zines, not cookbooks that started as zines

• Pretty much any style as long as it's about food and has recipes.

 

Additional wants:

• Diversity!  I'd love to see POC cookzines, queer cookzines, and non-vegan cookzines in addition to the awesome vegan and…

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Suggestions/Talking Points needed - Please Help

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 4:09pm 2 Comments

Over the weekend I ran into an friend who owns one of Milwaukee's awesome indy bookstores.  I'd mentioned to him in the past that he should carry zines, and he's always hemmed and hawed about it.

 

When I saw him on Sunday he said he was open to having a discussion about it.  So I'm asking for talking points to convince him.  I think it would be great, as MKE doesn't have that many places that carry zines.

 

Questions I'm anticipating:

1) Which Zines? …

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Banarchy Now! cookzine now available!

Posted on February 13, 2011 at 9:56am 0 Comments

After almost 5 years, I finally put out a new vegetarian/vegan cookzine!  This is the sequel to 2006's "SoyBoi: Queer Adventures in my Vegetarian Kitchen."

 

Banarchy Now! is 52 pages of recipes and the Boomerang articles about cooking in our kitchen.

 

To order a copy please send $5 USD/CAD (includes postage) to:

Milo Miller

2935 N. Fratney St.

Milwaukee, WI 53212

USA

 

For international orders please send me a message…

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At 11:22am on February 8, 2012, Sarah Hoffman said…

Hey,

I've started a food/cookzine distro at www.wingedsnail99zinedistro.blogspot.com

I would love to carry your food related zines (Soi Boi and Mayonaise, others?.

Maybe you could pass on my info to others you know who write cookzines?

Thanks so much!

Sarah

At 6:28pm on April 1, 2010, sassyfrass circus said…
word, like how many do you think?
At 8:11am on April 1, 2010, sassyfrass circus said…
unless you set one aside, i know i took the issues you were tabling with to give to amy l. i'll put one in the mail soon!
At 7:18am on April 1, 2010, sassyfrass circus said…
you know it! also, you don't have femme a barbe do you?
At 10:17pm on March 31, 2010, sassyfrass circus said…
i want some zinesters do it on the photocopier boxer briefs. :p
At 11:27am on February 7, 2010, Carlos Palacios Hidalgo said…
hey milo i already send an email with the pdf`s of Southpole Zine
At 1:00am on January 30, 2010, zeraph dylan said…
Also I link to some of your zines on qzap from my distro, thanks for maintaining this resource
At 4:19am on January 4, 2010, zeraph dylan said…
The zinesters do it on the photocopier shirt...amazing.
At 8:29pm on November 22, 2009, Heather Wreckage said…
Hey Milo, it was really great meeting you! I'm going to go through my zine collection when I get home to find stuff to mail to QZAP. Thanks for all the zines, the QZAP Zines were so good!!!
At 12:19pm on September 5, 2009, NESS said…
hey. I should be sending them by wed so maybe you will receive an envelope by Sat.

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