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Queerios: A Radical Queer Coloring and Activity Book [03 Jan 2012|10:32am]

This will be the kind of activity book I never got (but always wanted) in my early teens. I'd like to put together a coloring and activity book highlighting people who were groundbreaking to you, personally. Harvey Milk and Oscar Wilde will always have a place carved out for them. This is about exploring people who did more than admit their same-sex attraction to the rest of the world. How about what Leslie Feinburg and Kate Borenstein did for trans visability and challenging gender norms? Or how James baldwin and Audre Lorde made queer people challenge racism within the GLBT community. And, just so we're clear? You don't have to identify as queer/trans to have a hero who does. 
Priority will be given to activities like dot-to-dots, paper dolls, and word searches, but coloring pages with biographies are great as well. The deadline for this is March 1st so I can have it put together by mid-to-late march, and out in the world by April. And of course, if you know someone who is interested, please feel free to pass this on to them, or repost widely.
Please send pdfs of high resolution jpegs to piratesarah@gmail.com
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Broken Stapler review column ((x-posted)) [24 Dec 2011|01:57pm]


I am open to taking in some zines for review!  I'll be starting a zine review column for Subterfuge magazine (a new-ish women's online magazine) called Broken Stapler.  It's been a few years since I got any new zines and I'd love to review some new zines instead of ones I've had sitting in boxes for years and years.

I'm willing to trade you some stamps for zines or pass along a couple of bucks for some zines.

Please, please, please feel free to email me at wrecklesswords@gmail.com and let me know if you are interested in me reviewing your zine.  Let me know what kind of contact info you'd like me to include in the review or any special notes you'd like me to add.  I will let you know when I have written the review and when my editor has actually published the review online.  As of right now, I do not know when the magazine is going to be live online again as it's been down for a facelift for a while.   But if you are interested the web address is subterfugemag.org


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City Kid [23 Dec 2011|02:22am]

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Call for Submissions - Once Upon A Distro [26 Oct 2011|07:16pm]


I've been making zines since I was 15 - more than

half of my life. At various points, zines have been a way for me to
connect to communities that I didn't have access to, as well as being an
important place for me to write about the stuff going on in my life. 

I've always written zines. I've always read zines. I've always wanted

to do more. So, now I am. Once Upon a Distro is open for submissions
starting now, and will be open for purchases and things starting in
January of 2012.

What I'm looking for right now are personal zines, particularly those

by women, people of color, and GLBTQ folks. I'm not opposed to spoken
word titles and crafts, but those will not be my priority. 

Please feel free to mail your zine for submission to: 

Sarah Rose

201 W. Evergreen Ave #1012, 

Philadelphia, PA 19118

or email with questions: piratesarah@gmail.com
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Call for submissions: Absent Cause #5 – Dangerous Gifts [08 Aug 2011|10:26am]

Call for submissions: Absent Cause #5 – Dangerous Gifts

 Absent Cause
zine was established in 2008 as a venue for people from myriad cultures and selves, pushed to the outskirts and into the underground, to find each other, draw connections between their experiences, and gain strength for their struggles.

The term “Dangerous Gifts” is usually associated with the special contributions of people with mental illness / variance. But there are many kinds of dangerous gifts we experience and share: the person who chooses to wear a veil as an expression of culture or religion; gender or gender-less expression outside the male-female binary; being a fat person, a hairy grrrl, or having other physical characteristics outside mainstream acceptance; existing as a survivor in a social system that celebrates abuse and war; the choice to confront capitalism, racism, patriarchy and heteronormativity in a culture of submission; and so much more.

Absent Cause is seeking submissions on your experience of “Dangerous Gifts” for the forthcoming issue. Artwork, comix, photography, essays, poems, and SHORT fiction are welcome.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 30, 2011.

Explore the dark side with Absent Cause:
Underground cultures and hidden histories; feminist, gender-variant and queer sexualities, chosen families and radical politics; vampirism, the gothic, horror and the macabre; surviving abuse, coping with mental illness/dangerous gifts, self-harm and suicide.

redguard / Greg
redguard at gmail dot com
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my 24 hour zine thing zine! [02 Aug 2011|09:59am]



From mrsnoggle

Bubby Bubby Bubby Bubby Bubby
my 24 hour zine thing zine for 2011!
a mini zine about my brother & his drug use & how it affected me & my family.
it is 40 pages & it took me less than 24 hours to do it :)
[if you are interested in trading please email me!  mrsnoggle@yahoo.com]

ATOMIC SWAN ZINE FEST (FLINT, Michigan) [04 Apr 2011|07:51pm]


Friday, April 8 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Lunch Studio
444 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI

The first in what will hopefully become an annual zine fest for Flint, MI. Brought to you in collaboration by Atomic Swan Films and If EZine with Chairperson Chris Reed overseeing the event.

More info at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183959314966362
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Submissions wanted for Library themed 'zine [21 Mar 2011|09:08am]

I'm putting together a compilation 'zine on the theme of library love. This could be just a short paragraph about why you love libraries, or childhood memories of libraries, or how libraries have effected your life, or maybe you work in a library and want to let people know how great your job/library branch is... I would particularly love to hear from people in the UK whose local library may be under threat - to highlight the cause, to let people know what you've been doing to campaign against govern,ent cuts. Anything on this sort of theme. No maximum word count, though do let me know before sending if your submission is going to be mammoth. If you could send me something ASAP I would be grateful, as the 'zine is in progress already and would love to get something out for April 10th when it's the London 'Zone fair.

Even if you're not in the UK, where library cuts are threatened currently, you can get in touch - how is the library service in your country? Have any libraries been closed due to cuts or been threatened with closure?

The aim of the 'zine is to present a broad range of reasons why libraries are amazing places and so valuable to everyone. The aim is to add to the plight to stop ill-advised library cuts all over the UK, which now stand at around 600.

For loads of useful links on the current situation on the UK go to: http://publiclibrariesnews.blogspot.com/

Please email your submissions to:
librariesforsociety @ gmail dot com
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killhope #1 [08 Aug 2010|02:34am]


1/4, 36 pages, b&w, stapled, $3
a zine about my thoughts that fly fast. from a god sister to a school team sport to a childhood friend to jazz and to a job at a restaurant.

I’m doing selective trades as I’m quite, quite broke at the moment so I appreciate the support (:

if you’d like a copy, feel free to drop me an e-mail at killhopezine at gmail dot com (: 
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[24 Jul 2010|11:50pm]

Black Velvet 65 is out now:

Interviews with AFI, Flyleaf, Kill Hannah, The Rocket Summer, Switchfoot, Taking Dawn, Anarbor, The Friday Night Boys, The Swellers, Rio & Theory Of A Deadman.

A 2 page Bon Jovi O2 Residency Tour Report/Round-Up

Tons of album, single and EP reviews including Die So Fluid, Envy Of The State, The Fire, The New Loud, Beatsteaks, Bon Jovi, The Culprit, The Gap Year Riot!, Boys Like Girls, Slash, Out Of Sight, The Humour, Lorenza Ponce, Way Pristine & more.

Free Black Velvet Plectrum Offer

And heaps more.

More info at http://www.blackvelvetmagazine.com
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Kaleidotrope #9 [20 Jul 2010|02:39pm]


Kaleidotrope is a twice (and some more often)-yearly print zine tending towards fantasy, science fiction and horror. Issue #9 (July 2010) features stories and poems from award-winning artists like Rachel Swirsky, Genevieve Valentine, Jenny Blackford -- and many more!

SFRevu says, "If you like quirky little tales from out of the mainstream, then Kaleidotrope is for you."

We are currently accepting submissions until August 15, 2010, after which we will closed until January 1, 2011.

For more information, including a link to our guidelines and subscription info, check us out at www.kaleidotrope.net.
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[04 Jul 2010|03:43pm]

Hey everyone! After my recent move, Black Light Diner Comics and Zines is back in business, with new zines in stock! Check them out:


The fifth issue of Rachel Lee-Carman's personal/comics zine includes even more funny, short pieces, on such diverse topics as the insanity of Costco, serving Stephen Baldwin (and saving his receipt!), and the death of a childhood cat. There are also how-to articles on how to make a one-page mini-zine using both sides of the paper, and how to make prints using modge podge, magazines, and tape! This is such a fun, spontaneous zine, which can make you laugh one minute and cry the next. Half-size, 36 pages.

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Also, in honor of International Zine Month, all orders $20 or over in the month of July will receive a free zine! Just write your preferred free zine in the comments section on Paypal, or on paper, if postal mail is the way you roll.

Thanks for reading!
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[28 Jun 2010|09:40am]

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Free zine distro [11 Jun 2010|09:20pm]

Hello everyone. Just thought I'd let you know that I've updated my free zine distro with lots of new stock. Additions include Shadowplay #27, Reasons To Be Cheerful, and 3 new issues of You. Please check it out at http://zinemonger.blogspot.com . Also if anybody does a free zine they want distroed, get in touch.
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Hey zinesters [03 Jun 2010|07:51pm]

I'm starting this project. Context: http://thinkofprettythngs.wordpress.com/2010/06/03/topt-zine-could-be-a-pretty-thing/

The idea:
It will be an International Publication about appreciating life. The focus will be a bit different to the blog. For one thing, it will be a collaborative venture. But also, it will be less associated with consumerism and more focused on what is pretty right now.

Submissions should be as creative and as wide ranging as possible. Here are some examples though:
- Reflections on your favourite things.
- What you’re grateful for.
- Advice for appreciating what’s there.
- Reflections on maintaining happiness in what can be a really tough world.

We’re looking for photos, illustrations and words. Also, if you’d like, you can design your own pages and send them through.

At least in the initial stages, the zine will be black&white, so keep that in mind, especially with visual material.

Successful contributers will not be paid in money, but will receive 2 free copies of the zine. TWO! One for you and a friend!

Send all submissions to erin23456@hotmail.com

The deadline for issue one will be the 9th of September, 2010.
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Dear Seventeen [30 May 2010|09:05am]

I posted in here a few months ago, but thought I would update since the project has been changed a bit.
Please participate, I'd love to get a diverse group of submissions :)

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Invicta Distro - New distro/mail-order [23 Mar 2010|01:27am]

[ mood | busy ]

(x-posted on various LiveJournal zine communities, so I apologize if you've read this before!)

I've decided to focus on "reading"... and spreading reading ♥ !!
So I'm setting up a new distro/mail-order for zines, books, pins & other paper goodies - from Portugal to all Europe and the rest of the World!!!

I'm currently accepting zines for distro consideration! Help me build up the distro's catalog, will you? ;-)
If you're interested, mail me at distro . pt @ gmail . com  (without the spaces)

More details on what type of zines I'm looking for the distro's catalog here, but feel free to let me know about any kind of zine you have going on ;-)!!
(p.s.: the website is still under construction, i apologize for the lack of more info)

While the official blog/shop is being built, if you're on Facebook, you can join us here:
Invicta Distro group on Facebook

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black light diner distro, march 2010 update [14 Mar 2010|10:44pm]

Hey everyone! Just a little heads-up about the new zines available at Black Light Diner Distro!

HIGH ON BURNING PHOTOGRAPHS #5/ASYLUM #1 (Pittsburgh, PA/Santa Clarita, CA)

This split between Ocean and her penpal Matt, who is incarcerated. Meeting through a prisoner book program, they compiled this zine without ever having met, and the result is a zine on a diverse number of topics. In her articles, Ocean relates an attempt by her boss to create a Jackson Pollock painting, revisits 1997, and provides haiku book reviews. Matt's contributions tend toward the philosophical, as he questions what it means for something to be counterfeit, opines on philosophical zombies, and writes a "love letter" to Folsom Prison. I haven't read very many zines by prisoners, and this one was an eye-opener, providing just a glimmer of insight about what it is actually like to be incarcerated, and the many trials Matt will have to face even when "released."

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Thanks for reading!
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Accepting Submissions Dear17 [10 Mar 2010|12:08am]


Also, you can mail your letter to me if you don't have access to a high resolution scanner. Just e-mail using the email address above and I'll give you the details.

Thanks! Spread the word to anyone who might be interested.
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Free zine distro update [28 Feb 2010|12:59pm]

Hello. Just to let you know, I've updated the stock in my zine distro, Zinemonger. The distro only stocks free zines. I've added several issues of Australian zine 'You', the latest 'That's Not Skanking', and a 'You Can't Say No to Hope/Ripping Thrash' splitzine.
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