Queerios: A Radical Queer Coloring and Activity Book

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

Broken Stapler review column ((x-posted))

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 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



Call for Submissions - Once Upon A Distro

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:
friendship, relationships, confusion, Mental illness

Call for submissions: Absent Cause #5 – Dangerous Gifts

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
jolie stencil

my 24 hour zine thing zine!


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!]
zines - read them!

Submissions wanted for Library themed 'zine

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:

Please email your submissions to:
librariesforsociety @ gmail dot com

killhope #1

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 (: 
john rzeznik, goo goo dolls, johnny rzeznik

(no subject)

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