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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 Feinberg 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
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

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 (: 
Crayons

Kaleidotrope #9


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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Absent Cause #4 - Survival


Now available
Absent Cause #4 - Survival

Not a “reality” show, but the stories of real-life survivors in prose, poetry, artwork and photography.

Featuring contributions from:
Emily Henochowicz
Victoria Law
Andria Alefhi
Jaimie Hashey
Deirdre Sinnott
Noemi Martinez
Walaa Quisay
Alison Roh Park
redguard
and many more!

Warning: This zine contains potentially triggering pieces about domestic and social violence, childhood and adult sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, eating disorders, substance abuse, and dealing with abuse perpetrators.

To order:
$3 plus $1 shipping
http://redguard.etsy.com
redguard@gmail.com

By mail: Absent Cause
PO Box 1568
New York, NY  10276

Trades welcome!
 

i don't know! leave me alone!

black light diner distro, july 2010 update

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



SHOW AND TELL #5 (Bend, OR)

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!
--Erica