We ♥ Zines

Apr 22
strangerdistro:

deafula:

jennyandthelibrarians:

proveyrhuman:

essential-industry:

I’ll be selling my zines here on Sunday the 27th. Come on out. Last year’s event was a hoot!

yeah dude

i’ll be there sunday the 27th, selling copies of tributaries, collide, and heather c. of stranger danger distro’s friendship comp, always & forever!
so stoked.

i’ll also be there on sunday the 27th!

Grab a copy of Always & Forever: A Zine About Friendship from my buds Jenna (Sassyfrass Circus) on Saturday & JC (Tributaries) on Sunday! I mean, who doesn’t want to spend $2 on a killer comp zine about friends, right?

strangerdistro:

deafula:

jennyandthelibrarians:

proveyrhuman:

essential-industry:

I’ll be selling my zines here on Sunday the 27th. Come on out. Last year’s event was a hoot!

yeah dude

i’ll be there sunday the 27th, selling copies of tributaries, collide, and heather c. of stranger danger distro’s friendship comp, always & forever!

so stoked.

i’ll also be there on sunday the 27th!

Grab a copy of Always & Forever: A Zine About Friendship from my buds Jenna (Sassyfrass Circus) on Saturday & JC (Tributaries) on Sunday! I mean, who doesn’t want to spend $2 on a killer comp zine about friends, right?

Apr 22

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Totally Radical Muslims Volume 3 DEADLINE is May 1, 2014!

poczineproject:

We received this message in our in-box, so we’re passing it along <3

There are just two weeks left to get your queer muslim love story into volume three of the Totally Radical Muslim Zine!  
See call below, spread the word and get in touch if you need an extension on the deadline.  
xx, 
a TRM
FINAL CALL OUT! 
Totally Radical Muslims Volume 3 – Call for Submissions! 

Hubb: Queer Muslim Love Stories

For volume three of the Totally Radical Muslim Zine, we’re exploring love, lust, trust and vulnerability.

The Totally Radical Muslim Zine is about telling our stories and reclaiming our truths. This project is about resisting Islamophobia, homophobia, imperialism and so many more systems of oppression, and we’re tackling that racist bullshit, one love story at a time! By telling our stories, with all their edges, contradictions, beauties and gems – we are taking back the power to create our narratives and imagine another present, and another history.

For Volume 3, we are seeking submissions that share experiences on: falling in love, falling out of love, finding queer love, feeling loved by family, erotica, heartache, loneliness, critical thoughts on relationships, friendship, platonic love, and stories on self-love.

Tell us about the ways you’ve opened and closed your heart. Count the times you’ve heard it break. Describe the love you’ve asked for, prayed for, waited for, cherished, embraced, feared, denied, chased, flirted with or fled. Name the feelings that visit you by night. Send us your love letters. Talk dirty to us.

Submission invited from all self-identified Muslims – queer, trans, straight, questioning, and more… We especially welcome submissions from voices often left out of Muslim discourse: queer and trans, black, youth, disabled, Shia, Ahmadi, poor, working class, folks incarcerated and recently released.

Formats: written, drawing, photography, video.

Deadline: Thursday May 1, 2014 (goal is to print for the Hot Summer of 2014).  

Send submissions to 

islamophobia.zine@gmail.com or mail to 

P.O. Box 29843 Oakland CA 94604

More Info at www.TotallyRadicalMuslims.com

 Expectations we have and values we want upheld in submissions: 

  • intersectional and anti-oppression lens (this is not the time to play oppression olympics, folks) 
  • speak your truths, take care of your safety, be creative (pseudo names are useful, if needed) 
  • work towards community building and breaking isolation
  • our stories are penned within a context of islamophobia - air your laundry, and be mindful of how the piece will be read 
  • islamophobia falls within a continuum of oppression, honor the histories of other oppressed peoples

Specifics

We do not edit your work.  This is our commitment to honoring individual voice and storytelling.  We are however, discerning in maintaining a political frame and may decide that your piece does not fit within our projects vision and intent.  
* all submissions must be UNDER 800 words 
* blog posts can be audio/video files (talk to us about your idea before submitting)

Can’t wait to add this to the archive!

______________

SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

If everyone in our community gave $10, we would more than meet our goals for 2014. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your gift. All funds go to ongoing advocacy costs, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

We are rebooting our org structure and operations in 2014 and will be transparent about that process. Stay tuned.

DONATE link via PayPal: http://bit.ly/SHdmyh

Apr 20

unclaimedbaggagemusicblog:

UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE MUSIC’S GIVE-AWAY:

4 Winners.

Each winner will receive:
- 2 issues of my zine Staircase Wit:
*Staircase Wit #3 is a decorated roster of the themed radio shows my cohost and I created during our spring semester 2011  over college radio airways. ”Hello my Name is”, “Get Some Grub”, “Daria”, “7 Deadly Sins”, etc.
  
      ”Your book was awesome, like it a lot. And 4/25/11 was my favorite-
        Simon & Garfunkel and Ramones back to back. Yes!”
            - Derwood Morris of Has Anyone Seen my Shoe? Zine

* Staircase Wit #5 is a collection of mixtapes I’ve made for pen pals, college radio, and past relationships. Includes handout “Laura Lane’s Mix Manifesto” (how to make the perfect mix), also the zine includes a flyer with a link to where you can listen to all the playlists featured in the zine online.
       
"Rad zine! Killer mixes, great music selection!" - Jennifer Wittendorf
                                                                                     (machinefists)
- a unclaimed baggage music blog button!

to enter, you must:
* Re-blog this post
* Be following unclaimedbaggagemusicblog.tumblr.com
I’ll select winners after 5/1.

P.S. These issues featured along with the rest of my zine series Staircase Wit are available @ my etsy shop: wishfulstitching

Apr 17
strangerdistro:

eisforericka:

Celia’s collection of old #pander catalogs! (via @celiacperez) #mailorder #panderzinedistro #zines

best zine distro of all time // RIP // always in my heart

strangerdistro:

eisforericka:

Celia’s collection of old #pander catalogs! (via @celiacperez) #mailorder #panderzinedistro #zines

best zine distro of all time // RIP // always in my heart

Apr 17
jennafreedman:

abcnorio:

Zines from the Borderlands:Storytelling about Mixed-Heritage
at the BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
THURSDAY APRIL 24 at 7:00pm
How can zines create new narratives and representations for mixed-heritage people, LGBTQ communities, and people of color? What is the role of zines, storytelling and self-publishing within marginalized communities?
Come participate in a vibrant conversation about race, gender and sexuality with four zinesters, activists, and media-makers: Nia King, editor of “MXD: True Stories by Mixed Race Writers”; Daniela Capistrano, founder of POC Zine Project; Jenna Freedman, Barnard Zine Librarian; and Anne Hays, founder of Brooklyn-based zine distro, Sleeping Creatures.
Co-sponsored by ABC No Rio, the Brooklyn Zine Fest and Bluestockings Bookstore.
RSVP at www.cbbgzines.eventbrite.com
http://cbbg.brooklynhistory.org/blog/zines-borderlands-storytelling-about-mixed-heritage
at the BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY128 Pierrepont StreetBrooklyn, NY
Image courtesy of 50 Zines by Queer People of Color, article by Daniela Capistrano and Nia King, 2013.

I’m supporting
niaking
&amp; the
poczineproject
at this event, bringing mixed heritage zines and talking about how to find them in my library and others.

jennafreedman:

abcnorio:

Zines from the Borderlands:
Storytelling about Mixed-Heritage

at the BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

THURSDAY APRIL 24 at 7:00pm

How can zines create new narratives and representations for mixed-heritage people, LGBTQ communities, and people of color? What is the role of zines, storytelling and self-publishing within marginalized communities?

Come participate in a vibrant conversation about race, gender and sexuality with four zinesters, activists, and media-makers: Nia King, editor of “MXD: True Stories by Mixed Race Writers”; Daniela Capistrano, founder of POC Zine Project; Jenna Freedman, Barnard Zine Librarian; and Anne Hays, founder of Brooklyn-based zine distro, Sleeping Creatures.

Co-sponsored by ABC No Rio, the Brooklyn Zine Fest and Bluestockings Bookstore.

RSVP at www.cbbgzines.eventbrite.com

http://cbbg.brooklynhistory.org/blog/zines-borderlands-storytelling-about-mixed-heritage

at the BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY

Image courtesy of 50 Zines by Queer People of Color, article by Daniela Capistrano and Nia King, 2013.

I’m supporting
niaking
& the
poczineproject
at this event, bringing mixed heritage zines and talking about how to find them in my library and others.
Apr 17
mythologisingme:

my latest zine is a splitzine with Not Lonely and you can go get it on etsy yey! https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/186390415/split-zine-not-lonely-8-mythologising-me

mythologisingme:

my latest zine is a splitzine with Not Lonely and you can go get it on etsy yey! https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/186390415/split-zine-not-lonely-8-mythologising-me

Apr 15

Pioneer Valley Zine Fest 2014

Pioneer Valley Zine Fest 2014 flyer

Pioneer Valley Zine Fest 2014

Where: Flywheel Arts Collective, 43 Main Street Easthampton, MA 01027

When: Saturday May 3, 10AM-4PM

Pioneer Valley Zine Fest 2014 is happening! Organized by the Flywheel Arts Collective Zine Library Committee, this all-day event will feature zinesters and organizations  from in, around, and beyond the Pioneer Valley. Quarter, half, and full table reservations for zinesters and organizations can be made through our reservation form. Zine-making and collaboration workshops will also be held. Attendance is free!

In addition, this year’s Pioneer Valley Zine Fest will be a part of Flywheel’s 15th anniversary as a DIY music venue and arts collective (read: birthday cake). Questions, comments, concerns? Email info@flywheelarts.org. Check our FB and event page for upcoming updates!

PVZF Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PioneerValleyZineFest  

PVZF 2014 Event page: 
 https://www.facebook.com/events/666913636708769/

Flywheel FB: https://www.facebook.com/FlywheelArts?fref=ts 

Flywheel Twitter: @flywheelarts

Apr 12

bitchaura:

My zine is now available in distros! In the US at portlandbuttonworks and brownreclusezinedistro and Twelveohtwo in Canada.

Some Reviews:

"The ever fabulous Ari of Maximum Rock n Roll writes about finding solace in friendships and house mates while grappling with coping with trauma and transition, getting her shit together and going back to school despite being disenchanted with institutional education, her relationships with cis-men and how damaging they have been and more. Cut and paste collages, heavy text, witty and relateable. Love It!" - Nyky, Brown Recluse

"How can so much rad stuff fit in one zine!?

This zine reminds me of why I love zines. it’s filled with cut and paste and scrappy typewriter love wrapped amd sincerity and the personal is political. Ari is trying to figure it all out but instead of being an angst-y teen or existential early 20 something, this zine comes from and older place with reflection and honesty. Ari has lived in Portland and the bay area in recent years and discusses her relationships with friends, housemates, going back to school and studying fashion and textile studies despite the western and colonial aspects. Ari skillfully weaves experiences of training to be a doula with the frustration of dealing with mainstream transmisogynistic reproductive healthcare system.

One of the last parts of this zine comes with a trigger warnings for abuse, suicide, rape, gender dysphoria, sex work, etc. Ari talks about their struggles with punk bro dudes, boundaries, being a queer punk, being queer, body issues, heteronormativity, and a lot of other heavy stuff in a conversational tone of a friend and a late night porch chat. Ari hasn’t figured everything out, but she’s got a lot of shit locked down and I really admire her.

The end of this zine is a list of Synthpop guilty pleasures which I fully support!” - Alex, Portland Button Works

Stop by their distros and show your support!

Apr 12
punkjoanofarc:

We’re having a fundraiser! RSVP to the facebook event: here.
Repost and signal boost?

punkjoanofarc:

We’re having a fundraiser! RSVP to the facebook event: here.

Repost and signal boost?

Apr 11

'Your Time Here' by Joel Benjamin →

New zine is inspired by the medieval practice of keeping skulls around the home to remind oneself of our short time here and that we should focus on the important things while we can.