Hey there! Check out this great new project that I (Jordan) have been working on recently: As[I]Am is a soon-to-be-launched Asian American social justice website showcasing the work of artists and activists across the US. We have a Facebook page with our mission statement and a call for submissions out. Our first deadline is March 2nd for submissions to be featured with the launch! Digital zines are gladly accepted. Additionally, any zinesters that want to participate in email interviews for As[I]Am, shoot us an email! Please send submissions and other notes to email@example.com – more info and submission guidelines after the jump.
Time for a road/train trip! Sarah Lawrence College will host a Queer/Feminist Zine Fest coming up on November 10th. Readings, tabling, and rad zines galore!
Image courtesy of Knuckle Balls Blog
An exciting zine submission opportunity all about orgasms! Do you have them? What do they feel like? What do you think about society's portrayal of female orgasm? Gather up your answers and submit them by February 29th to firstname.lastname@example.org!
A further description of the zine project and more specific questions follow after the jump:
Check out this amazing interview with punk rocker Alice Bag, on her new autobiography Violence Girl: A Chicana Punk Story. Beyond the book itself (which I really really want to buy and read in the few hours of free time I have in between classes and homework), she discusses punk identity and how that intersects with her own identity as a Chicana woman. Complicated, fascinating stuff. Here's a quote from the article:
Mark your calendars! You are cordially invited to the 2012 Brooklyn Zine Fest to be held on Sunday, April 15 at Public Assembly. Come and find out why Brooklyn made "DIY" a household term. Details at brooklynzinefest.com We'll see you there!
Not Your Mother's Meatloaf is doing an all-call for zine submissions on the theme of Endings - due
January February 1st! The project strives "to challenge hetero and gender normative practices in sexuality education" through stories and comics that represent a wider spectrum of topics that should be taught in sex ed. Make sure to check out their past issues at the Sex Ed Comic Blog.
Drawing on the inspiration of doing the Meet Me at the Race Riot zine event, I decided to teach everyone in the world how to make a micro-mini zine - otherwise known as a 16-page mini booklet made out of one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Enjoy!
And do check out more of my zining experiences on my blog, The Cowation.