The new issue of Rebel Grrl Zine is finally available - all 64 pages of it! It's A5 size (half size??) and due to having just paid for printing, I can't afford to trade this one, so it's only available to buy from rebelgrrlzine.co.uk
It's radical and rebellious and raar. Get your copy now!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I sent some freebies of my zines to the organisers of Richmond Zine Fest, to give out or use as they felt appropriate. Contributing to community events like that, especially those I can't attend, feels really important and valuable to me.
So I was excited to see that two of my zines - The Art of Procrastination, and Change the World in 7 Days, were shown in this video, promoting the RZF.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Zines are cut-and-paste, "sorry this is late," self-published magazines reproduced at Kinko's or on the sly at work and distributed through mail order and word of mouth. They touch on sex, music, politics, television, movies, work, food, whatever. They're Tinkertoys for malcontents. They're obsessed with obsession. They're extraordinary and ordinary. They're about strangeness but since it's usually happening somewhere else you're kind of relieved. You can get to know people pretty well through their zines, which are always more personal and idiosyncratic than glossy magazines because glossies and the celebrities they worship are so busy being well known
I love it! It apparently originally came from Chip Rowe, father of the zine Chip's Closet Cleaner.
Do check out Hermana, Resist for a call for submissions for a Voices Against Violence zine. I've submitted one of my articles first printed in the Rebel Grrl Zine: Survive Issue.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
So, Rebel Grrl Zine: Anti-Church Issue is finally in for printing.
It took months and is way longer than I'd ever imagined. I'm pleased with it, though, and I learned at least two important lessons.
1) 16 x 4 = 64, not 62.
2) If you haven't triple-checked, and for some reason think that 16 x 4 is 62, don't number the pages of the zine from the back rather than the front.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Two new zines available:
50:50 Zine #2 - 50 ways to be happy, 50 ways to be sad. Single double-sided A4 sheet.
Change the World in 7 Days - 16 page A6 zine, with a 'change the world' task for every day of the week.
These two new ones, and three older ones can all be bought from rebelgrrlzine.co.uk, or contact me if you are interested in trading.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I'm looking for submissions for a one-off zine called I'm Not Like Other Girls.
What I want women and girls to do is to complete the sentence,
"I'm not like other girls because..."
I will make a zine of the responses.
The sentence will appear randomly placed, with all credits at the end, so your sentence and your credit aren't linked. This may help you to be more open, and the zine will flow much better too.
They may be categorised by theme, but that will depend on the submissions.
If you want to contribute, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Put 'I'm not like other girls' in the subject line.
2) Email me your sentence (I'm not like other girls because...)
3) Tell me if you want to be anonymous.
4) If you want to be credited, tell me how (name / pseudonym, name of zine, etc)
5) If you want to receive a contributors' copy when it's ready, tell me your address too.
I can't guarantee your words will be put in the zine, but it's very likely. I only want submissions from women and girls.
To see more of my zine stuff, go to rebelgrrlzine.co.uk. New ones to be added next week.
Please pass this on to other women and girls you know too!