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Borderlands: Tales from Disputed Territories between Races and Cultures
(CA/US)
"Nia (Angry Black-White Girl) put together an amazing bunch of mixed-race writers and artists in this sequel to MXD. This issue is even better than the first, with a close examination of how many interpret race/class/gender/ sexuality as fixed and homogenous categories. Each
author shares the struggles of being forced to fit into one identity, and dealing with those who will never see them for who they really are: fiercely proud people of color." - quoted from StrangerDangerDistro.com.

Borderlands 2: It's a Family Affair

"This longer issue is packed with numerous stories about mixed-race families, identities and struggles. Nia once again edits the collection and brings forth the voices of numerous awesome contributors. This is by
far becoming one of my favorite zines, as each issue shares so many important stories that fight back against the easily accepted and state supported idea of fixed identity." - quoted from StrangerDangerDistro.com.
Nia King
PO Box 9009
Oakland, CA 94613
USA
oxette (at) riseup (dot) net
(added 02/11/2008)

Behind These Fragile Walls
(CA/US)
Lan Nguyen. "Lan is tremendously awesome and it shows in her zine, chock full of writing about race, gender, identity, and yes, her many brushes with fame." Quoted from Race Riot Zine.
Redwood City, CA
94061
USA
slinkstar [AT] yahoo.com
(added 20/3/2008)

The Bakery
(CA/US)
Christina Varner. "Her old zine was Killing the Queen. This one rocks with writing on her mixed race identity (white, Filipina, Puerto Rican), queer girl queries, and more. Yummy. Carry this one around in your back pocket." Quoted from Race Riot Zine.
San Francisco, CA
94117-2022
(added 20/3/2008)

Bakya: Low Culture, Cheap Thrills, Bad Behavior
(CA/US)
Cookie Madeira. Her description: "A collection of unbelievably strange and funny anecdotes about Filipinos and Filipino Americans." Quoted in Race Riot Zine.
Absintho Press
San Francisco, CA
94102
USA
(added 20/3/2008)

Bitchcakes Girlzine
(Australia)
"Bitchcakes is an unabashedly feminist zine created by me, Bec, and my alter ego dirtywings. It's a mish mash of articles, essays, fiction pieces, poetry, manifestos, reviews, art and song lyrics. Everything in it is
feminist, fun and fantastic. I like witty banter on popular culture. I think the personal is the political and vice versa. I believe in equality, creativity, freedom and (peaceful) protest of injustice." Quoted from http://www.myspace.com/bitchcakesmag.com.
(added 16/1/2008)

Below Noon
(OR/US)

"...eavesdropped conversations, odd childhood moments, travel, queer-dom, everything to do with sex/sexuality, epic drunken nights on cheap whiskey,
a mixture of all those things..." Below Noon is a new zine by Angie P. If you would like to order one, please write to:
angie97202 [AT] gmail.com
Angie P.
PO BOX 42123,
Portland, OR 97242
USA
(added 26/9/2007)


Behind Wire Fences
(CO/US)
"Behind Wire Fences is a perzine. Anna writes mostly about identity, queerness, race, transracial adoption, and family. There are also some other random things thrown in there. Currently, there are 3 issues out."
If you are interestes in getting a copy or want more info, please contact Anna at:
behind_wire_fences [AT] yahoo.com or
PO Box 1442
Denver, CO
80201
USA
This zine is also distributed by www.strangerdanger.com
and www.starfiend.com.
(added 21/8/2007)

Bratgirl
(TX/US)
"This distro catalog from summer 1996 contains brief summaries of all of the BratGirl zines for sale, listing authors by first name and equivalent stamp values for prices. This is an often illegible, typewritten, DIY minizine that contains pictures of the BratGirls and hand drawn illustrations. There are writings from the BratGirl collective on privilege, sexual abuse and misogyny in the punk scene/radical community." Quoted from Columbia Univ. Libraries online Catalog.
Katie
Houston, TX
USA
Summer 1996
(added 26/7/2007)

Bound Struggles, Voices of Women in Prison
(IL/US)
"Incarcerated women write about their experiences in prison and how they are separated from their families and children. This compilation zine also contains poetry and art and is distributed by Chicago Books to Women in Prison." Quoted from Columbia Univ. Libraries online Catalog.
Chicago, IL
USA
2005
(added 26/7/2007)

A Brooklyn Diary
(NY/US)
"Carolyn mixes poetry and journal entries to document her transition from Irish-Italian working class Brooklyn boy to transsexual femme dyke. She recalls coming out to her alcoholic adoptive mother and writes critically about the present-day queer community." Quoted from Columbia Univ. Libraries online Catalog.
Marie Carolyn Blattel
Brooklyn, NY
USA
2003
(added 25/7/2007)

Blue Days, Black Nights
(NY/US)
"Three young, gay, punk rock characters, one a runaway, go to a show together and discuss issues of abuse, open relationships, and their sexuality in this comics zine. The author is a New York City artist." Quoted from Columbia Univ. Libraries online Catalog.
Liz Bail
lie
Brooklyn
, NY
USA
2006
(added 25/7/2007)

Baby, I'm a Manarchist
(MA/US)
"Two friends, Tali and Laura, are both sexually assaulted by the same acquaintance in the activist punk scene. Instead of seeking litigation, Tali and Laura confront their assaulter and initiate discussion within their radical community." Quoted from Columbia Univ. Libraries online Catalog.
Tali & Laura
Boston, MA
USA
2003
(added 25/7/2007)

The Blackberry Bloc: or what Scott and Artnoose did on their summer vacation
(CA/US)
"A travel-log of Artnoose and Scott’s 676 mile bike ride from Eugene, Oregon (where they decided to take the trip as acquaintances) to San Francisco, California. This is a large, 8 1/2 by 11 zine which, after a short introduction, is completely illustrated and cartooned by Artnoose, an anarchist and the publisher of Ker-Bloom, a long-standing zine." Quoted from Columbia Univ. Libraries online Catalog.
Artnoose
Oakland, CA
USA
2005
(added 25/7/2007)

Before the Mortgage
(CA/US)
"Friends Rachel and Christina document their lives after college, where they attempt to find reasonable employment and live independently, and find that the working world is not as glamorous as it seemed. They also discuss gay and straight relationships, apartments, and issues of privilege." Quoted from Columbia Univ. Libraries online Catalog.
C. Amini and R. Hutton
Rossa, CA
USA
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added 25/7/2007)

Beyond
(Germany)
"Anke combines original journal entries, poetry, and art as she describes her life as a German art student in England. The zine focuses on her artistic endeavors, depression, eating disorder, and broken heart. Her growth is charted through her art as she moves from collaged magazine cutouts in early issues to her own photographs and woodcuts in later issues." Quoted from Columbia Univ. Libraries online Catalog.
Anke
Hannover, Germany
2000
Personal Zine
(added 25/7/2007)

Blur
(MO/US)
"Amy’s handwritten quarter size zine is about her frustrations with high school and her peers, her brand-new electric guitar, and her top songs of the day. Amy also publishes Starache." Quoted from Columbia Univ. Libraries online Catalog.
Amy
Kansas City, MO
USA
1995
(added 2
4/7/2007)

Bottle Fed
(IL/US)
"Ann Sterzinger was one of the founding members of the Underground Literary Alliance. Bottle Fed is characterized by angry, humorous writing and stories of heavy drinking." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 4/6/2007)

Blow Job Queen
(NM/US)
"The extra small mini-sized zine, 2"x2" , chronicles a woman's frank confessions about her love/sex life. For example, issue #2 has line drawings on 1 side and 91 lines of speech on the other. Sample passage: "I don't believe in / love. It hurts. I / sacrifice, it still dies. / It's like the scabs- / never quite healing / before I rip myself / open again." The author has a laissez-faire attitude with a bittersweet edge."
A. Sklar,
Aqlbuquerque, New Mexico,
USA
(added 4/6/2007)

Buffalo Speedway
(IL/US)
"Buffalo Speedway was a mini-zine created in 1996, by Jenni Grover in Chicago. It was named after the street in Houston, Texas, Grover's hometown. There were 7 issues in all. It featured writing and artwork, from mostly Chicago based creators." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 30/5/2007)

Bite Size
(WA/US)

"Bite Size was a one-shot zine published in Seattle, Washington by De.Released in 2000, the zine featured interviews with comic creator Russ Turk and with Alvin, editor of Ugly Boy zine, writing by Charlotte Cooper and Michael LeMar, and articles such as "My Encounter with Captain Sensible", "Queer Punk: Am I The Only One?" by Sean, "I Was A 1-900 Phone Line Host" and more, plus art by Anonymous Boy." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 30/5/2007)


Boy/Girl
(MN/US)
"Boy/Girl zine was put out by Shyla Ann and Robnoxious of Minneapolis, MN. It was done as a split zine with Shyla's piece on one half and Rob's on the other. Topics generally addressed positive sexuality, gender fucking, sexism in the punk community, Rob's experience as a father, etc..." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 30/5/2007)


BoyCrazyBoy "BoyCrazyBoy was a small-press comic created and self-published by artist/writer Sina Shamsavari. This comic zine primarily featuring autobiographical works. Some of these stories also appeared in Robert Kirby's queer comic anthology zine Boy Trouble, and have since been reprinted in The Book of Boy Trouble, edited by Robert Kirby and David Kelly. In 1993 Sina created and self-published the zine Concerned Müthers, aimed at 'queer teens and their strait mates'." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 30/5/2007)

Bad Hair Day "Bad Hair Day is a zine created by Sarah Johnson in January, 2007. While the zine tends not to have a particular focus, articles on feminism and other types of oppression can be found in the issues. However, not all of the essays are about prejudice. Some are just rants, raves, reviews, etc. It features artwork and free-style writing as well." Quoted from ZineWiki.
http://www.geocities.com/theundergroundgrrrl/Home.html
(added 30/5/2007)

Ben is Dead
(CA/US)
"Ben is Dead was one of the more popular zines in the 1990's, launched October 31, 1988 by Darby Romeo and published through 1999. The name is said to have come from a dream Darby had about her ex-husband Ben.Each issue of Ben is Dead had an theme, including revenge, depression and obsessions, and celebrity (the final issue)." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 30/5/2007)

Beri-Beri
(PA/US)
"Beri-Beri was a personal 'zine created and written by Nicole Beatrice Emmenegger. The zine was in existance from 1993 to 1996 and was based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Yellow Springs, Ohio. It had formerly been known as Busy Bea's Bush." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 30/5/2007)

Bikini Kill
(US)
"Bikini Kill was a zine published by members of the band Bikini Kill of Olympia, WA. in the early 1990's. The articles were primarily by singer Kathleen Hanna and drummer Tobi Vail. Articles centered around punk rock, girls in bands, political and feminist issues and Riot Grrrl." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 30/5/2007)


Bite: A Love Story
(US)
"#1. Homemade text as visual art. Three distinct styles of handwriting tell a story of childhood terror and creepy grace. Ends too quickly. Reviewed by Emerson Dameron. [$?, 4 pp., standard, DIY, colored, one-shot] Sarah Mangle." Reviewed at http://www.zinethug.com/
sarinski [AT] moose-mail.com
(added 3/5/2007)

Blah Blah Blah
(US)

"Intriguingly odd. We normally don't do reviews without a mailing address, but PJ is a drifter and doesn't have one. The most interesting thing about this is she's a 27 yr old vagabond who isn't completely off her nut, and manages to put out a mini-zine twice a month. Very clear, matter of fact prose, with primitive, childlike drawings, all on color paper. The content is so light as to be almost nonexistent, but she feels she is accomplishing something and plans on compliling it all into a book." Reviewed by Jack for Zine Reviews.
ladypajama [AT] gmail.com
www.ladypajama.etsy.com
(added 5/04/2007)


Brainiac
(IL/US)
"The opening page gives us this bit of foreshadowing: 'This issue is about the future but mostly about the past.' Here in Brainiac #2, Kate shares some reflections on these two points in time, neither of which any of us can ever do anything about other than reflect upon. The first piece, titled The Future in Hindsight, is all about her Jr. High days, back when she took part in a project to build a working model of a futuristic city. The cool ideas her and her teammates came up with are fun to read about, but ultimately the story is about the differences between those who grew up as geeks, and those who now try to act like they grew up as geeks, hipsters beware! Also a stories about her potentially genius friends wasting their lives, a Finnish exchange student who falls in love with Kate, and a even a story about Kate killing fuzzy baby chickens for money. (Note: I think this story is pretty horrible, although amusing and interesting to read.) And just when you think it’s all over, a quick little mini-zine attached to the back page." Zine by Kate Sandler.
#1 issue, 2003- #4 issue, 2006.
Quoted and available to order from Loop Distro.
(added 16/2/2007)

Bleach
(US)

"This is Krystle’s new zine. (She previously did Jerk Flux) Lots more personal writings, poetry, and pictures. Dealing with self-image issues, zits, tits, drugs, and talk of the president possibly being a lizard person." Quoted and available to order from Loop Distro.
(added 16/2/2007)

The Banana King
(IL/US)
"From the Karaoke Queen of Chicago comes a zine entirely dedicated to those horrific lyrics we all love to hate. The first few pages explain exactly what qualifies as bad lyrics, then the follow pages give us some hilarious examples. Bands from the 80’s seem particularly susceptible, as Dio, Styx, Foreigner, and others of that genre are scattered throughout. And after every short set of bad lyrics is an analysis from Liz of exactly what makes these lyrics so bad. Excellent work, a lot of fun to read." Quoted and available to order from Loop Distro.
(added 16/2/2007)

Brand New Armour
(Australia)
"The randomest zine of the lot, pretty much. it contains lots of typewritered little thoughts scattered across the pages and it's all very deep... if you like this sort of zine, you will love brand new armour." Quoted and available to order from Distro-e.
(added 16/2/2007)

Brutal Honesty
(US)
"Issue #1 of this personal zine with similar content to issue #2 - some poetry, focusing on the way people interact, and the judgement of others that exists within and outside the hardcore zine. Cut-and-paste layouts and thoughts from Rebecca's head." Quoted and available to order from Stick Figure Distro.
(added 2/2/2007)

The Bad Lyrics Project
(IL/US)
"From the creator of caboose zine, liz mason brings us the bad lyrics project. This zine is all about just that, bad song lyrics! Inside is a huge selection of extremely horrible lyrics from numerous artists and bands and liz’s thoughts concerning why each set of cited lyrics is horrible. This is a lot of fun!" Quoted and available to order from Stick Figure Distro.
(added 2/2/2007)

Bats in the Bridge "I love fanzines! When Niku was talking about her zine in a post of a zine community, I was so esctatic! The cover of the zine is sparkly black felt with a purple in the middle! Niku's fanzine is about Mexican Free-Tail bats that live under the Congress Avenue Bridge in downtown. She shares little trivia of the bats like how one little brown bat can catch about 1,000 mosquitos-sized insects in just about an hour! There is also a story about a bat named Vladimir that visited her friend Andrew during the Spring and Summer. Niku also talks about Batfest, how it's celebrated and a small history of it. This zine is great! It's a wonderful read!" Zine by Niku. Quoted and available to order from Gimme Brains!!! Distro.
(added 31/01/2007
)

Broken
(US)
"Broken is an honest story book with minimum words on the pages and minimum strokes on the drawings, put into the package of a beautiful artist book. It shows a different voice of Elsie Sampson, allowing readers to "feel" her. Limited edition of 138." Zine by Elsie Sampson. Quoted and available to order from feed your head books.
(added 31/01/2007)

A Book of Goddesses "This little four inch book depicts your average goddess in various states of being. Included in this volume: the goddess who was bored, the bad hair day goddess, the cookie goddess, the goddess who hated washing dishes, the goddess is overwhelmed, and the goddess confronts her fear." By Vaz. Quoted and available to order from feed your head books.
(added 31/01/2007)

The Big Exit
(US)
"The Big Exit is a 16 page illustrated story about what happens when nursing home residents get restless. Spiral bound and offset printed, this comic stands at 4" tall and 5" wide." Zine by Angee Lennard. Quoted and available to order from feed your head books.
(added 31/01/2007)

Beyond Gallery Walls And Dead White Men: Anarcha-Feminism In Action "A searching collection of 19 "conversations" with (mostly young) women and transgender folks. Based around a loose list of questions that included "How were you introduced to anarcha-feminism?" "What does anarcha-feminism mean to you?" "What form does your anarcha-feminism take?" "Are you 'out' as an anarchist in all areas of your life?" and "How do you deal with privilege?"�the essays herein provide both a snapshot of anarchism today, and some of the contemporary questions, debates, and histories within it." Quoted and available to order from feed your head books.
(added 31/01/2007)


Bark and Grass "A welcome reprint of the classic zine chock full of animal (and largely sugar) free recipes. Breakfasts, soups and stews, veggies, pastas, main meals, tofu and tempeh, and, of course, treats. There's also stuff on pest control, some health and beauty tips, and the connections between animal rights and feminism."
Quoted and available to order from feed your head books.
(added 31/01/2007)

BITCH KING "Angela Chaos's zine contains poetry, images and other fun ditties that are pro-woman and very cool. This issue includes, in addition to cool poetry and graphics, a gender deconstruction chart, a womanifesta, a cool riot grrrl-ish paperdoll, and a funny list of possible future professions, such as 'alien groupie' and 'cartoon character.'" Quoted and available to order from Ladymen Distro.
(added 30/01/2007)

Because it Just Happens
Originally appearing with Freewheel #4, this is a booklet of poetry by Kaori Suzuki. Quoted and available to order from Ladymen Distro.
Spring 2005
(added 30/01/2007)

Black Girl Stories
(CA/US)
"'Delve into the mind of a caffeine-crazed black woman.'Both zines are on hiatus at the moment due to job & life changes. I am currently working on new stories that I hope to publish sometime this year. Please visit my website for news and updates. Cafeisme Distro is still open (check distro section)." Zine by Lynne Lowe, creator of Java Turtle. Quoted from www.zinesters.net.
PO Box 20028
Santa Barbara, CA 93120
USA
http://www.javaturtle.com
lynne [AT] javaturtle.com
(added 15/09/2006)

Bitchfest
(OH/US)
"Yeah, I recently did an issue of Bitchfest cenered around abuse. Well it kind of turned out to be more about self- injury and eating disorders and love. So now I am calling it Krazygirl for right now." Zine by Lolita Ivory. Quoted from www.zinesters.net.
Cleveland, OH,
USA
lolita_ivory [AT] yahoo.com
http://krazygirl87013.tripod.com
(added 1
5/09/2006)

Baby Girl Zine
(FL/US)
"#7, 80/quarter-size, (july 2002) subtitled: "a journey of a daughter and her mother." this zine is all about my experiences with my mother's terminal breast cancer. split into four sections (a rough timeline, a year in the life, vignettes, and sister/mother), i explore how her cancer has affected me and my life. i write about my relationship with my sister, my feelings of guilt, resentment, anger, gratitude, and fear (among others), and try to make some sense out of what i've been through. from the intro: 'i wanted to use this issue to explore the one subject in my life that i had been trying to not think about for the past eight years.'" Zine by Lindsey. Quoted from www.zinesters.net.
PO Box 11253
Jacksonville, FL 32239
USA
http://femmequeen.livejournal.com
lilyangel8 [AT] aol.com
(this entry was resurrected from the archived dead links section of this page 15/09/2006)

Because I'm a Sinner
(NY/US)
Personal zine by Leah.
NY,NY,
USA
drugfacts [AT] hotmail.com
(added 15/09/2006)

Bodily Fluids
(CO/US)
"I openly admit an infatuation with potty humor. This short zine describes the somewhat traumatic event of peeing my pants in Kindergarten." Zine by Kelly. Quoted from www.zinesters.net.
Denver, CO,
USA
shortandqueer [AT] yahoo.com
(added 15/09/2006)

Blank Page Girls "So this zine was written for the beginning in december 2005 so I was rather depressed, maybe that's why it took me so long to end it... Details: -Happy or unhappy Loner? (some thoughts about my solitude inspired by Iza Bourret's zine Happy Loner,in the meantime I have never received her reply to my email about this...don't know why?) -Being my own therapist -fifty random memories -metaphoric story -the penpalling stories -Valentine's day -Quote of my soul ( how pretentious is that!!!kidding :D) -An evening full of Emotions -Collages in color please!:) -thoughts -collage interpretation -an old paper jrnl page -an ode to my Spiritual twin sister..." Zine by Helene Deroubaix. Quoted from www.zinesters.net.
http://community.livejournal.com/blankpagegirls/profile
lonelybliss [AT] gmail.com
(added 14/09/2006)

Blush
(US)
"Hi I'm Gabrielle. I'm the creator of Blush. Our very first issue was just finished a few days ago. Please visit our website for other details, events, and email addresses. We want you to submit some of ur pics, stories, artwork, etc to me, and it might be in the upcoming issues of Blush. We are also looking for people who need advice for our advice column called "Talk To Me". Hope you enjoy! Oh and in some cases I will trade. So please email me and visit our site for ALL info!!! THANKS!!! <3" Quoted from www.zinesters.net.
sexxymachachita [AT] aol.com
(added 14/09/2006)

Bananaseats & Oaktrees "Issue #1 is a comp zine written by women of all ages." Quoted from www.zinesters.net.
bananaseats [AT] hotmail.com
(added 13/09/2006)

Bugbear
(US)
"Issue #2 of Bugbear (February 2003) is now out! 22 pages of college, feminism and fighting; the cover is part of a map. Issue #1 is still avaiable and contains a lot of odd dreams; the cover is funky 70's floral wall paper." Zine by Brigitte. Quoted from www.zinesters.net.
pcoovert
[AT] mac.com
(added 13/09/2006)

Barefoot and In the Kitchen of our Own Accord
(CA/US)
"This is a  lively zine filled with vegan recipes, essential info on nutritional yeast, wheat gluten and tofu. You'll find recipes on basic white sauce, basic seitan, broccoli soup, potato casserole, sugar cookies, taco dogs, tofu nuggets, fried rice, amazing lasagna, corn bread, lentil stew, cinnamon buns of doom and more! Ashley also includes some." Issues #1-#3 by Ashley. Quoted and available to order from Sweet Candy Distro.
(added 11/9/2006)

Birds

"Emily is a soon to be five year old who loves birds and wanted to share some things she has been discovering about them as well as tell everyone why she likes them so much. Emily is a blast to make a zine with and this issue includes some hands on projects that kids and adults can do. You'll find a DIY tutorial on making an edible bird feeder (includes photos of Emily making her feeder), DIY tutorial on making a fabric nest, drawings by Emily, photos of a bird craft Emily made, recommended reading about birds, and some bird watching tips Emily has for you." Zine by Emily and Sage. Quoted and available to order from Sweet Candy Distro.
(added 11/9/2006)


Born Caught
(UK)
"I picked up this gem at the Manchester Zine Fest and it's packed with interesting and thought provoking political articles, interviews and reviews. The key theme is prisions with a piece by an American inmate, a human rights advocate for prisioners and an in-depth piece on women inmates. As well as all this there's a scene repost on Colombia (focusing on the HC punk scene and including a number of distibution and fanzine contacts) and the mythology of Magpies. All together it's a facinating read." Zine by Jayne. Quoted and available to order from All That Glitters Distro.
(added 11/9/2006)

Bondage Up Yours: Experiences of female punks in the nineteen ninties "Just what is says on the tin. Bondage up yours in the dissertation of long-time punk Michelle Liptrot, who sets out to investigate the female punk experience of the 90s. Set largely in the north (horay!) topics include: punk and the conventional image of femininity, experiences of discrimination, everyday lives of female punks and feminism and sexism within the punk scene. Her work includes lots of interviews, extracts and personal wisdom. Great stuff." Quoted and available to order from Cause & Effect Distro.
(added 28/7/2006)

Birthdays & Christmas/Faking Distance split
(US)
"This split is brought to you by Korinna Irwin of 'Rock star with words' fame and Alex Wrekk of Brainscan. With a combination like that, you know you're on to something good. Korinna's side, "Faking Distance" is more of her real-life-fiction, with all the unique observations and bits and pieces that characterise her zines. Alex's side is, as the title suggests, about significant memorable dates such as birthdays and going to see Morrissey. Details include the people that have passed in and out of her life, both intimately and those that have accosted her on the street, and her reflections. She also includes pieces from current happenings, a good example of which being "punx vs jocks". This split was miraculously put together in a week and is a good example of two writers whose style really compliments each other."Quoted from Cause & Effect Distro.
(added 28/7/2006)

Blink
(New Zealand)
"Blink is a little book of eraser-carved prints published by consummated press, in an edition of 75. The prints follow a bus ride around Auckland, and are printed on bus tickets." Zine written by Moira Clunie. Quoted and available to order from http://www.moonrocket.co.nz/.
(added 25/7/2006)

Bite the hand that feeds you
(UK)
"Each little folded zine is a response to aspects of the media that I feel have a negative effect on society. As you read through the zine, it folds out to reveal a positive message of resistance."Quoted from Sara Charms myspace website http://www.myspace.com/sarahcharms. The zines are available through the distro at
http://www.manifesta.co.uk/
(added 13/7/2006)

Boobs & the Milk Cart: The Circle of Life
(NJ/US)
"There was a girl who had a boyfriend. They were five & one day he picked another girl to help him hand out milk from the milk cart at school. This same girl, at the age of nine lost her best friend to boobs & popularity. After many years of girl hate she was handed a cassette with the words 'Revolution Grrrl Style' scrawled across the front. This is that girl's story." Quoted and available to order from My My Distro.
New Jersey
(added 28/06/2006)

Beautiful Bras and Bodyhair

"This zine is about studying and challenging our perconceptions of bodyhair, bras, and related topics. In this issue, Nadine, Colleen and Shane tell us about their histories about growing up and growing hair. Then we are treated to two guides: one about the various tools of hair eradication, and about one's bra personality. The big finally, is a comprehensive survey about bodyhair: quantity, quality, effects on dating, sexuality, etc. Some surprising answers to inquitive questions are found!" Quoted and available to order from Great Worm Express Distro
(added 21/06/2006)


A Band of Minor Heroes "#1 Split into three sections [love ("love") letters, personal essay/journal/stuff, and fiction], there are superheroes, a dead fish comic, and a quarter-size supplemental zine of interviews with Of Montreal, The Microphones, Little Wings, and Wolf Colonel. If you care to be featured as a minor hero, check this zine out and write Meg!" Quoted and available to order from Tastes Like Newsprint Distro
(added 21/06/2006)

Burnt Zine "A thoughtful zine put together by a variety of writers. There are articles in here about feminist pornography, race, and lots of record reviews. What's unique about burnt zine is the variety of opinions, the different tones of voice and just the overall coolness of the subject matter." Quoted and available to order from Fortune Cookie Distro.
(added 2
1/06/2006)

Black and Blue "In this issue it includes information on all sorts of women artists. It also has all kinds of artwork from various artsits and collages." Quoted and available to order from Dreamers Distro. Zine by Linda.
(added 20/06/2006)


Born in Flames
(Austria)
"New great zine by Phoolan Devi sxe women collective from Austria focused on feminism, straight edge and hardcore! First issue contains: womyn in hc/punk, abortions in Brazil, street harrasment, personal stuff, womyn self-defense, abortion is a humyn right, NY City Radical Cheerleaders, a poem for men, silenced voices in punk, stop sexist pornography, ONE DAY KILLS all girl vegan sXe band from Brazil), WAGE OF SIN, POINT OF NO RETURN." Quoted and available to order from Emancypunx Distro.
(added 16/06/2006)

Broken records
(NY/US)

"Jessica, who also wrote the zine 'Cross Examination', has created a zine that deals with her experiences working in a record store. Jessica's style of storytelling is captivating. This issue also comes with a great CD filled with music." Quoted and available to order from
Driving Blind Distro.


Bitches Brew Beer Collective
(US)
"Come join the bitches brew crew and homebrew with us! We are a collective of feminist women and men in Phoenix who get together monthly to brew our own beer and other d.i.y. crafts. We produce zines bi-monthly that include: tips and tricks, recipes, photos, non-beer recipes (mead anyone?), and more! Each zine comes with stickers! " Quoted and available to order from
Desert City Death Distro.
(added 31/05/2006)

Blood, Sweat, & Ink
"A short cute comic zine about boys, baseball and sex. I love the way she draws." Quoted and available to order from Desert City Death Distro.
(added26/05/2006)

Barbie war

 

"Barbie War is fierce and femme. Barbie War is about a grrrl being proud to be a grrrl, writing a zine (and how empowering it is), crushes, being anti-body hate (and why), 'The other woman', anarchism/anarchist resources, her thoughts on Iraq, 'Love story revised' (how Romeo and Juliet should've went), etc.
...A solid zine that blends the personal and political nicely." Quoted and available to order from
Basement Freak's Distro.
(added25/05/2006)

broken logic vol. 1
(Australia)

 

"This is angel's first go at making a zine, and she's done a really good job. broken logic has something different on every page, and is filled with short stories and anecdotes. a real cutxpaste zine." Zine by Amethystangel .Quoted and available to order from Fatcheeks Distro.
(added 02/05/2006)

BirlZine!
(AZ/US
)
BirlZine! is an ongoing 8-1/2 x 7 compilation zine of personal writing, essays, poetry, photography, art, news, and resources for and by boyish girls (birls) who enjoy riding the gender wave and don’t let their gender dictate how to act. A birl can be a hetero tomboy, an FTM, or anyone in between. This is a safe space for birls to share our work and find relevant news and resources. http://www.birlzine.com
 julie [AT] birlzine.com
(added 11/
03/2005)

Baby Bloc: For Activists in a Family Way
(Vancouver, Canada)

"This site is about taking kids to demonstrations, rallies, protests, civil disobedience actions, parades, marches, and places like that. It's about parents and others raising and protecting children safely, while shaking up the unjust foundations of our society." Currently Laurel Dykstra and Bruce Triggs are editing an Activist Family Handbook. Zines by Laurel, the twins, Papa Bruce.
babybloc [AT] yahoo.com.

http://www.babybloc.org/
(added 11/16/2004)

 

The Body + Other Checklists: Guidebook to the future
(AZ/USA)
"The S.C.U.M. Manifesto and Kathy Acker are ancestors of this stellar document. In the future it becomes apparent that language is inadequate and preloaded with sexism so it must be replaced by tattoos and rebuses. Queers are driven to reproduce by Xerox instead of biology. Profusely illustrated throughout." Review from queer zine explosion #20.
Lisa Bonet
926 N 3rd Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705

USA
(added 04/07/2004)

Bejeezus
(KY/US)

"Bejeezus is a pro-girl zine that is dedicated to supporting and promoting independent music, art, and culture--whether it's made in big cities or the tiniest of towns. Publisher/Editor: Hillary Harrison.
PO Box 575
Louisville, KY 40201
USA
hillary [AT] bejeezuszine.com
http://www.bejeezuszine.com
(added 11/17/2003)


Bernadette
(MI/USA)

“The boys all say they want to fool around. I do; too.”Anna had an intense relationship that came to an end. She seems to be doing fine. If you want to try to sort it out yourself then pick up this zine...."
peaches48228 [AT] yahoo.com
Bernadette
PO Box 7987
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-7987

USA
(added 09/18/2002)



big mountain support organizing manual
(WA/US)

"We put this zine together after months of working closely on supporting dineh (navajo) resistance in arizona. we wanted to share as much as possible of what we learned in the hopes that it will help others doing this type of vital work." By the Olympia Big Mountain Support Group which "is a group of Evergreen students and community members dedicated towards raising consciousness concerning the historical relationship between colonialization and indigineous people." You can order the zine at: planting seeds community awareness project
http://www.pscap.org/
info [AT] pscap.org
PO Box 11452
Olympia, WA 98508
USA

(added 05/16/2003)


begin
(WA/US)

"My intent is to tell you how to grow healthy food in the city." By Emily Smith. You can order her zine at:
planting seeds community awareness project
http://www.pscap.org/
info [AT] pscap.org
PO Box 11452
Olympia, WA 98508
USA

(added 05/16/2003)


BEING RED
(GA/US)

"A short novel, or a long story, or four short stories, depending on how you look at it. Schizophrenia, eating disorders, self-defeat. This does not have a happy ending." Order directly: Heather Lynn,
PO Box 1671
Athens, GA 30603

USA

(added 5/9/2003, website inactive 2/2/2006)


blood.CUNT
(VA/US)

"All you ever wanted to know about femstruation." A zine about radical menstruation/femstruation with reviews on alternative menstruation/femstruation products and herbal remedies with tipps how to make your own cloth and heating pads. By Lacy Crews,
crewslc [AT] hotmail.com
(added 05/09/2003)



bizarreassociations
(US)
"Issue 2 of bizarreassociateions is about mind, body and culture as seen through the eyes of an Asian sex worker with schizoaffective disorder. it's 18+, with signed age statement, because there is adult content." Excerpt from zine: "This zine is about self-representation, this zine is about interplay between mind, body and culture $ about what happens when all three of these things are totally fucked up. This zine is about me." Zine by Batty.
bizarreassociate [AT] aol.com

(added 05/08/2003)

Bleed
(PA/US)
"For this issue, I decided to write it in the form of letters. Sothere's a whole bunch of unsent letters in this zine, directed towardsfamily (including the grandfathers I never knew) and friends who moved away. I don't really know how to describe it any better than that. Um, it's 18 pages, half sized and the covers will be printed on red paper." You can get a copy by sending $1 to:
Sue Taylor
PO Box 4316
Philadelphia, PA 19118

USA

sue
[AT] kiwi-tree.net
(added 1/5/03, website inactive2/2/06 )

Bamboo Girl
(US)
Bamboo Girl “challenges the issues of racism/ sexism/homophobia from the point of view of smart loud non-traditional girls of color, especially from that to feminist Pinay (Filipina) mutt point of view. It's manifesto: To challenge the issues of racism/sexism/homophobia from the point of view of smart, loud, non-traditional girls of color, especially from that of the feminist Pinay (Filipina)-mutt perspective. There's more to life than straight white male patriarchy.Pro-Asian/Asian mutt, pro-female, pro-fuck oppression." This zine has been around a long, long time and continues to be one of the best ones, thanks to it's "editress" Sabrina Margarita Alcantara-Tan.
http://www.bamboogirl.com/


Bitch
(US)
“Bitch | Feminist Response to Pop Culture is a print magazine devoted to incisive commentary on our media-driven world. We feature critiques of TV, movies, magazines, advertising, and more—plus interviews with and profiles of cool, smart women in all areas of pop culture.” A MUST. Read the interview we did too!
http://www.bitchmagazine.com/

BrainsandBeauty
(NY/US)
Your not-so-typical NYC grrrl zine featuring
art, acticles, poetry, rants and raves. Guaranteed to
satisfy.
Made by Sarah.
brainsandbeauty [AT] email.com

Brillo
(US)

Three issues of the genial Brillo with wonderful Tampon-graphics! It has been around some time by now but it still works...
http://brillomag.net/ , http://brillomag.net/index2.html


Bunnies on Strike- this is resistance the way we see it
(The Netherlands)

"This is number one of Bunnies on Strike magazine. Kicked off girl-engined: made by and edited by girls.
Our motivation for kicking off the zine girl-engined? We have a riotgrrr-lady heart! (...) We want this zine to inspire girls and boys, and we will definitely print articles by girls and boys in the next zine (...) We want girls and boys to be open about their feminist minds!"

http://bunniesonstrike.cjb.net/

Big Boots
words and images from the front lines
(Canada)
"Big Boots is a zine about resistance on paper, about the power of silent words and art to inspire change, about women of colour reclaiming their voices and telling their own stories. it is about experiences of oppression, identity struggles, and disillusionment. but it is also about creation, survival, decolonization, and dreams. we felt somewhat failed by the promises of zine culture. zines are fundamentally democratic, participatory, and represent a conscious rejection of mainstream media. yet, the inherently political act of choosing to "do it yourself" does not, as we have observed, result in an extension of this challenge into the content of zines and the homogeneity of zine culture. so here we are, hoping we can change all that. this zine is not latently political, but rather an act of blatant resistance in both medium and content. we are against oppression in any form, but more than that, you'll read about our experiences with its various manifestations and our efforts to fight it."
Woodbridge, ON, CANADA
bigbootszine [AT] hotmail.com

http://bigboots.shemadethis.com
(webpage inactive 22/8/2006)

BUST
for women with something off their chests
(US)
Once a zine, now more like a magazine, but still devoted to gRRRls:"BUST is the magazine of choice for today's sassy girls who know that Vogue is vapid, Glamour is garbage, and Cosmo is clueless. Fierce, funny, and too smart to be anything but feminist, BUST is "the Voice of the New Girl Order"--and the only magazine for women with something to get off their chests." Also quarterly published in print in NY. Now back in print! http://www.bust.com/

Brainscan
(OR/US)










"'The world is a stage, blah blah blah…' Two tiny zines (#15) packed in a tiny newspaper envelope! Alex puts her love and friendship stories into wonderful cut-and-paste collages. Number 13 has sewn on handmade paper covers with block printing. Edited again and again until it's perfect this zine is 100% content. #14 has a more literary format telling stories in the manner of Al Burian or Aaron Cometbus and contains the infamous, yet poorly named "Anti-Girl Manifesto". Demonstrates a lot of real life experience and Alex draws from old stories to make good points...#15 is two mini zines in handmade envelopes about an old relationship and moving on. #16 is a split issue made in one night with Joe about Fall, marriage, and funny stories. #17 was a split issue with Korinna Irwin made the following night. #18 is brand new and contains more about thoughts marriage, misinterpretations of life, androgeny, thoughts on feminism, age, and the usual musings and reflections on relationships. Alex also did a split with her sister about her upcoming surgery and how such things are not documented in zines. It's called DON'T SEND ME FLOWERS."
Alex
PO Box 14332
Pdx, Oregon 97293
USA
brainscanzine
[AT] ureach.com
http://www.microcosmpublishing.com


Booty
(DE/US)



"Booty is my angry indie comic." Anne draws this beautiful zine and put hers life as a graduate student and rebelling young women into little cartoons (#16). Check it out!" Zine by Anne.
motes
[AT] udel.edu
Newark, DE,
USA

Baxter and the Amazing Wombat Presents
(NH/US)


"This is the first issue where I feel like I really got things right. It's half sized with 54 pages, a gray cardstock cover, and a little envelope of fun stuff glued inside. Over four months of my life are covered, plus photography, fiction, a new Dead Fish comic, Jimmy stories, and randomness. January 2002." (Issue 8). Soon out of print (June 2004). Meg also runs Gladys Sells Things :
http://www.gladyssellthings.com/
http://stories.gladyssellsthings.com/
meg
[AT] stalkerdistro.com
Gorham, NH,
USA


Born Ready
(?)

"This zine is an attempt at resuscitation." “Somehow, writing all this, purging these thoughts and emotions, eases my mind, gives me strength, and keeps me sane.” Zine by Zhenelle
bornreadyzine
[AT] hotmail.com


Boxcar
(CA/US)

San Diego, USA. no email, sorry.


Blackgirl Stories
(CA/US)

“I believe in the power of dreams.”
Lynne L.
PO Box 20028
Santa Barbara, CA 93120
USA
javat [AT] silcom.com
http://www.javaturtle.com



Boshi
(PA/US)
“And then when you realize that what you are doing now isn’t making you happy, change it.”
Taryn H.
PO Box 641
Warminster, Pa 18974
USA
taryn [AT] girlswirl.net

Kyle Bravo’s Punk Rock Guide to Saving Money, Fighting Capitalism and Having Fun While Your At It
(VA/US)


“Get rid of your car and get a bike.”
PO Box 14523
Richmond, Virginia 23221
USA

Browsing Room
(VA/US)
“Welcome to browsing room, where the library meets home.”
Tara, Richmond, VA, USA
taramoyle [AT] hotmail.com


Bone Dancers (MA/US) Bone Dancers is the name given to the package if you receive both zines which are: A Renegade’s Handbook to Love & Sabotage/Make Waves. “This is an unusual format for a split zine, inasmuch as it’s not so much a split as it is two zines in one."
Ciara and Tom
PO Box 100
Medford, Ma 02153
USA

Broken Glass/Chalant
(CA/US)

This is a split zine. “I’m probably gunna contradict myself because I don’t know what I’m doing or saying I’m just trying to be comfortable with myself” and “mad ravings of a mad individual that just so happens to be me.” Zine by Lauren.
Oakland, California
USA


B.B’s Revenge
(MA/US)

“It is hard to keep caring about a world that keeps handing back the same hatred and bigotry and homophobia and racism and sexism and classism and every other awful thing you can think of as you walk with your feet swooshing through the fallen leaves.” Want to mend your thoughts, and come to terms that you aren’t alone when it comes to holding memories instead of material goods. Issue #4 proves that it is o.k, to be 24 and eyeballing “stickers and play-doh and litebrites.”
Marla
PO Box 895
South Hadley, MA 01075
USA
(added 09/18/2002)


Bagsy the Middle One
(CA/US)

“Sometimes I wish I didn’t know half the things I do. Particularly about my family. Growing up I had the image that my mommy and daddy loved each other terrifically, that they’d grow old together and move to the country and have an apple orchard. Or something equally satisfying. But the older I get, the more these images twist and distort until the people hardly resemble the figures in my fantasy.” If your not submerging in Molly’s all too familiar anecdotes about shaving, boys and school dances then you’re probably focusing on some of the D.I.Y projects Issue #2 offers. Zine by Molly.
1045 Mason Street #301
San Francisco, California 94108
USA
molly [AT] sugarfrosted.net
(added 09/18/2002)


Be Concave
(UK)

“I’ve often wondered why I’m writing a zine. I haven’t come up with a definite answer yet. I think its because I want to show the world I exist and I have something to say.” Rebecca’s zine is true to her beliefs. She writes about the freedom to express that she eats meat and buys make up that is not tested on animals. This is her first zine and she admits that once she feels comfortable coming forth with her thoughts she’ll cut back on submitted pieces. Zine by Rebecca,
Lincolnshire, England

(added 09/18/2002)

Beckyboo82 [AT] hotmail.com


The Birthday Diary
(CA/US)

“I love ripping off Office Max.” Cherry found several old journals that she decides to share with us. The zine is based on these journal entries, which she wrote on her actual birthday every year since she was eight years old.
Cherry
PO Box 911333
Los Angeles, California 90093
USA

(added 09/18/2002)


Blender Children
(KS/US)

“I guess some people’s lives are worth more than others. I mean some people risk everything and some people risk nothing. I guess one way to look at it is that some people are cowards and others are heroic, but that is how I see it.” Issue #2 Volume #1 is specifically about Lea Ann’s stab at love and the decisions she makes based on those sentiments.
Lea Ann
PO Box 5959
Topeka, Kansas 66605
USA
(added 09/18/2002)



Breedlove
(Canada)

“Gather a community of resistance for a dangerous journey toward necessary transformations.” Expression at its finest written in a hardcore love tone. . "i wrote breedlove out of the multiracial workshop I facillitated at Desi-Q, the LGBT South Asian conference that happened in SF in June 2000, as well as to record the historic Sri Lankan queergirls meeting that
happened there. meeting other mixed desis and radical Lankan queergirls changed my life. *breedlove* is all about healing the mixed-race ache, mixed femme slut stigma, being passin-as-middle-class class, passing as survival strategy and crazy-maker & radical abuse survivor dreams of revolution." Zine by Leah.
1071 Davenport Rd., #b
Toronto, ON M6G 2C2
Canada
brownstargirl [AT] riseup.net
(added 09/18/2002)



Bloody Mary
(
Prague/Czech Republic)
Emca Revoluce means "Emma The Revolution." According to zinester Emca, this was a nickname of a dancer in a club in Prague in the 1920s. She was the first to introduce tango (considered as a 'dirty' dance) in Prague, and therefore she gained the name "Revolution." Some eighty years later, Emca is starting a grrrl revolution with her zine Bloody Mary the the Czech Republic!
CSAF - Bloody Mary
Po Box 223
Praha 1111 21
Czech Republic
Europe
bloodymary [AT] bust.com
Emca
Brewster
(D.C./US)

“However, skin color and accents don’t exactly justify being ashamed of where one comes from. In fact, those are two of the lamest excuses, and whoever is ashamed of their cultures for those reasons, needs to reconsider what is more important to them: fitting in or who they are.” As C. mentions in her zine Brewster #6 she doesn’t intend to come off as being nationalistic she is just very PROUD of her heritage. Hurray for C!!!
Charisma L.
PO Box 27714
Washington, D.C. 20038-7714
USA

(added 09/18/2002)


Butterfly Girl
(TX/US)
“My life and I are no longer at war. In this moment I am a butterfly girl. Utterly transformed from what I was once.” Billie who suffers from “fibromyalgia” is able to make life livable by writing on this theme. Butterfly Girl is a motif of healing therapy for victims of mental and physical abuse.
Billie
PO Box 33368
Austin, Tx 78764
USA

billierain [AT] hotmail.com
(added 9/18/02, webpage inactive2/2/06 )

ARCHIVED LINKS -- DEAD LINKS
bad grrrl
(US)
(dead link, November 2002)

Bad grrrl talks about riot grrrl and has lots of great links!
http://gurlpages.com/badgrrrl/


babyangelwhore
(US)
(dead link, November 2002)
http://babyangelwhore.cjb.net/

bikini kill
(US)
(dead link, January 2003)
A real FANzine by Romy
http://www.columbia.edu/~romy/bikinikill/

 


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