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"Eyeliner is a queer party in Buenos Aires, Argentina and a small queer indie proyect for fanzines generation and distribution, and other activities as well...Since the early beggining we started to collect and share independent gay, lesbic, transgeneric, queer, feminist material we found intresting. Some of the material are also here in the site ready to be downloaded! The most of it is in spanish, but thanks to the great help of friends specially Marky Rowley we have here some zines in english. At the moment you can download [from their page]: Nada es Natural- fanzine of the queer group Resaca space (July 2003) English, Buenos Aires, and Somos Magazine -historical Magazines of the first Gay Liberation Front from Latin America, the FLH (1975) Spanish, Buenos Aires." Quoted from Email: fiesta eyeliner <fiestaeyeline [at]>
(added 26/06/2006)

Every Heart a Time Bomb "By Rote Zora (1981). 'For us, it is clear that the women's project can't do without the organization of subversiveness and counter-violence. The women's movement has already written enough analyses about how women are educated to endure violence, but to not protect themselves.'" Quoted and available to order from Diffusons Distro
diffusons [AT]

12 p A5, 18 g

(added 16/06/2006)

Extreme Noses
"In the middle of the stories and poems, there is a how to on being your own best friend. It cought my eye because there are actually 14 things a person can do to be their own best friend. It's cute, and it sounds useful. The story Sentience was good, too. It's of love and getting separated from it, even thought love wasn't given back, it still hurts. " (Quoted in Def Crew Distro) Available to order from Def Crew Distro.
$1.25/1/2 sized/2 oz.


"This is a teriffic first issue (but not first zine) for Breaunna.  Her style of writing is poetic and flows nicely.  She writes about moving, wanderlust, childhood friends, examining her personality, and the death of her father and how she felt/reacted.  Here is an excerpt: 'I've determined that my favorite time to fall asleep is eight thirty on some random Thursday, the television tuned to cartoons, all snuggled up in between my lion king blanket and earth-tone comforter and full from Chinese food and no-more-worries.  Then when I wake up on Friday morning at four AM even though I don't have to be at work for hours, I cuddle up with zines and an old journal and some chocolate milk and wait for the sun to rise.' " (Quoted in Driving Blind Distro) Available to order from Driving Blind Distro.
(added 1/06/2006) 

"Star's zine is one of the best I've ever read.  She discusses her time in New Zealand, the people she met, the places she's been, her body, growing up, transition, movies, and more.  It's all put together in a neat cut-and-paste layout with lots of pictures.  The writing keeps your attention and you might even read this big zine in one sitting." (Quoted in Driving Blind Distro) Available to order from Driving Blind Distro.
(added 1/06/2006) 

"A tendency toward disorder by Camilla
excerpt: 'Love will triumph over beauty always. I thought. But it turns out that the body rules the mind. WHen Justin cheated on me that entire concept shattered. There goes my belief in true love. I can honestly follow it back to that experience. The moment I tood him back i signed my belief in unconditional romantic love away.' " (Quoted in
Desert City Death Distro). Issue #1available to order from Desert City Death Distro.

Escaping Suburbia
"Escaping Suburbia #1begins with a piece called "How it all began" in which Jen describes how she came to be as she is now.
´My own personal revolution was when I changed. When my attitude and perception broke through the conformist barrier I was raised in, and I became freee...I did it on my own. Through exploration, reading, thinking, and realization. I started to wonder if there was more to life that tv and consumerism, more than the mainstream`...
From which she goes on to explain how she found punk music and alternative lifestyles (that differed from the consumeristic pop iconic mecca from where she came).
Then the  zine goes onto a travel diary of sorts as Jen writes about her camping trip, travelling with her family, and more. A very solid read from a riotous pirate grrrl zinester.
" (Quoted in
Basement Freak's Distro). Issue #1available to order from Basement Freak's Distro
$1.00, 40 pgs, 1/4 sized

"from the writer: coming to terms with love, life, God and things i learned while growing up. i hoped to capture the confusion and acceptance of all that in this one. i hope you like it..." (Quoted in Fatcheeks Distro). Zine created by Sandy. Available to order from Fatcheeks Distro.
$2 AU/CA - $1 US
32pp, 1/4 sized, 21g
(added 02/05/2006) 

Erik and Laura-Marie Magazine "It’s 20 pages: book reviews of the nonsense I’ve been reading lately, movie reviews of left documentaries, restaurant reviews of places in Sacramento and one in Davis, lots of poems, mentions my mom often, and also has little vignettes about smoking, ear aches, relationship trajectory, my voices, and dreams. And there’s a crossword puzzle on the back." veralinnyumsweet [AT] (added 7/3/2006)

esperanza: where hope springs maternal
adventures in teaching, motherhood, writing, and staying creative in the midst of chaos


"It's a perzine written entirely by me, a stay-at-home mama raising 6 month old twin girls. i write about being a feminist who stays at home and is considering homeschooling, a white girl trying to raise bilingual (we hope) hispanic babies, and whatever other contradictory, difficult issues i'm trying to work out for myself at any given time. i also try ot mix in some more lighthearted stuff, zine reviews, a book review per issue, and other random bits and bobs. the first issue was free but i am out of copies, so if you would like the second issue, let me know!" send $2 or a trade to
PO Box 33441,
Baltimore MD 21218.
By Jackie. esperanzazine [AT]

(added 11/16/2004)

Endemoniada Webzine
"Endemoniada 'zine is dedicated to giving exposure to female bands and artists of the metal, hardcore, punk, industrial, gothic, and bizarre genre. Women in the scene aren’t our only focus we balance our zine with interview of male oriented bands and other underground personalities. We seek to balance the gender role within our musical scene. For a long time females performers, bands and artists of this music were barely covered and we decided to do something about it."
EndemoniadaZine [AT]

(added 08/15/2003)

Eyeliner Optional Magazine
"Eyeliner Optional Magazine stylishly captures the independent, girl-power spirit. It aims to provide a solid media outlet that reflects real, everyday girls by celebrating real life, style, and fashion and features cutting edge DIY makeup and fashion
tips, looks ideas, and interviews with independent, young, sassy, chic culture-makers. Eyeliner Optional is looking for pieces brimming with spunk, attitude, and style; we welcome all submissions that reflect you-- your life, your style, your attitude, your likes, and your kinks."
email: eyelineroptional [AT] (webpage inactive 06/02/2006)
(added 09/01/2003)

The Enchanted Forest

The Enchanted Forest #2: "The new girrrl lovin' edition of my zine. It explores various topics that relate to life as a female, and especially life as a queer female. Topics range from the Chicago dyke march, to hazardous things that women do to make themselves appear "beautiful." I've also included a handful of new poems, and a short story about an older woman who rediscovers her sexuality. Contact me at: ThisIsHerMagic [AT] to order."
(added 07/16/2003)

Evolutionary Girls Club
"The Evolutionary Girls Club is an INCLUSIVE group of artists and activists with a focus of passing on voice, access and opportunity between its members and to the communities we live in and visit. We have many genders within our membership. You need not identify as female to belong. Women have been contained within the ranks of man and his/story for years. The name began as a play on the idea of the “old boys club”. The group recognizes privilege, both visible (such as race and gender) and invisible (such as sexual/gender
orientation, class) and works hard to give inequities voice so that the entities and individuals that reinforce fear and ignorance are not allowed to maintain power through our silence. Even privilege given around visible
traits tends to go unacknowledged. We publish a catalog with images, articles and creative writing about once a year. The group has done shows in Ukraine, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, the USA.......We attempt to do shows that help groups with social activism, shows that brings art into public spaces as well as shows in more traditional gallery settings. Many of us are involved in direct activism and
we sometimes form groups to attend protests, forward petitions, etc. We work together to inform and expand each other." Founder and Co-Director: Erica Eaton, spiraltri [AT]
(added 06/06/2003)

Billie is a survivor of incest, ritual abuse, government mind control and medical experiments. This zine (2000) by Billie Rain who also runs the planting seeds community awareness project talks about child abuse: "I promised myselfs that if we lived through those years of being someone else's marionette, we would tell the story for every single child that died in front of our eyes, while the puppeteers laughed. We were trapped then, we had no choice but to live in their world, inside their twisted minds. Now I have a choice."
billierain [AT]
You can order her zines at:
planting seeds community awareness project
PO Box 11452
Olympia, WA 98508, USA
info [AT]
(added 05/16/2003)

"Electricfemme is a zine about body image and insanity experienced by a Black Indian Bi-Femme. This issue is moer about the effects of living with the negative body image and my struggles with maintaining high self-confidence despite/against the odds." $1. By Qianya, $1. San Francisco, CA. electricfemme [AT]
(added 5/14/2003)

Exoticize this!
south asian + a.p.i. american feminist resources

An extensive Asian American feminist site. It contains articles, resources, and links on a wide range of topics including academics, film, art, politics and activisms, and others.
(webpage inactive 06/02/2006)

eEjit fanzine

Lugwardine, Hereford, UK
(from RG Europe zine)

East Village Inky

"The East Village Inky-- in which the mother of a 3-thumbed fleet-footed baby manages to issue forth another installment in the ongoing saga of their lives in New York City's East Village despite such obstacles as bronchitis, the holidays and dwindling naptimes. Perishables & Dry Goods! Insomnia! Rent-bashing! Obscurities reviewed! East Village babyproofing! A Paucity of Negative Space! Buy this magazine so maybe some day Inky can afford to go to a really top-drawer college and major in business and bail her artiste parents out of their 340 sq. foot apartment." Order a copy at:
The East Village Inky
Ayun, Brooklyn NY

The Edgy-catin' Mama

"The Edgy-catin' Mama is a feminist home/unschooling zine that looks at the world of homeschooling WITHOUT the rose colored glasses. Edgy blows all those myths about homeschooling off the planet. If your kids are not little brain surgeons that read Shakespeare in their spare time then this zine is for you. If you are feminist, single, lesbian, poor, or in any way outside the mainstream and homeschool your children then this is the zine for you. Contributors always needed. Issue #1 is free and can be had by emailing me at:npackebush [AT] Subscriptions are $8.00 per year." (Nina)

Eat Yer Heart Out, Martha

"This is a political zine."
Whereas Candyce's first issue was more on fun D.I.Y stuff, her second one expresses "the more personal side of my politics because I find it incredibly hard, if not impossible to seperate the personal and the political." Zine #2 covers parenting, education, mental health, independent health care and lots more.

eat my revolution!

"You must have suffered from poetry again." (Li Po)
A zine in the name of poetry and revolution! Distroed by
GRRRL STYLE! distro.

(Holland, Europe)
Featuring LADY!DIE, Barbitch, The Lulabelles, Bambix,... the FIRST riot grrrl zine ever coming out of Holland (as far as they can say and I don't know better either) and it presents bands from Holland and their work at the local Riot Grrrl chapter. Great work!!
madpunk [AT]
Nieuwe, Leiden, Holland


"I am fully aware that I am currently the center of my universe."
PO Box 185
Northampton, Pa 18067- 9998
Email: easyzine [AT]

Eat Your Heart Out, Martha

"I want this zine to be an arm that reaches out into the wide world and gives something to others, as well as gathering contacts, ideas, and information for me."
Candyce, Fort Smith, Arizona

External Text

“I’m stuck wishing I had the historical knowledge and political acumen to have an informed opinion about what is going on. But of course, realizing that all the while that this is not really about ME or what I THINK or how I FEEL.”
PO Box 382552
Cambridge, Ma 02238
Email: counternarrative [AT]
$1.00 each = Issue #3,4,5
$2.00 = Issue #6

“There are indigenous tribes in Central America who believe that time is shaped like a spiral. That everything does come back around. I feel like I’m dropping and forgetting things everywhere- friendships, possession, obsessions and fears. But then life loops back in on itself and I manage to pick them up, to return and leave with another set of heartaches and fascinations only half answered.” Ammi summarizes Issue #4 for us as follows,” So here is the latest issue of my zine, the story of finding one best friend and losing another forever.”
PO Box 72023
New Orleans, Louisiana 70172
ammiemergency [AT]
Price: Issues#1-4= $2.00 each send cash or trades
(added 10/04/02)

Everything You’ve Heard is True

“I usually don’t like introductions, but I kind of fell like one’s needed this time. This collection of poetry began after I wrote the poem of Camille Claudel and I realized I like the idea of basing a poem on someone I really admired, so I decided to make it into a small series.” This is a theme zine with subject matter that is divided in to three sections, each one not by titles but drawings. The title of issue #2 is How I became omnivorous. Jolie
xamybluex [AT]

(added 10/04/2002)


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