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Faltered Hope
"faltered hope is a mini zine. its all text. 1/8th size, 8 pages. its loosely themed on hope, or lack there of. just a little rambling really. [50¢us or cdn or a a stamp]." Quoted and available from Zine created by Dystatic, who also manages Static-Cling Distro.
dystatic [AT]
(added 13/7/2006)

Fertile Ground

"A compilation zine about parenting wriiten by matohers and mothers to be. Sleepless nights, giving birth, breastfeeding horrors, nursery decorating and more." Quoted and available to order from Moon Potatoes Distro.
#1 / $2 / 32p / half / 2oz
(added 29/06/2006)

For Your Own Good: a zine about mothers, daughters and body image
"We had this zine some time ago but it quickly sold out & I wasn't sure if we would be able to restock but here it is! This is an important zine for any girl who grew up with a "caring" mother whose advice & "suggestions" tore you down even though they were doing it "for your own good". This is a collection of words on the subject of body image & how growing up with a critical mother can cause negative body image." Quoted and available to order from My My Distro.
14p & 1/2 letter > $1.00

(added 28/06/2006)

Fickle Little Machine
"Sometimes when I read a new zine it will remind me why I even bother. It will reinforce my thoughts that zines are important & very special. Fickle Little Machine is that reinforcement. It's romantic, honest & beautiful. It's a polaroid picture in written words. Lindsey is a recent college graduate living in a city she says is "close to her heart". She writes so openly about her memories of college in such a way that it makes even me, the girl who never thought twice about not attending college, wonder if maybe I missed out. When she says "my world was contracting and expanding with every breath like a soap bubble, me cross-legged with my dirty feet in my lap", i want to be the girl sitting next to her in that world." Quoted and available to order from My My Distro.
22p & 1/2 letter > $1.00
(added 28/06/2006)

The Freeware Collection
"These posters were made 4 or 5 years ago for a feminist art collective I was in. The original plan was to wheatpaste them around town, but that never happened, therefore, I have a ton of these leftover. Most of these were taken from various zines in some way or another that were encouraging people to post the images up. I'm only selling them for postage. Feel free to buy one and copy them as you wish, or you can e-mail me and buy some in bulk (wholesale rates can be arranged)." Quoted and available to order from Maybonne!.
dangeresque [AT]

(added 26/06/2006)

Fire Down Below!
"Erin illustrates this cute little pamphlet on how tampons can be damaging to your health. like a sweet little intro to radical menstruation, without all the thesis like manifestos and herbal jargon, included are resources to alternatives and further reading and a pattern for making your own cloth pads." Quoted and available to oredr from HousewifeXcore Distro.
50 cents-1oz
(added 26/06/2006)

Free Women of Spain

"A.O’carrol kersplebedeb. This is the text of a talk given by a member of the anarchist Workers Solidarity Movement in July 1995. This talk assumes a certain knowledge of the Spanish Revolution of 1936." Quoted and available to order from Emancypunx Distro.
18pgs, A5 – 6zł
(added 16/06/2006)

From Here to Lawrence

"Here is a story of Katrina's journey. She shows us how fascinating it can be to travel the U.S. All alone on a train, Katrina meets new people from different places. People like Eleanor, who is going to meet her daughter for the first time in almost 45 years. There are pictures of places painter through the words, and pieces of conversations between strangers." (Quoted in Def Crew Distro) Available to order from Def Crew Distro.
1$ 1/4 sized / 3 oz
(added 2/06/2006)

Floats Like Angel Wings
"Sarah's zine is filled with beautiful prose and honest writing.  She writes about love, losing one's identity, being on medication, going to see a psychiatrist, fear of losing her father, and living out your dreams.  She writes: 'You are forced to realize that time heals all pain.  The phone calls trickle down to cell phone minutes unused  and the mileage on the car doesn't waiver much.  You dig out his old Ridley motorcycle work shirts and lose your body in them before folding them up and sending them to Goodwill.  You remember that he smelled of oranges the day you met, but those senses gradually vacate.'" (Quoted in Driving Blind Distro) Available to order from Driving Blind Distro

Four Star Daydream
"'The opening of Fawne's zine explains it all: 'I remember watching CNN most of the afternoon on April 20th, 1999.  I watched students running, crying, and hugging each other.  I kept up with the news reports for days, weeks, and it never crossed my mind that someone could bring a gun to my own school.' This zine follows Fawne through her experiences with a shooting at her school and the emotions that she felt and still resonate with her." (Quoted in Driving Blind Distro) Available to order from Driving Blind Distro.

First Rebellions
"'Our D.I.Y. Summer' 1 part Phoenix 1 part Boston
We tried to create a summer haven for's but ended up with maggot soap, some picle juice, and pot brownies that make you think you're pregnant. So here´s the story...' " (Quoted in Desert City Death Distro) This and other issues available to order from Desert City Deat
h Ditsro.

Faux Kiss
"It seems more and more really great zines are coming out of Phoenix. Faux Kiss is one of those. It’s a comic about a really simple kinda twisted but sweet story of two people. My only disappointment in this zine is that it doesn’t go on - it should be 700 pages. Really beautifully drawn. This is one of those zines that has made me really happy to be in Phoenix right now." (Quoted in Desert City Death Distro) This and other issues available to order from Desert City Death Distro.

Fight like a Girl: Feminist Direct action
"From the introduction: This is your self-defence manual; your London Underground map to womyn-positive self-defence in a danger-filled world of patriarchal pitfalls. The fourth wave of feminism is here, and after civil rights, consciousness-raising experiments, splintering affinity groups, scholarship and reams of literature; the age of direct action for gender trouble and equality and against global patriarchy and sexism is here." (Quoted in CS Distro). Available to order from CS Distro .
info sheet, 12 pages
Femme "This zine focuses on women in comics, with informative articles that read like college papers-not a bad thing - very polished. Compiled by Mandy and other contributers. An impressive collection of articles and writings dealing with women in comics. Inside you'll find an piece on the Golden Age of Wonders, interview swith Trina Robbins, Lillian Robinson, Sawnie Burgos O'Brien from, Julie Doucet, Emily Blair from Soap Opera, and Brian Maruca and Jim Rugg from Street Angel." Quoted and a vailable to order from CS Distro.
$2. Full size. 36 pages. WT: 4 oz
F-WORD(print version)
"...features interviews with MARGARET CHO , GLORIA STEINEM, ALIX OLSON and PAMELA MEANS... and many many fierce words that subvert the dominant paradigm, etc." To order, contact Melody at HowlingHarpies [AT]

(added 16/05/2006)

Fresh produce
"distro review: completely handwritten, adorned with gorgeous photographs of prague, frances' third zine is a beautiful blend of words and emotion. definitely a must-read." (Quoted in Fatcheeks Distro) Zine written by Frances. Available to order from Fatcheeks Distro.
$2 AU/CA - $1 US
32pp, half sized, 42g
(added 02/05/2006) 
Four Star Day Dream
"distro review: [#7] another moving zine from fawne, this one talks about her experience when a shooting occured at her school. [#8] ...this one is moving too, but is about her marriage and young family." by Fawne . Available to order from Fatcheeks Distro.
$1.50 AU/CA - $1 US
24pp, 1/8th legal, 10g
(added 02/05/2006) 

Freshly cut
"#2 has stuff about moving home/making peace, the suddenness of death, love/distance, my imaginary dad, a few reviews, orignal art and more.Freshly cut, coalated and stapled, Tazewell's Favorite Eccentric is ready for trade or purchase. ($1+1 stamp by mail, $1.50ppd via paypal). But I seriously prefer trades. It's quarter size, b&w, 22pages." Write to:: Sarah/TFE
PO Box 816,
North Tazewell, VA
24630 USA
piratesarah [AT] gmail dot com
(added 27/03/2006)

Full Tilt # 2: dancing away from home

"Memories of my high school years living away from home at a residential high school, Virginia School of the Arts (VSA), training to be a professional ballet dancer. What it was like there, what I loved and hated, why I left, and how I navigate my life now that I'm no longer dancing at all.Thirty-nine pages of text and old photos, with soft pink cover. Short half size. Written during 48 hours as part of a zine challenge. First printing of twenty June 2004; currently distributing third printing of twenty (this printing newly proofread!). $2." By Megan" megan [AT] Available at:
(added 03/04/2005)

The Fence: A new place of power for bisexual women
(Toronto, Canada)
"Calling bisexuals 'fencesitters' has been a way of marginalizing us, of placing us outside gay/lesbian and straight cultures by saying that we haven't made a decision about our sexuality. "The Fence" is going to be all about bisexual women reclaiming this position and speaking from our unique viewpoints that traverse straight and gay/lesbian cultures, but also allow us to have spaces of our own. "The Fence" can be a positive and powerful place, and this zine is for the women who have decided to stay there!!" The Fence” is available in 4 stores in Toronto (Good for Her, Toronto Women’s Bookstore, This Ain’t the Rosedale Library and Another Story) and is also carried by Drown Soda Zine Distro ( One year subscriptions are available for $5.00, postage included. Back issues of volumes #1, #2 and #3 are available for $2 each, plus $1 for shipping. You can order online at or email Cheryl for details on sending a cjdobins [AT]
(added 08/05/2004)

fantastic fanzine
Issue 7 is the final issue and has billie rains college papers, writings on big mountain, (s)hell in nigeria, healing & more.
billierain [AT]
You can order her zines at:
planting seeds community awareness project
P.O. Box 11452
Olympia, WA 98508, USA
info [AT]
(added 05/16/2003)

from a wounded woman
billie is a survivor of incest, ritual abuse, government mind control and medical experiments. This zine (1997) by Billie Rain who also runs the planting seeds community awareness project talks about painful child abuse: "children are killed by abuse all the time and since i didn't die i want to scream from the rooftops what is going on in this shitty world. my survival has to mean something because that kind of miracle doesn't happen for no good reason. if by telling my story i relieve the shame of someone else's, then i have done something important."
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)

Facts about menstruation that every woman should know
"So what is so wrong with they way we deal with our periods?" Look for an answer in this informative zine by Sarah, PO Box 33129, Halifax, NS B3L4T6, Canada. sjevans [AT]
(added 5/9/2003)

Feel Me

"Feel Me is a collection of poetry and prose by Leslie Bull whose theme is sex work and survival. Includes "Prostitution is Just Life," "Fourty Bucks No Condoms," "Feel Me," and many others. (The preview version does not include the back cover)." Available to order at
via Emi Koyama, PO Box 40570, Portland OR 97240.
emi [AT]
(added 05/14/2003)

Jen Angel, editor of the Zine Yearbook, has been doing this zine for quite a while now, and is now in its 24th issue! Lots of social/politcal articles on technology, media, science, genetics, nuclear programs, and more. This also has interviews with Tony Wong and Nathan Berg. Jen is also part of Clamor Magazine and organizes the Underground Publishing Conference. Email Jen at:jen [AT] Clamor Magazine
PO Box 1225 , Bowling Green, OH 43402, USA.
(added 5/8/2003)

Flapper Gathering
Flapper Gathering is a zine I started making for Riot Grrrl Belgium, to give people in (and outside of) Belgium some more info about riot grrrl, riot grrrl-related projects and writings about feminism/ activism/ DIY/ gender/ anti-capitalism/ art and more. #1 has writings on the grrrl scene in Belgium, feminism, DIY stuff, an interview with the O.G. Panty Complex, etc. #2 has writings Corin Tucker, reports, an interview with Die Bitch, DIY stuff, etc. #3 includes articles on beauty standards, menstruation, gender, sexism in hardcore, an interview with Tanja of Bunnies On Strike, etc. #4 includes an interview with Jeanne Spicuzza and articles about body hair, gender, soul sisters and more. #5 contains a special section about girl-owned labels and also reports of actions and articles about anarchism and DIY ideas. All zines are size A6 because I like that "pocket size". #1 has 40 pages (0.50 euro + postage) and #2, #3, #... are 64 pages (1 euro + postage). I'm releasing the zine on my grrrl-run independent label & press Echo:
Email Nina:
nina [AT]
(added 04/09/2003, revised 01/2005)

From the Second Floor Window
This zine "is a compilation of words, art, and issues created by the misunderstood mind of a small town female outcast. Drawings, clippings, thought-provoking stories, essays, and observations make up this "granny's attic" type of zine. $3 per copy or $7 for three issues. To order, email Julia at SakicAngel2 [AT] .
(added 01/30/03)

Four Letter Word (US) Four letter word is a personal zine centered about being queer, a womyn, and a riot grrrl. The zines has poetry, social commentary, collages and fun stuff. #2 is the Bitch issue: "We all know how even picking up a magazine can spark tidal waves of anger within us so I figured why not put all of those articles, pictures, poems into one issue of my zine, call it the Bitch Issue and move on." Makara lives in Maryland and tries to get the word out about her zine. She prefers swapping zines instead of $$. So send her your zine and get Four Letter Word!
Makara's email:
sugargrrrl [AT]
(added 11/21/02)

Food Geek
“Food Geek is a little zine that is all about people telling us a thing or two regarding something they know/ love/ cook/ obsess on that revolves around food.”
Carrie McN
p.o box 49403
Los Angeles, California, 90049
Email: foodgeekmmm [AT]
$1.00 in person, stores or distros. $1.00 plus two stamps by mail

Fight Back

“This is a mini zine about violence against women and what we can do to fight the men who attack us.”
Email: freekitten [AT]
By Stina who runs the kick-ass (her) riot distro!

Fixing Her Hair

“Fixing Her Hair #1 is only the first of many to come. Years of not knowing how to say what I’ve always needed to have come out of this zine.” Liberté exercises the right to open wide in every sense of the word. I enjoyed this zine because she utterly reveals herself as a free woman.
Liberté, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (D-32/$2, Selective trades, free to prisoners.)
FreedBiArt [AT]
Price: $1.00 or trade
(added 10/04/02)


“Actually, I have not flossed in several years. My teeth are crowded too close together to permit such an activity.” In this issue Emile claims to be an evangelist, but I cannot choose between truth and sarcasm on this one. So I suggest you read it, and perhaps write her an e-mail. There is a bonus in Flossin. It actually comes with your own very special piece of floss.
Emily, Athens, Georgia
nipplesofvenus [AT]
(added 10/04/02)

Flying Lesson

“I got to thinking that it would be cool to put out a comp. Zine of a whole bunch of people drawing comics-whether they could draw well or not, whether they had any experience or not.” “A comics compilation zine.”
P.O. Box 954
Bloomington, IN 47402
(added 10/04/02)

Flying Without Wings

“This whole zine has been an experiment in my head.” Volume Two, Issue One is one of those zines that you catch yourself putting down and running in to your room and throwing drawers around to find your diaries. Why? Because you’ll find that you wrote her exact words, and that yesterday you felt just like her.
Sarah_the_bee [AT]
Available to order at Wingless Zine Distro
Price: $1.00 or equal trade/ two stamps
(added 10/04/02)

Fortune Cookies

“ I’m not sure why I decided to start a zine and I don’t even know what it’s meant to be. Oh, I guess I always wanted to be a book star ( rock’ n roll can wait) and although by no means do my pissy stories even touch on novel achievements, I guess printing some of them in my own little zine is the closest I’ll ever get to becoming one.” Interviews with an assortment of bands such as, Beulah, The Delgados, Soap Star Joe, and Steward.
cookie_expresso [AT]

(added 10/04/02, webpage inactive 06/02/2006)

flying w/ broken wings

"A personal zine, about me, a girl." $1 or trade. By Ashlee. Issue #2: "In this issue, there are several short paragraph long articles about random things on my mind, a couple journal-like entries, a couple short story excerpts, a few quotes from books and songs that I found some personal meaning to, and more. Just like before, most of the zine content was written by me, and if it wasn't, it was very personal to me. Sent in one of those nifty handmade envelopes!!"
flyingwbrokenwings [AT]

(added 11/03/02)

FANgirl magazine
"Too geeky for Vogue? Too smart for Cosmo? Try Fangirl magazine. FANgirl magazine puts the "GIRL" in fanBOY entertainment by taking over the traditionally male realms of film, comedy, comics, anime, video games, and more. Primarily a humor/film zine, FANgirl is the bitchy woman's guide to pop culture."
emily [AT]
(added 11/12/02)

The F-Word
Young UK Feminism


"Feminism. Feminist. That other f-word taboo that it's not cool to mention. Based in the UK, The F-Word is a website updated monthly containing features, reviews, and other stuff, with a feminist slant, and aimed at the UK's young feminists.
· If you were shocked that teenagers think they need breast implants to be successful;
· If you love women's magazines but also find them infuriating;
· If you love to hate Ally McBeal;
· If you think society's model of what is feminine sucks;
· If you find yourself scoffing at the latest study of female and male behaviour;
· If you wonder where feminism is or if it still has relevance;
...then The F-Word is for you."

Framing historical theft
"Historical theft is this concept I came up with at some random moment. It's like, colonialism is a way of stealing history, of fragmenting and replacing it. Framing historical theft is along the lines of postcolonial theory. It's dissecting how it occurred and subsequently affects the present."
"#1: 7/00. Post-colonial writing on food, language, race. Half-letter. No longer available.
#2: 9/01. Writing on urban planning, language, public vs. private, diet, People Power II, & much more. There are even (gasp!) pictures! 56 pgs quarter-letter, US$2 or PHP40 ppd (postage rates just skyrocketed) or trade--ask first."
Athena discusses her hybrid and Asian identity along the lines of postcolonial theory. Check it out, it's a great zine!!!

Freewheel Zine
"Freewheel Zine is an e-zine dedicated to punk, HC and underground pop, with an emphasis on female and queer bands. We have interviews, reviews, columns, all of it written by girls and boys from all around the round! We also want to build a community of like minded people so we have a message board and plenty of links...Last Update: 10th February 2002Freewheel Zine is an e-zine dedicated to punk, HC and underground pop, with an emphasis on female and queer bands.It was created by Nat but the aim is to get as many different contributors worldwide..."
By Nat
(nat [AT] and Veruska. (website inactive 06/02/2006)

France and Amber's Apartment

"Cheap-o decorating ideas for the thrifty! Requires minimal skill and stuff you already have laying around!" A really, really cool zine! All my friends are really into it and are working on some DIY inventions...very inspirational!
p.o box 185
Northampton, Pa 18067- 9998
Email: easyzine [AT]

Figure 8

" Let's abolish Fat- like behavior and change the world."
kddaisygrl [AT]

The Fine Print
"The Fine Print is a thoughtful zine that explores the in's and out's of a introverted college girl with nothing to lose. This zine is chock full of emotion and hysterics, looses and gains. Jesi records her thoughts about the world around her with both humor and emotion. As much as she would like to, Jesi isn't out to change the world...just herself. "
. girlcitizen [AT]
(webpage inactive 06/02/2006)
Freedom Rock
“Freedom Rock has evolved into a tradition based on being awesome and matching.”
Thara and Nicole
Email: Thara: lowsmile [AT]
texttrap [AT]

Fat Girl the zine for fat dykes and women who want them
dead link May 2002
(latest update 1997, 7 paper issues) Lots of resources and links on the issue of being fat enjoying being fat from this San Francisco based zine!


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