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Hot and Bothered
"Barnhart provides a bit of everything in this slim personal zine: anarchism artwork, rants, movie and zine reviews, an ode to Joan Jett, and a short piece about the origins of Riot Grrrl." Quoted from Columbia Univ. Libraries online Catalog.
Malena Barnhardt
Taneytown, MD
ded 25/7/2007)

Hit It or Quit It "Hit It or Quit It is a music 'zine published by writer Jessica Hopper." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 7/6/2007)

Hippohank "Hippohank is a zine made by Beth Carter. Carter is a stay at home mom of two." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 7

Hey, 4-Eyes! "Hey, 4-Eyes! is a hand-crafted zine dedicated to the subject of eyeglasses. It is an anthology-style zine that offers entertaining and educational content about glasses is various mediums (including prose, comics, and photography.) Hey, 4-Eyes! is published and edited by cartoonist Robyn Chapman." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 7/6/2007)

"Hex was a per-zine that reflects Jane's life while living in the Bay Area, and also life during her college days in Olympia, WA. The zine recounts her experiences within the Oly and Bay Area punk scene. One that particularly sticks out is a touching story about her experience of losing a friend too early in life (story below). There are also stories of her travels, with one issue soley dedicated to a trip to Europe. Hex was put out in the 1990's by Jane Hex." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 7

How the West Was Won
"Photocopied pen and ink drawings, poetry, quotes, and reviews made in Brooklyn and Seattle tied together (mine with a nice deep blue wool). Like a look straight into someone's heart at one particular moment." Quoted from and reviewed in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet,
Zine by Marie Penny.
Seattle, WA 98102
frngls [AT]
(added 16/5/2007)

Holy Cats
"This is the first issue of HOLY CATS (The Issue of Wanderings + Wonderings) by Andrea, our resident artist, helper, moral supporter!!! This is Andrea's first zine EVER actually, and for a first effort this zine come out as anything but an "attempt" in fact we think it's a complete success. The cover is pasted on some thrifted wallpaper, and inside is 24 pages of illustrations, stories, comics, and more. Topics include our trip to NEW VRINDABAN, a Hare Krishna community in West Virginia, a well tested (and valiant death approved) recipe for trail mix, memories of summer, and tying up old feelings, friendships, and places and the transition to another life. Both personal, enjoyable, and full of amazing illustrations (you should check out her 1" buttons!) the first issue of Holy Cats is very exciting, highly recommended, and we can't wait for the next issue! " Quoted and available to order from Valiant Death Records.
(added 3/5/2007)

Homemade and Handstiched ""The rainy day issue"
featuring Benjamin Wetheril, The union record library, overheard conversations, mixtapes and dot-to-dots, all beautifully illustrated." Quoted and available to order from Manifesta Distro.
(added 21/2

Heart In Mouth " Poems by Cassandra Smith." Quoted and available to order from Manifesta Distro.
(added 21/2

Hatch! Mister Sister
"I’ve been sitting at my computer, trying to come up with the perfect review of this zine, and I’m just not sure how to start. You see, it’s vital that I find a way to communicate not only the genuine quality and entertainment within these pages, but also the social and cultural significance that it contains. Hatch tells the story Mary and her son, Asher. The loving relationship between these two is of key importance as we follow the story of Asher’s childhood, infancy through entrance to grade school. The twist on this story is Asher’s gender identity. Asher was born a biological female, but quickly expressed himself as feeling male. How does a mother deal with this situation, especially when the father and step-mother don’t agree with the course of action to be taken? This story is one of gender crisis, not only within the lives of a handful of people, but also within our country, and the world at large. Hatch tells the very personal story of an awesome little kid trying to establish his spot in the world, but it’s also a bigger story. The gender revolution is the next movement towards our ultimate attempt and becoming civilized, and little zines like this are huge steps in a positive direction. If you have any interest in topics like gender or sexuality, this is a must." Quoted and available to order from Loop Distro.
(added 16/2/2007)

"A 1/4 sized perzine of sorts one-shot I made late summer of '05 for the 24 hour zine challenge. It doesn't seem cohesive to the untrained eye, but it comes together by the end of it all. Free with any order, but paypal makes me charge something, so it's set at one cent. If you order via snailmail, just put in that you want Hexxxed too." Zine by Jessaruh. Quoted and available to order from Gigglebot Distro.
(added 15/2/2007)

"Habit is a terrific zine filled with DIY tips on knitting. Anna puts together an attractive and personal zine that includes patterns for different knitted items. This issue includes instructions on making an easy multi-colored scarft, an autumnal scarf, a chunky cable scarf, a patchwork scarf, a pointy hood hat and baby bonnet, holiday stockings, a provocative collection of musings from Anna's great-aunt Stella regarding knitting and her family lore. Also includes book, zine, and store reviews." Quoted and available to order from Parcell Press Distro.
(added 1/02/2007)

Herbal Abortion "Herbal Abortion gathers some of the long-known knowledge of herbal abortion and puts it into a straightforward and practical pamphlet...Having read this, a woman may well choose not to use a herbal method of abortion. Whatever she chooses, she will be making a more informed choice from a wider range of options, and she will better understand the workings of her own fertility."
Quoted from GodHaven.
(added 15/01/2007)

A Heart So Full

"Poppy had an idea to write a zine regarding the feelings she has about some of her past lovers. In the end she decided to devote a zine to each lover. This issue is about her third lover and someone who she is currently friends with. Her writing is direct which I enjoy, there is no dancing around the truth in this zine. You'll find Poppy and the reality of her heart." Quoted and available to order from Sweet Candy Distro.
(added 11/9/2006)

Hello Trouble
"Terese writes a sharp and intelligent zine with a good variety of pieces spanning a range of subjects. She discusses feminism and race (“the most dangerous mistake to make is to assume your voice is neutral”) and presents information on animal rights, alternated with deeply personal stories from her life growing up, how her family relocated to 4 different countries (in three different continents) and how this affected her. As well as this is some light hearted writing on her teenage obsession with Shirley Manson of the band Garbage, and some thought provoking stuff on cynicism and why we shouldn’t succumb to it as “mainstream society thrives on our feeling powerless and capitalism needs our insecurities”. So let’s subvert things and think positive! I really enjoyed this zine and I’m looking forward to seeing more projects from Terese in the future." Quoted and available to order from Cause & Effect Distro.
(added 28/7/2006)

How to Start a Riot in a Small Town
(New Zealand)
How to start a riot in a small town #7
by Cameron Hockly is available to order from
(added 25/7/2006)

Hoodlums & Crazy Saints "Hoodlums & Crazy Saints is a zine by Ianna Owen.
HOOSAI #1, subtitled "Important Dated Material Enclosed", is a collection of tiny fictions, conversation snippets and scenes witnessed." Quoted and available to order from
(added 25/7/2006)

Heart and Crossbones "The only way i can describe this beautiful little zine: so it's three a.m. and i'm pissed off at myself for liking a boy so much, especially when he's really terrible at times, and i'm so alone and i hate how he's distracting me so i take a walk and smoke some cloves and think of something half pretty half ugly. it's all too musical, too bittersweet, the symphony of sighs and longing, of realizing that my frustrations are petty, and that what really matters is how my record player still spins, how it's hypnotic like a beautiful thing of nature. this is the type of feeling i get when i read heart and crossbones. it's also bound together with red thread and pretty and lovely and yesness." Quoted and available to order from Fortune Cookie Distro.
(added 21/06/2006)

Hard Knox
"Sage, who also writes Tattooed Memoirs, discusses her past abusive relationship in this zine.  She writes about the emotional and physical abuse she endured, as well as what she did to get out of the relationship.  This zine is very graphic, so survivors of abuse should know it *may be triggering*.  I really think that Sage is so brave for writing this, and it will definitely open many people's eyes to the nature of domestic abuse." Quoted and available to order from Driving Blind Distro.
(added 1/06/2006) 


"Issue [#3] of 1/4th size with a neato plants and garden layout throughout. You'll find inside what happens when you don't have a stove or oven and how you improvise; recipes for Three-Berry muffins, cherry chocolate crockpot dessert, crockpot rice pudding, pico de gallo, borracho beans; what to do with old clothes and jeans; green thumbs, coffee and plants; zine reviews and a piece by Regina Walker. A cool little read." Compiled by Noemi. Quoted and available to order from CS Distro.

How to Start a Revolution "How to Start a Revolution is described as a 'light-hearted political zine' and beyond the political is also the personal. Jen answers the question, "What is a revolution" in this issue (her mom even writes her two cents on the subject!), and beyond the definition we read about various types of "revolution", the Riot Grrrl revolution, 'personal' revolution, The Revolutionary Knitting Circle (based in Calgary), a brief history on "revolutions", sexual revolution, and more more more!! Jen's cut n' paste skills are fantastic and this zine is Canadian! Hooray! Jen also writes´Escaping Suburbia´." Quoted and available to order from Basement Freak's Distro.

Heart Versus Brain

"In this zine Aubrey writes about her two alter-egos which sort of took her over during high school , Hazy Jane and Holy Nora, complete with character sketches and drawings of each of them and writings about how they affected her actions + decisions. Powerful + compelling. Unedited, written by Aubrey in one sitting. ´Eventually, I settled into living a monologue. I narrated, while Jane and Nora recited my lines for me. I watched while they took the reins. Nora spent overcast afternoons in the park, writing and crying. Jane waited until the house was empty to kick a hole in the wall. Nora sang to herself in a crowded locker room and spent all her free time on the window seat in the school library. Jane skipped out on train fare. And I was stuck in the middle-- I was the push, the pull and the inevitable backlash´." Quoted and available to order from Basement Freak's Distro.
PO Box 6375
Portland, OR 97228-6375
heartversusbrain [AT]
(added 25/05/2006) 

The Happy Loner
"from the writer: the perzine of an urban solitaire [me!] with a french-canadian twist. [includes] things you do when you're a happy loner, the connotations positive & negative associated with the "loner", about summer & [in]tolerance {to noise, crowds, activity, etc}, a "ratty" incident that took place on the bus, a former neighbour I keep seeing around, crossworld puzzles, bus schedules & other stuff happy loners relish, anatomy of a day, vignettes of urban life. distro review: this zine encapsulates what i think zines are all about, all cutxpaste randomosity. i suppose it helps that there are bits and pieces in french, which makes my heart flutter wistfully. a zine for all the loners in the world - be proud!" Zine created by Iza . Quoted and available to order from Fatcheeks Distro.
(added 02/05/2006) 

Hot Pantz
"Hot pink booklet chock full of excellent herbal advice which is helpful if you run into problems with your little lady. Legendary compilation of remedies, written by Isabelle Gauthier who is based in our hometown, Montreal. She created Hot Pantz many moons ago before we hit the scene here. It is well organized with a clear index of health problems with their remedies, alongside a glossary of herbs and their properties. It is a handy resource to share with a friend in need. Ladies love to have their Hot Pantz in their bathroom for a quick reminder peeks. Only $5 dollars, free when you buy one of our fabulous power pad kits!!" Now distributed by blood sisters (Canada):

(added 28/03/2006

Hermana Resist

"Living in the Rio grande valley, the holidays & new year's, renewal and winter, being hungry, numbers, the working poor, obligations, Durham-a sea of nice white crisp whiteness, elite hipsters, cubicles,revolution-when it meant something to me and a primer on racism- - and so much more." Noemi also runs C/S distro:
Noemi Martinez
PO Box 621
Edinburg, TX 78540
csdistro [AT]
(added 10/04/02, updated 3/1/2005)

Hausfrau muthah-zine
"Hausfrau muthah-zine is about the roller coaster of passion that is parenting. It's chock full o' cartoons, essays, reviews, and rancid sippy cups. Contact Nicole Chaison, Hausfrau muthah-zine,
PO Box 10383,
Portland, ME 04104.
nchaison [AT
(added 10/04/02, revised 1/3/06)

Hathor the Cowgoddess and the Evolution Revolution

"Hathor the Cowgoddess is a character created by me, an artist living in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a superhero who wants to save humanity through the combination of nurture, sustainability and bonding inherent in the practice of attachment parenting. Her movement is called the Evolution Revolution, her breasts are her superpower and her sidekick is her baby, always carried in a sling and prominently (politically) suckling at her exposed breast. Hathor is a mother who stays with her children yet works as a woman of and ruling the world. I borrow iconography from the current anti-globalization movement, to present her as a manifesto writing, protest marching, puppet carrying, flag-waving mother." By Heather Cushman-Dowdee:
hathor [AT]

(added 11/04/2004, updated 07/02/2006)


"Our vision of HA! is to provide a venue for women's voices and self-expression, as well as a forum for feminist issues. We recognize the diversity of women and therefore the existence of multiple feminisms. The Collective seeks to empower women by creating and strengthening connections, providing information and a community to enrich women's lives. Enjoy the stories in our Web site. We've given you selections from the first issue, The Meaning of Words: What Does Feminism Mean to You?, and the second issue, Sexuality. And we've just finished putting the entire third issue, Women, Money, Work, and Housing, on-line! Check it out!!" Issue #1~ The Meaning of Words: What does Feminism Mean to You?, Issue #2 ~ S e x u a l i t y, Issue #3 ~ The Work Issue.Brought ot you by the Lilith Collectiv: "We are a group of women who live in Chapel Hill, NC. We have busy, busy lives; we're the kind of women who take on projects because we feel passionate about them and then every once in a while remember that we need to eat. We work or play as writers, editors, Web designers, dancers, artists. The list goes on and on. (...) But we all have one thing in common: we want to make time to connect women with other women whether it be through stories, articles, poetry, or helpful resources. If you are interested in writing for us, or would like to receive a copy of our print publication.
The Lilith Collective / HA!,
PO Box 1282,
Carrboro, NC 27510, USA.
gmonster [AT]

(added 07/04/2004)

A Handbook on Discussing Michigan Womyn's Music Festival for Trans Activists and Allies
"This 64-page 'zine is the ultimate handbook on the controversy surrounding anti-transsexual policy at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. The booklet is made up of the first 16 pages or so that will bring newcomers up to speed on what the issues are, and the next 38 pages archiving all the important documents ever written or distributed about the controversy. Additionally, the booklet includes the "bonus track" of the debate on this topic that Emi did for Bitch magazine, and a list of resources for more information. Most of the materials included in this 'zine can be read online for free, but having a hard copy may come in handy when you are talking to your friend (or enemy, for that matter) about the issue."
Order via Emi Koyama,
PO Box 40570,
Portland OR 97240
emi [AT]
(added 05/14/2003)

here i am
"So there's this boy. there are times where you promise yourself you won't do something. where you tell yourself over and over again that you're not going to subject yourself to something. well i'm going against my better judgement and writing this. this is about a boy, but mostly this is about me." Mini-zine by Kanna.
kannan [AT]

(added 5/14/2003)

How I learned to do it bloody murder

"I wrote this novelette five years ago and it is still the piece of writing I get the most feedback for. 15 year old Molly Tremble has an ax to grind with everybody. Find out why." Order directly: Heather Lynn,
PO Box 1671,
Athens, GA 30603
(added 5/9/2003, webpage inactive 07/02/2006)

The cover of melissa's zine says "beauty is...a battlefield," and that's what this is about. from her own perspective, melissa writes about the myths and stereotypes of "beauty" & learning that "beauty is more than skin deep." Honeypot #5 now available. Honey B. Temple,
PO Box 5605,
Berkeley, CA
94705-0605, USA.
Write to Melissa at:

(added 5/8/2003, updated 7/3/2006))

Her Tongue
(Brisbane, Australia)

"…A Funky Women’s Zine…. Her Tongue is here!! Her Tongue. Her Voice, Her Sexuality. is a community magazine for women of Brisbane and beyond. It has been created to give women a voice, share their stories, ideas, politics, articles, poetry, & artwork with other women in the community. It will also give women an opportunity to list any events and/or issues they know of that are coming up so other women can hear about them. It is open to ALL open-minded women, politically-minded women or not…you don’t have to identify as lesbian or bisexual but if you do that’s great too! We are hoping to start a fortnightly or monthly collective for our zine for those women interested in contributing to the zine with their words and also their ideas about the zine. If you are interested in submitting something, getting publicity for your band, your small business, or events coming up or being part of the collective please email:
hertonguebrisbane [AT]
Her tongue supports non –sexist, non-racist and non-homophobic material."
(added 01/30/03)

hip mama
"Hip Mama is a magazine bursting with political commentary and ribald tales from the front lines of motherhood. The brain child of Ariel Gore, the 30 year old mother of a grade-schooler, Hip Mama began as Gore's senior project, a 500 copy publication created from a $1000 student loan. The print zine quickly gained national renown and a large audience of fans. (...) The zine started as a forum for young mothers, single parents, and marginalized voices, but has grown to represent progressive families of all varieties. Hip Mama maintains the editorial vision that qualified it for the title 'conservative America's worst nightmare.' Articles about legislative reform, raising a draft dodger, and guerrilla mothering rub shoulders with celebrity interviews, heartfelt reader essays, and evocative poetry."


"This per-zine is a collection of rants, raves, & observations in the life of a very busy person. this zine is filled with stories & experiences, as well as photos i've taken." Order Heather's zine at HeavenSentZine [AT]
(added 04/28/2003, webpage inactive 07/02/2006)

Heartless Bitches International
"Because we know that BITCH means: Being in Total Control, Honey!" Read their manifesto and become an official HBi or join the "I'm not bitter club"! A prettry ironic site!

House of Fun
"The home of Sarah Dyer and Evan Dorkin's Action Girl, Dork!, Fun Strips, Hectic Planet, Kid Blastoff, Milk & Cheese, Mad Planet, and much, oh so much, more." Sarah Dyer started to publish the famous Action Girl Newsletter back in 1992("AGN was/is a newsletter dedicated to networking girls who do zines and comics, and bringing information about zines done by girls to the people who want it") ! The web site was originally created by her in1996. The front page now serves as a bulleting board...a definite check out!


"Lately I have been thinking about public vs. private, about New York and New Yorkers and how they (we?) carve privte life out of public space. I have been thinking about blurring those boundaries." (from #18) "Nearly a year later, I am still obsessing about public and private space, fascinated by how people establish and maintain their private lives within the context of a large, densely populated city like NYC." “ This zine is about the guerilla subway dance project I did last summer.”
Elissa, Brooklyn, New York, USA
A wonderful zine by Elissa.

elissanelson [AT]

hard as nails:
the tough girl compilation zine

What does being tough for girls mean? How does toughness reveal itself in girls? Was I a tough girl? Did others perceive me as a tough girl? Lauren asked herself and 18 other ladies about their perception of toughness and put the stories into this wonderful zine! Very recommendable!
PO Box 1550318
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Produced by Girl on gIRL Productions: "Girl on gIRL Productions is a revolutionary feminist publishing 'stunt' deducated to producing handbooks, zines, art, and other media with information about political tactics."
huesbook [AT]
(website inactive 28/8/2006)


"Besides, I don't think that there are any short cuts when dealing with a theme as broad as SEX. It's a broad, hot topic that never goes out of style."
Dumpling Press
PO Box 1126,
Makati City 1251

Help, My Snowman's Burning
(New Zealand)

"For me, the whole purpose of underground zines is to challenge preconceived notions of this thing called 'truth' as offered by mainstream media- that the initial interpretation of the written, thus printed word is misconstrued as being accurate and absolute."
PO Box 14562
New Zealand
hmsb [AT]

Have You Seen The Dog Lately

“What did TV do to us that made us act in this way? The TV lied. It told us that it was important, and that we were important because we watched it.” This issue definitely is a response to all of those that have sat in front of the tube feeding off it like if it was a placenta.
Jenny & Serena M. & Meg, Oakland, CA, USA

How2 Zine
"This zine is about taking positive action."
PO Box 14523
Richmond, VA 23221
How2distro [AT]


“Can anyone please tell me what is better than a warm cup of coffee a[nd] chocolate when you’re ovulating.”
PO Box 1204
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
xosawuahxo [AT]

Home Economics

“I never got to take home economics in school. I always wanted to though so when I found my mom’s old home ec. manual, I decided to share to it.”
Jessamy, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
your-racing-heart [AT]

The Hills Are Burning
“This zine is dedicated to all the animals that died in the fires.”
Jaki L.
PO Box 16
Broke NSW 2330

Heartache Stomachache/The C.P.A.B

Split zine. “I spent the worst year of my life trapped in my own life.”
"A broken bike and a broken heart is never a good combination.” Vicky.

christufferhbsa [AT]
PO Box 170565
San Francisco, CA 94117

Haileys Comet

“So when you see garbage you should pick it up. And if you want to see Mother Earth from the stars you have to build a rocket ship and go to space.” Hailey writes her own zine and it is a wonderful one. She writes about our mother earth and how we should care for it.
Spud8910 [AT]
(added 10/04/02)

Happy Pancakes
“There are a couple of controversial items in here I guess, which I considered not printing, until I realized how silly it would be to let the fear of any sort of backlash stop me from printing stuff.” Issue #2 is 42 pages long and it even includes a glossary of terms. Riva also was kind enough to include zine reviews, recipes, and an article defending why Aqua is the greatest pop band in the universe.”
PO Box 716
Fortitude Valley
Queensland, Australia 4006
electroidriva [AT]
(added 10/04/02)

Harmful Matter
"Welcome to harmful matter online!!! i'm your webmistress jennie mutation (formally known as jeff subhumyn/jsub). i'm a queer identified bisexual/pansexual genderfluid/genderfuct vegetarian/vegan(freegan) free-thinking agnostic-atheist anti-racist pro-sex nonmonogamous/ polyamorous anarchist feminist porn star who hates labels. tee hee. but seriosly, i think it's important to be able to define yourself rather than let "the man" do it for you! but i'm looking forward to the day after the mythical (r)evolution when we can all just be humyn beings."

(website inactive 28/8/2006)

Hot Rock

This is a very nice riot grrrl site with links/info on riot grrrl sleater-kinney, gillian anderson, alyson hannigan
amber benson, sounds, Hot Rocks record collection.... I especially recommend the independent film section! (Manchester, UK)

(webpage inactive 07/02/2006)



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