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Letters from my Ex-Boyfriend
(US)
"The title is pretty self-explanatroy. A one-sided look at relatinships gone wrong." Quoted and available to order from Moon Potatoes Distro.
$1 / 32p / quarter / 1 oz
(added 29/06/2006)

Let's DIY!: Tips and Tricks on Organizing Zine Workshops (CA/US) "A small pamphlet put out by my zine collective, Grrrl Zines A Go-Go. The title basically says it all. Everything you need to know about organizing, promoting, and teaching zine workshops in your community." Quoted from HousewifeXcore Distro.
(added 26/06/2006)

Lack of Decorum
(Canada)

"This issue of Lack of Decorum is a political perzine where Melonie is firing shots tous azimuts. She keeps her readers up with her life, and with that comes the rest of issues in the world that she comments on. First comes some nuanced commentary on the Iraq war, followed by a guide deciphering doublespeak as uttered by the main players of the game, reclothed in new gear. (Sadly, her Emperor does wear clothes...) She has a descriptive list of some important websites that offer critical commentary about current political issues. With that she adds her own comments on her ambivalence towards staying on top of all the news, versus her need to shut it all off and live a blissful life. Other articles dwelve on her personal adventures and tribulations, for example her tale of being busted at the A-town Silvercity. The most interesting though, from my perspective, is her analysis of the awkward relationship between Broken Pencil and the zine scene, making some quite astute observations on the pages of the magazine itself." Quoted and available to order from Great Worm Express Distro.
Size: half-legal, 56pages, $3
(added 21/06/2006)


Lovely Ugly Cruel World "These tell the story of Amelia and Francis, well-drawn and well-scripted. Seriously, this is dark, angsty teen humor at its finest." Quoted and available to order from Tastes Like Newsprint Distro.
$
1
(added 21/06/2006)

Linda Gay
(Canada)
"Linda Gay is a rockin femzine written by some fabulous ladies in Canada. Powerful quotes and articles on various topics are found inside." Quoted and available to order from Dreamers Distro
$0.50, 1oz
(added 20/06/2006)

Lila
(US)
"Jess' zine is both sad and beautiful.  I could relate to her words and became lost in them.  In the introduction, she writes: ' This zine is about loss, about grief, about what we as humans go through when we grieve.  As such, it is a microcosm of the whole.  It is my personal story of one loss I experienced in 2002.'  The loss she endured is the loss of her friend, Jennifer." (Quoted in Driving Blind Distro) Available to order from Driving Blind Distro
2$
(added 1/06/2006)

Letters from the War Years Zine
(US)
"Some notes on love and struggle in times of war; a queer/trans people of colour anti-war zine." A comp zine edited by writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha. Another reason that I wanted to start this distro. Amazing zine. True-amazing. Highly recommended."(Quoted in CS Distro) Available to order from CS Distro.
Half size. 48 pages. 2 oz. $3.00
(added
29/05/2006) 

Little venus
(Australia)
"from the writer: this is a perzine about love and the feelings + thoughts that love brings your way. this is a zine about wishing and friendship. not text-heavy, but is almost entirely text-art. this is a secret love note." (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) 

LSD
(Spain)
"WHAT IS LSD?
The lesbian multidisciplinar project identified under the name LSD began on February, the 14th 1993 in Madrid, and from then on it is the only project in its field that exists in Spain. Our purpose in LSD has been to open up a dinamic space of cultural and artistic creativity and sociopolitical debate which allows and facilitates the articulation of the different day-to-day manifestations and intellectual expressions with which lesbians women build their identity and their processes of sociability." http://www.hartza.com/lsd/lsd.html
(added 1/05/2006)


Legs
(CA/US)
"This is a short zine based primarily around political actions, boy (girl) cotts, and poetry. ALso, there’s lots of anti-diet stuff, animal rights stuff, and a really incredible interview with Rod Coronado, an ALF activist. 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 28 pages." (from Riot Grrrl Review #3 http://us.geocities.com/marmaladejackson/four.html)
To order issue #
1, write to:Garine
6583 Sabado Tarade #5
Goleta, CA 93117
$2 + stamps or trade
(added 30/03/2006)

Lettuce Be
(PA/US)
"...The bulk of this zine consists of memories of growing up queer in suburbia...The layouts are simple cut and paste, but the simplicity is really effective, like in Cometbus. There’s writing on visiting a sex store to buy a vibrator, dealing with her fucked up, abusive family..., notes from a mental hospital, retorts to lame quotes, and Michael’s sad story about being queer in high school. 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 28 pages." (from Riot Grrrl Review #3 http://us.geocities.com/marmaladejackson/four.html)
To order issue #
3, write to:Jennifer
7206 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19126
$1?
(added 30/03/2006)


Lucid Nation
(CA/US)
"Stuff on Native American identity and activism, writing that speaks out against violence, especially against women, stuff on the UC Irvine hunger strike, a review of “Strange Days” that criticizes it for it’s brutal portrayl of rape and other acts of violence against women, tons of animal rights stuff, herbal rememdies, short band bios, various writing from the different Lucid Nation members. They are a band, as well, and their new CD is really great L7-ish punk + rock. 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 60 pages." (from Riot Grrrl Review #3 http://us.geocities.com/marmaladejackson/four.html)
To order issue #
1, write to:
1015 N. Kings Road #313
Los Angeles, CA 90069
$2?
(added 30/03/2006)


Lunatic Fringe
(NJ/US)
"This issue features Laura’s writing on having chicken pox, thoughts on heroin and alternative music, the Philadelphia Riot Grrr; convention, bad spelling in zines (I agree!), thoughts on corporate zines, fucked up school, a review of Better Than Ezra live, thoughts on sxe, and hilarious restaurant reviews in NYC. 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 24 pages." (from Riot Grrrl Review #3 http://us.geocities.com/marmaladejackson/four.html)
To order issue #
4, write to:
Laura
11 Hathaway Dr.
Princeton Jct., NJ 08550
($1 + 2 stamps)
(added 30/03/2006)


Lone Star Ma
The Magazine of Progressive Texas Parenting
And Children's Issues

(TX, US)

"Lone Star Ma is a reader-written magazine covering the topics of progressive Texas parenting and children's issues. This is a publication for Texas parents who believe that the nurturing of our children is the best hope for tomorrow. If you need to find out about breastfeeding, attachment parenting, the family bed or the politics of parenting in Texas, then you need Lone Star Ma."
Lone Star Ma
PO Box 3096
Corpus Christi, Texas 78463-3096
Email: mariah [AT] lonestarma.com

Lone Star Ma Magazine Blog Spot: http://www.lonestarmablog.blogspot.com/
http://www.lonestarma.com/ (added 11/04/2004, webpage inactive 09/02/2006)

 

little words"Most of little words is a mayhem-filled piece of fiction that introduces the GOG team and tells the tale of their trials & tribulations and how they learned to overcome their differences and get along. The rest of the zine is made up of activist and anti-oppressive resources and writing by GOG members, including an outline for a workshop for white feminists to examine white privilege and racism, a call for a wide definition of what are considered feminist texts, more about bathroom activism including a reprint of most of the material from The Bathroom Activist zine, along with a piece by a bathroom janitor on how to carry out bathroom graffiti effectively so that it makes things easier for the people who have to clean up after you, "speech and silence" as related to gender and privilege, art's place in revolution and more." (Review by Chou)
for info: bertiemendelson [AT] hotmail.com
(added 08/15/2003)

Let It Be Known
(B.C./Canada)
"Let It Be Known is a forum for women activists to share their experiences (good or bad) and what they've learned. The zines (parts of which can be read below or you can ask us for paper copies) include inspiring and honest stories; stories that show the diversity and creativity of women activists; stories that compel us to act; stories that prepare us for and remind us about what we're up against (both in the system AND in activist groups!). Contributions are wanted and welcome at any time!"
Let It Be Known #1: experiences of women activists:
sexism in an activist group organizing against APEC in 1997--women's oppression ...it's 1998, not 1978, not
1958, and the shit is still the same- -anarcho-feminist groups in the czech republic and in poland-- history owes us one, an example of public police brutality towards women activists--and more... anti-copyrighted 1998.
Let It Be Known #2: experiences of women/lesbian activists: the invisible diversity of women--a few cunts for change, or: outing a rapist--rainbow trash--where the word men comes from--"feminine hygiene" or how the tampon industry is out to hurt you--cunty art by anne-marie foster--and more... anti-copyrighted 2001.
Let It Be Known #3: experiences of wimmin / institutionalized wimmin: sexism in activism and everyday life--outrageous newspaper clippings--is swimming safe during moon-time?--world economics--the invivible apartheid of kent state university--abuse of women in u.s. prisons-- consent--when it happens to someone you care about--women fight back--police brutatlity and the g-20 meeting in montreal--origin and meaning of the word cunt--and many more... anti-copyrighted 2002
. Check http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~cronauer/letitbeknown/ for sample writings and tables of contents. Email: letitbe_known [AT] hotmail.com or send mail to: Let It Be Known c/o Spartacus Books, 311 W. Hastings, Vancouver, B.C.,Coast Salish Territory, Canada
(added 06/6/2003)

learning to fly
(WA/US)

"Billie's zine dedicated to healing oppression in all it's forms, and learning how to live free." billie is a survivor of incest, ritual abuse, government mind control and medical experiments.
billierain [AT] yahoo.com
You can order her zines at:

http://www.pscap.org/
planting seeds community awareness project
PO Box 11452
Olympia, WA 98508, USA
info [AT] pscap.org
(added 05/16/2003)


Laundry Basket: Tales of Washday Woe
(IL/US)
"Hot out of the Dryer and Smelling Springtime Fresh! A compilation one-shot mini-zine about doing the laundry, mending clothing, Laundromat disasters, and other fiascoes. Seventeen different contributors, including Celia Perez (I Dreamed I was Assertive zine), Jake Bloom, Erin Payne, Andi Estrada, Tricia Shore, Miranda Celeste, Arielle Davis, AmberMarie, Cali Ruchala, Hanne Blank, Nicole Maes-Keating, Juleigh Howard-Hobson, Kirsten Hudson, Matt Holdaway (A Multitude of Voices zine), and Quail (Persephone Is Pissed)." $1 cash. Low Hug Productions, A.J. Michel, Station A, PO Box 2574, Champaign, IL 61825-2574
lowhug [AT] yahoo.com
http://lowhug.blogspot.com/
(added 05/10/2003)

Looks yellow, tastes red
(MA/US)
Colette's zine is now it its 25th issue and she asks: "What are the chances I will still be writing a zine when I am fifty?" She writes about her desire to enroll in their writing program, the uncertainty of "home," her seemingly radical opinion of bisexuality and much more. $1. E-mail lettie66 [AT] hotmail.com.
Visit her livejournal at: http://www.livejournal.com/users/unclevampire
(added 5/8/2003)


Love Like Pop
(WA, Australia)
Love Like Pop is a personal zine by Rachael from Western Australia. "This zine was concocted sometime mid 2002, originally with the intention to fend off bordom and dissatisfaction with newly discovered working life... 'Love Like Pop'. It's a phrase linked to Japanese singer Aiko, which seems appropriate for the way I felt at the time... things that made me happy were reduced to their simplest forms: taking photos, watching movies in my bedroom, listening to pop music." Rachael writes "my great love comes down to finding happiness in a so-called ordinary life, which cannot be created by anyone but myself." Email Rachael Kuan at rachael [AT] allneonlike.com.
(added 5/8/2003)

Ladyfriend
(US)

Christina Donner's great zine! "On the one hand, I'm making art that lets me examine and process my ideas about beatuy, self-image, and jealousy. On the other hand, I'm making an alternative to those wack 'women's' magazines that are out there. It's another way of processing my love/hate relationship with magazines: making my own!" (from an article in Venus zine, winter 2001) http://ladyfriend.homestead.com

Lesbians
(US)
"The lesbian cyberspace biography provides the chance for all lesbians throughout the world who can find access to the Internet to write their own stories, contribute snapshots, pictures, poems, artwork, music scores, video Quicktime movies and become part of a global network. Make lesbian biography in cyberspace!"
http://www.echonyc.com/~lesbians/

love letter zine
(W.VA/US)

A very neat, small zine (I have #3) dealing with love, friendships, family, just as the title says! Thara is doing zines since 1995!!! “I’m a convicted sentimentalist, and this is my diary. Enjoy.” One of Thara´s more recent zines, The Remainders, is available to order at Moon Rocket Distribution. Email: lowsmile [AT] yahoo.com
Thara, St. Albans, West Virginia, USA
http://www.geocities.com/lowsmile/index.html
http://thara.scribble.nu/
(Journal)
(webpages inactive 09/02/2006)


left on red
(WA/US)

A zine by Jesse and Amber (3$). "there are a variety of people interviewed in this zine, we felt it was important because we planned to use a variety of writing from different times of our lives... this started out as a zine to combine our writings on monogamy/non monogamy but it grew into a census of sort." motto on back page: "i came to you for a crown and you offered me a kingdom." Amber and Jesse put out this zine that is on non-monogamous and monogamous relationships. Both of them went out and actually interviewed a series of people. To find out who was a proponent of loving one person or having various partners then pick- up this zine.Price= $3.00 plus postage
Jesse:
firexdoor [AT] aol.com
Amber: amberwaaves [AT] aol.com
PO Box 7012
Olympia, WA 98507-7012



Library Bonnet
(CA/US)

"Pack- filled!!! Stories about a super granny, library censorship, an interview with Pansy Division, and funny quiz."
Library Bonnet, Orange, California, USA
Email: Fulie_4j [AT] yahoo.com
$2.00 each= Issues#1,2,3



A Little Bit Nice
(Australia)

" a friendly little book to encourage you to have fun cooking for yourself and the people you love."
Vanessa
PO Box 1879 Strawberry Hills
NSW 2012
Email: howodd [AT] tig.com.au


Ladyfriend.ca
(Canada)

"Ladyfriend.ca is a web-based zine from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Ladyfriend.ca is a little internet oasis for ladies and their friends. We have interviews, reviews, and essays, along with the world's smallest advice column and a small (but growing) collection of women's fantasies. Come check us out!" For more info: lesleymorley [AT] ladyfriend.ca
http://ladyfriend.ca/ (webpage inactive 09/02/2006)


Laburnum
(PA/US)

by Marie, Meadville, PA, USA
Email: papercat [AT] emoteorg.com



Laundry Basket
(IL/US)

“So, enjoy these stories of washday woe, from faulty equipment to Laundromat love to clothing repair and the love of lint, I think you’ll enjoy this mini zine.”
Low Hug Productions
PO Box 2574
Champaign, Illinois 61825
USA
Email: lowhug [AT] yahoo.com
$1.00 each or equivalent trade = Issue#1



Life on the Couch
(MA/US)
“When your unemployed you’re more aware of time passing and yet at the same time it becomes incredibly easy to loose track of what day it is. When I wake up in the morning I have a chant that I do. It’s not ohm, it’s not Hare Krishna, it’s (Today is Tuesday. Today is Tuesday).”
Marla
PO Box 400686
N. Cambridge, MA 02140
USA
Email: marlantigone [AT] yahoo.com


Life Sucks
(New Zealand)

Moira
Email: wyrdass [AT] ihug.co.nz
http://www.nutmeg.gen.nz



Lightningbug Zine
(OR/US)
Kirstin
PO Box 3824
Portland, Oregon 97208
http://www.lightningbugzine.com (webpage inactive 09/02/2006)


Love Fades
(PA/US)

Andrea, Phila PA
Email: lovefades [AT] girlswirl.net
http://www.geocities.com/fiveminuteromance



Lovesongs
(ON/Canada)

“Lord knows I am a mess. But you must remember that mess rhymes with success and I am that as well.”
Laura, Oakville, Ontario, Canada



Laughter and the Sound of Teacups
(Australia)

There is no issue number to this zine. But, it has a time frame for the 23rd of March 2002. Anyhow, this one is a short story but It just may be someone’s actual life. It has a lot to over being that the print is quiet small. Vanessa
p.o box 1879
Strawberry Hills
NW 2012 Australia
(added 10/17/2002) 


Laura Panic
(Australia)
“I rarely go out. I choke up in social situations. I don’t like to leave my house. It’s just fine there. If I go, I leave early.” This zine is the paper version of the actual online diary of Laura Panic.
PO Box 5040
Newcastle West
NSW 2302
Australia
catpounce [AT] start.com.au

(added 10/17/2002)
 

 

The Light Is Much Too Bright
(US?)
“We are more than the sum of our confusion and insecurities.” If you enjoy comic theme zines then I recommend this one. The drawings are delectable. Also, the comics each have voices that come across as quotes of wisdom, desperation and life.
oura99 [AT] hotmail.com

(added 10/17/2002)
 

 

Low Hug
(IL/US)
“Every time I have to move, I tell myself the ultimate goal should be to streamline my life enough o move in one or two trips using a Ford Ecoline van.” “Unpretentious and honest, though not necessarily exciting, since 1998.” Price: Issue# 1-4 =$2.00 each, Issue#5/6 was a double issue= $3.00 each
PO Box 2574
Champaign, IL 61825
USA
lowhug [AT] yahoo.com
(added 10/17/2002)
 

 

Lupron and Gonal-F
(US)

“Four thousand dollars would make everything so much easier. I could get rid of the credit card bill that has gone to collections.” This zine is about a women’s testimony on being an egg donor. I was going to include the last journal entry of this zine, but that would just ruin it.
the_mary_mac [AT] hotmail.com
(added 10/17/2002) 


  
 
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