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Now You're Cooking With Food
(ON/Canada)
"Now You're Cooking With Food was a one-shot collection of humorous recipes conceived by Ninjalicious and Cali Ruchala and compiled by Ninjalicious. It developed from a joke on alt.zines, and several contributors were regulars on that newsgroup." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 14/6/2007)

neonFUSION
(CA/US)
"neonFUSION is a zine created by Just Stella. The first issue was published in October of 2005. The original "editors" of neonFUSION were Just Stella, Llyx, Amber, and Alix. This incarnation of nF was based in a small Petaluma school room created with paper scraps and black markers. The girls interviewed their friend's bands, and had a strong fan base with their following of the (now-defunct) band Atomik Toasters. The last issue of the first run was April 2006. The new neonFUSION will be produced in Rocklin, California. " Quoted from ZineWiki.
Subscription information and requests:
Just Stella
nfzine [AT] gmail.com
(added 14/6/2007)

Noisemaker
(MN/US)
"Noisemaker was a fiction zine produced by Ellen Myre in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was published from the early- to mid-'90s. This zine typically included short stories, illustrations, and writing exercises." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 14/6/2007)

No Scene Zine
(WA/US)
"No Scene Zine was a Washington DC-area fanzine published by Pam Hite & Shawna Kenney from 1986 - 1989. The zine featured many band interviews, including Kingface, Parasite, the Adolescents, Token Entry, Warzone, Coffin Break, Outcrowd, Images, Fugazi, and anyone else they could get their hands on." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 14/6/2007)

No Bio
(Germany/US)
No Bio is a zine with readings of: Valie Export, Adrian Piper, Jenny HOlzer, Richard Prince. It has been compiled by Melissa Gordon.
Berlin/US, 2007
(added 29/5/2007)

Nothing Rhymes
(US)

"From the author: 'The last zine I made that was really distributed at all was at the end of my senior year of high school. In the year and a half since then, I only found time for feeble attempts, and I never really distributed it, especially after I didn't have the money to keep my distro website online and my account was frozen. I got pretty discouraged at that point, and I decided I should start doing more and documenting less. It worked for a while I guess, but then I couldn't take it anymore and I just started typing. I wanted to write about new things, I thought thats what this was going to be, but as usual this is all about Northwestern Pennsylvania and whether or not you can really go home.' Beautifully laid out in high contrast cut and paste style." Quoted and available to order from Valiant Death Records.
(added 3/5/2007)


No Prior Plastic "Jess' perzine is insightful and emotional. Includes a rant directed at the prez and anti-choice picketers, writings about what being feminist means to her, a recipe for quick & healthy quesadillas, instructions on how to make your own stencil, a piece about her relationship with her mother, and the story of how she fell in love. Cardstock cover, includes a No Prior Plastic magnet." Quoted and available to order from Gluestick Distro.
(added 1/02/2007)


Nontoxic Housecleaners Zine
"The Zine Archive and Publishing Project's series of DIY Acadamy workshops presents how to clean your house while avoiding gross and dangerous chemicals! You might remember these tips as being highlights of Secret Mystery Love Shoes, but now that those are long gone, we bring them back, in all of their glory! You get: a lesson about the value of DIY cleaning, basic ingredients, some sample cleaners, and various cleaners for varoius surfaces." Quoted and available to order from feed your head books.
(added 31/01/2007)


Nosnowhere
(OH/US)
"Nadia says she thinks of her zines like 'a trashy celebrity gossip magazine, where I am the only celebrity and instead of journalists gossiping about me, I'm gossiping about myself.' I think that says it all, but Nadia does talk about survival, discrimination, inspiration, and more... To get the gossip you gotta check it out!"
Quoted and available from Sweet Pea Distro.
(added 10/10/2006)

Never-Never
(CA/US)
"I love Jenny's zines! Straight from the first page: Never-Never is a zine about everything I miss, regardless of whether I've had it or not. It was made from 5:30 PM to 5:30 PM on a lazy weekend day as part of the 24 hour zine challenge, and it made my eyes ache and my spine whistle." Never-Never is like a storybook that you'll never want to put down.(Plus, her drawings are amazing!)"
Quoted and available from Sweet Pea Distro.
(added 10/10/2006)

Naked
(TX/US)
"Text-heavy zine of collected works including "Makeshift Confessional", "The Hurricane", and "Naked." Some fiction, some not. "
Quoted and available from Sweet Pea Distro.
(added 10/10/2006)

Noncollectable
(CA/US)
"...art and design, with technical drawings and found art, photography, and doodles from classes. It has a lot of personal writing and writing from dreams, etc. The 1st issue is a lot like the second one, but the writing is in a more direct narrative style and things make sense." Zine by Alexis. Quoted from www.zinesters.net.
San Diego, CA,
USA
arawlins [AT] calarts.edu
(added 13/09/2006)

Nana Zine

"Nana Zine sent me on a time warp back to my great-grandmothers home with her vintage furniture in shades of teal, such a comfort for me. This zine is a compilation of a variety of stories in tribute to the elderly females in our lives. Uncle Tess writes, 'The stories our grandmothers chose not to tell us are every bit as important as those they do. Late night gossip or drunken admissions by nanas and other relatives pepper our understandings of extended family histories, challenging romanticizations and explaining unanswered questions.' Inside Nana Zine you will find just under a dozen stories along with artwork and photos." by Uncle Tess and various contributors. Quoted and available to order from Sweet Candy Distro.
(added 11/9/2006)



Nonsensical
(US)

"There is something sweet and refreshing about Annie's writing. She writes about celebrating Chinese New Year with her family, a visit to a cemetery with her family that Annie describes, 'We also bring rice wine in a seven up bottle, chopsticks, hell notes and gold and silver papers to be burnt.' She describes a fascinating place in San Francisco called Scraps, her love of writing + being creative and her thoughts about plans for her future." Issue #1-#9 by Annie. Quoted and available to order from Sweet Candy Distro.
deepestsecret
[AT] silentdancer.org
(added 11/9/2006)



Nourishing Ourselves With Herbs During Pregnancy
(MA/US)
Available to order from HousewifeXcore Distro.
(added 26/06/2006)

No Snow Here
(MI/US)
"This is the mini A,B,C issue of No Snow Here, topics that are covered in perzine fashion are rebelliion, zines as a safe space, coming out, and much more. she keps this zine concise in page count but long in story. its a nice little peek into topics she cares dearly about." Quoted and available to order from HousewifeXcore Distro.
(added 26/06/2006)

No Better Voice
(MI/US)
"Jami is like one of my favourite zinesters in the sense that she talks about political shit in such a way where you totally can get it but she still has this acedemic air around her!!! ok so in here is some light ass heavy reading and diy recipies, her zines always look like they were made just for you unique and oh so carefully handcrafted, one of the bext zines out right now." Issue #30 by Jami. Quoted and available to order from HousewifeXcore Distro.
(added 26/06/2006)

Nazareth Sand
(US)
"On each page or two of this zine, J writes a letter to God.  These letters talk about her loss of faith, her sexuality, her mental illness, and being raped.  The words in "Nazareth Sand" are very powerful.  Here is an excerpt: 'Dear God - Ages sixteen through eighteen were my worst years.  I was promiscuous.  I hated myself.  I hated my life.  The only way I could get some relief from the nagging self doubt that plagued me was to sleep around.  I never felt it was a sin.  I didn't believe in you.  I have turned my life around completely.  I have been with Brian for four years.  I like myself, and am on the way to loving myself.  I am still pretty empty though.'  Please note that this zine may be triggering to those who have mental illness or were abused."www.emancypunx.com

Navigator, Equator
(US)
"Andee changed the name of her zine from Make Me Numb to Navigator, Equator.  However, her writing style and fantastic way with words have not changed.  Andee explains her zine in the introduction: ' This issue is about my relationships with Vermont and Pensacola.  I have been bouncing back and forth between them for the past 15 years of my life.  Vermont, then Pensacola, then Vermont, then Pensacola, then Vermont again.  There were places in between, but they were filler.  It's about dissecting why these two places are different than the others, why they're important, and what it is that keeps drawing me back.  Ocean vs. mountains, city vs. town, friends vs. family.  Finding family in friends and friends in family.' " Quoted and available to order from Driving Blind Distro.
(added 1/06/2006)


NO APOLOGIES
(Canada)
"Tasha seems to have alot of frustration with f** up stuff going on in her town, which is evident in here. There are rants on male-dominance in the scene, nazis, as well as sexism in popculture, “womyn” vs. “woman”, confronting childhood emotional abuse, and an interview with Better Than your Hand." (from Riot Grrrl Review #3 http://us.geocities.com/marmaladejackson/four.html)
To order issue #2, write to
:
Tasha
21 King St. W. #3
Oshawa, ONT LIH 1A1
Canada
(added 30/03/2006)


Not Your Bitch
(WA/US)
"... cool zine with an anarchist, punk slant and atypical articles on guns (how-to advice for girls), queer identity musings, thoughts on Native Americans in white history, a short short profile of Pearl Hart, a college graduate turned criminal from a really long time ago, prose on the fascist state we live in, celebrating pot, and a long, but nevertheless funny and engaging account of her trip to Europe. Recommended." (from Riot Grrrl Review #3 http://us.geocities.com/marmaladejackson/four.html)
To order issue #
6, write to:
Christine
PO Box 11843
Olympia, WA 98508-1843
(added 30/03/2006)


Nu Text
(RI/US)
"Its very full of queer visionary prose, anti t.v.-style drama, and a great piece on learning boy skills. Really fluid writing, but with solidity and consistency in theme, and no rants in the traditional sense." (from Riot Grrrl Review #3 http://us.geocities.com/marmaladejackson/four.html)
To order, write to
:
Meghan Lake
251 Rollingwood Drive
North Kinston, RI 02852
(added 30/03/2006)


Nourishing Endometriosis
"This is a fabulous zine about endometriosis, a disease that still has most of the medical community puzzled, written with intelligence, inspiration and insight from her own experiences with the disease. It includes the medical explanations, anatomy, conventional treatments, nutritional advice, herbal care, info on exercise and other important aspects of care that can make healing from endo a possibility." Written by Alhena Katsof. Now distributed by blood sisters (Canada):
http://bloodsister.org

http://urban-armor.org/urban-armor/products/zines.html
(added 28/03/2006) 


nothin' to be said here: writings by working class students
(WA/US)

"In this anthology, compiled in 1999 at the evergreen state college, you will find resources essays, poems, conversations, useful skills and ideas about being a working class college student." By Paula Curran: "being raised-poor working class or a first generation college student is hard. I hope this zine sheds some light in the difficulties an also what need to change in academics. I encourage working class students to find each other and don't give up on school. we have just as much or a right to be here as any other middle class person." 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)


Namaste
(US)

“Sometimes I just want to trade it all in for city hopping and low-rent housing.”Namaste#2 looks at the pride and joy a group of kids takes in their beloved suburbia.
kristinaface [AT] hotmail.com
(added 10/17/2002) 


Nervy Girl
(OR/US)
“Nervy Girl!! Strives to create a magazine for women that: Creates a forum for debate and the exchange of ideas among women, recognizing the depth and diversity of women’s interests and concerns. Encourages readers to accept and celebrate people of all races, ethnic origins, sexual orientations, ages, religions, and classes. Promotes positive and realistic body images for women. Encourages women to participate in positive change for their communities.” The May/June 2002 issue is divided into four categories. This one covers couplings, the regular section, columns and arts and entertainment. The articles and the advertisement posted are both worth the read.
PO Box 16601
Portland, Oregon 97292
USA
http://www.nervygirlzine.com

(added 10/17/2002, webpage inactive 10/02/2006) 


Not Quite Israfel
(IN/US)

“We used to sing songs in our underwear, listen to Lou Reed records on the stereo, and forget everything our parents ever told us.” There are 56 entries in Issue# 8 of N.Q.I. There are collage like pieces equipped with poetry, anecdotes and life, life and more life. Some of the pictures and pages look like those homemade postcards one finds themselves making on a rainy day. Now in its 9th issue: "this issue features lots of sad stories by corinna and a few uplifting ones, both fiction and non-fiction. riley contributed some photographs and papercuts. some other contents include drawing games, the best jokes of 2002, introduction to our friend paul, anatomy diagrams and handmade stamps."
not quite israfel
1013 South Madison
Bloomington, Indiana 47403

darcy [AT]
bluemarble.net
http://www.rileymanion.com/notquiteisrafel.html
(added 10/17/2002) 

Nosuch
(MA/US)

"A zine about anything and everything. The current issue is about home, travel, being chinese-american and about where one really "belongs", visiting china, skateboarding in china, chinese punk rock, getting lost in shinjuku, tokyo and the red light district, and much more." Write to Xiaowei at:
Nosuch
c/o JDonahue English Dept.
80 Skillings Rd.
Winchester, MA, 01890
nosuchzine [AT] hotmail.com
Winchester, MA,
USA
(added 11/13/2002) 


Naughty Secretary Club
(US)
Have a look at their Girl Band List!
http://www.naughtysecretaryclub.com/

Nicotine Scars
(US)

"Nicotine Scarsstarted off as a personal/somewhat political zine but has boiled down to become primarily more personal.. with things like journal writings, etc."
Kelly, Fremont, CA
nicotinescars [AT] alwaysmiss.com
http://www.alwaysmiss.com/nicotinescars/


Not Sorry
(US)





"Hey grrrls, how do we expect there to be a grrrl-revolution, when we can't even get past our own grrrl-hate?" Jenny is not only the brains behind the growing and growing and growing distro GRRRL STYLE! but also the editor of "Not Sorry", her first zine. Both are really wonderful pieces of work!!! In her zine, Jenny discusses for example stereotypes against "fatness"and criticizes the exclusive policy of the Michigan women's music festival. I really enjoy reading her thoughtful pieces! Order her zine at her own distro at:
http://www.grrrlstyle.org/notsorry/
grrrlstyle [AT] hotmail.com
(webpage inactive 10/02/2006)

Normal People Are On Prozac
(US)

"Sleep? Who needs sleep?!!"
This zine is FREE like everything should be, according to the author Julia.
chickpee [AT] 4freestuff.com


Not Your Bitch
(CA/US)

notyourbitch is expanding like a dead celebrity:
+ new issue of bitter pie (#12) is now available online
+ new deletist video is streaming like pee into the street
+ new deletist/drowning dog split 7" has been released from its cage
+ new not your bitch underwear will cover yer ass
+ new not your bitch hoodies all cottony and soft
+ unemployed, broke and happy
+ how are you?
thanks for listening.
bitter pie
PO Box 411194
San Francisco, CA 94141-1194

USA
http://www.notyourbitch.homestead.com
(webpage inactive 10/02/2006)


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No Apologys
(US)
(dead link, January 2003)
"An online info source on women in rock, San Diego bands and riot grrrl by Em who also plays in the band "Sarahs Blue Diary"(California).
http://noapologys.cjb.net/


   
   
 


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