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Out, Damn Spot
(NY/US)
"Out, Damn Spot was a perzine with a Riot Grrrl slant done by Penny. Five issues of the New York based Out, Damn Spot appeared in the 1990's. Editor Penny writes, "I work... to create a balance between colloquial expression and literary expression." In issue five she attempts to do so by the juxtaposition of the lyrics of Human League's "Don't You Want Me?" with her own thoughts, drawings and observations. At the same time, Penny says, "I love being young because I don't have to use big words if I don't want to...", so her zine remains unpretentious and accessible. Also included in various issues are fanzine reviews; coverage of the Riot Grrrl D.C. Convention; reviews of NYC shows by bands such as Wench, Prunella, Babes In Toyland and Fifth Column; an essay on sexuality in the work of artists Michelangelo, Egon Schiele and Robert Mapplethorpe; and much frank discussion about sex." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 14/6/2007)

The Opera Glass
(AZ/US)
"The Opera Glass is a zine about opera, published by Iris J. Arneson of Tucson, Arizona." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 14/6/2007)

On Edge
(Canada)
"On Edge is a mental health zine with a political edge published by Tracey Mitchell in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It's about how we feel as well as about how we deal. This text-heavy, well-written compilation zine offers ideas and experience on how to cope. It allows people to tell their stories in ways that empower readers and writers alike." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 14/6/2007)

Ollyollyoxenfree
(KY/US)
"This zine is one of the best ideas for a zine that you will ever hear of. Check it out, my friends Cheyenne and Chris started asking people about what games they like to play. Not Monopoly, or baseball, but games they made up as kids. Things like “Moose”, or “The Shoe Game”. What, you’ve never heard of The Shoe Game? Well, it’s honestly one of the best games I’ve ever played, and if you want to know the rules, you’ll just have to get this zine and find out for yourself. Ollyollyoxenfree! is a DIY game zine, full of submissions from anyone and everyone, documenting and explaining some of the weirdest and coolest games ever invented by humans. Great ways to meet new people, kill time at the bus stop, or direct some late night drunken energy. Basically, this zine is full of ways to have fun!" Quoted and available to order from Loop Distro.
(added 16/2/2007)

Oral Fixation
(US)
"Awesome collages + purple-thread binding + excerpts from journal (ie soul food for nosy people like me!)= One Hell of a Zine. This zine is interesting from start to finish: from the Zit Psychic to Evasive Dating to Portlandiaphile, Devonee writes about a number of fascinatingly mundane subjects and backs it up with out-of-the-ordinary collages, like bandaid wrappers, blurry photos, and Nutrition Facts. I only recieved it today and I've already read it three times." Quoted and available to order from Blank Page Distro.
(added 2/2/2007)

Once a Upon a Time: the story of a nose "From the publisher: "'Once Upon a Time, the story of a nose' is a book dealing with the ever present issue of a booger living in a giant's nose. tales of the trials and tribulations in the life of a booger aren't just for kids anymore." A well-produced, full-color children's book for kids and adults." Quoted and available to order from Parcell Press Distro.
(added 1/02/2007)


Okay So... "I was super surprised that I received Cecilia's zine for consideration. She told me that she has made this zine with stories she's written in high school and once I finished reading them, I was blown away. You know there are times you want to vicariously live through other people's stories, just to experience or feel what they've also been feeling- I was totally hooked. I'm completely impressed that this is her very first zine that she's made and it turned out to be so wonderful! If you love random stories like me, this zine is for you!" Zine by Cecilia. Quoted and available to order from Gimme Brains!!! Distro.
(added 31/01/2007
)

Old Weird America 1: Postcard from A Ghost Town
(MI/US)
"Rose writes "This zine is named after the Greil Marcus quote. It's a place everyone looks for in Bob Dylan songs and punk rock and 'underground' clubs and Jim Jarmusch films, but never quite seem to find." Rose lives the hard life in Detroit and these are her stories of death in that eerie, socially cold city "with no infrastructure, left to its own devices." There's an incredible sense of real-ness here, stories of riding her bike while gun shots are whizzing past, her car getting stolen and it turning up in a junk yard days later, and an interview for a job as an erotic kidnapper. Stories you'd be hard pressed to find elsewhere." Zine by Rose White. Quoted and available to order from feed your head books.
(added 31/01/2007)


Organic Gardening: A DIY Guide "The Soy Not Oi of organic gardening: a simple introduction to the joys of getting stuck in yourself." Quoted and available to order from feed your head books.
(added 31/01/2007)


One Girl
(WA/US)
"This issue of One Girl is my take on growing up - I talk about finding my place in the world, the social order, broken dreams, finances, my life journey, and more. This issue is very text-heavy with a few drawings. Comes with mini-zine "Telling Stories on Myself" which is 1/8 size, 15 pages about embarrassing moments I have experienced!"
Quoted and available from Sweet Pea Distro.
(added 10/10/2006)

Outtatheway!!!
(US)
"Outtatheway!!! Issues 1 and 2 is a package deal. Issue 1 has 24 pages and includes stories about California, cartoons, and weddings. Issue 2 has 28 pages and includes stories about The Lifestyles of the Unemployed, tattoos, and telemarketers." Zine by Lisa. Quoted from www.zinesters.net.
glitter_lcs [AT] hotmail.com
http://www.angelfire.com/zine2/outtatheway/index.html
(added 15/09/2006)

On the Soapbox
(NY/US)
"On the Soapbox zine issue two - "Confessions of an Optimist" - a perzine from a nostalgic girl who pathologically embraces everything in her path. Contains a letter to myself, thoughts on growing up, how often the white lie comes in to play, a soundtrack to self liberation, journal entries, poetry, etc." Zine by Leah DeCesare. Quoted from www.zinesters.net.
Seaford, NY,
USA
onthesoapboxzine [AT] yahoo.com
(added 15/09/2006)

Oh, The Drama!
(OR/US)
"Issues thus far include things written (mostly) in the second person about me(ie-you) and my nutjob family members. "Punctuation Training" is about the first time I tried to use a tampon, "Freshly Punched" is about some of the boys my sister and I have punched, "Dead Weight" is the story of my mother getting drunk for the first time ever when we took her to a drag show, "Land of the Loon" summer vacation with the aformentioned nutjobs, "doppelganger" nutjobs leave me at a gas station in Iowa when I was like, 10, "Oregon 101" the doomed comping trip my boyfriend and I took last month. More to follow, I'm sure. " Zine by Angela Schmangela. Quoted from www.zinesters.net.
ohthedrama2003 [AT] yahoo.com
(added 13/09/2006)

Orange & Blue
(Canada)
Orange & Blue #15 - Winter 2004 - 32 pgs. half-letter. "My Corner" - the locker from my old apartment building that I illegally kept and arranged as a room for the night, the seats on the ferry I travel on everyday, my first ever photocopy scam, snatching stuff in public places, The 'Steak Theory', I hate typos, recommended zines, editorial, news, back issues, info, and some random fun stuff throughout. Quoted from www.zinesters.net.
http:www.geocities.com/orangeblue_zine
orangeblue_zine [AT] yahoo.com
(added 13/09/2006)

O, Fortitude

"Erica definitely reeled me into her stories with her open writing style. She writes about a few personal encounters she has had and titles them 'the virgo', 'the scorpio', etc. Her writing is addictive! An excerpt: 'i have no grand summary, no brilliant point to illustrate. i point my toes in the direction of the future, of putting more on the line than just drunken fumblings - maybe finding my heart again in the midst of all these ashes.'" Zine by Erica. Quoted and available to order from Sweet Candy Distro.
(added 11/9/2006)


Only Hooligans Write on Desks
(Canada)
"There is a morbid thread running throughout this zine - suicide, self-mutilation and other destructive thigns are touched upon. But there is also lighthearted elements - comics and book suggestions making all seem to fit together. Written by a teenage girl in Canada." Quoted and available to order from Moon Potatoes Distro.
(added 29/06/2006)

Oh, January!
(US)
"'My name is Chelsea and I am a girl without a daddy, or alteast that's what I let everyone believe.'
Perparing to see her father for the first time in six years, Chelsea talks about how it all makes her feel." Quoted and available to order from Moon Potatoes Distro.
(added 29/06/2006)

On Being Jealous of Invertebrates Vol. 1
(US?)
"What is the difference between being an earthworm & being human? The difference is heartbreaking." Quoted and available to order from My My Distro.
(added 28/06/2006)

Off My Jammy
(MA/US)

"#15 This issue is subtitled, The Gently Used Issue. Articles range from interviews with garage rock band, American Hi-Fi, or Dorothy from Mole 2, to reusable menstrual pads and punk rock aerobics, to more. But no matter what Lisa is talking about, or who she's talking to, all the articles come back to the theme of this issue: Recycling. This fanzine travels all over but never strays far from reduce, reuse, recycle." Quoted and available to order from Echo Zine Distro.
PO Box 440422
Somerville, MA 02144
USA
off_my_jammy [AT] hotmail.com
http://www.sinkcharme.com/omj/
(added 20/06/2006)


Outpunk
(CA/US)
"#6 Legendary homocore zine from San Francisco! Bamboo Girl, you are entering a gay and lesbian free zone, straight girl, Velma & peppermint Patty, this is war, untamed youth, fat fucking bitch, queer portrait, the way to cruise: a guide for boys, queer not beer, wave of fag-hunting and murders in Mexico, BIKINI KILL, BUZZCOCKS." Quoted and available to order from Emancypunx Distro.
(added 16/06/2006)


Onward
(US)
"# 2 (fall 2000). American newspaper. Anarchist news, opinion, theory and stategy of today : protest rock world bank, autonomy and global capital in Chiapas, Mujeres libres, anarchist perspectives on voting, ABC federation updates etc.# 3 (winter 2000/2001). Fighting for Mumia Abu-Jamal, women in struglle, Lucy Parsons, our bodies are political : fatphobia, shutting down the SOA etc.
# 4 (spring 2001). Resisting globalization, on the medicalization of women's bodies, queers crushing capitalism, May day, finding hope after seattle, ABC Federation updates, state repression watch etc." Quoted and available to order from Diffusons Distro
diffusons [AT] fr.st.
(added 16/06/2006)

Ocular Eclipse
(Canada)
"This is a perzine from Maria in Canada (it is basically a continuation of her Time Out zines). In this issue, Maria contemplates her neighborhood as she walks around at sunrise taking pictures, coming out as bisexual to her best friend, and going to a Catholic school." Quoted and available to order from Wasabi Distro.
(Japan)
(added 01/05/2006)


Oh Boy!
(NJ/US)
"...charming mini that mixes personal writing on depression (and shame), realationships gone bad, homophobic friends, insensitive boys that act like they care when they want to get laid, comix about her friend Dante...Plus, it’s all hand-written and completely readable!" (from Riot Grrrl Review #3 http://us.geocities.com/marmaladejackson/four.html)
To order issue #
1 or #2, write to:
Barbie
58 Farley Place
Allendale, NJ 07401
USA
(added 30/03/2006)


OPERATION HEADRUSH
(MA/US)
"Rachel’s critiques of different situations: ....when she got kicked out of her old band, an account of activism and guerilla street theatre by an anarchist youth group... that addressed Columbus Day, imperialism, and genocide, thoughts on why she would vote, even though she is an anarchist, anti-school thoughts, a run-down on a girl-positive excursion, and other little bits...a good mix of the personal and political." (from Riot Grrrl Review #3 http://us.geocities.com/marmaladejackson/four.html)
To order issue #
6, write to:
Rachel
21 Westbourne Rd.
Newton, MA 02159
(added 30/03/2006)


Ovary Action
(Oslo, Norway)
"OvaryAction is an Oslo-based, Yeasty Grrlz- inspired fanzine that is distributed on a monthly basis in the best Norwegian record stores and venues. The editors and collaborators let their imagination and creativity run wild on feminist, anti-conformist-sexist-"rankist" themes, enhanced with music that rock their world to the point of dizzyness. Interviews, reviews, short-stories, burst of laughters (or anger and tears) and comic strips complete the atomic recipe to challenge boundaries and suffocating categories. Queer Freedom! OvaryAction and Babes in Boyland are deeply connected since the former was created by half of the latter after she had moved to Scandinavia. Complementarity has thus been displaced, not destroyed: southern and norther music tastes and concerns are still closely related. OvaryAction is open to all who feel the urge to express themselves in this free space. So send us reviews, reactions, interviews, drawings, pictures... You can now hear OvaryAction on the net: www.radiorakel.no, every Sat afternoon, from 4 to 5. Send us your demo!!!
OvaryAction
c/o radiorakel
PO Box 6836 St Olavs Plass
0130 Oslo, Norway
ovaryactionmail [AT] yahoo.com
http://www.babesinboyland.info/pages/presents/ovary_01.htm
(added 09/14/2004)

on the road to healing--
a booklet for men against sexism

(WA/US)

This "is a zine that exists to provide a printed space for articles, stories, art, photography and other printable mediums directed at critical theory and personal reflections on male socialization, sexism and the concept of manhood. How have these concepts influenced and molded us? How do they relate to all other facets of our lives? creators: basil, with contributions by Chris Crass, Chris Dixon, Loolwa Khazoom, Cameron Bustamante, Donald Cavanaugh, Tony Switzer, Jeff Ott, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran and Michael Flood."
planting seeds community awareness project
http://www.pscap.org/
PO Box 11452
Olympia, WA 98508, USA
info [AT] pscap.org
(added 05/16/2003)


Off Track
(US)

Off track "is about cities, weather, trains, art, relationships, museums, school, lonliness, sadness, strength, belief, beauty, - it's about a lot of things. really, it's a collection of impressions and it was written because i am always trying to make sense of everything. the zine wasn't even intentional, it just kind of happened. currently, it's distroed by burning the letters and moon rocket distro. soon to be distroed by vox populis distro." Zine by Beth.
bethv9 [AT] aol.com
(added 1/24/03)


open all the time
(Canada)




"Straight not narrow?
queer-friendly-feminist?
not homophobic?
fucking, prove it."
(from #2)
Angela is writing about the trans-exclusive policy of the Michigan Women's Music Festival, her involvement in queer organizations in Canada, on "White Privilege" and much more. A very fine zine!

Angela
Brampton, ON, Canada
irregular_youth [AT] hotmail.com


Octopus Head
(ME/US)

Eleanor, Pownal, ME, USA
Music-label-distro-zine.
octopus_head [AT] yahoo.com
http://www.geocities.com/octopus_head



The Original Yonah Schimmel
(Australia)

“Here’s my amazing rationale for starting a zine; I was sick of relying on Plyester’s Books to get my zines. Yep, that simple. I knew there must be more cool zines out there and I wanted to hear about them, and get them. Stupidly, I thought I might as well make a listing or review thingy seeing no one else seemed to be doing it.” This zine is a demo according to Yonah. It is about reprints, reviews, contacts and info. This zine review promises a lot if it surpasses its demo stage.
PO Box
Lygon St North
East Brunswick 3057
Australia

yonahschimmel [AT] bigfoot.com
(added 11/16/02)


Other Ramona
(ON/Canada)

"This zine is the result of no time, no sleep, daily thunderstorms, smoky basement apartments, and a lot of laughter- who needs the sun, anyway?” In Issue #3 you’ll be able to find Laura venting on self esteem, a job she had, dancing to Throwing Muses, watching former friends become passerby’s and maturing while holding on to her life. Zine by Laura
Kingston, ON, Canada.

afisher [AT] cgocable.net
(added 11/16/02)



Out Write Wilde
(?)
“Out Write Wilde… is a zine created for anyone who possesses a desire to knock down the barriers of ignorance. It is a forum for limitless expression. It is a place free from censorship. It is a publication that has abandoned confining ideals. So all you tribades, fruits, artists, philosophers, activists, and non-conformists, let your intellects rage, because it’s going to be one Wilde ride!” Volume #1 of Out Write Wilde is truly enjoyable. Not only can you learn a credo on gender, but also included to Catherine’s zine is an allegory. I better mention that her ideas on reality check Barbies are an item that she should patent. Zine by Katherine.
hrockdale [AT] hotmail.com
(added 11/16/02)

Oppress This
(US)
Erin already put out 13 issues of her print zine. She also has a live journal at: http://www.livejournal.com/users/oherin

One Bedroom Apartment
(US)

By now three print issues (since 1998) http://members.nbci.com/onebedroom/
(webpage inactive 10/02/2006)


ARCHIVED LINKS -- DEAD LINKS
Only 5 cents
(US)
(dead link, January 2003
)
A site by Angela who likes grrrl bands (takes long to load) http://envy.nu/avantgarde/

  
 


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