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Pissing Against the Wind
"Love poems and other tidbits by the many faces of Kristen DeLuca, the goddess behing MOB. Featuring all original artwork by Jeff Miller." Quoted and available to order from MyOwnBrain Productions.
$2.00 plus $1.50 S+H
(added 29/06/2006)

Personal Charm
"Subtitled "A Collection of Comics by Zine Queen Missy Kulik", this 68 page book is what we've been waiting for! This is a collection of comics that previously appeared in the ten issues of Missy's zine, Pocket as well as in other places such as Roctober & Flotation Device. This is for those of you who have already finished your new Harry Potter book & need something to be excited about!" Quoted and available to order from My My Distro.
68p > 1/4 legal > $12.00

(added 28/06/2006)

Pro-Choice Poster
"Black and white poster with a vintage image of a woman at an abortion rights rally wearing a sign over her uterus that says, "This uterus is not government property." The poster reads "Continue to state the obvious to void state evasion of the statement." From a Revolution Whores zine*.
*Actually, I've been informed that it's a poster by John Yates from a book called StealWorks." Quoted and available to order from Maybonne!.
10 1/4" x 7 1/4" / 75 cents postage paid (US) / $1.25 postage paid (INTL)
(added 26/06/2006)

The Period Project
"Violet created this zine because of her dissatisfaction of corperate propaghanda in schools concerning periods. Like remeber that talk you got in 5th/6th grade in public school? At the end you given party favor baggies with ads printed on them and inside of them was tampons, deoderant, pads, and makeup. All provided to you by the lovely people at Proctor and Gamble/Kimberly Clark/Tampax/OB etc? With coupons to give your mom to buy more? In this zine is the kinda antithesis of that. It talks about cramps, and celebrating and loving your body, and what choices you get when it comes to bleeding (and by choices this isnt always vs kotex). It includes a section on where to get/how to make period related crafts and includes lists for further reading and so much more! I know I am totally giving this to my little sister when she gets older." Quoted and available to order from HousewifeXcore Distro.
(added 26/06/2006)

Pixystick "Leslie writes a kickass grrrly zine that is thoughtful and introspective. it talks about her reading beauty magazines (or not reading them), "censorship for girls by girls", her at a s-k (sleater kinney) show, and a bunch of other wicked neat stuff. definitely check this zine out !!!!" Quoted and available to order from Fortune Cookie Distro.
(added 21/06/2006)

Palpitate "This zine has a lot of visuals and some great photography. Along with the photography is words, quotes, and thoughts. Try to figure out parts of the author with her interesting statements." Quoted and available to order from Dreamers Distro.
$1, 2oz
(added 20/06/2006)

"Candy writes great little stories in this typewritten personal zine.  Inside, you will find stories about family, friends, the summer, fires, and more.  This is one of those zines that is kind of hard to describe because it's so personal and filled with lots of stories." (Quoted in Driving Blind Distro) Available to order from Driving Blind Distro
(added 1/06/2006)

Plastic Jewelry
"With a cute leopard print cover, this appeals to me as a cute girly teen zine with a personal twist. There are some poems and pieces on breaking beauty standards; childhood memories, eating disorders, and school stories." (Quoted in Beyond A Joke Distro). Issue # 2 available to order from Beyond a Joke Distro

"Placenta is a well-written and informative punk rock/vegan parenting zine written by a lovely grrrl named Rosa-Maria. It is contributor based although Rosa-Maria also writes a lot for it as well. Inside issue #1 you will find: Eva's homebirth (Rosa-Maria and David's little girl) written from Rosa-maria's perspective as well as from David's perspective, post-partum herb bath, early breastfeeding chronicles, an article called "Thrifty mama" about things you'll supposedly "need" to have for your baby (and how to get around some of these supposed "needs" which are just traps for consumeristic American parents-to-be), an ongoing feature called "Rocker mom vs. Soccer mom", which will discuss why  the writer considers themselves punk and how they raise their kids "punk rock style", top 5 albums to listen to with little humans, as well as a recipe for vegan chilli "for the masses" as well as vegetable soup "for the masses" and finally, a punk parent resource guide! Whew! Even if you're not punk or a parent you'll find this to be an interesting read, if nothing else for the different perspective.  And if you're a punk rockin' parent you can *even* contribute to this zine so check it out for sure!" (Quoted in Basement Freak's Distro) Available to order from: Basement Freak's Distro
$2.00, 32pgs, 1/2 sized


(US/ Japan)

"This issue has articles in English and Japanese- including an interview with Sisterz of the Underground, Joy Dean of Division 88, articles on knitting, the history of belly
dancing... " (Quoted in Wasabi Distro) Issue #5 available to order from: Wasabi Distro.
210 yen
36pp - 1/2 size

(added 01/05/2006)

Pandora's Box
"Pandora’s Box seems to teeter between being provacative and rhetorical. Sam interviews Tula Asselanis, the creator behind I, Doll, a documentary on Barbie, as well as her own thoughts on everyone’s most loved and hated doll, “Fun with Unsanctioned Self-Expression”, which is about public art and similar stuff, writing on old radio shows with recommendations and contact info., stuff on The California Civil Rights Initiative, which would end Affirmative Action and programs for girls, among other things under the guise of equality, same sex marriages (with activism tips), and reviews. 7” x 8 1/2”, 32 pages."(from Riot Grrrl Review #3
To order issue #
1, write to:
Sam Culp
1270 Sunset Plaza Dr.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
$1 + 2 stamps or trade
(added 30/03/2006)

This issue has interviews with Larry Livermore and Amanda’s... cool roommate at school. We also get punk stuff - reviews,..., short poems and quotes, dealing with homophobes, dealing with scary people, anime worship, stuff on anti-gay laws in America (with alot of facts and research), thoughts on voting, and more. 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 48 pages."(from Riot Grrrl Review #3
To order issue #1
3, write to:
1477 Leonard
St. Peter, MN 56082
$1 or 3 stamps
(added 30/03/2006)

"...some of this is random thoughts on stuff such as "party mix” and favorite beauty products, but there is material... more meaningful like Kerith’s poem about being mixed race and the piece on being manic depressive. 8 1/2” x 11”, 46 pages."(from Riot Grrrl Review #3
To order issue #
, write to:
369 S. Doheny Dr. #106
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(added 30/03/2006)

Poor Little Rich Girl
"Leana dissects her rape/sexual assault experiences. She says, “So, this isn’t some Seventeen mag or YM-esque tale of terror about “how I lost my virginity (my pride and joy, ha ha) and my sanity and my boyfriend, blah-blah-blah, not at all, and I want to make it totally clear this is not a soap opera exaggerated story. It is about what happened and also how I am alive and surviving just fine...” I think that paragraph really sums it up pretty well... This is really powerful reading, a must for other victims of sexual assault, or any other form of violence. 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 24 pages."(from Riot Grrrl Review #3
To order th
is issue, write to:
1002, 1601, 10 St. NW
Calgary, Alta T2M 4N1
(added 30/03/2006)

"There’s writing in here on self-hate, a cathartic piece about losing someone to AIDS and how it makes her feel when people joke about it, summer, gross and scary stories about cockroaches, women’s awareness,...thoughts on death, her curly hair,... being fat and her history with diets, a really powerful piece about how she was raped by her mom’s boyfriend, and more. 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 48 pages."(from Riot Grrrl Review #3
To order
issue #3, write to:
10206 Bushman Dr. #424
Oakton, VA 22124
$1 + 2 stamps or trade
(added 30/03/2006)

"26 girls and 1 boy write about sexuality. Contributors include Ericka Power Candy, Jeannette Someone Loves Me in Ohio, Rebecca Velvet Grass, me, Theresa Billy’s Mitten, Olivia Planet Drag King, Rita Pure Tuna Fish, and others. The topics range greatly, and a myriad of sexual persuasions and viewpoints are represented. 8 1/2” x 11”, 37 pages." (from Riot Grrrl Review #3
To order this issue, write to:
Lauren Martin
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
$2 + a stamp, $1 + 4 stamps, a trade + 4 stamps, or a trade + $1!
(added 30/03/2006)

"There’s funny and righteous stuff on “enlightened whiteys”, the zinester of color symposium, how she fits in at her white and straight school, writing on the history and meaning of the word “Latino”, “punker than you” attitudes, more Latino/a history and political stuff, being angry at herself for apologizing in a situation where she was the victim... Check out this rad, important zine. 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 20 pages." (from Riot Grrrl Review #3
To order issue #6, write to:
Rita Fatila
16 Fairview Ave.
St. Thomas, ONT NSR 4X4
$1 or trade
(added 30/03/2006)

"This is a collection of sparse clippings and comments. There’s alot of anti-MTV sentiments, wishing the author could change lives, a review of L7’s live presence, a description of the “perfect child”, and a really beautiful piece by Cary (Not Mary) about what a victim thinks of as she is assaulted. 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 20 pages." (from Riot Grrrl Review #3
To order issue #
1, write to:
540 South Creek Road
Racine, WI 53402
50 cents and a stamp?
(added 30/03/2006)

Pandora's Cunt

"A women's health zine focusing on holistic care and young women. I really want to share my knowlege and create a place where other women can share theirs. cost is 1-2 dollars, or trade. trades can be submissions!!" Arwyn arwyn [AT]
(added 01/20/05)


PonyBoy Press


Since 1994: "Personal zines (Imaginary Life, Papaer Crush) written by a zinester over 35. Stories about loss and ghosts and moving and choices and how it haunts me sometimes. Also, Figure 8, is a zine about size acceptance and a handbook for the body revolution and fat liberation! Web site lists zines: IMAGINARY LIFE, FIGURE 8, PAPER CRUSH
By Kirssy,
ponyboypress [AT],
(added 09/08/2004)

Pussy Pen Zine
(Toronto, Canada)
"Pussy Pen Zine is a publication born from the Pussy Pen reading series -
devoted to women, trans and queer perspectives. We currently have two issues, an International Women's Day issue and our queer pride issue, Pussy Pride. We're based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and are mostly
a local publication, though our second issue does include works by some artists outside of Canada. For more info, you can check out our website or email for more info: info [AT]!

(added 08/08/2004)


"PISTIL, a new feminist-perspective magazine offers many opportunities for independent young women from all over the globe to submit their work (writing, photography, etc.) and share their voice. This Chicago-based arts & culture magazine spotlight's
today's groundbreaking talent, as well as fashion, music, photography, books, activism, film and the fine arts. PISTIL Magazine - Put your petal to the metal."
PISTIL Magazine
PO Box 220134,
Chicago, IL 60622-9998
info [AT]


peroxide addict
"I have compiled many stories about my life teaching english overseas, doggy police and grumpy landlords. At the end there is a lovely recipie section. This is my summer issue, hopefully #2 will be out in october! It's $3.00 in person or $4 by mail. peroxide_addict [AT] for
ordering or trades, i love trades. By Rita.

My Paper Crane
A DIY project zine

My Paper Crane, a DIY project zine
issue #1 The art of free stuff, host your own theme party, make your own disco ball, scratch and sniff stickers, and so much more! Comes with a free artist trading card
issue #2 Fun with gummi bears, erotic piñatas, crochet an inhaler cozy, and so much more! Comes with a free patch. Each issue is $3.00 shipped, I am forever chainging the format of my zine, issue one is like a giant matchbook, and issue two has comb binding. You can order by emailing me birdandblue [AT] or through my website
By Heidi.

(added 07/04/2003)

planting seeds
# l includes poems, writings on class, race & identity, art and more by basil and billie. "basically this zine is about our friendship and our activism and life." issue 2 has more poems, writings on deconstructing work and college, race & identity, reasons not to kill yourself, a list of alternatives of living in capitalism and more. #3 focuses on the writing that follows the personal life journeys of basil and billie rain. You can order these zines at:
planting seeds community awareness project
PO Box 11452
Olympia, WA 98508, USA
info [AT]
(added 05/16/2003)


"Finally! after a year in production, pocket 10 is here! in this issue you will find a full list of truly inspirational obsessions, crafty comics about everyday life, rock n roll, and so much more. see what the fuss is about..." $2 missy kulik, athens, GA.
(added 5/14/2003)

(Sydney, Australia)

Subtitled with "Modern fiction for young peoples" and with a great wallpaper cover this zine is a collection of short stories by Jo! "In some hours, some minutes, some seconds, all logic and sense will slip past and shoot straight towards the flyscreen and the patterned curtains. I feel like I'm ten years older when really the only time that has passed is the time it takes for my tea to go cold and I'm thinkinthinkinthinkin' about capacity and ability, about intent and cause." Jo! also writes The Fortune Cookie Espresso and is involved with Pinstripe distro at Glebe markets. By Jo! Quach. Order at Moon Rocket Distro, NZ.
(added 5/9/2003)

the patron saint of small things
In the intro Sarah says: "I am detail-obsessive. I notice everything about my situation, and it all matters to me. Especially the times when everything that happens is exactly what ought to happen, and the cloudy sky, the song on the radio, the font on a street sign in a town is right. (...) This is why I write, I think. This zine is like an image journal, my favourite kind." By Sarah Smith. Email her at: sesmith [AT] SMC, 1657,
PO Box 2888,
1060 Morewood Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.

(added 5/8/2003)

Pussy Magazine

Full of great cutn-paste collages and sharp articles, Pussy Magazine gives an answer to the lame and shitty so-called women's mags like cosmo! I particulary like the editors critical remarks on 9/11 (as an 'alien' in this country myself). She also asks:: "Are YOU living our your dreams? If not, what the hell are you waiting for?" You see, you should get Pussy! To Order the latest copy of p.5!'s Pussy Magazine
Send $5 to:
Pussy Magazine
287 Bedford ave #12
brooklyn, ny 11211
pussymagazine [AT]

(added 02/13/2003)

Persephone is Pissed

A great personal grrrl zine by Olivia, she says: "Persephone Is Pissed was born when I realized Ineeded an outlet for my recently-unearthed feminist fury. I realized a zine was perfect, I grabbed scissors and began." Read more about what she has to say about putting out her zine in our interview section!
PO Box 11345,
Eugene, OR 97440, USA

persephoneispissed [AT]

Pink Punkies
A riot grrrl goup from Argentina! In Spanish and English.

The Pamzine

A UK-zine with interviews with LeTigre, Angelica and Brassy and articles on Elastica, Bis, The Haggard, the crapness of music press,... (from RG Europe zine) "1: Pam Savage isn't a she, they're a they -a band of four fearless revolutionaries who have taken the world of indie by storm engulfing its limp beige mediocrity in a blaze of wigs, cocktail dresses and killer riffs. 2: Pam Savage got their name from the East End rhyming slang term for 'ham sandwich'. 3: Since March 2000 Pam Savage have been publishing The Pamzine, a finely tuned propaganda machine dedicated to all things savage."
The Pamzine, London, UK
pamzine [AT]
(webpage inactive 10/02/2006)

Pink Dna

"Pink dna is grrrl run/grrrl published zine.
This issue is the best yet! Issue 7 comes to a whopping 47 pages of interviews, feminist entries, music reviews, rants, and politics. If you don't have the new issue yet, send out for it today. $2 in person, $2.50 by mail. Spread the word, make things happen!
About the new issue: pink dna issue 7
Written and published by natalie james. Contributing writers inlcude lori werner, taylor b., andrea v. Published on a "when i get it done basis". This zine covers the period of september-december 2001, and the thoughts/events going on in my brain. If you are a feminist or someone who just loves to read, pick up pink dna." (webpage inactive 10/02/2006)

Parallel Lines
Performance Project



"And for me, zines are performative: a collection of acts and postures I've chosen to include, not the total me, and yet all the same a very true extension of that self." This is a wonderfyl split zine between Wendy (from Subject of Change) and Lauren (from Hard as Nails and Quantify). Their questions on gender identity and body politics (employing postmodern and deconstructivist theory, oh yes Judith Butler) are indeed puzzling. They ask: " How can we talk with clarity about ambiguity itself?" Discussions on safe spaces, thoughts on race and racism, multiculturalism, zine reviews etc. make this zine one of my favorites. To order write the two:

yellowperil77 [AT]
girl_exile [AT]

PO Box
N. Camb, Ma 02140

Plotz Notes

"The best thing anyone can do in starting a magazine is opening people's minds to new ideas, as well as looking at how effed up the past had been."
PO Box 819
Stuyvesant Station
New York City, New York 10009
Email: plotz [AT]


Power Dreams

"Power Dreams is about just being, just for now."
Power Dreams
PO Box 1375
Princeton, New Jersey 08542
power_dreams [AT]
$2.00 each= Issues#1,2

Pretty Ugly

"One of the reasons why I started this zine is that I'm scared that as time goes on feminism is being viewed as increasingly more irrelevant." Read more in our interview!
PO Box 331
Lilydale 3140
Victoria, Australia
Email: kelly [AT]

Perfect Imperfection Zine

"I have finally found my voice... and printed it on pink paper!" This is a cut & paste perzine made by me (Emily) and my friend Emm. It's half size with 22 pages of humour*rants*articles*grrrl related*reviews* hopes & dreams*stuff i have stolen from the net*poetry*artwork*quotes* published & unpublised writing*extracts... its basically a grrrl's view on the world. The zine also contains a regular comic strip i draw myself called "see emily play". For details of how to get a copy, or to be put on the mailing list for our zine, send your email address to me at the address below! Issue 4 out now!!!
Contact Emily: emilyjanegraves [AT]

Palm to Heart

“This is my attempt to create and I can assure that it hasn’t been easy…”
p.o box 1204
Santa Cruz, California 95061

Parts and Pieces

“This collection in your hands is not chronological. It’s not going to flow smoothly as you may want it to. I did my best to organize pieces based on subject matter, but be aware that a mind frame is a very difficult thing to hold on to.”
Marcy, Albany, New York, USA
Email: partsandpieces [AT]

Pocket Editor

“This issue took its inspiration from a video game called ZERO WING. The Sega Genesis release of that game have suffered from a poorly translated script.”
Jennifer, Burbank, California, USA
Email: jarvia [AT]
50 cents = Issue#2

The Privacy Project

“This scene steamed from my unnatural love for looking through the wallets and bags of others. People like to poke through other people’s things.”
Marie, Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA
Email: madegan0 [AT]

Prisca Grrl
An online riot grrrl zine in English and German by Prisca (Frankfurt).

(added 10/11/02)


“Some parts of this zine are truer than others. You can choose and pick what you want to believe I guess.” Papercut2 consists of journal entries, poetry, short stories and the personality of characters within this zine. Price: Issue #2 = $2.00 including postage and handling.
ox 650
Marrickville 2204 NSW

jolearnstorock [AT]
(added 11/16/02)

Parties and Brunch

“I wish that you could see what I see. I want you all to experience the total freedom I feel.” The answer to this one is in its title. Parties and Brunch concentrates on the advantages and freedom that Katherine in her life. Katherine states that she was a cigarette girl, that was able to frequent clubs. In this issue she offers a run through about these nightlife spots. Overall, this zine concentrates on parties and everything else attached to these. Price: $2.00 each
PO Box 2366
New York, New York 10009
(added 11/16/02)

A Peculiar Twirling Skirt

“This zine is my attempt to communicate. I am no longer a daydream faerie. I am as indefinite as the bend in her elbow. Sometimes visible, mostly invisible… and constantly neglected. By the way, this is not the introduction, this is the beginning of my revolution.” This zine gives attention to journal entries, photography and womanhood. Let me briefly mention that Nidhi is selective on trades so check with her prior to sending your zine. Price: $1.00 plus 2-stamps/ sufficient trade. By Nidhi who also designs fabulous buttons and let me use her zine love design for my surfboard!
nidbug [AT]
(added 11/16/02)

Persickety Pabulum

“To me 18 is scary, I’m going to graduate in three months, and go to college. Where I go, who I meet, what I choose to study will drastically affect my life.” Issue #10 actually was circulating but our author decided that she wanted to censor it so she sent out to colleges. So Issue#11 is now available and for those interested here is a run through from her table of contents: Font Quiz, Weezer 2, Data match, Weird Sights, Mad Libs, DIY and a few others.
Hiya4562 [AT]
(added 11/16/02)

Pirate Jenny

“A saucy little zine for your inner feminist revolutionary.” In this Ish: Sick-Ass Foods, Helena Rubenstein gets up, gets out, gets back to the bar, Chef Joan Ties One On, the Three Titted Bra, Ms. Queer Cherry, 2002 Poses in Brooklyn and A Boy- Virgin Sacrifice gets messy. Eat that.” You can get all of this in Volume II, Issue 1. Price: $3.00 dollars each.
piratejennyburns [AT]
(added 11/16/02)

The Pleiades

“I am often terrified of the world, terrified to interact with forceful masses of steel hurtling down the streets and with disturbingly intense people who seem like they can see right through me. I see people driving huge ugly cars and realize that our aims are probably completely at odds. How will the world ever improve when hateful people are sucking it up piece by piece? I cower at chaos and at the random cruelty of the universe, especially as it manifests itself in callous people and callous actions.” Miranda in Issue#3 uses her zine as a vehicle to expel her views on the severity of the conditions that this world has offered her. She also adds that she doesn’t always want to feel trapped. Price: Pleiades #1=.50 cents, #2 = $1.00
Pleiades Buttons= .50 cents each. By Miranda who also runs the burning the letters distro.
PO Box 1800
Spokane, WA 99210-1800 (webpage for distro inactive 10/02/2006)
(added 11/16/02)

Post-Consumer Waste

“Dedicated to people who read walls and people who write on walls.” This zine is a diverse echo of reality that comes from sources such as “newspapers and magazines and all those things.” By Louise.
Lostcity9999 [AT]
(added 11/16/02)


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