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"# 2. Anarcho-punk newsletter from England : news, zines (reviews), noise (records reviews) and texts about slendermeans and The Kate Sharpley Library." Quoted and available to order from Diffusons Distro.


Alkaline Sheba

A fanzine that covers riot grrrl, reviews, rants, punk, feminism.
London , UK
alkalinesheba [AT]

Altar Magazine

"Politics, art, interviews and more! In the newest issue: interviews with folk artist/anarchist Utah Phillips, musician Ari Up and artist Heidi Minx, female Muslim artists and political activists, Feminists vs. Humanists, and as always, fiction, artwork, music and book reviews. Great stuff! " Quoted and available to order from Wasabi Distro. ( Japan).

Activity Girl Zine

"We all got together through meeting on the 'net, on The Void (channel 4 teletext music board) and through Riot Grrrl Lincs, which sadly folded due to mysterious circumstances..but hey we came back! Bigger, brighter and better than before! Activity Grrrl Zine is in its very early stages yet, but eventually it's gonna be a proper paper as well as an online zine, filled with a mish mash of punk/ska/ukhc/indie/ alternative etc/riot grrrl/feminism/columns/ reviews/shows/a tape trading list and general all round cool stuff :) We're from all over, Lincoln, Nottingham, and Sheffield to name a few places, which gives us even more chance of creating this mega network of people sharing music, meeting each other, starting bands and going to shows. 100% DIY is where it's at!"


“You can’t compliment a friend on their band. They know you will come see them play regardless of what you think of their musical efforts.”
PO Box 13077
Gainesville , Florida 32604 – 1077


"# 11. Très sympathique zine anarcho-punk/HC. Totalement D.I.Y. et non-profit. Bonne présentation « découpage ». Musicale mais politisé et excellent ton. 5 pages de chroniques (zique & zines), des colonnes, des compte-rendus de concerts, des dessins, des photos, interviews de Daymare, Highscore, Hated Youth, etc." Quoted and available to order from Diffusons Distro.
diffusons [AT]


"Bejeezus is a pro-girl zine that is dedicated to supporting and promoting independent music, art, and culture--whether it's made in big cities or the tiniest of towns. Publisher/Editor: Hillary Harrison.
PO Box 575
Louisville , KY 40201
hillary [AT]

Broken records

"Jessica, who also wrote the zine 'Cross Examination', has created a zine that deals with her experiences working in a record store. Jessica's style of storytelling is captivating. This issue also comes with a great CD filled with music." Quoted amd available to order fromDriving Blind Distro.

Bondage Up Yours : Experiences of female punks in the nineteen ninties

"Just what is says on the tin. Bondage up yours in the dissertation of long-time punk Michelle Liptrot, who sets out to investigate the female punk experience of the 90s. Set largely in the north (horay!) topics include: punk and the conventional image of femininity, experiences of discrimination, everyday lives of female punks and feminism and sexism within the punk scene. Her work includes lots of interviews, extracts and personal wisdom. Great stuff." Quoted from Cause & Effect Distro.

Catch That Beat!
A supercool Riot Grrrl zine by Yayoi. I first read about her in an interview she did with Good Girl #2 (Canada) and I was so thrilled, I immediately emailed her and she sent me her lovely zine. I just love her cover of the summer 2000 "That Zine That Would Be Queen" issue! Check her web site (the zine and the web site are mostly in Japanese)


"In solidarity, supporting ladies in hardcore!"
Zine and distro.
Barcelona, Spain

clitocorezine [AT]
(added 16/06/2006, updated 21/11/2006)


"This is a music and art zine. We feature hardcore, indie, emo, punk, thrash and more music that doesn't suck. We have sketchbook-like drawings, comics, show stories, cd reviews, DIY projects and more made just for you. Hopefully, we'll meet some friends at SF zine fest this coming September." Zine by Tina (along with other writers).
San Francisco , CA;
coughzine [AT]


Issue 2 of CLIT ROCKET! is just out with the follow stuff: GB JONES AND THE BITH OF QUEERCORE, S/HE of Minnie Bruce Pratt, DERREK JARMAN Biography, haum scarum interview, world pride in roma & tribe 8 interview, haggard interview, raunchy reclkess and the amazons, sublime mutations & del la grace volcano, me & kathy acker of the sublime mutations, diamanda galas, p.p. pasolini, stone butch blues of leslie feinberg, joan nestle, lesbian bithces, michelle tea!
It's all wrriten at computer and in english language! By VERUSKA O.:
clitrocket [AT]

Carbon & Carbide "carbon & carbide #1 a perzine by lisa cassidy that talks about travel & ibs, women in music & the library along with other things. aprox. 1/4 size, 23pgs." Quoted and available from

Document One

"I hate that hierarchy in art that says music (white boy with guitar) is the most important and most interesting kind of punk art, and it deserves the most attention and all the other forms of art needs to take the backseat. I want to destroy this- I think I can be a rock star with my words. No guitars."
PO Box 4702
Portland , OR 97208
riotnotdiet [AT]


"# 2 - Zine HC/punk D.I.Y. Interviews de Costa's cake house, Submerge, Unholy grave, Cheerleaders of the apocalypse, Tidal, Abstraction/Abstr-act/Inertie, chroniques disques, zines et livres. 40 p A4, 120 g. prix libre
# 3 - Chroniques zines, disques, interviews : Retch, HK, Human error, texte. Présentation ciseaux/colle." Quoted from Diffusons Distro.
diffusons [AT]

Endemoniada webzine
This zine "is dedicated to giving exposure to female bands and artists of the metal, hardcore, punk, industrial, gothic, and bizarre genre. Women in the scene aren’t our only focus we balance our zine with interview of male oriented bands and other underground personalities. We seek to balance the gender role within our musical scene. For a long time females performers, bands and artists of this music were barely covered and we decided to do something about it."
EndemoniadaZine [AT]

Fever Pitch "The new issue of fever pitch features interviews with Julie Pomerleau, Irmin Schmidt (of can), Hal Blaine, Chico Hamilton and Chris Dedrick (of free design). Also within the pages of fever pitch #10 is an art and design section, a music section, violin spotlight as well as music, film and soundtrack reviews. A good magazine for those looking for information about music that is off the beaten path." Quoted and available to order from Stick Figure Distro.
(added 2/2/2007)

Flesh from Ashe

"Using the Power of Art to Subvert Political and Corporate Propaganda. The magazine focuses on art that works to foster social change. Includes book review, music reviews, interviews with activist artists, poetry and a CD with music, poetry readings, and spoken word. " Zine by Robin Coe. Findlay, OH,
anakatora [AT]

Galatea's Pants

"Galatea's Pants is a zine I've been doing for four years. It is both a political and a perzine, with often lots of poetry, essays, photographs, lots of collages, smartass-ness, book reviews, and a good deal of music. There have also been interviews, like with Moxy Fruvous's Jian Ghomeshi, and upcoming interviews with musicians Stuart Davis and Susan Werner." Zine by Lauren Eggert-Crowe. Quoted from .
laurenchanting [AT]

Featuring, interviewing and linking grrrl punk bands. A great resource site.

Gasoline Rainbows
"It is my first 'zine, and I am extremely excited about it. It contians poetry, pictures I've drawn, photos I've taken, a comic strip, articles about different topics ranging from the goofy and random to issues facing teen girls today, reviews and recommendations for music, things to do, movies, books, and websites...I hope to get other people to contribute to it in the future.My first issue is 22 pages and half-sized. It will come out monthly and be around 20 pages in legnth." By JD Warhol.
(website inactive 11/08/2006)


Girly - the zine that likes to say "DRAG"

Glamour queens, rock'n'rollers, revolutionaries, fuckups,role-models, pop-trash culture and real life
It's about drag and personal/transgender politics, yeah? But it's about trash drag culture, movies, rocknroll and punk fuckin rock, too. And a general outlet for my ME and MY INTERESTS and ACTIVITIES. I've been doing zines and comics and stuff since 1984. It's kind of a d.i.y./punk bug; and this is the latest manifestation." By Mona (last updated in 1999).
museum [AT]

The grey streets, issue three: the music issue
"distro review: this zine has influenced me so much. it's opened my eyes to some other kinds of music, and yes, has got me hooked on rilo kiley. layne writes so well, and somehow coaxes you gently into her world and her music. fan-fucking-tastic." Zine created by Layne. Quoted and available to order from Fatcheeks Distro.

Gnosis by Bri Zine, out of Cleveland, Ohio, USA: This zine is made by a young grrrl out of c-town who plays in a semichick (meaning there's one guy) punk band called So Ricki. The zine was originally titled "culture sh*ck" when bri went by the alias "kiki d. ries". Both "culture sh*ck" and "gnosis" include random things like poetry, comics, zine reviews/music reviews, rants and raves, interviews and more. Slightly humorous, hopefully entertaining, I guess the easiest description is to call it a "perzine".
These zines can be obtained by emailing Bri at
rawdaylight [AT]
-note that RawDaylight Distro, bri's old distro, became The Evil Toaster Pastry Brigade
(webpage inactive 08/02/2006)
Snail mail can be sent to Bri Zine c/o
Darkwood Enchantments
16004 Damon Ave
Cleveland, OH

"Grrrl:rebel is a riot grrrl/feminist punk zine. Our missions are simple – to promote underground female acts from all over the world, to raise awareness among the girls in the punk/HC scene. We write about lotsa things including women’s issues, punk, DIY, riot grrrls etc. Also, you could find scene reports, columns by out contacts from all over the world, comic strip, music, zine and gig reviews, girl bands pics etc. Take note - We would only interview all-grrrl bands, not that we are sexists or fascists but the girl bands don’t get much exposure. We have 3 issues to date."
Rizal/carol/elise, Kuala Terengganu. MALAYSIA
Read more about this zine in the

Grrls with Mascara grrrls with mascara è un blog con varie informazioni su riot grrrls e ragazze che si esprimono con l'arte (musica, teatro, libri, mostre, progetti etc..)
riotgrrrlsitalia [AT]

Houskeepr Inc.

English and Italian
"it's just begun!!
Casa Discografica Femminile Femminista
GiRls & MuSiC? I N I T A L Y
Maybe in YouR CounTry ThIs is a Reality But Here, in Italy, thinking of a giRl-musIc community still sounds as an UtoPia.
HouSeKeEper Inc. is not just a 'label', Housekeeper inc. is an 'all italian grrl project'.
We ThiNk that in our sexist Nation the creation of a ReaL community 4 every grrl - who makes & produces music and art - iS poSsIblE.
We BeliEve in the idEa that EverY artist must have the OppoRtuniTy to play and proMote her WoRkS, without prejudices, supported bY a TeaM that doesn'T thinK oF her onLy in Terms of prOfiTs and moNey.
But also, We wOuld lIke to open Our couNtrY to ForeiGn influencEs!
We dO oRganIze TouRs aND disTribute any KinD of MaTerials..
So, If u Play iN a girlBand,iF u aRe a solo artist, If yoU are InteRested in conquerIng 'thE olD ItalY', juSt seNd uS yr tapes/cds/7", and gEt in Touch with uS!!!" Housekeeper Inc., Lissone, Italy
housekeeperinc [AT]

It's not just boys fun (Trier/Koeln/Germany)

(Mostly in English, partly in German) Elena's zine covers about anything from interviews with bandsto diary writings, quotes, comics, info about how the get active, stories about "maennliches Verhalten und dessen Folgen", women and hardcore, ... A great personal and political zine, now also online!
"When you dance, run, jump, make yourself a birthday cake even though your birthday's 5 months away, cavort, kiss all the grrrls you love to love, laugh, sing, shout, jump rope, ding-dong ditch the house of someone who gets on your nerves, swing, climb trees, pick your nose in public, daydream, eat with your fingers, break something on purpose, fart loud, skip and pin your friends to the ground and tickle them, that's self-protection.
every time you look into the mirror and your heart races because you think "i'm so fucking rad", that's self-protection. protect yourself."
it's not just boys' fun zine
c/o elena stöhr, köln, germoney.
Check the interview with her in the interview section! elena
elena [AT]

I Went To Punkfest And All I Got Was This Lousy Zine!
(New Zealand)
"Punkfest is a weekend-long fest'o'punk (shows, markets, vege food and stuff) that happens in Wellington, New Zealand each year. I Went To Punkfest... is a zine put together for Punkfest 2001 by Kerry Ann Lee and friends. Included in this zine are scene reports from Wellington and Auckland and a shorter one from Christchurch, photography from shows, protests and parties, personal experiences of past Punkfests and of the New Zealand punk scene(s), interviews with Phil Clayton of the NZ Anti-Vivisection Society, Penny "The Sound Laydee" Collins, Richard Griffiths, who did his sociology master's on NZ punk and Tom Rowell ("artist, writer, musician"), and other bits and pieces. An interesting read as well as a good resource if you're interested in the NZ punk scene and some of the many things going on in this country." Quoted and available to order at Moonrocket Distro .
(added 25/7/2006)

"Jawbreaker is both a print and digital space by and for kick-ass Pinays -- and token boy-allies -- who have a love/hate relationship with pop culture, both local and international."
Issue #1
Claire and Paolo
PO Box 1126
Makati Central Post Office
1251 Makati City
dumplingpress [AT]

Kristy's Riot Grrrl Review

This website by Kristy is a great resource site for feminist fanzines, resources, and music from 1994-1999! LOTS and LOTS of riot grrrl zine reviews!!! Kristy Chan
Florida, USA

Kitty Magic
"Kitty Magik was started in 1996 and was primarily a cut-n-paste zine. it has just recently become a larger, professionally printed zine. Kitty Magik is a creative outlet dedicated to informing the public about the many different individuals who produce independent, innovative creations in the fields of music, writing, art, film, photography, and other various forms of expression in our world today." marisa does interviews with amazing grrrls! past interviews include: Kathleen Hanna, Tobi Vail, Evelyn McDonnell, Tami Hart, Molly Neuman and many more! Check for past and forthcoming issues! No. 6 is out end of December.
kitty magik (marisa),
kittymagikzine [AT]


Lollipop e-zine shows us what is cool in the world of electronic music. Check it out.


Lollypop Shoved Up My Ass

"It is a per zine/music zine/humor ‘zine/various DIY articles/personal opinions etc. It is a very diverse ‘zine that comes out Bi-monthly on time. Each zine is 10 pages double sided and 8” by 11” letter format. I have been publishing this ‘zine for 10 years now. The lastest issue May/June 2004 contains: How the internet creates celebrities Bowie in Moline Il review Bowie in NJ review Bowie in NY review Cd reviews Movie reviews random snip its (poetry) article on Second Impact entertainment/movie company. Foreplay ideas for the bedroom Interview with Michael, the man who paints in inside of chicken eggs. Creative punishment ideas/alternatives to spanking. Humorous article. captions/adventures of Peter the Pineapple." Zine by Isabelle Guns. Vancouver, BC,
Vancouver, CANADA
bowie_gal [AT]

Nice Girls Do Spit

A site dedicated to girlbands and female vocalists

"The art project NEID originates in a constantly changing constellation of international authors, performering artists, musicians, artists, photographers.(...) NEID regards cultural analysis and research as artistic work. NEID is a transmedial project. Magazine production is not the main activity of the created artistic connection, but also exchange and discourse are to be enabled across individual art disciplines. The public is looked up and included in various type. Necessarily included are performances, events, readings, shows and parties." (In German and English, since 1992seven issues, Berlin)

Ovary Action
Babes in Boyland

"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:
, 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]

Positive & Negative Space
"Positive & Negative Space is the latest creative effort spewed forth from the gaping maw of the Whiskey Rebellion Art Collective. Based in Pittsburgh PA, this band of hooligans has caused more HAVOC than one could shake a yardstick at. Witty, sarcastic, and--dare I say it?--intellectual, this zine explores various themes in a variety of creative forms (writing, the fine arts, graphic design, photography, music, film, etc.) Each issue includes interviews, essays, photos & artwork, reviews, humor, and above all...TRUTH! Guerilla journalism at its best...and we want YOU! To submit...NOW. Contribute something to the next issue, or send us your own creative effort (music, art, film, writing, etc.) and we'll review it and/or consider it for our distro. Go forth and make art!" Zine by Ziggy. Quoted from
Pittsburgh, PA,
oneEternalDaybreak [AT]

Pretending It's the Eighties
"Stephanie loves the 80's. Pretending It's the Eighties is her zine for the 24 Hour Zine Challenge and it was an awesome read! She explains how she stumbled upon 80's music and how it was a landslide of Eighties madness from there. Stephanie writes about discovering Duran Duran and why she adores them. She also included some fun facts about the 80's. Stephanie admits her obsession with the 80's and she is totally okay with it!" Quoted and available to order from Sweet Candy Distro.
(added 11/9/2006)


"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]

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

Queer Zine Explosion QZE is an amazing long-time zine of reviews of paper queer zines, and houses also Larry-bobs Mailbox which provides up-to date information about queer zines and music. The latest issue (#19) is from June 2001. Tons of info that need to be checked out!! It also has a wonderful page full of international links! Email Larry-bob at
larrybob [AT]

Red Letter Day (Singapore)

"Red Letter Day is a zine by Peishan from Singapore which mixes personal essays with interview and profiles of musicians & other artists, as well as other things.
This issue includes interviews with New Zealand punk band Sommerset, Hong Kong's Whence He Came, music/ performance artists KYTV and Tiramisu and New Zealand comics artist Ant Sang (The Dharma Punks). Peishan also writes smart and thoughtful pieces about attending an art event responding to the Iraq war, soundtracks to life, the state of the world, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, dream memories, thinking about Chinese identity in the context of traditions, language and not being "from China", her roadtrip through New Zealand, and more. Five writers contribute interpretations of an odd picture, and the zine is rounded off with a few pages of zine and music reviews." Quoted and available to order at Moonrocket Distro .

The Remainders
"The Remainders is a personal zine by Thara, whose previous zines include American Action and Love Letter. This zine is stories, some of which are true stories of Thara's adventures and exploits, and some of which are fictional short stories.
Thara writes about her (sadly) short-lived music project, "The Critical Theorists", and includes the lyrics to their brilliant song "Freud Is A Dick". She relates the history of her glasses-wearing, complete with pictures of her in various spectacles. Various other tales of Thara adventures are titled Punk Rock Tea, Thara Does Jersey, 4th Of July, My 22nd Birthday, The Jersey Shore, Hall & Oates At The Balloon Festival, Blood Work and The Vagina Outhouse. Stories are accompanied by numerous photobooth pictures, a cartoon rendition of the Vagina Outhouse incident, and a photo of Thara's strange and amazing birthday cake, Cookie Puss." Quoted and available to order at Moonrocket Distro.

Record of a Girl

The writings (online journal-like) of Elizabeth S. Peña who also runs Red Jewel Distro. Embodying the identities of "feminist, antiracist, socialist, anticolonialist, antihomophobic, antisexist, vegetarian, queer, and of color", she writes about revolutionary and social justice issues. "I write articles, both scholarly and otherwise, resistance poetry and spoken word, as well as music." Great stuff!!

Ruptured Zine

"Heavy Metal fanzine. Cut-n-paste. Reviews, articles, interviews and more." Zine by Pam Garnett. Quoted from
New Bedford , MA
rupturedzine [AT]


"Ricemilk is a zine put together by Emily from Brick, New Jersey, combining music, art and writing.
This issue features intelligent interviews with Ida and Of Montreal, a lot of photographs of basement shows and local bands (many of them on Monotone Records), other photography of winter and towns and people, poetry, drawings and other small pieces of writing.
Each copy also comes with a current catalogue listing for Monotone Records." Quoted and available to order at Moonrocket Distro.

Riot Grrrl Belgium

"#4 Body hair, Ladyfest Amsterdam 03, Jeanne Spicuzza,Let’s smash patriarchy together,Ladyfest Belgium 03, rape and torture in Iraq, art& activism reports, bender gender, reviews. #5 Interviews: RIOT NOT DIET, girl run labels like Porca Madonna, Emancypunx, Echo, Candy,...Texts about : Le Tigre vs diy electropunk , mini rebelfest, how to make patches,riot grrl & anarchism,quilombo, Mc Donlad, independet & lternative media and reviews." Quoted and available to order from Emancypunx Distro.


"This is my pen pal Maggie's zine and it is chock full of amazing show photography (pictures of bands/shows like Limpwrist, Bratmobile, Sleater-Kinney, The Gossip, Spitting Teeth, Cold Sweat, and tons more) and not only will you find amazing band photography you will also find little blurbs about each band, her feelings on feeling like an outsider in the hardcore scene, articles/How-Tos on how to silkscreen, vegan photography developing, making patches using the transfer method, as well as a piece on knocking religion and why it's lame, an interview with Bis, and more more more. Very yummy and chock full of eyecandy, although it sort of made me sad that there just is NO scene where i live and shows are almost unheard of. Each cover has a unique photo glued onto it as an added personal touch" Quoted and available to order from Basement Freaks Distro.


Riot Grrrl International Message Board

"For this project to grow and really become alive we need you all grrrls around the world. This board is born with the idea of setting up this place as a meeting space for communication, discussion, revolution, ideas, creation, all what you want it to be for the enrichment of our World Comunity. Please, Join In and start contributing and enjoying!!!" Says Diana. Join in!

Riot Grrrl Argentina (Argentina)

The web zine of Riot Grrrl Argentina, soon to be in English and German too.I have heard that they have also done a print zine. [This is also listed in the Spanish zine page of this website.]

Rock Out! Ideas on Booking DIY Shows


"Some Chicago women formed a women's booking collective to raise $$ for a health center by putting on independent, DIY, punk, hardcore, hip hop, and spoken word events. This zine, put together by several of the collective members, outlines "lessions leanred" and tips on booking shows. It covers everything from fding housing for bands, working with venues, ideas to get people dancing, fun stuff to have at a show besides music, and lots of stories and ideas on how to address sexism in the music scene." (Ariel who does also "Women's Self Defense" is involved in this excellent zine too!)
Megan Wells
PO Box 5027
Chicago , IL 60680
chicapalta [AT]

Round Things Roll

“Coming home to Portland, with chips, hummus and apples for the 7-hour drive. Tour distills life down to some simple pleasures: a shower, a bed, a breeze, and decent coffee. An appreciative crowd, a sweet flirtatious glance from a stranger, a short drive, a great vegan meal.” "This is primarily a travel zine. I decided to include some great interviews with acoustic punk musicians, on the premise that music and travel are inextricably linked.”
PO Box 11384
Portland , Oregon 97211
RomegRecords [AT]


Riot Kittens Zine

Riot Kittens is a UK based grrrl zine aimed at grrrls everywhere (and maybe even some bois).


Riot grrrl Montreal fanzine

A print zine by Riot Grrrl Montreal (since 1999): "some of our conversation topics are sorta serious, others sorta silly, but they mostly revolve around our main goals which include: seeing more girls in bands -by encouraging- and making sure they aren't condemned for wanting to do so because of their gender. taking action to curb unhealthy images of beauty imposed by society. culture jamming. female solidarity. fighting sexism. encourageing girls to stand up and speak out."

riot grrrl retrospective
(by emplive)


"The EMP Collection houses a wide array of artifacts from the riot grrrl era - recordings, posters, photographs and fanzines, some of which are on display in Northwest Passage, a gallery that traces the history and development of a variety of Northwest musical movements. The Riot Grrrl Retrospective is an in-depth online exhibit that seeks to document and offer new insight into this important musical phenomenon." Uses streaming audio and video as well as artifacts and performance footage and presents the history of riot grrrl as told by the participants." (Not a zine!!)

Riot Girl London zine

RGL (UK)'s zine. Has articles from the members on loads of topics like what riot grrrl/feminism means to us, body image, women in music, women's history, art, street abuse and sooo much more!
Issue 1 contains: what riot grrrl means to us, female drummers, mini kat bjelland interview, body image, sexism in rock, lots of feministy rants & more!
Issue 2 contains: street abuse, riot grrrl, why we're feminists, women in history, guerilla girls/women in art, loads more feminist fabulousness!
Issue 3 contains: men and feminism, beauty, the new riot grrrl, pornography, advertising, and sooo much more!
rglondon [AT] for copies.
(Updated 8/8/04)

"Why not profile all those lovely women who keep astonishing me on a daily basis? Rather than rationing out one Rockerchick per month, why not do a WHOLE ISSUE devoted to their pretty faces and perfect charm? I wouldn't have to bribe anyone to write content, I'd just do interviews. A perfect issue, a perfect plan. All I had to do was compile a list of ladies, and presto -- here they are. I can't get over how cute they are. I can't get over how much they squeeze into every day. I can't believe they all said yes to my little zine and my little interviews. It just gets me giddy inside. So read 'em and weep, you'll feel giddy, too -- and then please, please, support their sites. Support their projects. Buy their magazines, their bags, and their cds. Listen to their radio shows and wear their clothes. They're doing it for real; help them keep it that way."
By Dahlia Schweitzer who also runs Rockerchick , a site for girls in bands and their supporters, providing a valuable resource for the exchange of information and networking (NYC).

Rockerchick "Rockerchick is a site for girls in bands and their supporters, providing a valuable resource for the exchange of information and plain old networking.
Featuring reviews of stores and venues, calendar listings of chick bands playing in NYC/Boston/DC, a photo gallery, and a monthly zine, Rockerchick aims to serve women left cold by acoustic-folk "women's music."
Founded by Dahlia Schweitzer in response to what she felt was a lack of community both in the NYC area and beyond, she hopes to help female musicians utilize each other for support and mutual promotion."

riot grrrl directory

"I do this for a friend who complained that there were no riot grrrls near where she lived. there are many of reasons for doing this project; whether yr moving to a new town, you just want to see what's going on in yr area, or if you just want to start up a chapter."
for info on how you can submit:
rgdirect [AT]


No beauty tips or guilt trips

A music (maga)zine: "Women playing music is neither "trend" nor "genre" and ROCKRGRL proves this in every bi-monthly print issue. Readers are treated to intelligent interviews with exceptional women of note from Ani to Yoko as well as poignant essays penned by our own Ann Wilson of Heart." Published every two monthes in Mercer Islandes (WA) (also in print), founded by Carla A. DeSantis.

"She starts out her zine with a scathing letter ominously signed by “the grrrls at the box 11 chapter” along with her rebuttal - a good one that brings up alot of questions about fucked up shit going on in riot grrrl, Lush worship, appreciation of her friends and feeling upset over having to end a friendship where she was taken advantage of, thoughts on images, punk, and beauty, excerpts from the book Women, Sex, and Rock’N’Roll, an Go Sailor lyrics." (from Riot Grrrl Review #3
To order issue #10 1/2, write to
Amy Funaro
Kansas City, MO 64152
(added 31/03/2006)

xStength & Couragex zine
"xSTRENGTH & COURAGEx born as way to promote STRAIGHT EDGE lifestyle, FEMINISM & SOCIAL POLITIC issues and other stuff of interest into hardcore-punk scene." Quoted from website.
hxcstillxlives [AT] 
(added 21/11/2006)

Scooter Zine
"SCOOTER is a non-profit venture set up by a bunch of queer Anarcho punk girls in Sydney to provide space for un-established girl musicians to perform and inspire more women to start playing instruments and form bands. It also involves a network of girl zine producers and contacts with overseas/interstate girl bands with similar focus. Live band performs at every gig along with djs.
Zines - this one is for writers, graphic artists, poets, cartoonists, journos, etc who'd like to contribute to the scooter zine. ADD some details and we'll contact you. BUT it's also fer posting messages about yer own or other people's zines, say if yer looking fer contributors or just wanna announce yer zine. or if you have info on zine conferences, workshops, info, etc. Basically, anything to do with zines..."
scootstar [AT]

(added 10/11/02)

Speaking Phairly
"Growing up with the music of Liz Phair"


"In 1998, I wrote an essay called “Speaking Phairly” that explored my ‘relationship’ with the music of Liz Phair. It was a one-shot that was stapled into Low Hug #2 and was very well received. Four years later, I decided to update the essay with new thoughts and impressions." Low Hug Productions, A.J. Michel, Station A,
PO Box 2574,
Champaign, IL 61825-2574

lowhug [AT]
(added 05/10/2003)

Slug Lettuce
"Another issue of this classic punk zine. Thoughts on various bands, anarchism, alternative living, and of course, the plethora of reviews. newsprint." (from Riot Grrrl Review #3
To order issue #48, write to:
c/o Christine Boarts
PO Box 2067
Peter Stuy. Stn.
NYC, NY 10009-8914
(added 31/03/2006)

"Suki GIrl is mostly clippings from magazines, lengthy reviews of records or zines Joni finds, little eassays and rants, and updates on her life." (from Riot Grrrl Review #3
To order issue #21, 22, 23, 24, write to
PO Box 237
North Freedom, WI 53951
(added 31/03/2006)

Shejay Shejay is a network of female electronic musicians, producers, dj's and promoters. It is also an online fanzine featuring "shejays".
(added 13/7/2006)

Swamp Pussy fanzine

#3: Kittie, Le Tigre, Elastica, Babes inToyland,...
Essex, UK

Shut Up Slut
"...random interviws,dear bety section,drink tips, and so on." Zine by Alice. Quoted from
sheglowsred [AT]
(added 13/09/2006)


An archive of riot grrrl information

riot grrrl writings (articles, papers, books)

"This is a cute mini put out by Sewan of Tullycraft and formerly of Crayon. There’s a tour diary of the Tullycraft/Bunnygrunt tour and tons of reviews. Essential for all you budding indie rockers." (from Riot Grrrl Review #3
To order issue #17, write to:
PO Box 20639
Seattle, WA 98102
(added 31/03/2006)

Toilet Paper Zine
"It changes with each issue but as a general overview I interview Punk/Hc bands, write personal accounts as well as fictional stories, poetry, feminism, pseudo-politcal articles and rants, well and if some people give me their records for free I review them, it´s a nice and sweet zine really. I still need some distributors to help me. I´m german but the zine´s in English." Zine by Alva Dittrich. Quoted from
Swisttal, Germany
alvad [AT]
(added 13/09/2006)

Tooth and Nail
"We like to celebrate the things that make life great: girls, punk, the color pink, twee indie rock, race, class, and the myriad ways they intersect, the intersexed, bois, boys, animation, Brooklyn, SoCal, radical cheerleading, polital bombast. Home of the famous "How Many Che Shirts Can You Count in a Month?" and "Buzzings of the Queen Bee". Each issue is filled with interviews and comes with a live tape (ex: Dar Williams, Le Tigre, Belle and Sebastian, Pamela Means, Bratmobile, or others)."
Kpoene' Kofi-Bruce. Quoted from
kkofibru [A]
(added 15/09/2006)

Too Many Bisexual Rockstars and Not Enough Lesbian Hip Hop Artists

"There is always time for change…..but this is the time for a new artistic revolution."
Sarah O'donnell
PMB 910
1122 E. Pike
Seattle, WA 98122

Trippers Zine

"Hardrockinmeanspittingpunkrockdykegrrrl zine from Singapore is here. All your lesbionic rants, music reviews and interviews with people and bands that you'd find interest in done by a dyke editor. Punkrock contradictions, gay expectations, fighting rascism and homophobia form the music scene, everything and whatever. Grit your teeth, wince, smile, show your finger, be a freak and strut your shit, fuck shit up: dykes rule! Hey, I interviewed Lynnee from Tribe 8! Get the issue before it runs out!"
trippers_tm [AT]

Tiskul Memukad (Focused Frustration) (Herzeliya/ Israel)

Vol.1- In Hebrew. Anarcha-Feminist zine from Israel by Daniella and NoA and the xAVSFx Collective (Anarcho Vegan Sisterhood Front). Print issued cost is 5 Shekels (which is 1$). Shovrot-"Hardcore punk against sexism" Compilation CD with Female fronted, Grrlz bands and All male punk bands songs against sexism.
xxavsfxx [AT]

My zine Woami #1 is out in Melbourne, Australia. It's a music based grrl zine with interviews with Sarah Dougher, indie rock band Origami, articles on Sleater-Kinney, and the local music scene, youth radio, etc.. Shaz x0x
fieryrockbabe [AT]
(added 1/5/2003)

Venus Zine
"Amy Schroeder started Venus when she was a freshman at Michigan State University in 1995. It started as a 12-page rant-and-rave rag that covered topics ranging from radical feminism to her friends' bands to the discovery that Schroeder was in fact a Midwesterner with a funny accent. Venus now publishes four times a year, and each issue is about 50 pages. Venus is a feminist resource and focuses primarily on women who make music. Venus also covers do-it-yourself culture and women artists and writers. More often than not, Venus includes interviews with female musicians who do things the hard way: independently. The majority of artists covered in Venus (past issues have included interviews with Le Tigre, Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker, Hanin Elias of Atari Teenage Riot, and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth) record for independent labels or are major contributors to the do-it-yourself community." One of my favorite zines!!! Now based in Chicago.


„YOU ROCK MY WORLD“ - feminist queer Zine, engl.&german., 48 Pages A4 * female hip hop (hothead mc + duldung)* genderfuck & boygroups * riot grrrlz* aktuelle interviews (veruska outlaw, misster dean, laura litter – fabulous disaster, lynn breedlove – tribe 8)* riots not diets*queer films * comics * feminismus* textversion (engl.) of the Documentary "Step up and be vocal- interviews about queer punk and feminism"* and much more…….
stepupandbevocal [AT]
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