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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Totally Radical Muslims Zine - Volume 3

Click the link for more submission details and to access the original announcement. POCZP has been in touch with Totally Radical Muslims collective since Summer of 2013 and we’re looking forward to finding ways to partner in 2014.

About Totally Radical Muslims (TRM)

"a group of oakland based muslims have started a zine to confront, share, name and re-imagine experiences of islamophobia.

surviving and being a muslim in this political moment is a constant struggle and political act.

this zine is to lift up the perspectives of often untold muslims - the radicals, queers, fabulous and fierce folks - through adding narratives of navigating the spectrum of practice, belief, ideology, sect, gender and islamophobia.

this zine is about resistance and resilience, and us telling the stories for ourselves with all their edges, contradictions, beauties and gems. this is about saying no to islamophobia and being racialized and politiczed because of our muslim identity - regardless of how secular, radical, and culturally muslim we are.

this is about saying yes to the liberation of all people.

yes to being allied with, and an ally for others.

this is taking a step towards our collective healing.”

http://www.totallyradicalmuslims.com/

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SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

If everyone in our community gave $10, we would more than meet our fundraising goal for 2014. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your support. All funds go to ongoing advocacy costs, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

We are rebooted our org structure in 2014 and will be transparent about that process. Stay tuned.

DONATE link via PayPal: http://bit.ly/SHdmyh

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Selfie Zine (December 28, 2013 deadline)

selfiezine:

CLICK THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE (or open the image in a new tab).

Selfie Zine is accepting submissions for it’s first issue!

Submit: selfies/selfie art, photography, and written works about selfies and selfie culture.

guidelines:

- 18 years or older to submit.

- must be your own original work.

- submit all works to selfiezine@gmail.com with

the subject line :selfie zine submission.

- include your name &/or online handle in the email body if you want.

- include what medium/materials you used. (ex:instagram+iphone, acrylic on canvas, canon t3i, etc.)

- if you want to, feel free to add why selfies are meaningful to you or why your specific submission is meaningful, or something similar in a few sentences.

Selfie Zine is primarily run by Ekari, a POC <3

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SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

If everyone in our community gave $10, we would more than meet our fundraising goal for 2014. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your support. All funds go to ongoing advocacy costs, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

We are rebooted our org structure in 2014 and will be transparent about that process. Stay tuned.

DONATE link via PayPal: http://bit.ly/SHdmyh

brassinpocket-booklyn:

Curators Aimee Lusty and Kate Wadkins seek submissions for a feminist art zine to be released at the close of BRASS IN POCKET, a group show opening Friday, September 13, 2013 at Booklyn Artists Alliance. For more info, click here.BRASS IN POCKET opens tonight at Booklyn Artists Alliance art gallery.

POCZP ally Kate Wadkins shared this call! &lt;3

brassinpocket-booklyn:

Curators Aimee Lusty and Kate Wadkins seek submissions for a feminist art zine to be released at the close of BRASS IN POCKET, a group show opening Friday, September 13, 2013 at Booklyn Artists Alliance. For more info, click here.

BRASS IN POCKET opens tonight at Booklyn Artists Alliance art gallery.

POCZP ally Kate Wadkins shared this call! <3

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for POC centered Zine Distro by Nyky Gomez, creator of Skinned Heart zine

POCZP featured Skinned Heart back in 2012 and added it to the archive. We are thrilled to learn that another POC-run distro has emerged (check out People of the Sun Distro and SlushPilePress as well). We look forward to exploring ways to support Nyky’s efforts <3

FROM NYKY

Hey Followers,

After many years of writing a zine, buying zines, trading zines and observing zine culture I have decided to start a zine distro! Recently I was browsing distros all over the internet looking for zines pertaining to Women of Color and found that we are seriously under represented in many of the zine distros despite the fact that there are enough zines created by women of color and gender-marginalized POC to present in zine distros. I was frustrated about going through pages and pages of catalogs of zines and finding only a handful of zine, most of which I had. I went through my zines and found so many zines written by POC that were not being distributed.

After being frustrated about this I decided I wanted to create a distro dedicated to our struggles, our projects, our zines. Zine culture is not white culture. D.I.Y. culture is not white culture. Punk is not inherently white culture. So in the spirit of resistance, in the spirit of visibility and in the spirit of celebrating our cultures and intersectionality: Brown Recluse Zine Distro.

Currently I am looking for zines written by POC from all walks of life and gender identities and expressions. I am looking for personal zines, political zines, punk zines, sex worker zines, zines about gender and feminism (No 101 zines plz), zines about racism and self determination, anti oppression, zines written by Indigenous and First Nations people , sobriety and harm reduction (no hateful content towards substance users), traveling zines and zines about self-care and accountability. I will not be carrying art or poetry zines. I may eventually carry zines written by white folks, but I ask that white folks not submit their zines as I will contact people with zines that I am interested in.

Please send me links to zines that you think that I should carry. Please do not send me PDF’s or links to zines available only online. Send me a quick note about yourself and your wholesale price (50% of retail price).

Please send your zine submissions to:

Nyky Gomez

PO BOX 80582

Seattle, WA 98108

corazonpelado@gmail.com

SIGNAL BOOST!!!!

Besos y Abrazos,

nykyG

COMMUNITY: Do you know of other POC run/created distros (past and emerging)? PLEASE send info to poczineproject@gmail.com. We want to share an ongoing collaborative list online so that folks can easily access this information. Thanks. xo PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST.

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Editor’s Note: A Community Submission OR Call for Submissions post is usually from POC folk submitting their own zine or zine call to be featured by POCZP. If you would like to share your zine with the POC Zine Project community, here’s how to do it.

When you submit your zine, feel free to add some background, a description of your work and art and your mission statement. If you just send us the name of your zine, we’ll simply link back to a source for purchasing it and use the language you already have on your site.

Please make sure to include pertinent info for CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: deadline, submission info/email/tumblr, related links, your own bio, etc.

As long as the zine was created/co-created by a person of color, we will always share Community Submissions. Enjoy!

POCZP also accepts anonymous submissions and zine donations from POC. Click here for submission guidelines.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Tom Girl #3, the Gender issue
Tom Girl is a feminist zine consisting of collages and writing. 
DEADLINE: First week of July, 2013 - the absolute last day is July 5.
From Judith:
Hello Everybody, I&#8217;m having a call for submissions for issue three of Tom Girl! The theme for this issue is Gender. I know it&#8217;s a very broad topic but that&#8217;s why I wanted to discuss it. There is so much under the umbrella of gender, which is one of the main reasons I wanted to have a call for submissions.
I only have my perspective, and I can read and research all I want but it&#8217;s not the same as a first person account. When it comes to gender, everybody has an opinion, personal experience, a story. I wanted to expand this zine by adding many other voices.
In addition to that I wanted to answer a few specific questions:
 Is gender even necessary/real? If so why?
If gender is real/necessary, what does it mean to be a &#8220;woman&#8221; or a &#8220;man&#8221;, outside of traditional gender roles?
Are woman and men truly different or has society told us so?  
And I wanted to discuss gender beyond traditional &#8220;female&#8221; and &#8220;male&#8221;, trans*, gender fluid etc. I want everything from poetry to drawings to essays. As long as it fits within the theme. If you are not sure if your idea or piece fits within the parameters, please feel free to email me. 
When is this due??? All submissions are do around the first week of July (July1-July 5) and the absolute last day is July 5.Where do I submit/send comments, questions, concerns??? email at simplebutchic247@gmail.com
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ABOUT JUDITH
I’m Judith. I have an old name to match my old soul. Multiracial. Feminist but more of a Womanist. I love foreign films, tea, Brits, cats, and diy projects. I adore vintage/retro clothes and hair. Lastly, I am involved in to many TV shows and am shipping to many characters.
I am also a contributor to the feminist collective The Wandering and Inconnu.
instagram: simplebutchic
tumblr: pigsthatfly.tumblr.com
GET PAST ISSUES OF TOM GIRL ZINE HERE.
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Editor’s Note: A Community Submission OR Call for Submissions post is usually from POC folk submitting their own zine or zine call to be featured by POCZP. If you would like to share your zine with the POC Zine Project community, here’s how to do it.
When you submit your zine, feel free to add some background, a description of your work and art and your mission statement. If you just send us the name of your zine, we’ll simply link back to a source for purchasing it and use the language you already have on your site.
Please make sure to include pertinent info for CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: deadline, submission info/email/tumblr, related links, your own bio, etc.
As long as the zine was created/co-created by a person of color, we will always share Community Submissions. Enjoy!
POCZP also accepts anonymous submissions and zine donations from POC. Click here for submission guidelines.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Tom Girl #3, the Gender issue

Tom Girl is a feminist zine consisting of collages and writing. 

DEADLINE: First week of July, 2013 - the absolute last day is July 5.

From Judith:

Hello Everybody, I’m having a call for submissions for issue three of Tom Girl! The theme for this issue is Gender. I know it’s a very broad topic but that’s why I wanted to discuss it. There is so much under the umbrella of gender, which is one of the main reasons I wanted to have a call for submissions.

I only have my perspective, and I can read and research all I want but it’s not the same as a first person account. When it comes to gender, everybody has an opinion, personal experience, a story. I wanted to expand this zine by adding many other voices.

In addition to that I wanted to answer a few specific questions:

  •  Is gender even necessary/real? If so why?
  • If gender is real/necessary, what does it mean to be a “woman” or a “man”, outside of traditional gender roles?
  • Are woman and men truly different or has society told us so?  

And I wanted to discuss gender beyond traditional “female” and “male”, trans*, gender fluid etc. I want everything from poetry to drawings to essays. As long as it fits within the theme. If you are not sure if your idea or piece fits within the parameters, please feel free to email me. 

When is this due??? All submissions are do around the first week of July (July1-July 5) and the absolute last day is July 5.

Where do I submit/send comments, questions, concerns??? email at simplebutchic247@gmail.com

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ABOUT JUDITH

I’m Judith. I have an old name to match my old soul. Multiracial. Feminist but more of a Womanist. I love foreign films, tea, Brits, cats, and diy projects. I adore vintage/retro clothes and hair. Lastly, I am involved in to many TV shows and am shipping to many characters.

I am also a contributor to the feminist collective The Wandering and Inconnu.

instagram: simplebutchic

tumblr: pigsthatfly.tumblr.com

GET PAST ISSUES OF TOM GIRL ZINE HERE.

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Editor’s Note: A Community Submission OR Call for Submissions post is usually from POC folk submitting their own zine or zine call to be featured by POCZP. If you would like to share your zine with the POC Zine Project community, here’s how to do it.

When you submit your zine, feel free to add some background, a description of your work and art and your mission statement. If you just send us the name of your zine, we’ll simply link back to a source for purchasing it and use the language you already have on your site.

Please make sure to include pertinent info for CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: deadline, submission info/email/tumblr, related links, your own bio, etc.

As long as the zine was created/co-created by a person of color, we will always share Community Submissions. Enjoy!

POCZP also accepts anonymous submissions and zine donations from POC. Click here for submission guidelines.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ‘nin,’ a new journal of erotic poetics devoted to exploring sex and the body through language

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 1, 2013

RELEASE DATE: September 2013

CONTACT: ninjournal@gmail.com

From nin's Tumblr:

welcome to nin, a journal of erotic poetics devoted to exploring sex and the body through language.

nin is currently accepting submissions for its inaugural issue in september 2013. please click on the SUBMIT tab for instructions on how to send us your work. submissions close august 1.

nin will appear in both print and digital formats. for more information about the journal and the motivations behind it, please click on the ABOUT tab.

check back here often for inspiration of the erotic (and nsfw) kind. nin’s primary goal is not to titillate, but if it is provocative and well written/produced, this is a common side effect. this does not mean that we overlook the raunchy. in fact, it might be our favorite.

finally, nin is run by queers, and is devoted to representing all sexualities, gender expressions and ethnicities in our publication. you are encouraged to submit if you are non-native, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, queer, genderqueer, transgender and/or a person of color.

we look forward to receiving your work.

COMMUNITY: We encourage people of color of all backgrounds to submit to nin and other publicationsas we need more records of more expressions of sexuality and gender from POC around the world—in OUR voices. xo

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Students of Colour Collective&#8217;s &#8216;PULSE&#8217; ZINE 2013
From Jotika:

Hey poc zine project!My name is Jotika and I am doing some work with the Students of Colour Collective at the University of Victoria (B.C. Canada) on Lekwungen Territory.
We are currently accepting submissions for our zine called PULSE It would be rad if you could help circulate the callout :)
Please note the deadline has been extended to March 29!
I&#8217;ve attached a poster as well as a text version You all are doing such rad work!In solidarityJotika

Thanks for reaching out, Jotika! Let us know when the zine is ready for us to add to the archive and how to access it. xo
PULSE ZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS INFO
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS PULSE ZINE 2013
Many of us have experienced situations where we find ourselves suddenly present, in the moment. In that time and place, we are suddenly aware that we have gone through a type of metamorphosis. Whether changed through experience or finding that part of ourselves which we believed we lost or hid away, we become aware&#8230;we awaken.
We invite that you share with us what has been your experiences of awakening. Please consider submitting to PULSE, the Student’s of Colour Collective’s anti-racist zine. For 2013, the theme is awakening. We welcome any medium of expression, including but not limited to collage, poetry, silkscreens, photos, prose, paintings, and even audio/video!
Please submit by Friday March 29&#160;2013
They can be emailed to: pulse.socc@gmail.com or dropped off at the SOCC office, University of Victoria’s Student Union Building (Room B020)
Or mailed to: UVic Students of Colour CollectiveUVIC Students’ Society, University of VictoriaPO BOX 3035 STN SCS, V8W 3P3Lekwungen Territory, Canada
We recognize that not all folks who identify as people of colour are “visible” and that all racialized experiences are complicated, and we welcome submissions that highlight this reality. We are seeking to create a space and community where folks with racialized experiences are recognized, honoured and privileged. As such, we would love to hear a variety of voices and encourage all folks who identify as Indigenous people / people of colour including all identities and backgrounds of sexualities, genders, abilities, health and socioeconomic locations to submit!
ABOUT THE STUDENTS OF COLOUR COLLECTIVE 
The UVic Students of Colour Collective is a group of self identified students of  colour operating as an advocacy group out of the University of Victoria. We attempt to defy the mainstream to act from the margins placing issues of race, gender, and colonization into an anti-racist framework which builds our work, action, and political endeavours. Through Pulse and all of our work, we seek to challenge and oppose systems of racism, ableism, classism, sexism, colonization, cissexism and heterosexism.
Editor’s Note: A Community Submission post results from POC folk submitting their own zine or zine call to be featured on the POC Zine Project Tumblr and other digital platforms. If you would like to share your zine with the POC Zine Project community, here’s how to do it.
When you submit, feel free to add some background, a description of your work and art and your mission statement. If you just send us the name of your zine, we’ll simply link back to a source for purchasing it and use the language you already have on your site.
As long as the zine was created/co-created by a person of color, we will always share Community Submissions. Enjoy!
POCZP accepts anonymous submissions and zine donations from POC. Click here for submission guidelines.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Students of Colour Collective’s ‘PULSE’ ZINE 2013

From Jotika:

Hey poc zine project!

My name is Jotika and I am doing some work with the Students of Colour Collective at the University of Victoria (B.C. Canada) on Lekwungen Territory.

We are currently accepting submissions for our zine called PULSE It would be rad if you could help circulate the callout :)

Please note the deadline has been extended to March 29!

I’ve attached a poster as well as a text version 

You all are doing such rad work!
In solidarity

Jotika

Thanks for reaching out, Jotika! Let us know when the zine is ready for us to add to the archive and how to access it. xo

PULSE ZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS INFO

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS PULSE ZINE 2013

Many of us have experienced situations where we find ourselves suddenly present, in the moment. In that time and place, we are suddenly aware that we have gone through a type of metamorphosis. Whether changed through experience or finding that part of ourselves which we believed we lost or hid away, we become aware…we awaken.

We invite that you share with us what has been your experiences of awakening. Please consider submitting to PULSE, the Student’s of Colour Collective’s anti-racist zine. For 2013, the theme is awakening. We welcome any medium of expression, including but not limited to collage, poetry, silkscreens, photos, prose, paintings, and even audio/video!

Please submit by Friday March 29 2013

They can be emailed to: pulse.socc@gmail.com or dropped off at the SOCC office, University of Victoria’s Student Union Building (Room B020)

Or mailed to: 
UVic Students of Colour Collective
UVIC Students’ Society, University of Victoria
PO BOX 3035 STN SCS, V8W 3P3
Lekwungen Territory, Canada

We recognize that not all folks who identify as people of colour are “visible” and that all racialized experiences are complicated, and we welcome submissions that highlight this reality. We are seeking to create a space and community where folks with racialized experiences are recognized, honoured and privileged. As such, we would love to hear a variety of voices and encourage all folks who identify as Indigenous people / people of colour including all identities and backgrounds of sexualities, genders, abilities, health and socioeconomic locations to submit!

ABOUT THE STUDENTS OF COLOUR COLLECTIVE 

The UVic Students of Colour Collective is a group of self identified students of  colour operating as an advocacy group out of the University of Victoria. We attempt to defy the mainstream to act from the margins placing issues of race, gender, and colonization into an anti-racist framework which builds our work, action, and political endeavours. Through Pulse and all of our work, we seek to challenge and oppose systems of racism, ableism, classism, sexism, colonization, cissexism and heterosexism.

Editor’s Note: A Community Submission post results from POC folk submitting their own zine or zine call to be featured on the POC Zine Project Tumblr and other digital platforms. If you would like to share your zine with the POC Zine Project community, here’s how to do it.

When you submit, feel free to add some background, a description of your work and art and your mission statement. If you just send us the name of your zine, we’ll simply link back to a source for purchasing it and use the language you already have on your site.

As long as the zine was created/co-created by a person of color, we will always share Community Submissions. Enjoy!

POCZP accepts anonymous submissions and zine donations from POC. Click here for submission guidelines.

Hello POC Zine Project! First up, I want to say keep up the excellent work: I've been able to find really inspiring zines here that I can really relate to (and that's been motivating my own projects). And so, I was wondering if you could please reblog my call for submissions to signal boost? I want to make a zine about Singaporean creatives residing overseas: Tumblr won't let me link to it here, but it's the latest post on my blog. Thanks! — Asked by endless-inside

Hi Eden Nova! Thank you so much for your kind words. We can definitely help you signal boost your call for submissions:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ZINE ABOUT SINGAPOREAN CREATIVES LIVING OVERSEAS 

From Eden Nova:

After receiving a message from a friend of mine who’s also based in North America and also an artist, I’ve realized that there seems to be elements of a shared experience to being a Singaporean living overseas engaged in creative work. So, naturally, I decided it would be awesome to make a zine project out of this!

I’ve been living in New York City for almost three years now and have had to make so many difficult adjustments. Spending your entire life being raised in a corporate state where you lack the basic rights to freedom of expression and assembly and then suddenly gaining these rights almost overnight is kind of a trip. For me, my entire worldview and self-perception have changed. It’s been a very difficult but mind-expanding couple of years.

I’ve wanted to share some of my experiences because, when I lived in Singapore, I didn’t have any friends who’d done anything similar and who talked about how they changed. I feel like collecting these stories might be an excellent resource for those still living in Singapore and who might want to leave as well as those who’ve already made the move but feel alone in societies where most people have never really had to live without the right to free expression. This zine also might be interesting to others who aren’t specifically Singaporean, but who’ve had to navigate similar issues.

I’m particularly interested in focussing on Singapore-born and raised people who’ve moved to Western democracies: How has your creative practice changed? How did your worldview change? How do you see yourself now? What kind of personal work are you engaged in to change old habits and coping mechanisms that worked well in Singaporean society but not anymore?

Please send contributions (words and/or images) or questions to endlessinside@gmail.com. (And you can view my other zines here.)

ABOUT EDEN NOVA, ARTIST


imageI was born and raised in Singapore - an Orwellian island nation in Southeast Asia, where individuality and looking within are strictly prohibited. From my two-and-a-half decades spent there, I learned from firsthand experience and observation about the cultural mechanisms of control and manipulation through violence (physical, spiritual and emotional) that industrial civilization enacts upon humanity, rewarding our worst traits while destroying our best ones.


I came to New York City in 2010 to realize that most of what I observed and experienced in Singapore were global problems: problems of dominator culture that exist in American society and every other society I have visited. I am, however, incredibly grateful for the freedom of expression that I now enjoy in the United States and I have been hugely inspired by the rebellious, beautiful and free creative spirits I’ve encountered here.

As a species, I think many of us very much have it in us to move past our destructive adolescence and understand once more that we are part of a community of life. With my work, I hope to explore, experience and enact this understanding with others. And to muster up the strength and community necessary to get dominator culture to fuck off and stop bothering the rest of us, once and for all.

I am moved by the hidden power of the life principle, love, the wisdom of pain, our allies in the natural world and the oceanic complexity of the unconscious, dreaming mind.

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Editor’s Note: We accept all calls for submissions from folks who identify as POC or (as white folks) have demonstrated that they are trustworthy allies through their ongoing efforts to empower POC. We do not review or accept calls for submissions from white folks who solely want to exploit this platform to gain a larger audience. Thanks.

Scene Report: Spring 2013 Zine Events on the West Coast

POCZP Scene Report graphic: Spring 2013 West Coast Edition

By Itoro Udofia, Legacy Series Intern

The West Coast is bringing you some awesome zine events coming to L.A, Oakland, San Francisco, Portland and Oregon. If you find yourself on a search for zines that speak truth to power and written by ordinary people who create their own alternative press, then don’t miss out! Come out, get tips, make your own zine and learn more about creating these much needed spaces to have our voices heard.

Don’t miss out, bring a friend and get involved. We’ll see you there!

These events are just a sampling of what’s going on and represent zine events open to everyone. When information is provided, we will include accessibility details.

LOS ANGELES

Use Your Words!: A Reading with Tomas Moniz, Artnoose, Ariel Gore, Jillian Lauren & Jerry Stahl
Friday, February 15

Stories Books and Cafe
1716 West Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

7:30-9pm PST - FREE

Tomas will be part of POCZP’s panel at L.A. Zine Fest as well.

LA Zine Fest at the Ukranian Cultural Center
Sunday, February 17

The Ukrainian Cultural Center
4315 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
11am - 5pm
PST - FREE

All workshops and discussions are FREE, however there is limited seating at the Moth, so if you really want to see something, be sure to get there early to snag a seat in time.

Multiple panels and other events are going down, including the following:

Anthologizing Your Zine with Mend My Dress Press
Mend My Dress Press’ workshop offering up some strategies to help you begin the process of anthologizing your zine, touching on everything from choosing content to suggestions for publishing. Get advice from the Press’ founders and authors in the flesh!

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
@ The Moth Theatre

POC Zine Project presents: Beyond ‘Race Riot’: People of Color in Zines from 1990s-Today

Join POC Zine Project members Cristy C. Road, Osa Atoe, Mariam Bastani, Suzy X, Tomas Moniz and POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano as they reunite after the 2012 Race Riot! Tour at L.A. Zine Fest. POCZP members will present a multimedia reading and discussion, as well as answer questions about their experience traveling to 14 cities and six universities on the Race Riot! tour, strategies for building community, and more.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
@ The Moth Theatre

Check the schedule for specifics on other panels.

BAY AREA
 
Zine Reading with Mend My Dress Press at Needle & Pens
http://mendmydress.com/2013/01/09/were-goin-on-tour/
Wednesday, February 13
Needle & Pens,  7 PM

Zine Reading with Mend My Dress Press at The Holdout http://mendmydress.com/2013/01/09/were-goin-on-tour/
Thursday, February 14
The Holdout, 7:30 PM

MakeArt Workshop with DIY Rubber Band Books at Bayview Branch Library
Saturday, February 23
12:30 - 2:00PM
Drop-in, no registration required
Free and open to the public

Bayview Branch Library
5075 Third Street 
San Francisco, CA 94124

Learn this simple book-making technique using only two materials: paper and colorful rubber bands. Use your book as a journal, photo album, sticker book or planner!

DIY Zine Making Workshop at Rock Paper Scissors Collective
Thursday, February 28 Every 4th Thursday from 6-8pm Sliding scale cost $1-$10 questions -[at]- rpscollective -[dot]- org
2278 Telegraph ave., Oakland, CA 94612510.238.9171

Led by Price Cobbs who says “I am an office worker by trade, with an interest in the arts.  Like many, I have at times made unauthorized fliers and booklets on my employer’s copy machines. I am excited by the thought of using my office photocopy skills to produce a multi-page magazine.”

Zine Making Workshop at Makeshift Society
Wednesday, March 6
Makeshift Society 235 Gough St., San Francisco, CA 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM This event is $25-20 dollars, depending on your membership status.

Bookish Beasts at the Center for Sex and Culture Library and Archive
Sunday, April 14

8AM - 6PM PST

1349 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103

[Between 9th and 10th Streets, on the corner of Grace Street]

Zine & Comic Book Festival —details to come.

PORTLAND, OREGON

Annual Stumptown Comics at the Oregon Convention Center
Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28 Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-6 

777 NE ML King Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

Entering its tenth year as an organization, the annual Stumptown Comics Festival has been a staple of Portland, Oregon’s vibrant comics community that’s home to artist collective like Periscope Studios and Tranquility Base, along with publishers such as Dark Horse Comics, Top Shelf Productions, and Oni Press. Overseen by a board of professionals in the industry, Stumptown Comics, Inc. has progressed thanks to the valuable time of efforts of its volunteers.

WEST COAST CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

This isn’t technically a zine event but we wanted to share this anyway:

Humboldt State University (HSU) Asian Pacific Islander American Student Alliance’s (A.P.A.S.A) zine call for submissions!! APASA’s goal is to create a space for people who identify within pan-Asian Pacific Islander ethnicity at HSU to gather and find camaraderie. They also seek to form alliances with other groups and the local community in an effort to increase awareness and appreciation of the diversity that exists within their group and how we identify as Asian, Asian American, South Asian, and Pacific Islanders, & to work in solidarity to engage their differences.

Get your creative work or your local resource/business published in the A.P.A.S.A Pan-Asian Pacific Islander ZINE. A paper printed version will be published & distributed as part of the March Pan-API Perspectives festival.

February 20, 2013: Deadline to submit pieces for the paper version of the zine, to apasa@humboldt.edu

What is the “Pan-API Zine?

It is an online resource open to HSU students and the Humboldt County community at large to share stories, reflections, art, and poetry, which focus on experiences & perspectives of pan-Asian Pacific Islander ethnicity. The Pan-API Zine is a place to list and find different community resources, including local non-profits & businesses that offer services in relation to the pan-API perspective.

While this online Zine was created as part of the Pan-API Perspectives festival that will take place from March 25-30, 2013, it is also an ongoing and living resource for the community to share learnings and resources before the festival and after as well.

COMMUNITY: Did we miss any Spring 2013 West Coast zine events? Submit here and we’ll update this post.

Would you like to help us create Scene Reports for every state? Contact us: poczineproject@gmail.com.

If you would like to invite POC Zine Project to your upcoming event, or collaborate on a joint event, let us know!

Editor’s Note: Itoro will be creating weekly Scene Report roundups. Make sure to send us your zine event details so we can share! If it’s not zine-related but possibly of interest to zinesters of color, we will share that as well.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Brown Queen: Latina Voices of the 21st Century

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TITLE: Muchacha

CREATOR: Daisy Salinas

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2013

Muchacha: A quarterly fanzine that seeks to promote the “F” word feminism, encourage involvement in the DIY music/art community & inspire participation in grassroots activism.

DETAILS FROM DAISY

The theme for the upcoming issue #5 (Spring, 13’) of my fanzine Muchacha is “Brown Queen: Latina Voices of the 21st Century”. I am calling out to Latina/Chicana/Hispanic identified women worldwide to contribute their voices though an array of mediums including poetry, essays, art, comics, etc. I want this issue to serve as a time capsule for future generations of Brown women. Let our voices be heard and let us pick up the pieces and continue the lessons of our foremothers. As Gloria Anzaldúa brilliantly said: “I will no longer be made to feel ashamed of existing. I will have my voice: Indian, Spanish, white. I will have my serpent’s tongue - my woman’s voice, my sexual voice, my poet’s voice. I will overcome the tradition of silence.”

Join me in overcoming the traditions of silence. To submit your contributions contact me at Riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com with “Brown Queen” as the subject. Deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2013.

La tema de mi próxima edición #5 (Primavera, 13’) di me revistilla Muchacha es “Brown Queen: Latina Voices of the 21st Century” (Reina Morena: Voces Latinas Del Siglo 21). Estoy llamando a las mujeres identificadas como Latina/Chicana/Hispana por todo el mundo para contribuir sus voces a través de una variedad de medios incluyendo poesía, ensayos, arte, cómicos, etc. Quiero que esta edición sirva como una cápsula del tiempo para las futuras generaciones de mujeres Latinas. Deje que nuestras voces se escuchen, y deje que nosotros recogemos los pedazos y seguir las lecciones de nuestras antepasadas. Como Gloria Anzaldúa brillantemente dijo: “Ya no mi haré sentir vergüenza por existir. Tendré mi voz: India, Español, blanca. Tendré mi lengua de serpiente - la voz de mi mujer, mi voz sexual, la voz de mi poeta. Voy a superar la tradición del silencio.”

Acompáñeme en el vencimiento de las tradiciones de silencio. Para enviar sus contribuciones póngase en contacto conmigo Riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com con “Reina Morena” en el título. Fecha límite para submisions es Marzo 1st, 2013.

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Editor’s Note: A “Community Submission” post results from POC folk submitting their own zine to be featured on the POC Zine Project Tumblr. If you would like to share your zine with the POC Zine Project community, here’s how to do it.

When you submit, feel free to add some background, a description of your work and art and your mission statement. If you just send us the name of your zine, we’ll simply link back to a source for purchasing it and use the language you already have on your site.

As long as the zine was created/co-created by a person of color, we will always share Community Submissions. Enjoy!

POCZP accepts anonymous submissions and zine donations from POC. Click here for submission guidelines.