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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

Read a F*cking Zine: 50 Zines by Queer People of Color

[Description: page 4 of 4 of our article on Autostraddle.com]

As we noted at the top of this pieces we intentionally released on Autostraddle.com (thanks for your support!), the list is not meant to represent all zines created by QTPOC. Use it as a rabbit hole of sorts on your path toward discovering more queer zines by people of color.

Check the bottom of the last page of the piece for information on how we came up with this list, plus feel free to submit suggestions for the updated list we’ll launch with our official POCZP website in Spring of 2014!

This list would not have been possible without the contributions from - and collaboration with - the following folks:

- Queer Zine Archive Project

- Barnard Zine Library

- POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano & artist/activist Nia King

If you have any questions/concerns/love you want to share via email regarding this piece, send away! —> poczineproject [at] gmail dot com

Please help us fulfill our mission to make zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share by sharing this curated list. Thank you. <3 - POCZP

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ABOUT AUTOSTRADDLE

Founded in March 2009 and still run by a dedicated team of indentured masochists, Autostraddle is an intelligent, hilarious & provocative voice and a progressively feminist online community for a new generation of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies (and their friends).

Learn more at Autostraddle.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 2013. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your support. All funds go to our 2013 tour, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

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

COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: AQSAzine, By & For Muslim Women And Transpeople

AQSAzine #1 (2009)

TITLE: AQSAzine

RELEASE: 2009 - 2010 (four issues)

AUTHOR: AQSAZINE collective (no longer active)

ORIGIN: Toronto, Canada

DESCRIPTION:

AQSAZINE is a grassroots, award-winning zine open to 16-35 year old people who self-identify as Muslim that was produced between 2009 - 2010. The collective published four issues of the internationally-distributed magazine celebrating Muslim women and trans people’s writing and art.  

Farrah Khan (who we met as a result of participating at this year’s Allied Media Conference and submitted this zine) co-founded AQSAzine collective. As described on the AQSAZINE blog:

It is a creative avenue for us to express ourselves, share our experiences, and connect with others. In Arabic, “aqsa” implies the furthermost, as in reaching out to the furthest possible point. AQSAZINE aims to motivate the utmost resistance to violence in all its forms. 16-year-old Aqsa Parvez, who was murdered on December 10th, 2007, also inspires this zine. It is to honour her and other Muslims who experience and resist violence. We strive to work from a feminist, anti-oppressive framework.

AQSAzine provided a creative platform for young Muslim women and transpeople to tell their own stories, share their art, and connect with each other. The production of their own media was a reactionary and crucial element in countering the often biased, oversimplistic, and stereotypical portrayal of Muslims in mainstream Occidental media.

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[DESCRIPTION: Part of the intro from AQSAzine #1 (2009)]

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[DESCRIPTION: Excerpt from AQSAzine #1 (2009)]

Each issue was celebrated with a launch at various locations including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, and Ryerson University.

The audience for these publications is absolutely anyone with an open heart and mind. The zines were produced by a collective of dedicated volunteers. Though based in Canada, submissions to callouts came from all over the world.

AQSAZINE’s last public call for submissions for issue #4 was in 2010

READ AQSA ZINE NOW

We can’t embed the files because the code isn’t presently available, but you can read issues #1 - 3 through this account. We’ve contacted the group for information on how to embed and if the zines are available to archive and share.

WANT MORE?

There are several zines by and for Muslim identified folks available around the world. Here are some examples: Islam BookOOMK and Islamophobia: A Bitchin’ Zine (volume 1)

ABOUT FARRAH KHAN

At the age of 16, Farrah Khan picked up a microphone to speak out about sexual assault and has not put it down since. She has spent the last sixteen years working diligently to raise awareness of gender-based violence through art creation, education, counseling and community development. Farrah is a nationally recognized public speaker and educator on violence against women including forced marriage and “honour” related violence. 

Farrah is also an artist who uses prose, video and craft to explore the intersections of migration, faith and community. She is the editor of  the  “Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project” a graphic novella by South Asian young women about resiliency in the face of  family violence. Farrah is currently working on a stop motion video short “ Five Things” and a  play with the Beekeepers Collective.

Learn more about Farrah: farrahkhan.ca

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Editor’s Note: 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.

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.

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SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

If everyone in our community gave $1, we would more than meet our fundraising goal for 2013. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your support. All funds go to our 2013 tour, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

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

ALERT: POC Zine Project is looking for more gender non-conforming tour members!
As we covered in our presi recounting the successes and mistakes from last year&#8217;s Race Riot! tour, we are making it a priority to involve more gender representations in this year&#8217;s tour. We want to make sure we&#8217;re helping to amplify as many voices as possible.
With that in mind, we already have several cis women confirmed as participants (tour roster announcement coming soon). We&#8217;re now looking for 1-2 more gender non-conforming folks to join us on the road.
Our tour route has evolved. We are now going to 20 cities and producing 30-40 events between Oct. 3 - Nov. 9, 2013. Yup! We&#8217;ve expanded the tour route to include more midwest tour dates (we&#8217;ll post an updated lineup very soon - here&#8217;s the original announcement).
REACH OUT
Email poczineproject@gmail.com for information on how to participate &amp; help spread the word! 
APPLICANT CRITERIA 
You must ID as either trans and/or gender nonconforming or cis male. 
You must ID as a person of color.
You can commit to at least three of the tour dates between Oct 3 - Nov 9.
You have either made &amp; released at least one zine or consistently operate a website/blog/digital presence that amplifies the voices of QTPOC.
You have at least some experience with public speaking.
You are either based in the U.S. or can cover the cost of your own travel outside the U.S.
That&#8217;s it! Email poczineproject@gmail.com with &#8220;QTPOC tour member&#8221; as the subject line and in your email make sure to include the following details:

- Your preferred name and a little about yourself (why you want to go on tour with POCZP, your relationship to zines/self publishing, etc.)
- the city and state you&#8217;re presently living in
- the name of the last zine you made/how to purchase it and/or the URLS for your digital platforms (blog, twitter, facebook, etc.)
- a brief description of your public speaking history
- a brief description of any special needs (allergies, mobility issues, etc.)
- any initial questions you may have about tour date cities, budgeting, accessibility, etc.


A POCZP representative will get back to you by July 15, 2015.
DEADLINE: July 10, 2013.
We are finalizing the touring roster by August 1, 2013.
ACCESSIBILITY DISCLOSURE: All our touring events will be wheelchair accessible and have a safer spaces policy. Unfortunately, our tour vehicle cannot accommodate wheelchairs — but it can be navigated with braces, crutches, etc. As a result of this finance-based limitation, all touring members must be able to navigate the tour vehicle and event spaces with minimal support.
Send all accessibility questions to poczineproject@gmail.com.
We will post an accessibility FAQ for this year&#8217;s tour as soon as it&#8217;s ready. 
- POCZP

ALERT: POC Zine Project is looking for more gender non-conforming tour members!

As we covered in our presi recounting the successes and mistakes from last year’s Race Riot! tour, we are making it a priority to involve more gender representations in this year’s tour. We want to make sure we’re helping to amplify as many voices as possible.

With that in mind, we already have several cis women confirmed as participants (tour roster announcement coming soon). We’re now looking for 1-2 more gender non-conforming folks to join us on the road.

Our tour route has evolved. We are now going to 20 cities and producing 30-40 events between Oct. 3 - Nov. 9, 2013. Yup! We’ve expanded the tour route to include more midwest tour dates (we’ll post an updated lineup very soon - here’s the original announcement).

REACH OUT

Email poczineproject@gmail.com for information on how to participate & help spread the word!

APPLICANT CRITERIA

  • You must ID as either trans and/or gender nonconforming or cis male. 
  • You must ID as a person of color.
  • You can commit to at least three of the tour dates between Oct 3 - Nov 9.
  • You have either made & released at least one zine or consistently operate a website/blog/digital presence that amplifies the voices of QTPOC.
  • You have at least some experience with public speaking.
  • You are either based in the U.S. or can cover the cost of your own travel outside the U.S.

That’s it! Email poczineproject@gmail.com with “QTPOC tour member” as the subject line and in your email make sure to include the following details:

- Your preferred name and a little about yourself (why you want to go on tour with POCZP, your relationship to zines/self publishing, etc.)

- the city and state you’re presently living in

- the name of the last zine you made/how to purchase it and/or the URLS for your digital platforms (blog, twitter, facebook, etc.)

- a brief description of your public speaking history

- a brief description of any special needs (allergies, mobility issues, etc.)

- any initial questions you may have about tour date cities, budgeting, accessibility, etc.

A POCZP representative will get back to you by July 15, 2015.

DEADLINE: July 10, 2013.

We are finalizing the touring roster by August 1, 2013.

ACCESSIBILITY DISCLOSURE: All our touring events will be wheelchair accessible and have a safer spaces policy. Unfortunately, our tour vehicle cannot accommodate wheelchairs — but it can be navigated with braces, crutches, etc. As a result of this finance-based limitation, all touring members must be able to navigate the tour vehicle and event spaces with minimal support.

Send all accessibility questions to poczineproject@gmail.com.

We will post an accessibility FAQ for this year’s tour as soon as it’s ready. 

- POCZP

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

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Support the Dari Project, first bilingual publication of LGBTQ Korean American stories!

SIGNAL BOOSTING and we’re going to make a donation on 11/15/12 (click here for thoughts on supporting beyond the re-blog):

Please consider supporting this wonderful project to publish the first bilingual publication of LGBTQ Korean American stories designed as a resource by and for queer Korean Americans and their families:

http://www.crowdrise.com/dariproject/fundraiser/dariproject1

Like and keep up to date with Dari Project on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DariProject

Dari Project is a volunteer-led, grassroots organization that develops resources to increase awareness and acceptance of LGBTQ people of Korean descent in Korean American communities.

Dari Project seeks to build bridges among Korean American families, social networks, institutions and faith communities by documenting and sharing the life stories of LGBTQ Koreans.

Since its inception in 2006, the Dari Project leadership has dreamed of publishing the first collection of personal narratives of LGBTQ Koreans as a bilingual resource for LGBTQ Koreans and their friends and families, and they’re so close to making this dream a reality!

They’ve solicited 27 stories from members of their community, which represent a wide range of experiences, including homo/bi/transphobia in Korean American communities, coming out as an LGBTQ person, building relationships with family, and membership in faith communities.

This publication is designed to provide young Korean Americans coming into LGBTQ identities with stories in which they can see their lives reflected and as a resource for Korean American families coming to terms with having LGBTQ children.

Thanks to some friends and supporters they’ve been able to get started, but they need your help to publish this collection as a bilingual print resource for our community.

Your generous contributions will help edit, translate, design, and print their stories as a book.

If they can make their goal of $7000, it will help make this book available for FREE to your friends, families, communities, and people you care about.

Your generous contributions will go towards:

  • Full Korean and English translation services
  • Editing Korean and English Stories
  • Publication Design
  • Publication Printing
  • Dari Project Marketing

Point of awareness: Mark in the Queer Commons google group