Zines

"Zach Ellis’s debut, Being, is a remarkable, lyrical memoir that works to put into words what it is to be transgender. It’s a book about relationships, about growing up, about the body and mind, about desire, about parenting, about how we adjust to huge changes, and about whom we know ourselves to be. It’s a funny book, an honest book, and a book that cuts deep into you."

Originally released through Future Tense Books' Instant Future series. 36 pages, half-letter size. 

In a series of interviews with queer women and non-binary folks, Fear, Safety, & Femmes examines what safety looks like. What places and people create a sense of safety? Which qualities in people create a sense of danger? What self-defense tools and techniques do people use to feel safer?

20 pages, cut half-letter size.

In Masculinities, Cindy Crabb (Doris) explores how we're each individually taught about what masculinity is. The zine focuses on the role models (positive or problematic or often both) who guided that education and how it played out. As she says in her introduction, she wants to "shake [masculinity] up—look at all the varied ways people are taught what it means to be a man, and where they found resistance, examples of other ways to be."

Interviews with Brontez Purnell (Since I Laid My Burden Down), Colin Atrophy Hagendorf (Slice Harvester), Larry TV (Pretty Pretty), Shane Parish (Ahleuchatistas), Tomas Moniz (Rad Dad), and others.

32 pages, half-legal size. Cover art by Icky Dunn.

The newest zine from Nomadic Youth, a London-based DIY youth project that provides free pop-up activities to teenagers across the city and supports youth activism and mutual aid. This small art zine celebrates Pride and the Black Lives Matter movement with 11 pieces of art by young people of color and/or young people who are LGBT+. 

20 pages, full-color, quarter-size. Comes with free sticker.

A collaboration between Portland nonprofit Know Your City and writer Martha Grover (Somnambulist zine, The End of My Career), The People's Guide to Portland is an in-depth resource guide for marginalized people and communities, as well as a succinct and clear guide to being a good ally. 

Sections within: Chronically Ill/Disabled, Racial Justice, LGBTQIA+, Reproductive Rights, Gender Inequality, Youth, Folks in Recovery, Parenting/Child-Rearing, Survivors of Violent Crime, Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence, Housing: Renting and Houselessness, Mental Health, Environmental Justice, Low Income, Educate/Agitate/Organize, Self Care, Veteran Resources, Wealth & Voter Suppression.

And featuring an all-star list of Portland contributors: Katy Ellis O'Brien, Celeste Chicas, Olivia VanSlyke, Bobby Hayden, Max Key, Lydia Grijalva, Kjerstin Johnson, Jaden-Thiago Fraga, Katie Ash, HopSkotch Sunday, Ruby Story, Jamani Ward-Leis, and Trisha Shozuya.

50 pages, half-letter size.

Last couple copies! This issue of Pro Wrestling Feelings goes deep. There's an epic and fascinating interview with transgender poet Colette Arrand about wrestling as literary muse and her stints as a wrestler and commentator. Willow Maclay has an excellent essay on wrestling as cinema, and the sport's roots in both carnival shows and theater. There's also an interview with Dr. Jess Krenek about female pro-wrestling fandom and academia, as well as comics, poems, the dream match, and much more.

60 pages, half-letter size. Cover art by Sage Coffey.

Range drags the queerness of the frontier out from between the lines of Louis L’Amour’s cowboy story Lonely on the Mountain. Through a series of erasure poems, a dusty free-box Western novel is transformed. Range is playful, sexy, hilarious, and at times somehow transcendent, otherworldly, glorious. 

40 pages, half-letter size, text & illustrations. Cover colors vary. 

Last three copies! Shotgun Seamstress #8 covers so much territory. Thoughts on imperfect heroes and the way that slogans can't sum up systematic oppression. Broadside-esque pages on punk activism, Alli Lowe of The Atomic Tanlines, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Interviews with Afrofuturist Wizard Apprentice, Marc Edwards of Cellular Chaos, horror movie actress Geretta Geretta, and Monika Estrella Negra on Chicago's black and brown punk shows.

Features on Charley Boy ("Nigeria's Boy George"), the life of drag performer and transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson, and Nigeria's "okada boys."

An INCREDIBLE issue! (It's also post Shotgun Seamstress Zine Collection, so isn't included in the book!) 40 pages, full-size. Published by Mend my Dress Press.

Temporary Sale! In this issue of Tom Tom, Lisa Schonberg and Aidan Koch team up to interview an audiologist about hearing damage. The Big Moon gets interviewed. We get a peek at Janet (F'ing) Weiss' nontraditional drum notations.

Not to mention: Body positive drumming, pregnancy and drumming, moon cycle metronomes, drumming after cancer, drumming after Lyme Disease, yoga for drummers, and so much more.

72 pages, cut full-size.

Five issues of Women in Sound, the zine dedicated to women and non-binary people in all areas of live and recorded sound, for the price of four. 300+ pages, dozens of amazing interviews, plus how-to's, essays, comics, and more, all for $20.