Zines

A fantastic new issue of Alyssa Giannini's Wanderer zine. Within: new adventures in sobriety, attachment styles, the prevalence of men as DIY music gatekeepers, EMDR, the search for sober recklessness, and taking over the long-running DoDIY resource site. A great read!

The zine also comes with its own playlist. 24 pages, half-letter size. Cardstock covers, thread-bound.

The latest in Jennifer Williams' well-loved workbook zine series. We Need Emotional Labor: Discussion Questions to Redistribute the Work that Holds Communities Together​ is an essential guide to understanding both the value of emotional labor and the imbalance of it.

In her in-depth introduction, Williams asks, "What toxic systems can be uprooted if we start to wipe away the idea that taking care of each other is a burden?" While also pointing out that "There are questions we need to ask, though, before this giving and receiving: Is it consensual? Is it valued? Is it reciprocal?" (Clementine Morrigan.) In this, she examines how the weight of emotional labor's imbalance often falls on women, gender nonconforming folks, and people of color.

What follows is a couple dozen questions to help you delve deep into your own relationship to giving and receiving emotional labor. A zine to spend time with—whether on your own, in relationships, or small groups.

72 page, half-letter size.

Last copy! In this, the fifteenth installment of We'll Never Have Paris (the literary zine of all things never meant to be), writers tackle the sprawling mess that is America. 

Essays from Andria Alefhi, Lisa Fenger, Carol Wierzbicki, PF Dumanis, Adrienne Robillard, Sheetal Singh, A.M. Black, and M.P. McCune. Art by Annie Galvin and (Portland's own!) Gabriel Liston.

48 pages, quarter-size.

This issue of We'll Never Have Paris, the literary zine of all things never meant to be, focuses on food. Within, there are personal essays about diets, the melting pot of culinary cultures in a textiles factory, an immigrant family's relationship to Filet-O-Fish, a French mother's relationship to endives, the morning of Freddy Mercury's death, a failed care package, and more. 

With work from: Diane Englert, Melissa Hung, Mollia Jensen, Ed Kemp, Gina Kropf, Charles Reaves, Dani Scoville, Christine Shaffer, and Zou Zou Stasko​.

44 pages, quarter-size.

Now in its thirteenth year, We'll Never Have Paris is an institution. This issue of the all-memoir literary journal revolves around "hindsight" and within there are bald spots, guns, hearing aids, fandom, and so much more.

Essays by: Steven Svymbersky, Lisa Alexia, Amy Bobeda, Suzanne Present,​ Gustavo Rivera, LD Green, Anna Seregina, and Karen Lynch.

52 pages, quarter-size. Cover art by Sima Schloss.

In the 18th issue of the annual joy that is We'll Never Have Paris, we are treated to all things blue. Frida Kahlo's house (Casa Azul), a polluted river, a Magic Genie organ, blue-as-sadness, blue-without-breath, and much more.

Essays by Liz Mason, Vikki Warner, Amy Bobeda, Scott Magri, Kim Cihlar, Dewey Sloan, Jaime Borschuk, and Ayun Halliday.

52 pages, quarter-size. Cover Art by Shannon Mack.

After over a decade in Portland, Oregon, Zach and his wife decide to move out before everything that was once good about the city gets sold off to the highest bidder. They decide on Zach's hometown of Rochester, New York and attempt to get their vintage home goods business, animals, and various belongings across the country. (Spoiler: Everything goes wrong.)

The same tragicomedy that Zach brought to his bestselling book Love is Not Constantly Wondering if You're Making the Biggest Mistake of Your Life is in full effect here. (And he gives us plenty helpful travel tips along the way.)

20 pages, half-letter size.

Temporary sale! In the vein of his Fixer Eraser zine series, We, the Drowned #2 is Jonas' latest collection of curious short prose pieces. Under the banner of "wishes and ghost stories," the pieces within are filled with conversations, lies, playful tangents, and a lot of heart.

32 pages, quarter-size.

Temporary sale! Mantras, old friends, name-calling, an imagined game. These are some of the odd pleasures of reading the latest batch of stories from Jonas (Fixer Eraser).

24 pages, half-letter size.

The latest in Jonas Cannon's continued series of odd and hopeful stories about connection and disconnection. An offshoot of his Fixer Eraser zines, this issue of We, the Drowned contains unicorns, Foghat, and idea men. Told through letters, prose poems, and bar conversations.

The highlight: a conversation between Jonas, Cindy Crabb (Doris), and Alex Wrekk (Brainscan) about regret (or the lack thereof) and the many possible paths that could have been.

36 pages, half-letter size.