COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: CHIFLADA Zine spotlights Latin@ + Chican@ voices

Title: CHIFLADAzine

Authors/Editors. Claudia Delfina / Laura Christine

Release Date: Digital: June 2014- Print: December 2014 

Origin: San Antonio, TX

Link: CHIFLADA

Description: CHIFLADAzine is an online magazine that showcases the underrepresented voices of the Latinx youth.

Everyone is allowed to submit, but know that Latinx and POC voices will be catered to first and foremost. 

We have a monthly theme and submissions are always welcome. Next month’s theme is Comida (food) so submissions that correlate with the theme or Latinx heritage are welcome. To read more about our guidelines, click here. DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 2

Tumblr: chifladazine and twitter

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Support us!! 

We want to have our first ever CHFLADA party which will present an opportunity for our readers and staff to meet! We will also celebrate the release of our first hard copy of CHIFLADA. If this event is successful, we want to have these sorts of events around Texas and eventually in different states! This money will not only go to the event in San Antonio, but it will also help us fund the printing of our zine! Even just donating 5 dollars will help us. If you donate any sort of amount, we’ll send you a copy of CHIFLADA if you want! Just leave us your address :~)

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SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

POCZP hopes you had a great summer! We’ve been working on ways to remain sustainable in the long term while individually practicing #selfcare. In the meantime, you can support the cause by sending us a gift of any amount. All funds go to ongoing advocacy costs, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

If everyone in our community gave $10, we would more than meet our fundraising goals for 2015.

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

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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.

There is one aspect of the electronic media (e-books, blogs, e-news) vs. print media debate that is too often left out of the discussion: the impact of the rise in digital media and the decline in print media on poor and marginalized communities.

This side of the digital divide threatens families and individuals who cannot afford to spend money on e-readers, smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices to access relevant news, books, pictures and stories. The decline in print media is inextricably connected to lower literacy rates in poor communities, which is itself a reflection of trends in decreased funding for public education, public libraries, public art and culture activities, and other social services across the country.

A decline in print media also impacts the ability of impoverished and marginalized communities to share their own news and real-time stories, in a world where mainstream media regularly distort and misrepresent these groups of people. In the Black community in particular, separate press and print media outlets have always been crucial to counteracting negative images and stereotypes reinforced by mainstream media. From Freedom’s Journal, the first Black-owned newspaper established by a group of free Black men in 1827, to the Fire!, an African-American literary magazine published during the Harlem Renaissance, to the 20 issues of the Black Panther Party Newspaper from 1968-73, Black print media have operated as a powerful voice for the oppressed and one of the most effective technologies for the transmission of culture, art and news between people across space-time. The shifting tide to a largely digital media landscape, and an economy that encourages such a transition, puts independent, Black-owned bookstores out of business and forces historically Black print media outlets to release the bulk of their content exclusively online. According to Wikipedia, Black online newspapers have seen a resurgence since 2010, with new Black news sites popping up all the time.

Despite our steady progression into a completely digital world, however, print media created, owned, produced and distributed by Black people maintains a weighty presence out there in the physical world. These print media outlets remain crucial platforms for Black communities impacted by the digital divide to share and collectively celebrate art, culture, current events, stories and other forms of expression via the written word. The Philadelphia Tribune, founded in 1884, is America’s oldest and the Philadelphia region’s largest daily newspaper serving the Black community. In addition to publishing the paper five days a week, the Tribune also publishes Tribune Magazine, a quarterly publication geared to various contemporary issues and interests, Now, an arts and entertainment review, Sojourner, a visitors introduction to Philadelphia and the Learning Key, an educational supplement highlighting schools, programs of special interest and student achievement. Black-owned, independent bookstores like Sankofa Video, Books, & Cafe in D.C., Black and Nobel in Philadelphia, The Underground Bookstore in Chicago and Marcus Book Store in Oakland do more than just sell books and coffee. These stores function as strategizing spaces, archivists, cultural hubs and learning institutions in their respective communities. Community literacy programs such as Books Through Bars, which distributes free books and educational materials to prisoners, and TreeHouse Books, a nonprofit, African-American children’s bookstore and literature program, provide exposure to print media and encourage self-empowerment through literacy.

Black book fairs, such as the annual Harlem Book Fair, and comic book conventions, such as Detroit’s Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention and ECBACC in Philadelphia, provide small, independent Black publishers, authors and artists the opportunity to display, read, sell and discuss their work. Small magazines (otherwise known as zines), pamphlets and newsletters also facilitate storytelling and culture transmission. Zines and pamphlets are usually hand-printed or drawn, photocopied with small circulation and can cover any topic, such as politics, poetry, art, personal stories, fiction and social theory. This makes them an affordable and accessible means of print media made for virtually anyone who has something they want to share or express. There are zine symposiums, zine publishing fairs and zine libraries all over the country where zines are sold, traded or given away for free. Organizations like  poczineproject distribute and archive POC-authored publications, in addition to providing grants, tools and events for zinemakers.

Until the digital divide is closed and we all exist on an even playing field in the tech age, print media will continue to be an integral medium for transmission and documentation of Black culture, art, stories and current events. For the benefit of those members of our communities who do not have the luxury of smartphones or regular Internet access, we must support our print media platforms while we still have them available.

-By Rasheedah Phillips via Blerds @ Atlanta Black Star

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Black Feminist Manifesto

What is The Black Feminist Manifesto?

The Black Feminist Manifesto is a collection of work created by and for all people of color. The words, thoughts and artwork of those who have contributed to The Black Feminist Manifesto will be featured in a collection of Zines that will periodically be produced by myself and sent out by the masses for the world to hear our voices,anger,and love.  

The Black Feminist Manifesto is inclusive to all people of color and is meant as a safe space for us.

The Black Feminist Manifesto is collection of artwork, thoughts and and discussion curated by and for people of color and our white counterparts to listen.

The Black Feminist Manifesto does not water down, comfort the fee fee’s of, nor bullshits anyone who may be cause harm to our existence as feminists of color. 

The Black Feminist Manifesto is meant to be loud, to heal, and to educate on our terms and our terms only.

The Black Feminist Manifesto is long overdue.

Who Can Submit?

ANY person of color can submit their work to BFM! 

The current deadline for the first print issue is September 5.

Where To Find Us?

The Black Feminist Manifesto (Tumblr)

Who Is Behind The Black Feminist Manifesto?

Blck-grrl is the creator behind BFM. The following people are her team: NuestraHermana, l-enfant-terrible, ChauvinistSushi, Julaya

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Thanks for sharing this, nuestrahermana!

If you haven’t already heard about the People of Color Zine Project, it’s time to check them out. They are based out of The Bronx, NY and exist to make zines by people of color more accessible. They are planning a national tour for the fall that will be passing through New Orleans in October and they need our help to make it happen. Please come to this benefit show for the POC Zine Project at Big Top on Thursday Sept. 12th!

COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: Light Skinned Tears Zine (2014)

TITLE: Light Skinned Tears

CREATOR: Lena F-G-M (@sayyeslena on twitter)

RELEASE DATE: Sept. 25, 2014

ORIGIN: Houston, TX

BUY NOW: Order copies here.

DESCRIPTION FROM THE CREATOR:

Light Skinned Tears is about being mixed race in our white supremacist culture, written from the perspective of someone who is mixed with white. It’s free on the internet and $3 in print. Please pass it on to other folks that are interested in talking about mixed race identity! Please don’t pass it on to people with the intent to derail conversations about other, related struggles against white supremacy!

I wrote this zine to speak try and gather what it meant to be mixed race when school textbooks and the news are all talking about our postracial nation. It isn’t meant to speak for anyone but me, but I hope it’ll help me connect with other queer mixed folks, and add to the tradition of other bi/multiracial zines like MXD zine and Memoirs of a Queer Hapa.

READ NOW FOR FREE:

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SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

POCZP hopes you had a great summer! We’ve been working on ways to remain sustainable in the long term while individually practicing #selfcare. In the meantime, you can support the cause by sending us a gift of any amount. All funds go to ongoing advocacy costs, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

If everyone in our community gave $10, we would more than meet our fundraising goals for 2015.

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

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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.

COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: Food Thoughts Zine (2013)

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Hi POC Zine Project,

My name is Minh, and I’m writing to submit my zine for the community project.

Thanks for all you do!

TITLE: Food Thoughts

AUTHOR: Root Loop (Minh Nguyen)

RELEASE: Print: November 2013.  Digital: June 2014

ORIGIN: Seattle, WA

DESCRIPTION: Food Thoughts is a critique of the absence of race and class analyses in mainstream food-related movements, such as those calling for organic or animal-free consumption. The critiques are heavily supported by the scholarship of Dr. Breeze Harper. Many examples are specific to Seattle.

READ NOW:

http://issuu.com/minhrootloop/docs/foodthoughts

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: minhnguyen.co 

A large part of my motivation for making zines is to meet other POCs who are both interested in having conversations about race/class/gender dynamics and in maintaining/redefining DIY ethics. Please get in touch at minhnguyenplus at gmail dot com. 

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SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

POCZP hopes you had a great summer! We’ve been working on ways to remain sustainable in the long term while individually practicing #selfcare. In the meantime, you can support the cause by sending us a gift of any amount. All funds go to ongoing advocacy costs, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

If everyone in our community gave $10, we would more than meet our fundraising goals for 2015.

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

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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.

COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: Xicanistas & Punkeristas: SAY IT LOUD! zine

TITLE: Xicanistas & Punkeristas: SAY IT LOUD! An Anti-Copyright Zine Chronicling Xicana’s in Punk and Beyond

CREATOR: Brenda M. @ Sing Your Life Literature Projects

RELEASE: May 2013

ORIGIN: Oakland, Califas

BUY Xicanistas & Punkeristas: SAY IT LOUD! (PRINT)

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SingYourLifeProjects

READ Xicanistas & Punkeristas: SAY IT LOUD! FOR FREE

DESCRIPTION BY BRENDA M.: Zine is 21 pages. Black and white Xeroxed copies.

This Zine was my submission, my final project for a Xican@ Studies course at SF State.My decision to submit a piece of work that is, for the most part, not considered appropriate work for an academic institution was a conscious, intentional one. I intend, now and forever, to create pieces of work that are available for all people. This is an anti-copyright, anti-privatization production. 

Property is theft.

The contents of this Zine focus on Xicanas in Punk. The term Xicana is defined as self-identified womyn of America who hold to their hearts and their consciousness the herstory and development of Xican@ socio-political culture. Xicanas have existed since 1848, when the United States of America created a border that divided Central and South America from North America. Xicanas refuse to have a hyphenated identity. 

NO TO: Mexican-American, Salvadorean-American, Nicaraguensa-Americana.

Punk is the cultural movement that manifested in loud expressions of dissent as was visible in both the style and dress of punks, but also in the politically driven lyrics and expressions of punk music. Xicanas existed in the punk movement, as did a number of bad ass womyn of color. For the purpose of the assignment, I only speak of the Xicana experience. But I believe the experience is universal for all womyn of color, who for so long have been pushed on the sideline as angry, cute figures, not worthy of being placed in the books.

WE ARE ANGRY AND HELL YEAH WE ARE REALLY FUCKING CUTE AND OUR VOICES WILL BE HEARD FROM THE SUBURBS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO LOS PUEBLOS IN CHIAPAS. 
This is her story.

The guts of the Zine include:

  * A Love Note To The Reader: a miniature piece on the importance of transparency

  * La Inspiracion: how Poly Styrene saved me from Suburbia

  * Xicanistas Son Punkeristas: reclaiming our identity, Teresa Covarubbias spits truth, and Alice Bag talks about assimilation

  *The Xicana Way: Rasquachismo & Musical Fusion: the original DIY culture

  * A Brief, Brief Timeline: Bad Ass Mujeres in Herstory: from 1848 to present day, bad ass mujeres doing bad ass work in bad ass musical endeavors 

  * La Mala Pulga: Star Clouds And The Ramones Rejection: the biography of the 22-year old lead singer of Richmond, Califas’ Las Malas Pulgas

  * That 20 Track List That’ll DO IT: a mixed tape/CD/playlist that you all need to make.

FOLLOW SING YOUR LIFE LITERATURE PROJECTS

http://singyourlifeprojects.tumblr.com/

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SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

POCZP hopes you had a great summer! We’ve been working on ways to remain sustainable in the long term while individually practicing #selfcare. In the meantime, you can support the cause by sending us a gift of any amount. All funds go to ongoing advocacy costs, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

If everyone in our community gave $10, we would more than meet our fundraising goals for 2015.

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

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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.

COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: 'Korea: The Queer Edition'

[DESCRIPTION: original cover of Korea: The Queer Edition]

TITLE: Korea: The Queer Edition 

AUTHOR: EstellaMiyuki Baker//Queer Scribe Productions

RELEASE: June 30, 2013 (6th zine in a series)

ORIGIN: Seoul, South Korea (author is presently based in Philadelphia, PA)

DESCRIPTION FROM MIYUKI: 

During my stay in Seoul, I participated in many ‘obvious’ gay activities but my goal was to meet as many different types of queer artists and activists inside and outside of the so-called Seoul gay scene, and highlight their varied and unique approaches and thoughts in doing LGBTQ activism in South Korea.  

Many queer Korean activists I spoke to were a part of labor rights and/or disability related movements, advocating strongly for intersectional work which emphasized ally-building and finding common causes. Larger LGBTQ organizations like Donginryun were member-supported, so rather than being subjeted to governmental or institutional demands that often accompany grant money, membership fees gave organizations more freedom and a democratic form of accountability.

The zine is filled with documentation of the many rallies and events I participated in as well as the art of queer Korean/expat artists.

READ NOW:  

HOW TO BUY:

Queer Scribe Productions has published eight zines so far. You can purchase them at the following link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/QueerScribe

Queer Scribe Productions is the result of Miyuki’s 14 month journey around the world to join the movement in creating a worldwide network of queer artists. 

ABOUT MIYUKI 

Miyuki is a resident of the place where circles overlap. As a queer, multi-racial/lingual female mixed-media artist, she is happiest when working with people who embrace intersectionality. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 2012, where she was involved in queer Asian activism and making art, she received the Watson Fellowship to travel the world in search of queer artists and activists and made 8 zines highlighting what she learned under her publishing house Queer Scribe Productions.

She is a freelance artist, journalist, barber, translator, seamstress, lecturer and performer. Visit The Queer Barbershop to get a rad haircut on the cheap. Contact her at heymiyuki (at) gmail (dot) com for further inquiries, project ideas and pricing.

estellamiyukibaker.com

heymiyuki.wordpress.com

twitter.com/miyukibaker

facebook.com/abcdefghijklmiyuki

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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

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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.

COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: ANANSASEM Zine (2013)

TITLE: ANANSASEM

CREATOR: Aida Amoako/KidisAlright

RELEASE: OCTOBER 2013

LOCATION: United Kingdom

DESCRIPTION: This zine has two short Ghanaian folk tales told by my mum and transcribed by me. They are stories of Anansi the Spider, an African and also Caribbean cultural phenom. I made it for Black History Month, which is October in the UK.

First ever proper zine!

Here’s my tumblr and my blog :)

Thanks!

BUY NOW: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/205893427/anansasem-a-story-zine

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SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

POCZP hopes you had a great summer! We’ve been working on ways to remain sustainable in the long term while individually practicing #selfcare. In the meantime, you can support the cause by sending us a gift of any amount. All funds go to ongoing advocacy costs, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

If everyone in our community gave $10, we would more than meet our fundraising goals for 2015.

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

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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.



COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: The Itinerant Postcard #2

POC zine: The Itinerant Postcard #2

Date: October 2012

POC zinester: Chrysothème A.

Zinester’s description: “The Itinerant Postcard #2” is a 24-page 1/4-sized perzine containing some of my thoughts on language, food, and race; there are Filipino recipes, some Philippine mythology, and illustrations by Edward Gorey.

Keywords: edwardgorey, filipina, filipino, food, mythology, personal, perzine, perzines, pinay, pinoy, race, zine, zines

$1 or trades welcome.

Buy this zine: on Etsy.

You can also send well-concealed cash payment to a snail mail address:

Chrysothème A.

5011 Rolling Meadows

Road Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 USA

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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!

COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: 'Rise, Fall, Repeat' #2

Name: Rise, Fall, Repeat #2 (2011)

Zine Author: Isidro “De La Luna” Fox (listed as Nathan Fox in this link) aka skepticamongthefaithful.tumblr.com

Author’s description: “Another installment of personal anecdotes, poetry, photography, and writing; all original. Mostly dealing with depression, alienation, and all things relating to where hope gets you when luck and yourself aren’t really on speaking terms. A lot of heart and time went into all of this, so I hope you all enjoy!”

Keywords: perzine, depression, alienation, social anxiety, poetry, photography, hope, california, anaheim, chicano

Download issue #2 (free): http://zinelibrary.info/rise-fall-repeat-reissue-2

Where to purchase issue #2: http://www.etsy.com/listing/96134917/rise-fall-repeat-zine-issue-no-2


Message from Isidro: 

Issue 1 is getting re-worked on, and the people over at People of the Sun Zine distro are looking for PoC zinesters/artists who are either interested in creating an all-art zine soon or have zines they’d like to submit for consignment.

Thanks for sharing your zine, Isidro! <3 We really appreciate the way you offered different formats for printing … and that you numbered your pages! That makes it 100% easier for readers (and zine freaks like us) to assemble <3

Also thanks so much for what you’re doing at People of the Sun Zine Distro! It is SO IMPORTANT for more people of color to create their own distros to support POC zinesters. 

It isn’t about being divisive — it’s about POC supporting POC. Legit white allies get that, in addition to advocating for the inclusion of more zines by POC in their go-to zine distros that have no or very few zines by POC. <3

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Editor’s Note: A “Community Submission” post results from a POC 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!