Cuntlovin’ Guide To the Universe: Magazines & Zines

AWOL

The Revolutionary Artists Workshop. The print version of this magazine comes with a full-length CD of music and poetry, and it’s only five bucks. Perhaps inspired by the now-defunct Blumagazine (RIP) in its awe-inspiring vision. The website has articles, art, merchandise and, most importantly, links. Consider all of the links part of this guide—they includeRedwire magazine, Redeye magazine and the Black Panther Collective. 1515 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, (800) NO-JROTC.

Hip Mama

Never was and never will be just for mamas. In a country where “three million parents have attended training sessions to make their families more like mini-corporations” (according to Stay Free! magazine), Hip Mama remains the most important magazine in America. P.O. Box 12525, Portland, OR 97212.

Stay Free!

This incredibly witty, politically astute magazine comes out around every ten months. I love Stay Free! They’ll send free bulk issues to schools, so demand that your school order it. Also, subscribe. 390 Butler Street #3, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

Danzine

A zine, store and networking organization for folks working in the sex industry.

Moxie

A wonderful magazine, with links to many other wonderful sites.

Colorlines

Race, culture, action. Published quarterly. In-depth analysis of current events, activism and general ass-kicking. A brilliant periodical from cover to cover. 4096 Piedmont Avenue, PMB 319, Oakland, CA 94611, (510) 653-3415.

Bamboo Girl

“Pro-Filipina/Asian/Asian mutt, pro-female, pro-fuck oppression.” I am such an ass for forgetting about Bamboo Girlin the first edition of the Cuntlovin’ Guide to the Universe. How could I have forgotten about this total mainstay? Please forgive me, Bamboo Girl.

War Times

A bimonthly newspaper in English and Español, of which I am a proud distributor. Vital, vital, vital. EBC/War Times, 1230 Market Street, PMB 409, San Francisco, CA 94102, (510) 869-5156.

Alice

One of my current favorite magazines, Alice intelligently and artfully covers an astounding array of topics in each issue. Their clever tagline: “For Women on the Other Side of the Looking Glass.”

Clamor

“New perspectives on politics, culture, media and life.” Issue #14 is concerned with the power of youth. Clamor is a Become the Media project; BtM also organizes the annual Underground Publishers Conference, “A weekend devoted to educating ourselves about reclaiming media resources,” in Bowling Green, Ohio. Subscribe to this vital and ambitious magazine.

Soapboxgirls!

A great webzine outta Canada.

Muffy!: New Girly Life

Cultural criticism, realistic sexual discussions, advice and personal essays for teens. Puts together cool events. The site’s not extensive—subscribe to the print version. Muffy! magazine, 4941 Winchester Drive, Sarasota, FL 34234.

mysistahs.org

A site by and for young women of color. Includes a gallery with poetry, essays and short stories, as well as information on body image, STDs, teen pregnancy, HIV testing and emergency contraception. This is not technically a magazine—it’s more of an organization—but they have lots of feature articles. Check it out.

A Gathering of the Tribes

Through its programs and publications, this organization creates a performance venue and a space for artists and audiences to meet across artistic disciplines, levels of complexity, and definitions of difference. A Gathering of the Tribes publishes Tribes magazine and hosts events and readings in New York City almost every weekend. (212) 674-5576.

Venus (magazine)

A massive, intergenerational resource for black lesbians, gay men and their families. Unlike most “gay” mags, Venus is all-gender inclusive.

Venus (zine)

Not to be confused with Venus magazine. This Venus is girls and rock ’n’ roll.

Multiple Shades of You

A multifaceted e-zine for women of color, from ages five to twenty-five. Brilliant.

To-Do List

The magazine of meaningful minutiae. P.O. Box 40128, San Francisco, CA 94140.

Doula

See urbanthinktank.org in the Kickass Organizations section.

Bitch

2765 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, (415) 864-6671.

Bust

P.O. Box 1016, Cooper Station, New York, NY 10276.

Girljock

Also, Girljock: The Book P.O. Box 882723, San Francisco, CA 94188-2723, (415) 282-6833.

Anything That Moves

Internationally distributed bisexual magazine containing stories, poetry, news and other information of interest. Theme-based and quarterly. 2261 Market Street #496, San Francisco, CA 94114, (415) 626-5069.

Les Voz

Les Voz, la revista lésbica de México. A lesbian feminist site and print magazine, in glorious Español. Huge site with many listings, links and resources.

Fat!So?

It’s a book, it’s a zine, it’s a social movement. Marilyn Wann is a hilarious genius. P.O. Box 423464, San Francisco, CA 94142.

Yell-Oh Girls

“Emerging voices of Asian-American girls.” It’s a book, a zine and a social movement.

Z

Everybody knows about Z magazine. Read all of Arundhati Roy’s articles tonight.

Monolid

“For those who aren’t blinking.” The issue, “Fear and Loathing in the New Millennium,” examines the culture of fear and hate post-9/11. 186 Broadway, Suite 516, New York, NY 10001, (212) 964-4800.

Hardboiled

A student-run Asian/Pacific Islander issues news magazine at UC Berkeley. Sponsors cool local events. 201 Heller Lounge, Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union, UC Berkeley, CA 94720.

blakgrrl poetry

A monthly e-journal for black female writers. Open to fiction and poetry submissions. “The uncensored, unashamed and unafraid voice of the young black woman speaking from the page.” Whiz-kid editor Michelle R. Smith also started My Own Publishing to independently publish her own poetry chapbooks and those of other aspiring female poets.

Tongues

This queer Latina webzine features erotica, essays, poetry and political resistance. They sponsor events in the Los Angeles area.

Dollars & Sense

The magazine of economic justice, run by a collective of graduate students, journalists, professors and activists. Comes out six times a year and also publishes books. This mag engagingly explains the world of global economics. 740 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141.

Nervy Girl!

P.O. Box 16601, Portland, OR 97292, (503) 25-NERVY.

Rockrgrl

A feminist music magazine that’s been around and adored for a long time. Organizers of the Rockrgrl conference in Seattle, WA.

Aviva

Webzine run by an international group of feminists in London. Free monthly listing service for women and groups worldwide. Click on their map of the world to see what’s shakin’. 41 Royal Crescent, London W11 4SN, United Kingdom.

grrrlzines.net

A really great all-around resource.

Dream/Girl

Encourages creative genius in girls.

panderzinedistro.com

Panderzine founder Ericka Lyn Bailey says, “I distribute wonderful zines by wonderful kids from all over the world,” and she does, indeed. She also prints a biannual catalog and hosts a pretty dang extensive website.

idealpolitik

This bilingual zine is a joint effort between “Chile and the U$A,” involving folks from independent, revolution-minded record labels and other organizations.

 

< back to main page