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Most of these are fan zines or scholarly journals or newsletters or whatever,
not literary journals. If they accept submissions of fiction I'll list
'em in the publication venues page. Otherwise consider these fan or scholarly
- Amazons International
An electronic digest newsletter for and about Amazons (physically and psychologically
strong, assertive women who are not afraid to break free from traditional
ideas about gender roles, femininity and the female physique) and their
friends and lovers. Amazons International is dedicated to the image
of the female hero in fiction and in fact, as it is expressed in art and
literature, in the physiques and feats of female athletes, in sexual values
and practices, and provides information, discussion and a supportive environment
for these values and issues. Gender role traditionalists and others who
are opposed to Amazon ideals should not subscribe.
- Aurora: Speculative Feminism
- ISSN 0275-3715. Published by the SF Publications Committee, Madison, WI.
Formerly: Janus (#1-#18). Became Aurora w/ v. 7, no. 1
(#19) Summer 1981 - v. 10, no. 1 (#25) Winter 86-87.
- Blaster on Her Hip
Request issues from:
31 Aldebert Terrace
London SW8 1BH
Cost: 1.25 pounds sterling or $2.00 american or fanzine trade
Summary: Women in Science Fiction for women. Internet articles (as well
as original articles) and internet suggestions for those who don't have
the time to 'surf'. Focus on lesbian/feminist appreciation and light entertainment.
Lots o' pics. Submissions welcome!
According to the masthead, "Tinandra 2 Press is a not-for-profit
operation. A percentage of Blaster's Recommended donation price goes to
organizations promoting breast cancer research and lesbian health awareness.
- From SF3
- An e-zine focused on women writers of fantasy, science
fiction, and horror.
- Diverse Universe
- The newsletter of "Spaced Out,"
"the gay/lesbian SF club of Victoria, Australia."
- Enterprising Women
c/o Enterprising Women Associates
Havertown, PA 19083
Published quarterly by women, for women (and their friends.) It focuses
on women in space, space exploration, future space endeavors, and science
fiction. Subscriptions are $10/year within the Continental U.S., $16/year
all other locations. Original stories, articles and information about space
science, women in space, or science fiction are solicited and appreciated;
write for submission guidelines. Barbe Smith & Kit Davis, publishers. Copyright
1995. ISSN 1081-8081. All material in this publication is the property of
Enterprising Women Associates and cannot be duplicated without permission
from the publishers. Ten percent of all profits are donated to the Risa
Day Camp for the Sisters of St. Dathon.
- Faster than life!
- "stories packed with action, suspense and interesting characters, individuals
crossing the borders of society, strong women and gay men, shape changers
and compassionate vampires"
- Femizine (also called
- A fanzine for and by women; editor was a man who pretended to
be a woman. First issue: Summer 1954, England. Hoax revealed May, 1956,
issue #9. More info in Helen Merrick, 1999, "From Female Man to Feminist
Fan," in Women of Other Worlds: Excursions through Science Fiction and
Feminism, edited by Helen Merrick and Tess Williams, University of
Western Australia Press: Nedlands, 1999: pp. 115-139.
- If you have a manuscript, query, or interest in serving as a reader or being
involved on advisory or editorial board, please contact Robin-Reid@tamu-commerce-edu
or firstname.lastname@example.org. This is being started by the two of us as co-editors,
and is an outgrowth of the SF Area Task Force of Popular Culture/American
Culture Association. In this context, we were discussing the non-feminsit
nature of most sf journals, and the lack of interest in non-realistic writing
in women's journals of criticism. Want to help fill this void? Submit or contact
FEMSPEC: A NEW JOURNAL This interdiscipinary journal will be dedicated
to critical and creative works in the realms of SF, fantasy, magical realism,
and other super-natural genres. Literary and cultural criticism, interdisciplinary
approaches, work on teaching, and creative material are sought. We hope an
approach to pedagogy will bring work in from wider disciplines. We are interested
in a variety of feminist approaches, and aim to be inclusive of ethnic and
cultural diversity in an internationalist perspective.
- Girls' Own Fanzine
- No. 1, Jan 1973.
- Hissy Fit: A Feminist Science-Fiction Fanzine
- All I know about it is that #1 came out in 1994. View an
article from it at http://www.teleport.com/~jaheriot/mdame.htm
- "Surrogacy: The Handmaid's Tale" by Margot Dame
- The Invisible Fan
- Carol Avedon. 1970s-1980s. [cited in Merrick, 1999.]
- ISSN 0197-775X. Published through v. 6,
no. 2 (#18) Winter 1980; then became Aurora. Published by
SF3, Madison, Wisconsin
- Whoosh!: The Journal of the
International Association of Xenoid Studies [1996 - ]
Available at Whoosh!,
1996 - present.
aka Journal of the International Association of Xenaesque Xenoid
Xenaoid Studies; JIAXS
An online journal of Xena-ology. Also a very comprehensive fan
site, with episode guides, character guides, and the like.
- New Moon: A Quarterly Journal of SF and Critical
- 1981-1982; maybe other years. No other information.
- Jennifer Bankier A fanzine concerned with issues of gender and
sexuality. [cited in Merrick, 1999]. See also The Witch and the
Chameleon, edited by Amanda Bankier, Jennifer Bankier's sister.
- Pig Runners' Digest
- Seth McEvoy, © 1975. A fanzine concerned with issues of
gender and sexuality. [cited in Merrick, 1999]
- Slayage: The
On-Line International Journal of Buffy Studies [2001 - ]
- David Lavery and Rhonda Wilcox, editors.
- Toward Tomorrow
- Issued by Jim Kepner in the
1950s. A queer SF fanzine. No other information.
- La Ventana
- Available in print and on the web at http://www.udg.mx/notypub/Laventana/portada.html
La Ventana is an academic publication from the Genre Studies Center from the
University of Guadalajara. It is available only in Spanish and began publication
in August, 1995.
- Vice Versa : America's Gayest Magazine
- Has been
considered the foundation of the North American glb press. A queer zine,
hand-typed by Lisa Ben. Began publication in 1947. Included publication of
Lisa Ben, an anagram for "lesbian," was the pseudonym for Edythe
Eyde, a California lesbian. For "Vice Versa"'s 50th Anniversary, the Q Syndicate founded an award for glb
- Lisa A. Barnett, editor. Reviews queer sf/fantasy/horror.
- Jessica Amanda Salmonson, editor.
Fanzine, approximately 1970s-1980s.
"features essays, news, reviews and letters regarding fantasy and
s-f from a feminist point of view, and includes amazon fantasy stories
regularly. It is available from Atalanta Press, Box 5688, University
Station, Seattle, Washington 98105." -- from Amazons! Additional
Reading list, 1979
- The Witch and the Chameleon: A Feminist View of Science
- No longer issued. A fanzine published quarterly by Amanda
Bankier, Ontario, Canada, 1974-1976. [See also Orca, edited by
Amanda Bankier's sister, Jennifer Bankier.]
- Women and Men
- Denys Howard, editor. © 1977. [cited in Merrick, 1999.]
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