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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 publications.

Amazons International

Contact: thomas@smaug.uio.no.

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. SF3.
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:
Tina Mammoser-Thorne
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

The Digital Woman
An e-zine focused on women writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. http://pw1.netcom.com/~moonluna/digwoman.html

Diverse Universe
The newsletter of "Spaced Out," "the gay/lesbian SF club of Victoria, Australia."

Enterprising Women

Enterprising Women
c/o Enterprising Women Associates
P.O. 904
Havertown, PA 19083
E-mail: gfgr82a@prodigy.com

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 "Fez")
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 batyawein@aol.com. 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 us! Thanks.

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 Feminism
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 SF.
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 journalism.

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 Fiction
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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