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BirlZine! Issue 4, Volume 1, Fall 2005
8 1/2 x 7, 28 pages, oz
Contributors: . . .
Donors get a free birls button. Woot!

BirlZine! Issue 3, Volume 1, Summer 2005
8 1/2 x 7, 28 pages, oz
Contributors: Annie Aarons, Brittany Dunning, Jaime, Jessica Phelps, darkfemme, harpreet kaur, Jaime/Ryan, Jayden, Kayden, Kris Lee, Laura, Max Siegel, Maya Rrrr, Merissa, Nicole Luna, Steffi, Tyler, and Ythan

Donation price: $1.20, includes postage
Donors get a free birls button. Woot!

BirlZine! Issue 2, Volume 1, Spring 2005
8 1/2 x 7, 32 pages, oz
Contributors: Aiden, Alyssa Casillas, Annie Aarons, Brittany Dunning, Christine D. Chilingerian, H. Greaves, Jaime, Jen Brett, Jessica LaFrank, Julie S., Kayden Healy, Kristie Badrigian, kristin superhero, Maya Rrrr, Nicole Luna, Nik Scarlett, Rachel DiSaia, and Steffi
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Donation price: $1.20, includes postage

BirlZine! Issue 1, Volume 1, Winter 2004
8 1/2 x 7, 24 pages, 2 oz
Second Edition
Contributors: Calli Baroni, Ellen, Jessica LaFrank, Julie Elefante, H. Greaves, Rachel DiSaia, Rebecca Noland, Shelly, and Steffi
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Donation price: $1.20, includes postage

If you don't have PayPal access, you can just mail $1.20 in postage and your mailing address to Julie Elefante; 1033 W. 12th St.; Tempe, AZ 85281-5363.
BirlZine! is a nonprofit zine. All proceeds go into the postage fund so we can send the zine to those who can't afford it.
Are you one of those folks who can't afford it? Send me your mailing address; someone was kind enough to donate a stamp to get one to you. ;)

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BirlZine! is a compilation zine of personal writing, essays, poetry, photography, art, news, and resources for and by boyish girls (birls) who enjoy riding the gender wave and donít let their gender dictate how to act. A birl can be a hetero tomboy, an FTM, or anyone in between. This is a safe space for birls to share our work and find relevant news and resources.


BirlZine! is currently actively accepting submissions!
BirlZine! needs contributors! The reason I launched the zine is because I was astounded by all the talent I'd see in our community journal. Without your talent, I've got no bricks to build with. Don't be shy--send your work in--it will inspire other birls out there, the younger ones and older ones alike! For more information, visit the BirlZine! 2005 Submission Schedule

Upcoming BirlZine! themes will focus on drag kings (Winter 2005), FTMs, genderqueers, body modifications, and activism. Please send your material on these themes, as well as ideas for future themes!

Other ways you can help:

*BirlZine! needs attention! If you have a copy or when you get a copy, pass it around. Tell people where and how to find it and what it's all about. It's meant to be a resource, a positive outlet for our artists and writers, and a way to get positive attention for our community. Also, if you know of local bookstores, music stores, coffee shops, comic book shops, conferences, clubs, and organizations (especially high school/college) around you who might be able to use BirlZine as a resource, please help me get in touch with them!

BirlZine! has flyers that you can print out and distribute for us! For teeny ones that you can hand out personally, open this PDF.
For bigger ones you can leave around, open this PDF.
Print out, copy, and fold BirlZine! small into quarters and hand them out to your friends! D'you like the awesome genderqueer art in small's centerfold? You can buy it on a t-shirt at Nik's cafepress shop!

*BirlZine! needs postage! It takes at least sixty cents (eighty-three cents for issue 2) to mail out the zine, which uses the 8 1/2 x 7 wide-format. My goal is to keep BirlZine! a free zine unless/until production costs get out of hand, but help with postage is totally appreciated. Let me know if you've got stamps sitting around or want to PayPal in a postage donation.

*BirlZine! offers products that go towards funding the zine: BirlShop!

BirlZine! is a nonprofit zine, paid for and distributed with funds out of its editorís pocket. Contributors are paid in copy. Until production costs get out of hand, the only cost to the public is shipping and handling, at least until production costs get out of hand. For more information, please contact Julie at or and visit

BirlZine! supports these artists:
Gender Queer Ink

BirlZine! is also available at Assimilate This zine distro based out of Portland and You're Insane Honey Distro.