Sonorus #2 Submission Deadline Extended!

Following consultation with Professor Trelawney and her inner eye, which revealed that the editors don’t actually have time to put the second issue together for a few weeks, the deadline for Sonorus #2 has been extended until Saturday 29th March 2014.

Keep them coming, guys!

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150 Word Challenge: Should Hermione have married Ron?

The news that J.K. Rowling said in a recent interview (http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/02/jk-rowling-hermione-harry-ron-married) that she had Hermione marry Ron for personal, rather than literary, reasons has been all over the internet! Though there seems to have been disproportionate emphasis placed on the comment hat Harry might have been a better match, there has been a lot of discussion amongst fans around the interview and if Hermione and Ron’s relationship was plausible.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to write no more than 150 words in response to the question: ‘Should Hermione have married Ron?’, preferably considering it in relation to gender. We’ll put the responses together into a feature for the next issue of Sonorus.

Send your submission to sonoruszine@gmail.com. The deadline is the same as for all other submissions (keep those coming, by the way!) – 1st March. As usual, anyone can write for us, and we’ll publish anything as long as it isn’t mean! :)

Write away!

We need your words for Sonorus #2!

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Submissions are now open for the second issue of Sonorus: Feminist Perspectives on Harry Potter!
Sonorus is a compzine, edited by three UK-based Harry Potter fans and feminists. We had a great response for issue one (which is available to buy here), and are now looking for submissions for our second issue. We can accept: 
  • Articles
  • Opinion pieces
  • Fan fiction (on a related theme)
  • Fan art (on a related theme)
Some prompts to consider:

Female role models in the series

Feminism/ social justice in the Wizarding World

Your favourite character – can they be seen as a ‘feminist’ character?

Gender roles in the series

The differences between the books and the films and their impact on gender

Race in the series

Fan fiction – the interpretation of characters by fans and how gender is affected by this

Gender and careers in the series

LGBT issues in the series/the fandom

Women in sport in the series

Femininity/masculinity in the series

Gender in relation to good vs. evil

Motherhood in the series

Relationships in the series and in fan fiction

J.K. Rowling as a female writer

This list is by no means exhaustive, and we are interested in any submissions related to gender in the Harry Potter books, film and fandom, and connected to the series as a cultural phenomenon!  Due to not wanting to replicate ideas we will only be able to print articles which are different from those featured in the previous issue. (ETA – a list of pieces from issue one is now available on the shop page.) All other submissions (as long as they are not discriminatory in any way) will be printed in this or a future issue of the zine.

We welcome submissions from people of any gender, and from new writers as well as people who submitted to the first issue.

Please send submissions and questions to sonoruszine@gmail.com.  The deadline for submissions is 1st March 2014. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sonorus #1 now available to buy!

Sonorus Zine

It’s taken hours of work, a lot of paper and loads of cutting and sticking, but the first issue of Sonorus: Feminist Perspectives on Harry Potter is now ready! Click here to go to the shop page and order your copy.

It’s so exciting!

Let us know what you think of it – send us an email on sonoruszine@gmail.com. And look out for the call for submissions for issue two!

Submissions wanted!

Submissions wanted for Sonorus: feminist perspectives on Harry Potter zine! (A zine, derived from ‘magazine’, is a self-published booklet.) Sonorus is a new zine, created by three UK-based Harry Potter fans and feminists.

The aim of this zine is to see what feminists think of the Harry Potter series (including the books, the films, the cultural phenomenon and the fandom), for Harry Potter fans to look at the series in another way, and to put the spotlight on the numerous female characters in the world J.K. Rowling has created. It’s completely just for fun and interest and not for profit!

We’re looking for articles of anything between 200 and 1000 words on any aspect of the Harry Potter series in relation to feminism.

You could write about:

Female role models in the series

Feminism/ social justice in the Wizarding World

Your favourite character – can they be seen as a ‘feminist’ character?

Gender roles in the series

The differences between the books and the films and their impact on gender

Race in the series

Fan fiction – the interpretation of characters by fans and how gender is affected by this

Gender and careers in the series

LGBT issues in the series/the fandom

Women in sport in the series

Femininity/masculinity in the series

Gender in relation to good vs. evil

Motherhood in the series

Relationships in the series and in fan fiction

J.K. Rowling as a female writer

As well as submitting articles, you are also welcome to submit the following:

Fan art

Fan fiction (on a related theme)

Submissions are welcomed from people of all genders. You don’t have to be a feminist, know a lot about feminism or even be a Harry Potter fan to get involved, you just need to have something to say about gender in the series!

The intention is to include all other submissions in one issue, but if there are a lot of submissions and similar amounts of enthusiasm then we’ll make more issues so everyone can have their work featured in the zine. (Please note that anything seen by the editors to be sexist, racist, homophobic, disablist or discriminatory in any other way will not be included in the zine.)

Send all questions and submissions to: sonoruszine@gmail.com

Deadline for submissions: Thursday 1st August 2013

Happy writing!