Deadline extended: 31st October 2016

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The deadline for submissions for the 4th issue of Sonorus has been extended to 31st October 2016!

As always, we are looking for submissions related to gender in the Harry Potter books, film and fandom, and connected to the series as a cultural phenomenon. 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!  Due to not wanting to replicate ideas we will only be able to print articles which are different from those featured in previous issues (a list of pieces from previous issues are 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 previous issues.

Please send submissions and questions to sonoruszine@gmail.com.

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SUBMISSION CALL: Sonorus #4

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Submissions are now open for the 4th issue of Sonorus: Feminist Perspectives on Harry Potter!
Sonorus is a compzine, edited by three UK-based Harry Potter fans and feminists. 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 previous issues (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 previous issues.

Please send submissions and questions to sonoruszine@gmail.com.  The deadline for submissions is 30th September 2016.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

WEIRDO ZINE FEST: Sunday 31 January 2016

Team Sonorus will be tabling at this month’s Weirdo Zine Fest, taking place on Sunday 31 January, 1 – 8pm in DIY Space for London (96-108 Ormside Street, SE15 1TF), where we will be selling all 3 issues of Sonorus, as well as zines created by the editors Cath and Kirsty. Hope to see you there! 🙂

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WEIRDO ZINE FEST is a new zine fair privileging radical and marginalised voices. It’s happening at DIY space for London.

Preference for tables will be given to women, queers, POC, trans, genderqueer, non-binary, intersex, disabled, working class and otherwise marginalised folks.

TIMETABLE FOR THE DAY:

1-5:30: ZINE FAIR (c. 30 tables full of radical and important DIY publications)
5:30-6:15: SUPER EXCITING PANEL DISCUSSION (details tbc soon!)
6:15-8:00: Informal social with weirdo zine readings (anyone welcome to read, sign up on the day!).

Also open on the day: Joey’s Kitchen for delicious vegan foods/non-booze drinks.

We are hosting this at DIY space for London. Accessibility information is here: http://diyspaceforlondon.org/about/ (wheelchair accessible venue and toilets, gender neutral toilets). No sexism/racism/homophobia/ableism/transphobia/fatphobia/classism/SWERFs etc will be tolerated.

If you’re staying for the post-6pm activities (when the bar opens!), you’ll need to be a member of DIY space (or a guest of a member). Membership costs £2 and takes 48 hours to take effect. Join and pay atdiyspaceforlondon.org.

More info and RSVP at the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/865940280157674/.

Important note re Xmas order deadlines

If you’re thinking of buying Sonorus as a Christmas gift, here are the deadlines for orders to be guaranteed arrival in time for Christmas Day!

Friday 18 December – UK

International:
Thursday 3 December – Africa and Middle East.
Saturday 5 December – Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Japan, Eastern Europe (ex. Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia).
Monday 7 December – Caribbean, Central & South America.
Wednesday 9 December – Greece, Australia, New Zealand.
Thursday 10 December – HM Forces Mail to Static BFPO’s
Saturday 12 December – Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Poland, Canada, Finland, Sweden and USA.
Tuesday 15 December – Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.
Wednesday 16 December – France.
Thursday 17 December – Belgium, Denmark, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.

Also please note that we will be away on our holidays on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day (24th – 26th December), so any orders placed on these dates will be posted on the 27th December.

Team Sonorus x

Sonorus #3 OUT NOW!

Sonorus: Feminist Perspectives on Harry Potter #3 is OUT NOW!

Issue 3 includes:

  • Wit beyond Measure is Bought with Man’s Treasure
  • Five Badass HP Women I’d Like to go on a Date With
  • Five Femslash Pairings There Should Be More Of
  • Veela, Gender and Sexuality
  • On Balls
  • Halfway Down the Stairs: Gender and the Hogwarts Dormitories
  • Why I (sort of) Hate Ginny Weasley
  • Seven Scenarios in which it might be Alright to Ship Dolores Umbridge with Minerva McGonagall
  • Squibs and Disability in the Wizarding World
  • Infatuation and the Female Fool in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Pureblood Laws, Muggle Relations and Social Change in Post-Voldemort Britain
  • Teaching Potter

UK orders: £2.00 + £1.35 postage
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International orders: £2.00 + £4.75 postage
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Or check out our Sonorus issue bundles here!