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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submissions: Thursday 1st August 2013