Sonorus #3: Call for Submissions!

Submissions are now open for the third issue of Sonorus: Feminist Perspectives on Harry Potter!

Sonorus is a compzine, edited by three UK-based Harry Potter fans and feminists. We’ve had a great reaction to our first two issues (which are available to buy here), and are now looking for submissions for our third 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

Disability in the series

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 issues. (A list of pieces from issues one and two 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 previous issues.

Please send submissions and questions to sonoruszine@gmail.com.  The deadline for submissions is 30th September 2015.

We look forward to hearing from you!
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Sonorus #2 OUT NOW!

 

After a long weekend of frantic printing, glueing, folding, stapling, and serious marathonning of Downton Abbey, Sonorus: Feminist Perspectives on Harry Potter #2 is OUT NOW!

Issue 2 includes:

  • Ginny Weasley, The Diminished Character: Book Ginny vs Movie Ginny
  • Heroine to the Bones
  • The Trouble with Tonks
  • Heroine over Hero: Hermione’s Logical Power in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
  • Hermione, SPEW, and the White Saviour Complex
  • The Power of Mothers in Harry Potter
  • The Sorting Hat: Sorted or Jumbled Together
  • Fly High: Quidditch as a Feminist Sport
  • They Just Work Together: Quidditch and Gender
  • Abortion
  • Saved by the Slash? Fanfiction and LGB Representation

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International orders: £2.00 + £4.50 postage
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Or check out our Sonorus issue bundles here!

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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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!