Sonorus #5 out now!

Sonorus: Feminist Perspectives on Harry Potter #5 is OUT NOW!

Issue 5 includes:

  • Why Molly Weasley is a feminist role model
  • The trouble with smut
  • Love Potions
  • Harry Potter ladies I would love to be queer, but I don’t want JK Rowling to say she intended to be
  • The gender binary is not magical
  • Girl Left Behind: some theories on Petunia
  • Voldemort, muggles, and the cotton ceiling
  • On the casting of Johnny Depp in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series (and Rowling’s continued support of Depp)
  • Merope Gaunt
  • Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Carry On’ as a feminist critique of ‘Harry Potter’
  • Reflections on the Harry Potter fandom


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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  The deadline for submissions is 30th September 2015.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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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