Pandora Press is the Swansea Feminist Network zine (a zine - pronounced ‘zeen’, derived from ‘magazine’ - is a self-published booklet). Pandora Press aims to be a publication written by and for intelligent creative women, that represents what the Swansea Feminist Network is all about!
Pandora Press is a free and open forum for self expression. You can get involved in any way, whether it be writing articles, submitting artwork, helping with the construction – any aspect you can think of!
You can buy copies for £1 each at any SFN event; alternatively, email the editor Cath at pandorapresszineATgmail.com if you’d like to buy a copy using paypal. Older back issues are available online for free at issuu.com, and some are on sale online at Marching Stars Zine Distro.
We’re now accepting submissions for the sixth issue of Pandora Press, due to be published in March. The theme is BODY, and the deadline is Tuesday 1st October 2013. We’re mainly interested articles and opinion pieces, but are also interested in the following (many of these, such as the reviews, will not need to fit into the theme):
Swansea Women’s News/Events
The theme is very vague and open to broad interpretation, but with some sort of focus on gender/sexuality/feminism. Here are some ideas where you could go with this:
- Beauty, beauty standards, fashion, glamour, changes in beauty standards across decades/continents
- Weight, health, eating disorders/unhealthy relationships with food
- Body positivity, fat positivity, what you love about your body
- Sex, sexual expression, sexual orientation
- Sexualisation, objectification of women and girls
- Gendering bodies, socially constructed gender ideals, femininity and masculinity
- Issues surrounding being transgender, transitioning, genderqueerness, nonbinary gender
- media representation, and social images of female bodies
- Violence, assault, rape, violation of bodily integrity
- Death, mortality, ageing, youth, time
Don’t feel limited by these ideas though; even if you want to write/design something that you feel doesn’t fit into this theme, submit it anyway and it will probably be featured (if not in this issue then certainly in a subsequent issue)!
Contributors must be from South Wales, preferably the Swansea area! Self-defined women only. Just email your ideas, questions, or submissions to:
Unfortunately we are not able to pay for submissions.