Print we like – nonfiction, art/poetry, fiction/zines






Midnight at the Palace: My Life As A Fabulous Cockette by Pam Tent

Add Toner by Aaron Cometbus

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism by Angela Davis

Half Breed by Maria Campbell

Dinning in the Raw by Rita Romano

The Free Speech Movement by Robert Cohen and David

Rotten by Johnny Lydon

Female Ejaculation by Deborah Sundahl

The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp

Graffiti Women Street Art from Five Continents by Nicholas Ganz

The Collected Writings of Zelda Fitzgerald

Complicated Women by Mick Lasalle

Girl Zines Making Media, Doing Feminism by Alison Piepmeier

Infinite Variety by Scot D. Ryersson, Michael Orlando Yaccarino and Quentin Crisp

The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti

Screened Out by Richard Barrios

Occupy Everything edited by Aragorn!

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

The Great Transformation by Karl Polanyi

The Many-Headed Hydra by Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker

Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici

A Cavalier History of Surrealism by Raoul Vaneigem

The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon

An Essay on Liberation by Herbert Marcuse

Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault

Walking with the Comrades by Arundhati Roy

America Beyond Capitalism by Gar Alperovitz



Who Are You? by Anna Kavan

Kindred by Octavia Butler

Deathless by Catherynne Valente

City of Night by John Rechy

Wonder Tales edited by Marina Warner

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut

Forbidden Journeys edited by Nina Auerbach & U.C. Knoepflmacher

The Lost Ones by Samuel Beckett

The Resistible Rise of Artuto Ui by Bertolt Brecht

The Unseen by Nanni Balestrini

Amulet by Roberto Bolano

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon


Art & Poetry

The School Among the Ruins: Poems, 2000-2004 by Adrienne Rich

Illuminated Poems by Allen Ginsberg & Eric Drooker

Idols by Gilles Larrain

The Brinkley Girls edited by Trina Robbins





Baitline, No Gods No Mattress, Padjo Nome, Muchacha, Dreams of Donuts, The Match, Dwelling Portablly, Anything by Rob Noxious, Maximum Rock’n’Roll, Pipe Bomb, Rad Dad, Hack This Zine, Mission Mini Comix Doris, Absolutely Zippo, Cometbus, Communicating Vessels, Morgenmuffel, Full Metal Faggot


Young Adult/Children

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Memoirs of a Bookbat by Kathryn Lasky

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie


Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger

Freak Show by James St. James






Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi (auto-bio in comics/graphic

novel form)




Loving Garbo: The Story of Greta Garbo, Cecil Beaton, & Mercedes de Acosta by Hugo Vickers (interesting bio of this sexuality twisting love traingle. The radical Mercedes would at least be of interest to readers)———

I hope you can use some of these! If you do, you don’t have go give me credit (not sure how this works). The list is mostly women & queer type things. Women revolting, maybe not in the traditional sense, but by writing fairy tales, becoming living works of art such as the Marchesa Casati who wore live snakes & malfunctioning lights, genius physicist Emilie du Chatelet, artist of vibrant girl in motion Nell Brinkley…and Zelda Fitzgerald. She’s too often thought of as a crazy woman, harpy who brought Scott down, bah on that. She was a talented writer,

very lush sentences thick with atmosphere. Scott sometimes stold parts from her letters & diaries & put them in his books. The best parts of This Side of Paradise & The Beautiful & the Damaned are from what he took of her.

The Idols book by Gilles Larrainis pictures of beautiful gender bending people in the 70s. Some of the Cockettes make appearances!

Hard Love I read almost two years ago and made me nostalgic for zines, seeking them out again. Written over ten years ago so there’s references to Factsheet Five & zines at Tower Records in there.


Freak Show needs to be given to all Middle Schoolers & High Schoolers upon entering the building. I hope James St. James writes more fiction.




Hi Slingshot creators!


I saw your call for submissions on We Make Zines blog and want to

submit the attached booklist for the 2013 Slingshot Organizer.


This book list was compiled by a radical librarian coworker of mine

from Hennepin County Library (Hennepin County, Minnesota).


Thank you for considering,


Sarah M. Sosa




The great transformation: the political and economic origins of our

time / Karl Polanyi

The many-headed hydra: sailors, slaves, commoners, and the hidden

history of the revolutionary Atlantic / Peter Linebaugh and Marcus


Caliban and the witch: women, the body and primitive accumulation /

Silvia Federici

The society of spectacle / Guy Debord

The coming insurrection / The Invisible Committee

A cavalier history of surrealism / Raoul Veneigem

The wretched of the earth / Frantz Fanon

The communist hypothesis / Alain Badiou

Trial / Tom Hayden

Pedagogy of the oppressed / Paulo Freire

An essay on liberation / Herbert Marcuse

Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison / Michel Foucault

Eaarth / Bill McKibben

Walking with the comrades / Arundhati Roy

America beyond Capitalism / Gar Alperovitz



The Penguin book of Socialist verse / Alan Norman Bold, editor

First hymn to Lenin, and other poems / Hugh MacDiarmid

The school among the ruins: poems, 2000-2004 / Adrienne Rich