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WMN founders Jeanette Spicer, Florencia Alvarado, and Sara Duell wearing white dyke t-shirts standing next to each other looking into the camera
WMN founders and editorial team Jeanette Spicer, Florencia Alvarado and Sara Duel

About the editorial team

Venezuelan designer/artist Florencia Alvarado, American photographer Jeanette Spicer and Swedish designer Sara Duell, are the dykes behind WMN – a publication of lesbian art and poetry. We have individually come to identify ourselves as lesbian in different ways and at various times, but found commonality between our love for WMN, and interest in art and representation of marginalized communities.

When thinking of our own identifications, we realized that the term lesbian was in ways a signifier of the past, and could even be considered radical. This awareness sparked our inspiration and desire to gather and share work of other people identifying as lesbian, in order to create a conversation around different terms of identification, and how and why we use them. This zine is meant to provide a much needed space to show the intimacy, struggle, wonder and everything in between, of what it means to be a lesbian in this political climate and time.

WMN – lesbian art and poetry publication was founded in May 2019 in Brooklyn NY. Our first issue “Seasons of a Dyke” was published in January 2020 and our second issue “Show me what you got” came out in August 2020. Both issues are available in our shop to order.

Contact

The best way to contact the WMN editorial team if you have questions or comments is to email wmn.zine@gmail.com. To submit work or pitches to the website features email submit@wmnzine.com. You can also follow us on Instagram and on Facebook.

Wholesale

We are open to wholesale orders! Email us at wmn.zine@gmail.com to inquire about whole sale pricing and details.

Shops & Bookstores

WMN Issues 1 and 2 are available at the following shops and bookstores

Topos Bookstore
Ridgewood, NY

Quimby’s New York
Williamsburg, NY

Wooden Shoe Books
Philadelphia, PA

Sassafras Mercantile
Kingston, NY

Agnes & Edie
New Zealand

Quimby’s Chicago
Chicago, IL

Press

All Things LGBTQ

Interview with Anne Charles. Orca Media. November 24, 2020

@h_e_r_s_t_o_r_y Instagram takeover

February 24-March 1, 2020

“Recommended from Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, January-February, 2020”

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Newsletter. January 11, 2020

“Wmn Zine: What It Means To Be A ‘Rural Lesbian’”

Autostraddle. Lauren Parker. December 14, 2019

“Pencil Sharpener: Print’s New Home For Rural Lesbians”

Broken Pencil (Web & Print) Stefanie Ucci. October 20, 2019

“Insta Crush: WMN Zine Wants To Hear From Rural Dykes ASAP!”

Vanessa Friedman. Aug 13, 2019