Magazines, Journals & Periodicals

13th Moon is a journal which began publishing in 1973 and continued publishing through 2009. Founding editor Ellen Marie Bissert handed the editor role to Marilyn Hacker in 1981. In 1987 through 2003, 13th Moon was published by an editorial collective including fiction editors Judith Fetterley and Hollis Seamon and the poetry editors working with Judith Johnson. The collective was based in Albany, NY.

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founded by Lisbet Tellefsen and Pippa Fleming, published from February 1989 through the summer issue of 1993.

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Amazon Quarterly, a production of Amazon Press, was based in Massachusetts and published queer art and creative writing in the 1970's. The editors included but were not limited to Gina Covina, Laurel Galana, and Audre Lorde.

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Broadside was a groundbreaking Canadian feminist newspaper that published from 1979 until 1989. Based in Toronto, the newspaper was led by editor Philanda Masters and other volunteer staff members. All issues of the newspaper are now completely digitized and searchable at the archives of Broadside.

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Common Lives, Lesbian Lives was a lesbian journal published between 1980 and 1994.

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Conditions, a feminist journal with a focus on lesbian writing, published seventeen issues sequentially numbered between 1976 and 1990.

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Country Women was an American feminist magazine published in Albion, California from 1972 until 1979.

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Distaff published in New Orleans from 1973-1976. In its inaugural year, Distaff released new issues nearly every month; however, over time, the newspaper released issues more sporadically. After 1976, the journal briefly ceased publication until 1978. Editor Mary Gehman donated her collection from Distaff to the Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Library Special Collections.

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Dyke A Quarterly was published in New York City from 1975-1979 under the leadership of editors Liza Cowan and Penny House.

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The full run of Gay Community News is digitized and freely available.

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The Heresies Collective was a group of women who documented their experiences with the Second Wave of feminism with this NY-based journal, Heresies, from 1977-1993. Contributors to the journal include but are not limited to Joan Braderman, Mary Beth Edelson, and Arlene Ladden.

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Hot Wire published 10 issues from November of 1984 to September of 1994, and prices for the magazines ranged from around $5.00 to $6.00.

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IKON: Creativity and Change, was a journal of Second Wave feminist art and activism. A small, independently published journal, IKON’s editing and publishing was U.S.-based, but the journal’s content was international, focusing on the status of women worldwide.

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Maize : a lesbian country magazine

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Motheroot Publications released several progressive texts, including its own Motheroot Journal which reviewed independently-published feminist books. The journal was based in Pittsburgh, PA from 1979-1985, and it emerged as a quarterly publication that released new issues every 3 months.

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The Black Lesbian Newsletter, later Onyx, published from 1982 until 1984.

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Out/Look, the National Lesbian & Gay Quarterly, was published in San Fransisco from the spring of 1988 through the summer of 1992 and contained 17 issues. The publication was founded by Jeffrey Escoffier and co-edited by E.G. Crichton, and it addressed issues including but not limited to: the AIDS outbreak, queer fashion, activism, and books/artwork. The journal inspired the OutWrite conferences that hosted numerous influential key speakers such as Allen Ginsberg.

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Sinister Wisdom, a lesbian-feminist journal began publishing in 1976 and continues publishing today. The archive includes a digital editions of issues between 1976 and 1990.

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The Furies, a lesbian/feminist monthly, began publishing in January 1972. A total of nine issues of the magazine were published until it ceased in 1973.

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Trivia: A Journal of Ideas was founded in 1982 by a group of feminists in Massachusetts, but it morphed into the contemporary forum Triva: Voices of Feminism which is managed by Monica J. Casper, Julie Amparano, and Linda Van Leuven. Lise Weil, one of the founders and editors of the original Trivia: A Journal of Ideas, now serves on the new forum's advisory board.

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Vice Versa was the first lesbian magazine circulated in the United States in Los Angeles starting in 1947. Edythe Eyde published ten copies of each edition of her magazine, all marked with the pseudonym Lisa Ben (an anagram for lesbian). J.D. Doyle has digitized all of the issues of Vice Versa on the website Queer Music Heritage.

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Wilde: covering men from head to toe

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Aché, founded by Lisbet Tellefsen and Pippa Fleming, published from February 1989 through the summer issue of 1993.

Some archival material about Aché is available in the paper of Lisbet Tellefsen at Yale University

An incomplete run is in this archive.



Article Database

A database of all articles from digitized issues is available here


Thank you to the Lesbian Herstory Archives, its interns, and Desirée Yael Vester for digitizing copies of Azalea.

List of issues of Azalea (Compiled by SaraEllen Strongman)

1.1 (Winter 77/78)
1.2 (Spring 78)
1.3 (Fall 78)
2.1 (Winter 78/79)
2.2 (Spring 79)
2.3 (Summer/Fall 79)
3.1 (Winter 79/80)
3.2 (Spring 80)
3.3 (Fall 80)
4.1 (Winter 80/81)
4.2 (Spring/Summer 81)
4.3 (1982)
5.1 (1983)
5.2 (1983)

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Black Out Magaine

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Common Lives Lesbian Lives

Common Lives, Lesbian Lives was a lesbian journal published between 1980 and 1994.

Sinister Wisdom volunteers and interns compiled a log of articles published in Common Lives, Lesbian Lives as well as a log of issues. The database is below (and linked here) as a downloadable .xls file.

For Oral Herstory Interviews with Common Lives, Lesbian Lives Collective Members, click here.

Common Lives, Lesbian Lives co-founder Tracy Moore wrote a history of the journal for its 10th anniversary. "A Decade of Common Dyke Publishing" appears in the 40th issue, Fall 1991.

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Common Lives, Lesbian Lives Oral Herstory Interviews

Oral History Interview with Tracy Moore conducted as a part of the OutSpoken Video Project

Oral History Interview with Carla Randall, conducted by Juno Stilley, December 2020

Oral History Interview with Jo Futrell, conducted by Juno Stilley, January 2021

Oral History Interview with Mary Badertscher, conducted by Juno Stilley, December 2020

Oral History Interview with Cathy Halley, conducted by Juno Stilley, February 2021

History of Common Lives, Lesbian Lives

Country Women

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Feminist Bookstore News

Feminist Bookstore News published from

During some of the early years there were "Lavender Pages" which were folded into existing issues and numbered separately with letters. These "Lavender pages" were distributed only to the subscribers who were feminist/women's bookstores.

Feminist Bookstore News published five catalogues. These are archived separately on this page.

Seajay continued Feminist Bookstore News with Books to Watch Out For. There is a separate archive page for BTWOF here.

Archives from Feminist Bookstore News are at the San Francisco Public Library. The finding aid is here.

Interested in starting a feminist bookstore? We have compiled a list of all of the articles that may be of interest.

Chloe Berger digitized volumes 1 through 6 for the Lesbian Poetry Archive.


Advice from FBN for Feminist Bookstores

Advice from FBN for feminist bookstores.

- Vol 1 No 8 p 3 Doing Used Books
- Vol 1 No 9/10 p 14-15 Doing Remainders
- Vol 2 No 1 p 11 Used Books. . . Recycled Again
- Vol 2 No 2 p 9-11 (responses 12-14) Basis of Unity: Developing a Coalition Policy, Success and Process
- Vol 2 No 3 p 7-8 Revenge (I mean “returns.”)
- Vol 4 No 1 p 7 Amazon Bookstore Celebrates Her Tenth Year
- Vol 4 No 2 p 4-6 The Women’s Bookstore letter
- Vol 4 No 3 p 1-3 Organizing for Survival
- Vol 4 No 3 p 10 Women’s Bookstores Workshop
- Vol 4 No 5 p 5-6 Charis letter/Statement of Purpose
- Vol 4 No 6 p 7-8 Overstock Sale vs Returns
- Vol 5 No 1 p 8 Training and Skills Sharing
- Vol 5 No 4 p 5 Staffing
- Vol 5 No 4 p 7-8 Burn-Out
- Vol 6 No 1 p 14 Conference & Workshop Sales
- Vol 6 No 2 p 8 Womanbooks Work Evaluation
- Vol 7 No 1 p 17-23 Economics for Health and Survival (reprinted in Vol 9 No 6/Vol 10 No 1, the article most often requested for reprint by booksellers)
- Vol 7 No 2 p 17-23 Report from Feminist Bookstore Meeting
- Vol 7 No 2 p 25-26 Notes on Marketing
- Vol 8 No 2/3 p 26-28 Selling Remainders Ideas and Experience
- Vol 9 No 6/Vol 10 No 1 p 30-31 But What Do You Do All Day Dear? (reprinted from Vol 3 No 4)
- Vol 9 No 6/Vol 10 No 1 p 35-51 Bookstore Profile A Room of One’s Own Sandi Torkildson Interview
- Vol 10 No 2 p 19-20 Alaska Women’s Bookstore
- Vol 10 No 2 p 39-42 Moving Cards: A Dynamic Part of Bookstore Sales
- Vol 10 No 3 p 6-15, 80 Touring Western Canadian Feminist Bookstores
- Vol 10 No 4 p 14-18, 88 Marketing Women’s Studies Books
- Vol 10 No 4 p 34-39 Food For Thought A Bookstore Profile
- Vol 11 No 1 p 15-16 Selling Poetry in Feminist Bookstores
- Vol 11 No 1 p 18-30 Red & Black Books: Flourishing at Last
- Vol 11 No 2 p 13 Selling Sidelines
- Vol 11 No 5 p 9-10 Artemys: Running the Feminist Bookstore in Belgium
- Vol 11 No 5 p 34 On the Move: A Mobile Bookstore
- Vol 12 No 2 p 26 Staff Action to Improve Sales
- Vol 12 No 4 p 23-24, 94 Buying from the University Presses
- Vol 12 No 5 p 19-22 Stocking & Selling Periodicals
- Vol 12 No 5 p 34, 51 Sisterspirit
- Vol 12 No 5 p 39-45 Saga Librería de la mujer Interview Susana Sommer
- Vol 13 No 1 p 19-25 Some Beginnings: An Interview with Judy Grahn
- Vol 13 No 1 p 45-46 Common Woman Books Becoming Strong
- Vol 13 No 2 p 27-33 The Feminist Bookstores Day ABA Las Vegas
- 1990 Summer Supplement p 5-6 Selling Sidelines: Jewelry Adds Interest and Income
- 1990 Summer Supplement p 52 On Being A Feminist Employer
- 1990 Summer Supplement p 53-61 Some Beginnings: An Interview with Judy Grahn Part 2
- Vol 13 No 3 p 21 Taking Care of Business: Inventory
- Vol 13 No 3 p 35-43 Some Beginnings: An Interview with Judy Grahn Part 3
- Vol 13 No 4 p 25-26 Bookstore Profile: The Woman’s Word
- Vol 13 No 4 p 57-65 Past and Present: Running the Feminist Bookstores in Spain
- Vol 13 No 5 p 23-24, 75 Taking Care of Business: Honoring Our Work, Honoring Ourselves
- Vol 13 No 6 p 19-21 Paradigm Women’s Bookstore
- Vol 13 No 6 p 25-29 Taking Care of Business: Memberships
- Vol 14 No 1 p 15-21 Anatomy of A Bankruptcy
- Vol 14 No 1 p 23-36 Bookstore Profile: Doing It In Wyoming
- Vol 14 No 2 p 19 Taking Care of Business: Store Security
- Vol 14 No 2 p 27-29 Ideas, Innovations and Thorny Problems; Highlights from Financial Workshop
- Vol 14 No 3 p 19-20 Taking Care of Business: Bookseller Burnout and Beyond
- Vol 14 No 4 p 18, 40 Taking Care of Business: Why Did I Start It?
- Vol 14 No 5 p 29-30 Setting Up a Lesbian and Gay Section in a University Bookstore
- Vol 14 No 5 p 35-37 Buying University Press Books for Your Store
- Vol 14 No 5 p 55, 58 Going with the Cash Flow
- Vol 14 No 6 p 27-28 Novel Promotions
- Vol 15 No 1 p 35-36, 122 Meristem Bookstore
- Vol 15 No 1 p 37-39 Store Newsletters: Do They Really Work?
- Vol 15 No 1 p 41-42 Buying & Selling Used Books
- Vol 15 No 2 p 24-25 Feminist Bookstores Day
- 1992 Sidelines p 13-15 10 Elements of Great Design
- Vol 15 No 3 p 31-33 Taking Care of Business: Stealing from the Bookstores
- Vol 15 No 4 p 29-33 Selling Textbooks
- Vol 15 No 4 p 49-51 Taking Care of Business: Press Releases
- Vol 15 No 4 p 53-54 Store Newsletters: Starting from Scratch
- Vol 15 No 4 p 55 Your Best Question for Interviewing Potential Staff
- Vol 15 No 4 p 56 Staff Evaluations
- Vol 15 No 5 p 27-29 Taking Care of Business: Maintaining a Successful Children’s Section
- Vol 15 No 5 p 56-58 Women’s Bookstores in the Netherlands
- Vol 15 No 5 p 59-62 Store Newsletters II: Getting the Word Out
- Vol 15 No 5 p 63-64 How to Use Your Local Newspaper to Promote Your Bookstore
- Vol 15 No 6 p 29-30 Bookstore Profile: Textures
- Vol 16 No 1 p 37-38 Traveling Sales: The Book Garden Bookmobile
- Vol 16 No 1 p 39-40 Strategic Planning
- Vol 16 No 1 p 43-44 Taking Care of Business: Confronting Unsafe Situations
- 1993 Sidelines Issue p 13-17 Marketing Strategies: Selling Women’s Music
- Vol 16 No 2 p 23-25 Taking Care of Business: Marketing to Young Feminists
- Vol 16 No 3 p 47-51 Time Management: Ideas from Experience
- Vol 16 No 3 p 57-59 The Alaska Women’s Bookstore
- Vol 16 No 6 p 29 Taking Care of Business: Advertising
- Vol 17 No 1 p 27-32 Charis Books
- Vol 17 No 2 p 27-30 The Feminist Bookstore Network Conference
- Vol 17 No 2 p 31-32 Taking Care of Business: Frugality Strategies
- Vol 17 No 2 p 35-36, 56 Organizing Book Groups
- 1994 Sidelines p 15-18 Selling Safe Sex Products and Sex Toys
- Vol 17 No 3 p 25-31 Touring Australian Feminist Bookstores
- Vol 17 No 4 p 27-29 What Really Makes a Good Book Signing?
- Vol 17 No 5 p 59-61 The Importance of Satisfying and Maintaining Your Customers
- Vol 17 No 6 p 37-39, 60 Taking Care of Business: Selling Sex Toys & Vibrators
- Vol 18 No 3 p 29 Taking Care of Business: Thriving Amazon
- Vol 18 No 4 p 25-30 Women: Amazon Turns 25!
- Vol 18 No 4 p 35-38 Sidelines: Holding the Integrity of Your Store
- Vol 18 No 5 p 17-22 Fem Books: The First Chinese-Language Feminist Bookstore
- Vol 18 No 5 p 55-56 Sidelines: Incense and Candles
- Vol 18 No 6 p 33-35 Recycling Women’s Books
- Vol 18 No 6 p 37-40 Taking Care of Business: Staying Solvent
- Vol 19 No 1 p 21-23 Amazon Bookstore: Literacy Skills for Women
- Vol 19 No 1 p 25-30 Profile: Mother Kali’s
- Vol 19 No 1 p 53-55 Sidelines: Greeting Cards
- Vol 19 No 2 p 55-57 Working with Local Craftswomen
- Vol 19 No 4 p 15-17 Africa’s First Feminist Bookstore: Binti Legacy
- Vol 20 No 5/6 p 5-6 Honoring Other Community Stores
- Vol 20 No 5/6 p 8-9 Sisterspace: An African American Women’s Bookstore
- Vol 21 No 2 p 55-58 The Little Zine That Could
- Vol 21 No 3 p 29-30 Bookstore Programs for Girls & Young Feminists
- Vol 21 No 3 p 31-32 Move Your Newsstand from the Mundane to the Extraordinary
- Vol 21 No 5 p 23-27 Profile: Shades of Sienna: African-American Children’s Books

Compiled by Chloe Berger. July 2023.

Books To Watch Out For


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IKON: Creativity and Change, was a journal of Second Wave feminist art and activism. A small, independently published journal, IKON’s editing and publishing was U.S.-based, but the journal’s content was international, focusing on the status of women worldwide. A driving concern for IKON was to reveal various forms of girls’ and women’s social and economic subordination globally. The aim was to inspire readers to work with others across generational, racial, and sexual divides—to support persons like IKON’s contributing photojournalists, poets, essayists, and authors creatively responding to, resisting, and working to eliminate local and global forms of gender discrimination and oppression. In advancing these goals, IKON’s mission was largely educative.

Nationally and internationally renowned Second-Wave feminist activists, artists, and academics (and those who later would be leading figures) collaborated with and contributed original work to IKON, including Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Margaret Randall, Hettie Jones, Jewelle Gomez, Cherríe Moraga, Lois Elaine Griffith, Patricia Jones, Blanche Wiesen Cook, (feminist historian of Eleanor Roosevelt) Michelle Cliff , Irene Klepfisz, Jan Clausen, Fay Chiang, Cheryl Clark, June Jordan, Martha King, Susan Saxe, and Rosario Murillo, and many others.

IKON was published in the mid to late twentieth century in two series, 1967-69 (seven volumes), and 1982-1994 (twelve volumes). This free, open-access, archive includes the complete second series of IKON.

For more information, please visit World Literature Today


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PDF icon Maize Number 24, digitized by Ronald Torres, Juan Sigala, Tatiana Escobar, Brandon Brooks, Ana Mejia, and Juanita Artis14.05 MB
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PDF icon Maize Number 29, digitized by Trey Parker, Christine White, Jen Shapp, Alexis Tanenbaum, Xin Wu, and Danju Yang18 MB
PDF icon Maize Number 30, digitized by Michelle Gitlen4.09 MB
PDF icon Maize Number 31, digitized by Karina Meza12.24 MB
PDF icon Maize Number 32, digitized by Jessie Cohen19.03 MB
PDF icon Maize Number 33, digitized by Carly Wilbur28.81 MB
PDF icon Maize Number 34, digitized by Afshan Mizrahi22.25 MB
PDF icon Maize Number 35, digitized by Jean Kahles22.05 MB
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PDF icon Maize Number 46, digitized by Katie Kaufmann10 MB
PDF icon Maize Number 49, digitized by Noor Qasmieh7.1 MB
PDF icon Maize Number 51, digitized by Aubrey Sneesby16.27 MB
PDF icon Maize Number 53, digitized by Stephanie Baxter11.33 MB
PDF icon Maize Number 54, digitized by Aji Drameh27.59 MB
PDF icon Maize Number 55, archived by Nicole Martin42.7 MB
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List of Issues of Tribad:

1.1 (May 1977)
1.2 (July-August 1977)
1.4 (November-December 1977)
1.5 (Feb-March 1978)
1.6 (March-April 1978)
2.1 (May-June 1978)
2.3 (September-October 1978)
2.5 (March-April 1979)