BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL!
Are you back to sitting in a literature, women’s studies, queer theory, or another related class at some too-expensive university and finding that the syllabus is a little, er, light on the trans authors? We’ve been there.
Our 2013 zine, “Is There A Transgender Text In This Class?” makes the case that trans lit can and should be a part of many more academic discussions than it is right now. It also addresses the topic of “authentic” trans literature as well as offers a number of primary texts of fiction and poetry that we recommend.
As of today, It’s is available to download + print as a booklet-ready PDF, meaning the pages are in the right order so that anyone can easy print it, copy it double-sided, and have copies of their own to pass around to friends… or maybe a professor who needs to get a clue.
Download the booklet/print-ready version here. [PDF]
4 sheets of paper = 2 complete zines!
Pro tip: Don’t have a long-arm stapler? No problem! Print + fold the zine, then trim off 1/4” from the edge using scissors or a paper-cutter. Voila! You can now staple it with a regular stapler.
If you just want to read the zine on your computer, it’s probably easier to get a copy here: http://topsidepress.com/zine
This zine is 100% free to copy and distribute. Share with abandon!
OH WAIT HEY WE PROBABLY NEED YOUR HELP! Once all this tour stuff is over, we should probably update it with new books, right? What are some trans fiction and poetry books that we should add to the resources section? Reblog w/your recommendations! (The main requirement is that the book is in print and for sale, since it’s pretty hard for professors to use rare or out of print books in their classes.)
We’ll try to issue an updated version by the end of this year, so send us your faves!
Also, duh: Wanna see some real live trans authors read their real fun new stuff? Casey Plett and Sybil Lamb are **currently** on a 37-city road trip tour of the US&Canada reading with tons and tons of local trans authors. Find out which city near you they’re coming to: http://www.topsidepress.com/tour