Zine Trio Anthology Cover Reveal

Coming soon from Ladybox Books this trio of zines will include stories from:

Jennifer Robin, Tiffany Scandal, Marjorie Alford, J. X. Sleator, Shana Watson, Leza Cantoral, Kimi Ariel, Vanessa de Sade, Julia Laxer, Anya Martin, Jessica Standifird, Alison McPherson, Sarah Nichols, Sossity Chiricuzio, Sally K Lehman, Rhiannon Dexter Flowers, Kendall Lovely, KaLyn Stewart, S. M. Welch, Monique Quintana, Jessie Lynn McMains, Jack Hawthorn, Alexandra Naughton, and Madeleine Swann

The trio will be available only through ladyboxbooks.com

• Release date TBA, stay tuned! •


Not Our President: An Anthology Benefit for Planned Parenthood + the ACLU

Today is Inauguration Day and it’s a day leaving so many with fear and uncertainty. 

In the wake of the presidential election and today’s inauguration we know you have a lot to say, and you want to help. We want to hear your voice. We want to do anything to help, even in a small way.

Cameron Pierce of Lazy Fascist Press and editor/curator of Ladybox Books Constance Ann Fitzgerald are co-editing an anthology titled Not Our President. 

Not Our President is a way for the literary community to show our support of POC, the disabled, LGBTQ, women, and anyone else who has been spoken/acted against by Donald Trump and his supporters. 100% of proceeds will be donated and split between the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.

We want your experiences before, during, and after this election. We want stories from your families, friends, neighbors and strangers on the streets. We want your thoughts on what the recent events bring up for you. We want your protest anthems. Most of all, we want you to be heard.

In terms of content, we are looking for fiction (between 500 and 5,000 words), poetry, and essays. Reprints are acceptable. Email submission to notourpresident2017(at) gmail(dot)com.

 – Deadline April 15th 2017 –

Open Call For Submissions: Zine Trio Anthology 

Looking for stories about: 
1.) bands your exes ruined for you 

2.) songs ruined by experiences or people (Like how we all think of that dude getting his ear cut off when we hear Stuck In The Middle With You, but with your own story.)

3.) the loss of your virginity. 

Each topic will be compiled into its own zine/chapbook bursting with all the best stories. 

This is a Ladybox Books project, so women, LGBTQIA, gender non-binary and POC authors will have priority.

There are no tales too short, if it's basically a tweet, that's okay. There are obviously some stories that are too long. It's a zine. Don't get crazy. 

Multiple submissions are okay, and heartily encouraged. (Soft cap at 3 per topic) 

Participants will receive contributors copies of the set and retain rights to their words. We just wanna borrow them. 

Deadline is 2/14/17 – let your misery, awkwardness, and nostalgia be our valentine!

Direct all questions and submissions to ladybox books (at) gmail (dot) com 

Please specify which topic your piece is for in the subject of your email.

Listen Up: Interviews For Your Ears

Recently some of our awesome authors have been guests on podcasts in which you can pick their brains and get to know them a little better as humans outside of their written words.

We’d also like to give a shout out and huge congratulations to Meliza Banales who recently competed in the Literary Death Match in Los Angeles against recording artist Mody and KILLED IT/ absolutely won like we all knew she was going to!

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Outside the Box: Catching Up with Laura Lee Bahr

Since Ladybox dropped, Vol 1 contributor Laura Lee Bahr has been keeping busy.
To say the least.

Her poetry chapbook AFFIRMATIONS was gorgeous addition to the set, and a little different from her other works.

Her first novel HAUNT has since been translated and released in Spain as FANTASMA.

She’s released her second novel from Fungasm Press LONG FORM RELIGIOUS PORN, and made her directorial debut with BONED, a film she also wrote.

You can watch the entire hilarious wonderful thing by purchasing it from iTunes or Amazon now! 

Meliza Bañales is Hitting the Road! 

Meliza Bañales is on tour NOW, in support of her novel Life is Wonderful, People Are Terrific making it to the finals of the Lambda Literary Awards!

Check out the dates below and head out to support a major talent and force of literary magic.



Zine Queens: A Trans & Queer Zine Fest

The Forest 5551 Atlantic Ave.


Noon-5pm: Tabling and book signing by 2016 Lambda Literary Finalist Meliza Bañales and her press, Chulx Press!

Stay 5pm-9pm for all the Queer punk bands and big gay dance after-party!

*Books and zines will be for sale.



Lambda Literary Finalists’ Reading

LA Public Library, West Hollywood Branch, San Vicente Boulevard



*Books and zines will be for sale



FEATURE at Thursday Night Open Mic, Hosted by Ventura Poet Laureate, Phil Taggert!

EP Foster Library, Main Street


7:30pm (Open Mic Sign-Up 7:15pm)

*Chapbooks and zines will be for sale



The 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, Finalist: Meliza Bañales, LGBT Debut Fiction, “Life Is Wonderful, People Are Terrific”, Ladybox Books

NYU Skirball Center, NYC

5:30pm– Red Carpet, VIP Cocktail Reception

7pm– Awards Ceremony

11pm– After-Party

Tickets available and open to the public through lambdaliterary.org




CO-FEATURE with fellow 2016 Lambda Literary Finalist for Transgender Non-Fiction, Willy Wilkinson (author of “On the Edge of Race and Gender”)!

Bluestockings Feminist Bookstore




Con Fuerza Collective and Chulita Vinyl Club LA Chapter Present: Womxn of Our Lives Open Mic!

Fachapatoto, 2000 East 1st Street


Healing ceremony before, please bring a picture of a womxn that inspires you for the altar

Sign-Up at 7pm, list priority goes to WOC, QWOC, QPOC, gender-fluid, and Trans folks!

5 minute time limit!

*Books and zines will be for sale.

Ladybox Vol. 2 SOLD OUT 

That’s a wrap on Ladybox Vol. 2!

We want to thank everyone who loved and supported this project. The sets sold incredibly fast and we’re beyond grateful to everyone who picked one up, shared links, or even had a passing interest.

Extra special thanks to the contributors of Vol. 2 : Meliza Banales, Rios De La Luz, Tiffany Scandal, Jennifer Robin, Emily O’Neill and Isobel O’Hare. You each brought your own voice and vision to this set and made magic happen. It’s eclectic and gorgeous and wouldn’t have been possible without you.

Available Now: Ladybox Vol.2

Ladybox Vol.2 is now available in the  s t o r e !
Quantities are limited (50) and these sets will not be reprinted.

Ladybox Vol. 2 includes our roster of badass Ladybox Books authors, as well as a few of our current favorite literary voices.

This set includes:

Tiffany Scandal 

Rios De La Luz 

Meliza Bañales 

Emily O’Neill 

Jennifer Robin 

Isobel O’Hare 

Constance Ann Fitzgerald 

Get yours now!

Life Is Wonderful, The Lambdas Are Terrific! 

We were so excited to share the news all over social media, that we neglected to share it here!

LIFE IS WONDERFUL, PEOPLE ARE TERRIFIC by Meliza Bañales is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, LGBT Debut fiction! 

We’re so proud of Meliza’s work and to have her be a part of the Ladybox Books family.

Congratulations Meliza!