Thursday, October 11, 2007

Cerise Takes on Zombies and the Final Girl

Feminist game magazine Cerise has a new Halloween-themed issue out, that touches upon a number of game studies issues and games, from marketing survival horror games, to Fatal Frame and Clover's Final Girl theory, to gender representation in Resident Evil 4. I've been reading this publication since June (about a month after its launch) and overall have been quite impressed by its diversity and non-stereotypical feminine / feminist / gender studies approach to game issues/theory, game reviews, game-related crafts and -- most of all -- building a new online community for women gamers and game writers. They're also linked to the Iris Gaming Network, a very cool resource for women gamers (as well as game professionals and researchers). Even more exciting is their new call for submissions for upcoming theme issues on the following topics:

November 2007
Theme: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby
Submission deadline: October 20, 2007

December 2007 Issue
Theme: Gaming as an Industry
Submission deadline: November 20th, 2007

January 2008 Issue
Theme: New Year, New Games
Submission deadline: December 20th, 2007

February 2008 Issue
Theme: Princess Power
Submission deadline: January 20th, 2008

For a full description of these themes and details about what they're looking for (i.e. submission guidelines), check out their submissions page here.

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