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YES FEMMES is an online experiment that publishes writing and digital projects working toward a femme aesthetic. We're interested in writing that explores the limits of the body, that's campy or fannish, that engages with witchcraft or the occult, that has an excess of feeling, that looks to animals and plants as models or collaborators, that considers how digitality might be femme, and that moves toward the horizon of queerness. We plan to publish irregularly, according to our feelings, the cycles of the moon, and other factors.

YES FEMMES was conceived of first as a reading series by Sam Cohen and Gina Abelkop, while they were floating together in the ocean off the coast of a Malibu beach. Its digital iteration is made in northeast Los Angeles, edited by Sam Cohen and designed by Sandra Rosales.

Submissions, pitches, and inquiries at yesfemmes@gmail.com.

Greetings From Here
Pauline Gloss

The following are three excerpts from Pauline Gloss’ literary sound-art record “Greetings from Here: Audio Postcards in Transition.” The record is an arrangement of a series of audio postcards sent to friends—each constructed improvisationally and spoken directly to tape. She says of the making: “When I originally sent these cards to friends, I wanted them to be able to listen to them anywhere, even on a cellphone.” Each card was spoken, without pre-writing or scoring, directly into a built-in laptop microphone and edited Audacity, a free editing program. All concrete musical elements were unprocessed and built from objects around her apartment.

The full record is available at spokenrecords.com

Pauline Gloss is a literary sound-artist based in Los Angeles. She runs Spoken Records, a label specializing in the release of work in the text-sound tradition. Her most recent record, "Greetings from Here: Audio Postcards in Transition," has been written about in ARTILLERY Magazine and Sequenza21. She has performed and shown solo work in New York and LA.