PHEMME Zine is an online platform that publishes and promotes the work of marginalized authors, artists, and photographers. We prioritize works by women, femmes, BIPOC, queer people, and genderqueer people. Our mission is simple: to publish forward-thinking, provocative work and provide a space for underrepresented voices.

PHEMME has suspended print production indefinitely due to an inability to keep up with demand. We hope to be able to produce print zines again in the near future; we will make an announcement if and when we can do so. (Alternatively, if you are a wealthy benefactor and would like to cover printing costs for an amazing and inclusive indie magazine, please get in touch!)

We are currently looking for an assistant editor (or two, or three.) This is an unpaid volunteer position and can be filled remotely; if you are interested in working with us, please send your resume and statement of interest to phemmezine@gmail.com. Exact duties TBA, but expect some light editorial work, social media management, and general good times. We would love to have you on the team!



Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Maddie was born and raised in Atlanta, GA, and is finishing her BA in English at Furman University. She is a feature columnist for The Paladin and an assistant editor for The Echo, Furman University's gold medalist literary and arts magazine. She has published her poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and cross-genre writing, but considers herself chiefly an author of Southern fiction. She enjoys exploring the Southern literary canon, particularly to question understandings of race, sexuality, and gender in the South. She hopes to publish her first novel, a queer romance set in Atlanta, within the next few years. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram under @maddiedepree.

Photo by Maddie De Pree



Matisyn is a Greenville native currently pursuing a bachelor's in music and in philosophy at Furman University. When she is not practicing viola, she is usually programming the next Furman Pride Alliance event or local house show. Her passion to understand queer liberation centering black and brown people drives her to pursue inclusivity by radically taking up space. She's currently trying to figure out how much space she needs.

Photo courtesy of Matisyn Darby

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