Feminist Fright Fest

Throughout October, Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity provides a platform for horror creatives who are women, femmes, and people of marginalized gender identities; explores the horror genre through an intersectional feminist lens; and offers Halloween-themed community events with a feminist bent. 

Sixth Annual Feminist Fright Fest

Call for Submissions

Slash the Patriarchy: A Collaborative Zine Project

As part of this year's Feminist Fright Fest, Monty Protest, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity's Zine Fellow, is compiling a collaborative zine titled Slash the Patriarchy, exploring the themes of feminism, sexuality, and horror. Submit a piece: IF YOU DARE!

  • Please note that this will be a half-page zine printed in the typical black-and-white, photocopied style. Therefore, submissions must be half of a letter-size sheet of paper or 5.5 x 8.5 inches in size.
  • Written and/or visual submissions may include, but are not limited to essays, poetry, narratives, fiction, collage, comics, drawings, or photographs.
  • Submissions Due: October, Friday The 13th 
  • Please email digital or scanned pages to emilytaylorcenter@ku.edu or drop off hard copies at the Emily Taylor Center (Burge Union 1040).

Share Your Work

Through Feminist Fright Fest, we provide horror creatives at KU and in the Lawrence-KC horror community with opportunities to share and discuss their work in a public forum. We are especially interested in showcasing student work and are open to explorations of the genre through a variety of media, including but not limited to film. If you are interested in sharing your work through a Feminist Fright Fest event, please email us at emilytaylorcenter@ku.edu to discuss potential collaborations.

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Season of the Witch

A collaborative Femme Frequencies mixtape made to complement Feminist Fright Fest 2022. Season of the Witch is comprised of songs about magic and witchcraft that feature women and femme musicians.

Horror & Gender Collaborative Zine Project

The fourth annual Feminist Fright Fest's collaborative zine project and event program compiled in 2021.

Quarantine Edition: 2020 Video Series

Watch a playlist of our Feminist Fright Fest 2020 videos, including a live podcast episode, horror short, video essays, and director interviews.

News Coverage

Read The Pitch's coverage of our third annual festival ― "KU Feminist Fright Fest goes online for 2020 event" by KU alum Jo Sabus '20.

For more on our 2019 festival, see Nick Spacek's article in The Pitch ― "Feminist Fright Fest looks at horror from another perspective."

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