Zines for powerful, intuitive Bay Area women and the people who live in awe of them.

About


Content Queen came to be because Molly and Jane wished there were a magazine composed of nothing but their favorite parts of their favorite magazines. And so they created their first zine, the eponymous Content Queen, by appropriating such formats as Seventeen’s quizzes, Vice’s Dos & Don’ts, New York’s Approval Matrix, and JANE’s Blind Date as vehicles for satirizing Bay Area “girlboss” culture. From there, inspiration knew no bounds, as the two (but mainly Molly) spun off additional titles, culminating in the October 2022 release of their greatest achievement to date, Who BARTed?

Content Queen’s zines are purposefully evocative of another time, transporting you into the worlds of a ’90s dELiA*S catalog, a late-1960s Whole Earth Catalog, or a lustful 2000s Cosmo. With every photocopy, CQ aims to honor the forever-special feeling of holding a print periodical in your hand, and pay tribute to those way-better halcyon days of print journalism.

Content Queen’s zines are proudly created in Figma and released in print only.

Staff



Molly Rosen Marriner
Co-editor

Molly is a reader, writer, and former Alameda County civil jury foreman. A UX writer by day, her  design influences include Wishbone, All That Jazz, and the good city of Toronto. Her next project for Content Queen is deeply speculative historical fanfiction: 23 Stories About a Young Phil Jackson.


Jane Justice Leibrock
Co-editor

A lifelong improv comedienne, Jane likes reading ethnographies and lifting weights. Previous projects include a street fashion blog called May I Admire You and a podcast about personal finance called Money Ha Ha. She’s currently developing a slate of short erotic films.

Natalia
Intern

Natalia is a Trader Joe’s-loving UX queen who excels at roller skating, Vespa riding, and product comparison research.  In addition to her unpaid duties at CQ, she chronicles NBA stars’ furry companions at @leaguepets. Spot her in Content Queen Issue 1, for which she endured a JANE Magazine-inspired “makeover-makeunder,” and on the cover of Content Queen Issue 4 (“The Intern Issue”).

Awards


Gratefully accepting our awards at the Content Queen Issue 4 release party, September 2021
“The Growie”

Given by the hyperlocal Bay Area female grower community to the journalist who has done the most work for cannabis production and normalization. Bestowed upon Molly Rosen Marriner in 2021 for Content Queen Issue 3’s “69 Cannabis Tips to Drive Him Wild in Bed.”

“The Showie”

Presented annually by Japantown’s Pearl Spa to the female content creator who’s achieved the most self-pleasure through the written word. Awarded to Jane Justice Leibrock in 2021 for Content Queen Issue 3’s “Uncanny Lockdown.”





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