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conditions
  1. Plural of condition.

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conditions
  1. third-person singular of condition

Extensive Definition

Conditions (full title:Conditions: a feminist magazine of writing by women with a particular emphasis on writing by lesbians) was a lesbian feminist literary annual founded in 1976 in Brooklyn, New York by Elly Bulkin, Jan Clausen, Irena Klepfisz and Rima Shore.

Publishing Collective

Conditions was a magazine which emphasised the lives and writings of lesbians, and, throughout its history, the magazine maintained an all-lesbian collective. This collective expressed a "long standing commitment to diversity; of writing style and content and of background of contributors," within the lesbian and feminist communities. Conditions was especially dedicated to publishing the work of lesbians, in particular working class lesbians and lesbians of color.

The Black Women's Issue

The journal's fifth issue, published in November, 1979, was edited by Barbara Smith and Lorraine Bethel. Conditions 5 was "the first widely distributed collection of Black feminist writing in the U.S."

Publication ceases

Conditions ceased publication in 1990.

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