a place for zinesters - writers and readers
In general calls for submission and announcements are to be posted on your blog and the forum is for questions and discussions. However, since people seem to think the forum gets more attention, let's use this thread - and this thread only - for any submissions wanted post. Feel free to aslo post on your blog. Thanks!
CALLING ALL QUEER FOLK OF ALL AGES
Things I need for my next issue:
e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1st!
Things I need for my next issue:
e-mail me at email@example.com by April 1st for more info :)
If you have content to contribute to Zine World #31, now's the time to send it in!
We're looking for artwork and articles related to zines, publishing, or DIY advice. Original content or already published material ok. Contact us with your ideas. Possible topics include:
* anything related to zines (writing, publishing, creativity, distribution). This can include commentary about zine or DIY culture, personal experiences, etc.
* DIY tips/advice/instructions.
* zine scene reports. Tell us about what's going on with zines in your city, state, or country.
* reports from zine fests, etc. Have you attended a zine festival or conference recently? Tell us about how it went, what you learned, what you liked or didn't, etc.
We need your info for our Resources section, including new listings, updates, tips, and recommendations. Send us info about zine libraries, review zines & websites, online resources, mailing tips (and problems), and other news or announcements of interest to zine publishers and readers.
We also accept advertising:
* FREE classified ads (up to 50 words) for any DIY project -- including zines, distros, calls for submissions, groups, penpals, websites, etc.
* CHEAP display ads. We're even willing to trade. Check out
http://www.undergroundpress.org/submit-to-zine-world/advertising-in... for details.
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 25.
I write a perzine called Cadillac Girl, it is a black and white zine about half the size of standard copy paper. Please feel free to submit writings, pictures, photos, etc...View my profile or the web page for info on the zine, and to view past issues. Thanx! http://cadillacgirlzine.webs.com
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ASUANG by PAPER MONSTER PRESS
Asuang is an umbrella term for creatures that people our imagination. As blood suckers, they engender in us, a fear of the dark, of morbidity, of paleness, of incense. The fear that desires, the fear that suffocates, not just creatures but open spaces and high places. Fear of beings that when looked at mirrors or through other eyes, resemble perhaps, ourselves? Then here maybe, there be monsters?
Asuang then calls not just for darkness but for hallucinogen, psychedelia, kaleidoscopic narratives in whatever genre.
Specifically, we ask for:
1. 1-3 poems/ essays/ flash fiction (less than 500 words, English or Filipino)
2. 1-3 artworks in black/ white (in JPEG format)
3. 1-3 sound pieces in MP3 or Wav format
4. Critical essays about the small press/ underground publishing/ the culture of fanzines (also under 500 words)
5. Reviews of any issue of Paper Monster Press (and we’ve done 6 so far)
a. Pyrotechnic Poetry 1
b. Pyrotechnic Poetry 2
e. Queer Punk
6. A theme for 1 print year
Ex. LOST IN TRANSLATION year
a. Issue 1: Atlantis (about forgetting/ resurfacing/ the abyss/ depths/ drowning/ swan diving)
b. Issue 2: Free Tibet (about culture clash/ Buddhism/ heights/ climbing/ pure dizziness of clouds)
c. Issue 3: Time-space Warp (about timezones/ cultural differences/ time and space/ reincarnation/ and the endless echoes we can never reach)
d. Issue 4: Labyrinths (canals/ road bridges/ the strange and devious routes we take to fantasy/ intoxication/ escape)
THE FINE PRINT
1. Send all submissions to email@example.com with the heading: ATTN: ASUANG SUBMISSION
2. The deadline for submissions is on May 31, 2012.
3. Payment is one contributor copy and that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from seeing your name in print. ;)
VIVA SMALL PRESS!
Call for Submissions to Sleater Zinney: tell us your love story
The sugestive name of the zine says everything: share with us your love for the most powerfull and beautiful triplet we’ve ever heard. Like the band isn’t enough. There’s gotta be some love, they have to be a part of your life in a significant way.
The zine’s organized by me, Carla (zine True Lies, Histérica and Cabeça Tédio blog) and by Marcelo and Luiza (La Chatte band) an we intend to release it in 2012. We're from Brazil.
The flyer says:
"Tell us your love story with SK! Send us drawings, story, graphic novel, text or collage. If you want to answer a interview instead we are sending some questions too. Deadline: 7/15/12 – July 15th"
If you remember of some friend that would like to participate too please share the link. We don’t seek crouds just grrrls/folks/babes that are one beat at heart.
i am putting together a new compilation zine and would very much like your contributions!
the theme is pathology, inspired both by my job in a hospital and a giant pathology textbook i couldn't resist buying. pathology can refer to the study of disease, viruses and bacteria, cancers and infections--but it can also evoke 'normal' or 'typical' reactions or expressions taken to an extreme ('pathological gambling', etc.).
of course, this definition of what is pathological requires a set standard of what is normal, which varies from community to community--and i would guess many of us don't live up to. the interesting thing to me is the difference between the definition and how we live our lives.
thoughts of possible topics that most immediately come to mind:
* disability / ableism / accessibility
* mental illness / intellectual disability / psychotropic medications / alternative treatments
* non-monogamy / choosing to be single / not getting married / getting married
* sexuality / asexuality / kinks / etc
* pop culture / the love of glitter / the love of tattered black t-shirts
* healing / health / illness / the medical system
* the overlap and dischord between different communities / scenes / cliques
* political & community organizing: how it works, how it fails us
* the list could go on and on....
i am looking for writing and art that is easily photocopied in a half-page format. i'm open to different mediums and formats, although any terrible poetry will be immediately recycled. i'm also open to varying genres: funny, sad, personal, fictional, etc.... my last compilation zine had poetry, a recipe, memoir, and lists, and i'm hoping to replicate the same eclectic format.
also, i hope to reprise the "things i love that i shouldn't" and "things i should love that i don't" lists from whatever saves #1, so please send me your thoughts on that as well.
contributions can be sent to:
po box 22761
seattle, wa 98122
deadline is july 1st.
please include contact information so i can send you a copy of the zine(s) when it is done.
can't wait to see what y'all come up with.
This is DJ Frederick from Paper Radio zine. I’ve been asked to create a monthly half hour radio show for an internet station called The Global Voice (www.theglobalvoice.info). Part of the focus of the show is going to be about zines and paper culture. I am looking for submissions of mp3 recordings or cds of zine readings, zine related books, poetry, short stories, or audio art no more than 1 – 6 minutes in length. Please email files to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will let you know if they work for the radio show or email me for further discussion.
“In Praise of Illness” is the theme of the 6th issue of OBSOLETE!