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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!
Sugared Water is seeking short works for a special edition of letters. We’re looking for works of creative nonfiction, micro or flash fiction, or poetry addressed to someone, be it a lover, friend, public figure, past self, the universe, or the world at large.
We’re looking for the intimate and specific, letters full of evocative language, short, funny notes, or passionate remembrances. These can take the form of poems or prose poems as well as prose pieces. Submit all pieces in one .doc, .docx, or .rtf. Prose forms should not exceed 1,000 words each (you may submit 3 at a time in the prose genres). We will consider up to 5 poems.
Submission link & specifics here: SW: Epistolary.
Seven Eleven Stories is a literary website for stories taking some influence from convenience stores, or convenience store related experiences. We pose this simple challenge for authors:WRITE STORIES WITH THE MENTION OF SEVEN ELEVEN SOMEHOW IN THE TEXT, THEN SUBMIT. Flash fiction (up to around 1000 words) is what we're looking for initially, but any format will be considered.
Plastik Zine is looking for submissions for its february issue.
The Theme is Gender.
We are looking for submissions from folk in a variety of forms including drawings, writings, poems, photgraphs, haikus, doodles, photomontage whatever as long as they fall into these guidelines:
-formatted for A5
-Black and white
-JPG or PSD for images
-DOC or DOCX for writings
Please email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the work, your name or nom de plume and a link to your blog or website or however you want to be represented!
Hey you guys,
I decided to make my first zine ever. It's going to be called Badewannenoptik which is German and means bath tub optic or bath tub perspective. I want to fill it with drawings from different people which show their bodies taking a bath from their perspektive.
When you look down at your body, what you see isn’t always the most flattering view on it. That’s ok! Because I think taking this look at yourself is very sexy! Your body can look very differently from every perspektive. But your perspektive on your body is the one that really matters. It’s this realistic and maybe also curious exploration of the own body that I find so interesting!
So I'm looking for people who'd like to submit their drawing for Badewannenoptik-Zine. You don’t have to be an artist. You can think of yourself as an terrible drawer. There is no „technical quality“ expected from your drawings because I think these are subjective categories anyway. Not only the different bodies are interesting to me, but also or even more the different views on them.
You can censor certain genitals by hiding them in a bubble bath, if you like to.
[The original drawing above is not censored of course and the drawings in the zine also won't be censored but I think you aren't allowed to show nudity in ning-networks so ...]
The drawings are going to be published anonymously in the zine (unless you want it otherwise).
You can send your drawings to zersaugt[at]gmx[dot]de
or you can submit to the badewannenoptik-tumblr: http://badewannenoptik.tumblr.com/
Hey there. First time zine writer, and essentially looking for submissions! HELP PLEASE.
Essentially I'm doing a zine about crushes at work after totally falling for this girl at my new job I started a month ago. She's the prettiest girl I've ever seen and so far has shown to be quite witty, but 99% of the time I'm around her I often struggle to put together a coherent sentence that isn't total dogshit. Further down the line I totally expect to make an ass of myself and wind up in embarassing/funny/depressing situations. The first thing she said to me was 'I'd shake your hand if mine weren't covered in toffee', so that's certainly a start
So, with my ongoing saga I've decided to try put a zine together of other peoples experiences with crushes in the workplace, hence asking for submissions! It can be anything; happy, sad, heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny, dumb, whatever. You can even do it as a comic if you'd like. Also if goes without saying that if you want to do it anonymously that's fine.
Any questions feel free to PM me or email myworkplacecrush at gmail dot com
BAD TRIP zine is seeking short accounts of nightmarish "bad trip" psychedelic drug experiences. Submission details at badtripzine.tumblr.com.
ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL ZINE FEST
Date: 2-3-4 May 2014
This is an open invitation for all who are involved in “fanzines”, or those who somehow touched them, or wish to do so in times to come. This text has been translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian to begin with.
You can partake in the International Fanzine Festival with your fanzines —no matter what subject matter, type or form they have— projects, yourself and your friends. It is open to all kinds of participation, whether in the organization phase, or in the workshops, exhibitions, camp, or by following the live broadcasts online.
Until now, as the invitation is written and translated, the schedule agreed by the fanzines which contribute to the idea and the organization is as below, while the contents shall further clarify as the dates approach:
May 2nd, 2014: Various workshops, movie screenings, exhibitions, stands in Kadikoy (Istanbul). Place: Don Quixote Squat (or preferably another squat depending on the date and the situation.)
May 3rd, 2014: Buyukada (Prince Islands, Istanbul) gigs by several bands, tent camp, stands.
May 4th, 2014: Buyukada - Kadikoy: On the way back, sharing the products of the festival, talks on forthcoming projects.
In the scope of the festival, various workshops, movie screenings, exhibitions, fanzine and DIY product stands, concerts, and performances will be held, and the festival will be broadcast live online. The extent is open to suggestions, proposals and all kinds of new ideas.
There is also an effort to produce several fanzines in cooperation with the fanzines from abroad, to communicate and share our experiences. Therefore, our request from those who receive this invitation and who wish to participate, is to translate some content from the fanzines they will choose, into several languages and submit to us. For the fanzine-makers who do not have the means of translation, we will try to give translation support for the content they submit, yet limited to volunteer translators.
For the fanzines who wish to participate from abroad, accommodation, and contacts from Istanbul about the topics of their interest will be provided free of charge. There will be no problems for place to sleep before and after the festival. Official faceboog page of Istanbul Zine Fest--- https://www.facebook.com/fanzinfest
The participation form can be reached here:
For the fanzines who will participate from cities other than Istanbul, we will help as much as possible for finding accommodation.
Please contact us in advance to take part in the scope of the festival in any way, to open a stand, to screen a movie, to give translation support, to send fanzines etc.
Rasimpaşa Mah. Karakolhane Cad. Nahcivan Pasajı No:18/8 34716 Kadıköy-İSTANBUL