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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!

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BAD TRIP zine is seeking short accounts of nightmarish "bad trip" psychedelic drug experiences. Submission details at badtripzine.tumblr.com.

 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
02164182394 05352581270 

I'm starting work (at last) on the fifth issue of my zine Journeyman, and I'd welcome any material people would like to contribute. After a couple of slightly more specialised issues, I'm returning to the traditional analogue cut, paste and copy style of my first couple of issues, and I'd welcome contributions around the following themes:

  • travel stories
  • creative uses of old/obsolete technology
  • photography, especially analogue/lofi/toy camera stuff
  • poetry and short stories
  • book, film, music, zine or other art reviews
  • making things - food, art, crafts, clothes etc.

Contact me at losborne74@gmail.com if you think you can help me out. :)

This is a call for submissions for Dairy River volume 12, titled SIGNS.  Who's in?  Obviously, pieces on various aspects of actual signage are welcome.  Also welcome are pieces on signs or sign systems more broadly (e.g. semiotics, jargon, alphabets, codes, semaphore).  Also welcome are pieces about the film SIGNS (probably obligatory).  Also welcome are pieces on basically anything, related to signs or not.  
And as always, we accept all media -- articles, drawings, photos, songs, videos.  The less amenable to publication the better.  Smells.  Abstract ideas irreducible to words.  
Deadline is negotiable.  Email dairyriver [at] gmail.com if interested.  Thanks!!!!

Hi! I run an online zine called Convergece, centered completely around submissions for each month's theme. Would love for you to check us out at http://convergencezine.tumblr.com and submit your stuff!

genre-benders. flash. micro. Thrice Fiction, entering it's 3rd year, has an open submissions policy. 100% of the work we publish is unsolicited. The April reading period is open. Always looking for new voices.

Click and read this link...


Rasasvada is looking for art, poetry, stories, opinions, articles, and whatever other inbetweens and out of the boxes you can dream up. We specifically publish monthly physical zines (one of art, and one of poetry) but otherwise publish misc. content online
Check out our site and see what's up?


I am ALSO accepting submissions for a second theme for We'll Never Have Paris 12:  "You got what you wanted now leave".  This theme is specifically stories for those who lived in NYC and then moved away, or, lived in a similar large city and then moved elsewhere.  Nonfiction memoir submissions, only.

Hi, my friend and I are putting together a zine around the idea of collaboration, hopefully in time for some summer fairs.

The idea is to either write a story which someone else will illustrate or to make an illustration which someone will will respond to with writing. If you want to get involved , please email me at  nualacmurphy@yahoo.co.uk. If you're sending images please can they be A5, black and white, 300dpi, if it's text 500-1000w word limit. If you want something to respond to please send examples of your work and a request or an image/text which we can discuss. Thanks x

Deadline: May 31st

contact: erin.e.war@gmail.com

just a final shoutout, submissions deadline coming to a close:

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