my best friend and i decided to make a compilation zine and we just finished the first issue. most of the contributors were friends and family and didn't have any experience with zines (neither did my best friend and co-editor.) it sucked! they gave me work that was not inked in, had errors, was a janky size, or strayed to the far corners of the pages. i ended up doing a lot of work to get everything in order because of
i can't just reject submissions, because i need as many as i can get, and i know the contributors personally. i was thinking about telling each person that they have to make and show me a decent looking zine before contributing so they understand what will look good in print and what won't. you know the
deal -- stay in the margins, dark enough lettering and art, legible writing...
does anyone have advice as to how to politely get these people to learn how to make things ready to copy?