Hey everyone, I noticed that there have been a few people posting about their interest in mail art, so I thought I'd put this out there and see if there is any interest. I've posted it on a few mail art sites, and I'm hoping to get some wonderful submissions.
WHAT ART MAIL?
I am currently collecting material for a collective zine called What Art Mail?
It's all about Mail Art (duh). The first issue will be black and white and will include submissions from kind mail artists who would like to participate. All you need to do is send me something about mail art approximately 5 1/2 inches wide and 4 1/4 inches tall (or 1/4 of a letter sized A4(?) piece of paper) - the finished zine will be this size.
I'll send you a copy of the zine when it is finished.
You can send a piece of art, or text of some sort related to the theme of Mail Art. It can be sent as a postcard or something in an envelope - if you decorate the envelope, that might even become part of the zine. The contents of the envelope can be larger and folded if you like, or smaller than the specified size. If you make ATCs or inchies or postcards, I've love to include them.
If you would like readers of the zine to be able to contact you, please include your name and any contact information you would like on the front of your submission. Ideally it would be artfully worked into your piece. If I use your envelope, I will remove your return address unless you indicate that you want me to leave it visible.
I would like the zine to reflect the range of mail art in terms of style, media, abilities, perspectives, geographic origin etc, but I reserve the right to exclude any material from the zine that I don't like. Things that I don't like include any and all religious material, anything extremely gruesome, sexually exploitive, hateful or supporting most "isms" (eg. racism, sexism, ageism...)
All submissions, must be flat, paper based, photocopy-able, and free of copyrighted material - ie no Disney or Kawaii images or pics of the latest pop icon or anything of that sort. (maybe I should include this in the list of things I don't like!)
By sending me your submission, you understand that I will reproduce the image and or text and distribute it. I do not claim any other rights to your work and you are free to do whatever you like with it.
Thanks for looking.
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