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Comment by redguard on August 9, 2011 at 8:46am

Call for submissions: Absent Cause #5 – Dangerous Gifts

Absent Cause zine was established in 2008 as a venue for people from myriad cultures and selves, pushed to the outskirts and into the underground, to find each other, draw connections between their experiences, and gain strength for their struggles.

The term “Dangerous Gifts” is usually associated with the special contributions of people with mental illness / variance. But there are many kinds of dangerous gifts we experience and share: the person who chooses to wear a veil as an expression of culture or religion; gender or gender-less expression outside the male-female binary; being a fat person, a hairy grrrl, or having other physical characteristics outside mainstream acceptance; existing as a survivor in a social system that celebrates abuse and war; the choice to confront capitalism, racism, patriarchy and heteronormativity in a culture of submission; and so much more.

Absent Cause is seeking submissions on your experience of “Dangerous Gifts” for the forthcoming issue. Artwork, comix, photography, essays, poems, and SHORT fiction are welcome.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 30, 2011.

Explore the dark side with Absent Cause: 

Underground cultures and hidden histories; feminist, gender-variant and queer sexualities, chosen families and radical politics; vampirism, the gothic, horror and the macabre; surviving abuse, coping with mental illness/dangerous gifts, self-harm and suicide.

redguard / Greg

redguard at gmail dot com

 

Comment by Catherine Elms on August 8, 2011 at 6:16am

Pandora Press is now looking for submissions for its second issue!  The theme is sex.  Here are some suggestions in which you could go with this theme:

Sex in culture
Sex in the media – literature/music/zines/mainstream press/film
Sex and religion
Gender and/or sexual identity
LGBTQ issues
Sex and love/relationships
Sex-positive feminism
Sex throughout history
Social attitudes to sex
Prejudices surrounding sex
Sexual violence
Sexualisation/raunch culture
Sex for sale: pornography/prostitution
And anything else you can think of!

 

As well as general articles, people are encouraged to submit some of the following:

Cover art
Poetry
Fiction
Cartoons
Interior art/illustrations
Reviews:
- Films
- Music
- Blogs
- Zines
Interviews
Musician Profile
Swansea Women’s News/Events

The deadline for the autumn issue is 2nd October 2011.

Contributors should be from the UK, preferably Wales!  Submissions from all genders are welcome.  Just email your ideas, questions, or submissions to:

 

Comment by Nohbdy on August 8, 2011 at 1:21am
If you could give one piece of advice to anyone/everyone; What would it be?

These will be put into zine #3, Wise Words.

It could be to a person you know,or here is an example:

Dear, lonely teenager.

-Insert advice here-

     Sincerely,

               Future you

       Or

Dear stressed student,

 -Insert advice here-

       Love,

           Person that learned to relax

           ETC.

So send your advice to me in a message.

Some quotes would be good too.

Comment by Tiny Rockstar on August 7, 2011 at 11:58pm
Looking for artists and writers that are willing to push the envelope for my first zine for public distribution! Its about love, sex, and erotic fantasy. Writings should be short stories, poetry, nonfiction commentaries, opinions of all kinds...anything written and along the theme. Art can be any type of 2-d art, photography, drawings, collage. Any one interested should message me.
Comment by Catherine Elms on August 7, 2011 at 6:40am
Spill the Zines (A UK zine review blog) is looking for people to write for us about zines and zine culture! More info here: http://spillthezines.blogspot.com/2011/07/staff-reshuffle-and-call-...
Comment by Yumico Miyagawa on July 26, 2011 at 3:55am
Comment by Sari of Hoax on July 20, 2011 at 1:09pm

looking for submissions for the queer feminist compilation zine, hoax, for its 6th issue: feminisms & communication!

potential ideas for material include, but are not limited to:

  • how  we utilize the various creative mediums to express ourselves: ie  art/music/playwriting/dance/zines etc.
  • language: terminology / identifications / labels / who is allowed to use certain terms / reclamation
  • media: various types / their historical & cultural relevancy / effectiveness for social change / the decline of print media / online activism & social justice movements
  • visibility: how we choose to communicate our identities (verbally and non verbally) / how different communication styles “out” us / secrecy / how we talk & to whom / where do you draw the line in sharing certain information (online, at yr job etc.)
  • non-verbal communication: how we “read” and then judge others / body politics & gendered expressions (“passing” and “body work”)
  • consent: expressed vs. body language / legacy of shitty health class information / talking about queer and/or non-normative sex
  • silence: when not to speak / boundaries
  • relationships: communicating different with various friends, partners, family members, strangers etc.
  • emotion: how it gets intertwined with communication & makes it more or less effective / intensity & whether it will hinder someone’s account as being believable (“too angry” “hysterical”) 
  • disagreements: how do and should we communicate our ideas to those who disagree with us? / “tone arguments” / should a person with a marginalized identity have to “play nice” when talking to somebody who has privilege over them? / “call outs” & accountability processes / expressing hate & anger
  • the self: self-care / where the self ends & community begins / expressing yr needs / creating & sustaining personal boundaries
  • accessibility: geographic accessibility / accessibility to language / pretension / the “academic industrial complex” 
  • networking: action / teamwork / friendships
  • space: physical / emotional 
  • legislation: policy / community organizing / the importance of local action

we also totally need lots of artwork (photos, collages, illustrations, drawings, paintings, comics, etc.)! particularly for background designs and things that compliment the written material.

please aim to submit yr amazing material to hoaxzine@gmail.com by october 1st, 2011. if you are interested, feel free to e-mail us yr ideas for topics & artwork!  while we are not totally inflexible with the submission date, we are also not in a position where we can continually push it back like we have with previous issues. the sooner you send us yr work, the better! people of all genders are welcome to submit!

also, we are still distributing back issues of hoax #2 (although we are almost out of our last print!) hoax #3hoax #4 hoax #5. please email us if you would like to obtain any of these issues!

it’s been nearly two and a half years since we first began working on hoax. neither of us can believe how much this project has expanded since then! thank you so much to every contributor, reader, & supporter of this zine!

we are looking forward to seeing yr work!

in solidarity,
sari & rachel 

Comment by Las Vegas Zine Library on July 19, 2011 at 11:49pm
SNAIL OPERA is Accepting Submissions -We review zines! From the radioactive wastes of Nevada emerges SNAIL OPERA       ......follow the link
Comment by Felix Amborosa on July 11, 2011 at 5:50pm

I'm pulling together a collective of creative work by women around the world into a series of zines called Dainty As Fuck. I am asking you all very politely to submit creative material of any kind, be it poetry, short story (fiction or non-fiction), photography, drawings, or whatever else tickles your fancy. The deadline for all material will be the 1st of December 2011, so you have plenty of time to get your stuff to me. The aim is to have the first of the zines published by the 1st of January 2012, and will be available at Sticky in Melbourne CBD. If you do not live in the Melbourne area or wish to have an electronic copy sent to you, don't hestitate to email me.

Please email your submissions and/or any questions to fkyeahactivism@yahoo.com by the 1st of December 2011. I would greatly appreciate your input :)

**Make sure you type "zine" or "dainty as fuck" or something along those lines in the subject line of your email or it will be deleted.**

Please invite your FEMALE friends. Submissions can be of any genre, it's completely up to you (checkout the Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121957441218810 )

Any submissions that don't make it into the first edition, will be published in subsequent editions. Please include your name exactly as you want it to appear on each submission, even if it's just anonymous.

 

Many thanks in advance :)
Comment by Felix Amborosa on July 11, 2011 at 5:48pm

@JennyTheArtist

 

Yes please! Check out the discussion group:

Attention ladies: Submissions needed for zine collaboration

:)

 

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