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For those of you who come from or live in areas that don't have any semblance of a zine scene. Feeling lonely? Come here and be alone together. Photo: "The Lonely Writer" from http://flickr.com/photos/fristiman-89/270592286/

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Comment by Paper Monster Press on April 19, 2012 at 2:01am

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ASUANG by PAPER MONSTER PRESS

Asuang is an umbrella term for creatures that people our imagination. As blood suckers, they engender in us, a fear of the dark, of morbidity, of paleness, of incense. The fear that desires, the fear that suffocates, not just creatures but open spaces and high places. Fear of beings that when looked at mirrors or through other eyes, resemble perhaps, ourselves? Then here maybe, there be monsters?

Asuang then calls not just for darkness but for hallucinogen, psychedelia, kaleidoscopic narratives in whatever genre.

Specifically, we ask for:
1. 1-3 poems/ essays/ flash fiction (less than 500 words, English or Filipino)

2. 1-3 artworks in black/ white (in JPEG format)

3. 1-3 sound pieces in MP3 or Wav format

4. Critical essays about the small press/ underground publishing/ the culture of fanzines (also under 500 words)

5. Reviews of any issue of Paper Monster Press (and we’ve done 6 so far)
a. Pyrotechnic Poetry 1
b. Pyrotechnic Poetry 2
c. S/trip-hop
d. Dream(pop)
e. Queer Punk
f. SANDIGmaan

6. A theme for 1 print year
Ex. LOST IN TRANSLATION year
a. Issue 1: Atlantis (about forgetting/ resurfacing/ the abyss/ depths/ drowning/ swan diving)
b. Issue 2: Free Tibet (about culture clash/ Buddhism/ heights/ climbing/ pure dizziness of clouds)
c. Issue 3: Time-space Warp (about timezones/ cultural differences/ time and space/ reincarnation/ and the endless echoes we can never reach)
d. Issue 4: Labyrinths (canals/ road bridges/ the strange and devious routes we take to fantasy/ intoxication/ escape)

THE FINE PRINT
1. Send all submissions to papermonsterpress@yahoo.com with the heading: ATTN: ASUANG SUBMISSION
2. The deadline for submissions is on May 31, 2012.
3. Payment is one contributor copy and that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from seeing your name in print. ;)
VIVA SMALL PRESS!

Comment by Brandy Erdmann on December 30, 2011 at 8:48pm

Hi There!


Pixelated is looking for submissions for issue #3. The theme is: "My favorite thing." I'm looking for artwork, short writings (can fit on 1-2 quarter-pages), recipes, reviews, puzzles, or anything else that can fit the format and theme. Each contributor will receive full credit and a free copy of the zine. Please contact me for more information or check out my Etsy page, theathensbazaar.etsy.com, to see samples of past issues.

Comment by Texas GSA Network on December 22, 2011 at 11:03am

Hello, Texas Gay Straight Alliance Network is starting a statewide queer youth zine, interested in Trading? Got some feedback, got a really awesome opinion about zines? Got material that you'd like to be seen in a zine workshop in Austin Texas? contact Angie RuthlessAustonian@yahoo.com!!!

 

We gotta stick together ziners!!

Comment by Nick Byrne on December 14, 2011 at 4:54pm

I live in the UK, a bit outside of London - so I'm not currently very in touch with the London zine scene. A lot of it seems to be up north. Also my zine seems to be a bit different to a lot of what is around, which seems to be lgbt, punk, or artwork only zines. I enjoy some of these types of zines but One Eye Open is in a way half an art zine and half an article-led music, film and culture magazine. I print it to a high quality and use a simple minamilist style to emphasise the artwork and writing.

If anyone would like to check One Eye Open out, please look at the links below!

Nick


facebook.com/oneeyeopenzine
oeomagazine.bigcartel.com

Comment by Paper Monster Press on October 24, 2011 at 10:43am

ONE LAST RALLYING CRY FOR QUEER PUNK: DEADLINE EXTENDED (OCTOBER 31, 2011)

 

You draw lines and you draw lines, and then you shape boxes and boxes and try to decide which ones fit you best. But have you ever stepped outside the line, and think, coming this far, how much farther would you dare? That’s why, people who are openly queer call this term coming out of the closet. Because we close ourselves, and cage our hearts, and throw away the key. This issue, we dare you to come out with us. Cross those lines on tightropes, shrug off gender boundaries, do away with stereotypes. We are who we are, and if we know this then labels don’t matter at all. Because we’ve got to honour the differences, or what’s the same wouldn’t count.

 

And who could be more queer, or more punk than us? We ask you once again to trust us with your submissions. We ask you to explore the boundaries of gender, race, stereotypes, rebellion, and anarchy. We ask you to give us your poetry, your art, and your music, in its most rebellious, most queer punk. Mainstream or underground, gay or lesbian, hardcore or soft porn, and hey, even alpha males are welcome. We want you to colour our worlds queer(punk). Now there are no rules, no boundaries, we’ll make our love on wastelands and through the barricades (Spandau Ballet).

 

We are interested in works that question, that reveal, that critique, that ask, that makes us curious. We want to see colors, and explosions, and madness, we want works that ignite our passion for equality and justice. We want works that ask for human dignity for all. We want works that make us want to shrug off oppression, and put it aside to forever after never be worn by anyone again. Because Who in the New World does not have a horror of the past, whether his ancestor was torturer or victim? Who in the depth of conscience, is not silently screaming for pardon or revenge? The pulse of New World history is the racing pulse beat of fear, the tiring cycles of stupidity and greed (Derek Walcott). And it need be that no longer. In the dawn of the New Age, we ask you to join us to fight for human dignity for all. Gay or lesbian, man or woman, colored or white; all different, all beautiful. And in this great future, you can forget your past, so dry your tears, I say (Bob Marley).

 

BY GENRE:

 

  1. Literary (English/ Filipino). 500 words or less.
  2. Visual Art (colored/ black and white). JPEG Format.
  3. Music. MP3 format.

 

Send everything to papermonsterpress@yahoo.com until October 31, 2011. Thank you and support the small press!

Comment by Sari of Hoax on August 9, 2011 at 12:35am

 

you’ve got a friend in pennsylvania #5 is now finished!

having worked at in a warehouse for the past month and a half, i’ve spent a lot of time within a “boys’ club” environment. daily struggles with hearing racist and sexist bullshit and making attempts to challenge the mindsets of those around me have left me defensive and drained. this zine, done in 24-ish hours for the dc zine fest, is about resisting militant masculinity on the job, learning how to more effectively call out shitty behavior, and how i have created a safer space for myself (and hopefully some others) at work. b&w, 1/4 size, 20 pages. includes original photography by yours truly! $1 or trade. if interested, please message me or e-mail youvegotafriendinpa(at)gmail(dot)com.

Comment by DJ Frederick on June 8, 2011 at 5:23am

Don't feel so lonely! Please visit my relatively new zine review site:

zinereviews.blogspot.com

Comment by M Costa on June 4, 2011 at 7:09pm
I have no friends, nevermind friends that are into zines. Anyone want to trade stuff in the mail?
Comment by Don-O on May 13, 2011 at 4:41pm
Hmmm...I live just south of San Louis Obispo, CA and I remember seeing a Creigslist posting about forming a zine library over a year ago. I never heard from the guy and the posting was removed a few months ago. The sound of an empty echo chamber, my friends...
Comment by Foxy Moron on April 6, 2011 at 7:44pm
I'm in Southern New Hampshire. People here seem to have an idea of what zines are, but no one makes, reads or has anything to offer to any sort of conversation pertaining to Zines. Boston is about an hour away, but I can't get down there often enough to enjoy any type of scene or meet other zinesters.
 

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