We Make Zines

a place for zinesters - writers and readers

Call for Submissions: Greyhound Stories (Deadline April 15, 2011)

If you've ever taken a Greyhound bus, chances are you have a story worth telling. For years before I ever set foot on a Greyhound, I'd heard people make jokes about "the kinds of people" who ride the buses. I dismissed their comments as classist snobbery...until the first time I stepped into a Greyhound bus station. It was like stepping into a universe filled with people who had no sense of social boundaries or patience for small talk. Immediately, I was confronted with people who wanted to tell me their life stories after speaking to me for a total of 15 seconds. After a mere 6 months of "Going Greyhound" on a semi-regular basis, I have heard tales of murder and deception, met a grandfather and grandson duo who were traveling halfway across the USA to go to a county fair, been hit on by a socially awkward teenager, and, one time, was the only person on the bus who wasn't recently released from jail. 

For this project, I'm collecting TRUE stories of Greyhound adventures from bus riders. You're welcome to tell your story in writing, photos, drawings, or any other medium that suits your fancy. All stories should be 2 pages or less and should conceal identifying details of people appearing in your story. 

Please email your submissions to greyhoundstories@gmail.com
 by April 15, 2011. Visual submissions should be submitted in jpeg format and should be suitable for black and white printing.

Views: 4

Comment

You need to be a member of We Make Zines to add comments!

Join We Make Zines

Comment by Greyhound Stories on March 7, 2011 at 8:26am
Awesome! I just rode a Greyhound yesterday, so reading your posts gave me the fortitude to survive my trip. :)
Comment by Joshua James Amberson on March 6, 2011 at 12:02pm
Oh yeah, I'm on it, too. Great idea.
Comment by Grace on March 4, 2011 at 10:51am
Oh wow do I ever have greyhound stories! What a fun zine idea!! I will for sure submit something for this :D

Groups

Want to advertise here?

Ist preference given to distros and zines. Rates and details are here. Limited space. Very Low Cost!

Please Support Our Sponsors

Sweet Candy Distro

Con Artist Collective

Ker-bloom! Letterpress Zine

 

© 2014   Created by Krissy PonyBoy Press.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service