a place for zinesters - writers and readers
That's quite a long post title, isn't it? Oh well. Here's the skinny:
I'm making a comp zine about the misconceptions people have faced with regards to their disabilities.
Are you going to take a shotgun to the next person who tells you it's all in your head?
Do media representations of your disability make you grit your teeth?
Ever had someone ask does he take sugar, or variations of it?
Have you been told you can't do that (or you can do that) when you know perfectly well what you can and cannot do, thanks?
These are only some ideas. I hope to get a wide spectrum of experience in the zine, so contributors do not have to self-identify as disabled.
I will be printing this zine in braille and in LP as well as in regular text. This means that while submissions can be essays, stories, anecdotes, poetry, or any other text-based medium, I'm not able to take artwork or comics unless you are able to provide an accessible text alternative. Sorry!
Submissions can be as short as you like but shouldn't go over 1500 words. All contributors will get a free copy, obviously, so I'd especially appreciate contributions from Europe - mailing to the Americas is expensive, although Americans shouldn't let this put them off contributing.
If you've got any ideas, questions, submissions - or heck, if you just want to chat - either message me on here or email zisforzine at hotmail dot co dot uk. And if you don't want to contribute yourself, but know someone who might, please pass this along.
And a deadline, since people keep asking for one: 1st February 2011.