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Webzine Opportunity

15 Jul

 

Also, here’s more info from the publisher:

DUM DUM, a literary and journalistic webzine launching this September, is inviting artists to GET DUM and experiment with the publication’s identity. Submit your illustrations, photography, typography, and design ideas for the DUM DUM masthead by August 1, 2011. Mastheads must be restricted to the shape of a square (12 inches at 300dpi), and include the word DUM DUM (either upper or lower case, up to you!). Submissions will be featured live on the website on a revolving basis, and eventually used for the zine’s various printed media after the publication crosses over from the Web. All submissions will be credited and will include a link to the artist’s website. Please see flyer for more categories and ideas!

All other submissions (writing, mixtapes, etc) are due August 1st to be considered for the first issue, but we accept submissions on a rolling basis as well!

Call for submissions: a zine for pagans/heathens/witches/occultists who are trans and/or queer and who are involved or interested in social justice and anti-oppression frameworks and activism.

10 Jun

From Beyond the Fields We Know:

Are you some combination of trans, genderqueer, non-binary, and/or fall under any non-hetero orientation (queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, etc.)? Are you also a pagan, heathen, witch, and/or occultist? Have you felt alienated by most practitioners of your spirituality because of cissexism and essentialism, either implied or overt? Do you want to follow a pre-christian or nature-worshipping spirituality without all the cisnormative/heteronormative fertility-obsessed trappings? Do you feel alienated from paganism because you can’t relate to middle-class suburban or rural living, because you do not own your own home or have a yard to grow an herb garden (even if you could afford to)? Do you want to practice your beliefs without appropriating anyone else’s cultural heritage? I know I’m not the only one.

I have seen a few groups and individuals who have modified their practices to be (cis) LGB inclusive. Who says we can’t further evolve our spiritual beliefs and practices to reflect the true diversity of our experiences?

I am putting together a zine (to be published online primarily, but also in dead-tree print form available by request) about the experiences of trans and queer pagans (you don’t have to be both queer *and* trans but I am focusing primarily on non-hetero, non-cis experiences), with an overall theme of fighting kyriarchy and working toward social justice. I am accepting submissions of written or visual works that fit the theme. While I can not offer any monetary compensation for published submissions, anyone whose work gets included will be entitled to a free copy or two of the printed zine, and if you want, I will also put a plug in the zine for other projects of yours.

The zine will be half-size (5.5”x8”) format if/when printed, so please keep that in mind if you have a preference for how it looks. Please make any written works legible and in a size and font that is easy to read for those that may have varying degrees of sight-related disabilities (please type all written submissions, keep it a generic font and at least 12pt). English is not required but it would help if it were translatable so moderation of content is easier. I will accept .pdf, .doc (not docx!!), .rtf, or .txt files for written submissions (or just written in the body of an email is fine too), and pretty much any image format for any visual art or photography. Please try to keep the resolution of images 300 dpi and up. It’s also okay to submit something that isn’t totally new, such as a blog post you wrote last year, as long as it fits the theme. :)

Suggestions for submissions (or, a list of things I would eventually like to write about in the zine if nobody else does first):

  • Personal experiences of implicit or explicit transphobia/heteronormativity/racism/ableism/classism/general bustedness in pagan groups/covens
  • Critique of cissexism in pagan/wiccan/heathen core beliefs and mythologies
  • Sample rituals, spells, or other practical things, which have been created or modified to make it more focused on dismantling kyriarchy
  • Discussion of privilege in relation to paganism (i.e. when a pagan writer assumes all the readers are middle-class or higher, own their own home with a yard, have disposable income, and I could go on and on…)
  • Incorporating your spiritual beliefs in with your anti-oppression work
  • How to de-gender spirituality (or merely de-emphasize gender) and deconstruct sexist and essentialist narratives without shaming people for whom fertility *is* personally important, but deconstructing and decentralizing the standard cis-hetero-monogamous narrative
  • Even though there has been a lot written about cultural appropriation in neo-paganism, I would definitely like to include pieces about this
  • Also the idea that neo-pagans/wiccans/etc. are the Most Oppressed Religion In The U.S., which is an especially absurd mindset given the events of this past decade (see also: asshat atheists with persecution complexes, like Dawkins, etc.)
  • Ableist anti-science and anti-medicine bias among pagans, and how that relates to being a trans person accessing/reliant on medical transition (ALSO if anyone has one or more disabilities and how that also ties ableism with anti-science bias in very similar ways)
  • “Oh we’re not like THOSE people” attitudes among pagans/witches/herbalists that have classist/racist/ageist overtones, for example: “REAL pagans would never use cannabis or psilocybe mushrooms” or “witches are never satanists!”
  • Any privileges and intersections of oppressions that I have not specified in this call for submissions are also free for discussion, srsly

Also please note that inclusion of submissions is at my discretion. If I feel a piece doesn’t fit the theme, or includes oppressive content, I may ask you to change it or choose not to include it. This is not to say that I am going to be scrutinizing every piece as if I am the ultimate arbiter of What Is Progressive Enough. But please keep your own privileges in mind. For example, I will not include any use of language like “bio male”, “tr—-ies” applied as a general term, or busted generalizations about trans people as special magical third-gender beings (it would be a great idea to read through something like Not Your Mom’s Trans 101 or similar before writing something, if you haven’t already, and PLEASE remember to differentiate between your own personal experiences to avoid generalizing or projecting onto others), nor will I include anything that is appropriative of other cultures (i.e. if you are a white U.S.ian living on stolen land and benefitting from centuries of genocide and you are writing about your ~Native American shamanic path~ just, *no*). But don’t let that stop you from submitting. I am very open to discussion if you have questions about the project. I kind of want this to be a springboard for community building, a way to find each other and feel less isolated and abandoned.

ALSO I still need a title for this zine. It’s hard to come up with something that doesn’t use a “trans” related pun like “transforming” or w/e but that still conveys the theme somehow. :P I’m open to suggestions, since I am terrible at naming anything.

PLEASE SEND SUBMISSIONS TO:

beyond.the.fields.we.know (at) gmail (dot) com

And please put something with “zine” in the subject line! Tentative deadline for submissions (to the first issue) will be March 12th so that it can be released by the equinox (Ostara for the northern hemisphere; Mabon for those south of the equator). The deadline may be extended if circumstances require it. Thanks!

Girl Crush call for submissions

17 May

From Girl Crush:

Got a Girl Crush? A Call for Submissions

Have you ever admired someone so much that you’ve wanted to be her?

Well, no, it’s not that exactly. Let’s avoid the single white female. Rather, it’s this idea that “like” is too soft of a word, that the admiration is almost an infatuation. It’s finding that intensity from the kind of friendship we once used to have, a friendship that was closer in form to a relationship before we had actual relationships.

But it’s also that she’s inspiring. That she’s doing something cool and with style, that she has found a voice that’s totally hers and also totally relatable. That, in some weird way, she makes you realize that it wouldn’t be that hard to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing.

We’re putting together a zine about girl crushes. We want it to be as open as possible. What is a girl crush? Who is your girl crush? Who was your girl crush at age eight, eighteen, and twenty-eight? Why do we have girl crushes? What do they look like? What kind of food would you cook for her? What happens when you get over one? Writers, poets, artists, chefs, stylists, illustrators, photographers, designers, and others are all welcome to submit. We’re thinking photos of your BFFs, essays recounting seeing Kathleen Hanna for the first time, playlists, style tips, texts, chats—we’re open to anything and everything.

Snap Zine Call for Submissions

3 May

SNAP ZINE is working towards its second issue. 
please email short stories, drafts, words and pictures to,
hello@mattsidebottom.com 

Deadline Friday 27th May!

CONSPIRE! Imaginary Friends Submission

19 Apr

Website for submission here.

From Nick Straight:

I’m organizing a mini-comic anthology for an art show in early June. It is open to anyone; feel free to submit!

Submission Specifications:

Theme: Imaginary Friends

Just classic black & white or gray-scale.

1-4 pages.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 5th

If possible please send a bitmap or a tiff with a resolution of at least 300 dpi to me electronically. If you do not have access to a scanner, I can do the honors for you. Keep in mind your comic will be reduced down to a 5.5×8.5 half page mini-comic format. Please include the name you would like associated with your submission, the title (if any), and any blog or contact information for the table of contents.

Your comic can be emailed to me at: nicholasstraight@gmail.com any time before the deadline, or dropped off at Diamonds Coffee Shoppe during the Minneapolis Cartoonist Conspiracy jam on May 5th from 6pm to 10pm. Each person that makes a submission will get one free copy of the anthology.

The anthology will have a print run of a 100 copies. It will be on sale at the opening reception of The Imaginary Friends art show on Friday, June 3rd at Infinitea Teahouse in Minneapolis from 7pm to 11pm. A “formal” facebook event will be created at a later date and will feature information on the artists included in the show and anthology.

The remaining issues will be distributed throughout most of the Twin Cities’ comic retail stores. As a bonus any proceeds of the sales will go back to the Cartoonist Conspiracy in the form of a pizza party at the Minneapolis Jam in July!

Thanks everyone,
Nick Straight

Just Add Ink: A Comic Cookbook call for submissions

19 Apr

Just Add Ink: A Comic Book Cookbook will be an anthology collecting comic strip recipes and cooking tips from a host of cartoonists from Minnesota and around the world. Its release will be accompanied by a gallery show in August to be held at Altered Esthetics gallery.

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2011

Read more about how to submit to the show here, and download the submission guide here. (PDF)

Opening Reception
Friday, August 5, 2011 – 7pm-10pm

Artists’ Discussion
Saturday, August 20, 2011 – 1pm-3pm

Call for submissions to Shhhhh…

30 Mar

Please reblog and share.

We are currently looking for submissions for a zine focusing on queer feminine*-spectrum-identified (FSI) folks. So, if you ID as queer (however you define it) and in any way claim or accept “feminine” (however you define it) as a part of your identity, we’d love you to submit. We’re especially interested in FSI folks’ experiences of the queer community.

Some possible areas include**, but are definitely not limited to:
- transmisogyny
- silencing of FSI voices in and out of queer spaces
- sexism
- pronouns
- privilege
- misogyny
- labels, labeling ourselves and others, being labeled by others
- invisibility
- hair
- gender identity/ies
- fatphobia
- cissexism
- CAFAB*** privilege in the queer community, especially related to access to safe queer space
- body dysphoria
- banging / fucking / doing it

Please send your submissions via email to shhhhhzine at gmail.com by April 30th, 2011. Selections will be included per our selection.

* Whatever the fuck “feminine” means. /postmodernism
** This list is in reverse-alphabetical order to avoid privileging one possible topic over another and because the person who initially started writing this list is traumatized from always being last in grammar school due to having a last name that starts with a “W”.
*** coercively assigned female at birth

Your hosts…
Dalice is a loud, queer, trans zinester and folksinger. She’s pretty much the raddest and makes tranz boyz cry like they’re chopping onions. She lives in the city of bottoms.
Jami makes zines and wears dresses.
Lynne is a poly FSI queermo born and raised in Chicago who vacillates between being almost absurdly confident and gut-wrenchingly shy. She’s a knitter, a slut, and a vegan, and needs to carry her camera around with her more.

 

QZAP meta #5 Call for Submissions!

29 Mar

Because things were busy back in December we didn’t get many submissions to QZAP:meta #5.  Since we think this is going to be an awesome issue we thought we’d send the call for submissions out again.  Here goes:

 

Issue #5 is going to be “The Music Issue”, and we’re narrowing our focus a little for this one.

 

We’re looking for articles and narratives about how queer zines and queer music connect.  More specifically across genres like queercore/queerpunk, riot grrrl, and homo-hop, though please don’t let that be the limit.

Some questions to think about:

  • Did queer zines turn you on to certain bands or musicians?
  • Did queer zines help to promote you or your band?
  • In the age of the internet, MySpace, iTunes, etc. what and how do musicians and zines interact?
  • What about fanzines?  Do they still exist?  Any stories about fanzines specifically?

Ideally we’re looking for between 1000 and 3000 words (roughly 2-5 pages), or grayscale images at 300dpi or higher.

 

Deadline for this issue is May 15th, 2011.  We’re hoping to get it printed in early June.  All contributors will get a free copy of the zine.

 

All submissions can be sent to qzap {at} qzap.org

http://www.qzap.org/v6/

 

Please feel free to share this with folks who might be interested.

 

Call for submissions: Feminine Voices on Sexism in the Queer Community

24 Mar

The Berlin Femme Mafia presents
Feminine Voices on Sexism in the Queer Community, a zine.
Call for submissions! Please distribute promiscuously.

Have you ever felt excluded from or experienced prejudice in the queer community because of your gender expression? The Berlin Femme Mafia is creating a zine of stories about sexism in the worldwide queer community by feminine trans* folk and queers.

The Berlin Femme Mafia knows that sexism against femininities continues in the queer community and we want all our feminine-identified trans* and queer sisters to share their perspective. Why does this gender inequality still exist in a self-named ‘feminist’ movement? We want to hear your thoughts about and experiences of discrimination against female and feminine gender expressions.

This project will be from the perspective of queer and trans* feminine folk and focus on sexism against our expressions of femininity. We invite contributions from all self-defined trans* and queer femininities, including trans*women, femmes, genderqueers, and queer ciswomen and -men with a feminine gender expression, no matter if part or full-time feminine.

Tell us about the stuff that makes you angry or sad. This can include being excluded for the way you walk, talk, dress, and negative comments about female bodies. Tell us what you would like to see change. What would a perfect queer community look like to you? Queertopia!

Contributions can be anything that will fit onto a half-size page, including creative writing, personal accounts of incidents, theory and artwork. We will print the zine in German and English, but will do our best to translate submissions in other languages into English.

To be included in a zine project by the Berlin Femme Mafia and made available online and in Berlin.

Contributions should be emailed to Laura at pinklab[at]hotmail[dot]com

DEADLINE: 23rd May 2011

http://berlinfemmemafia.blogspot.com/

N.B. For artwork, please send as pdf or write for postal address. Note that the zine will be in ‘half size’ or A5 format. (148 x 210 mm — 5.8 x 8.3 inches)

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