Tag Archives: Call for zines

IPRC Zine Machine call for zines

29 Apr


The Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, OR, needs some great mini zines to stock their zine machine! They’re doing an open call for submissions to the Zine Machine. The machine has eleven slots for eleven different zines at any given time and they plan to rotate the selection. If your submitted zine makes it in, the IPRC will print 50 copies of  your zine and box, 25 to be stocked into the machine and 25 for you to give to your friends, sell at Portland Zine Symposium, or whatever!

There are also four spaces to feature four boxes, so part of submitting your mini zine can also be making an eye-catching design for the outside of the box. There is no deadline for your mini zine submissions, as the Zine Machine will be an ongoing project with a rotating stock. Click for their blog for the template and more info. 


Essential Hues Looking for Zines

12 Mar

Call for cute zines

1 Mar

Do you make a cute zine? A zine of the month club is starting called Cute of the Month and they’re looking for cute zines to include in monthly care packages. It can be perzines, litzines, artzines, craft zines, gardening zines, etc. They would be interested in buying them in groups of 10 like a distro. Send  a message if you publish something (or make something cute that’s not a zine) you think they might be interested in.

e-mail: petitspoissons@gmail.com

mail: 3970 Seminole / PO Box 41003 / Windsor, ON / N8Y 1Y0 Canada

Drift Station Call for Zines

23 Jan

Drift Station Open Call for Artist Books, Zines, and Other Publications

Curated by Angeles Cossio and Jeff Thompson
Exhibition: March 2nd – April 26th
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2nd


Drift Station, an artist-run gallery and performance space in Lincoln, Nebraska, is calling for artist books, zines, comics, small presses, and other non-traditional publications. For the duration of the exhibition, Drift Station will become a bookstore/reading library where the public can look through, peruse, and purchase artworks.

You may send us as many copies of as many works as you want. Any and all publications will be included – our goal is to fill the gallery! Works will be displayed on tables and shelves and must be able to be handled by the public for the duration of the exhibition without gloves. Because of this work has the potential to get damaged, please do not send us elaborate or delicate books that are not meant for handling by the general public.

All work must either be free or for sale for under $30. In cases where work is sold, Drift Station will take a 40% commission and deposit the remainder into the artist’s PayPal account. Unsold works may either be left at Drift Station for later purchase/given away or will be sent back to the artists (SASE required).

WORKS MUST ARRIVE BY: February 18th, 2012


+ Submission form filled out, printed, and signed
+ Works to be included in the show
+ Self addressed, stamped envelope for return of works (optional)

Drift Station
Attn: Angeles Cossio
726 South 31st Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68510

Please direct any inquiries to: mail@driftstation.org


Started by Angeles Cossio and Jeff Thompson in 2010, Drift Station acts as a non-traditional
curatorial platform for innovative exhibitions, art, music, and performance based in Lincoln,
Nebraska, USA.


Yeti Records call for Twin Cities zines

24 Oct

On Nov 5th, Girl A Whirl (a radical day of awesome lady bands) Yeti Records hope to unveil a new Zine section. They currently carry a couple, but would really like to branch out and carry more.

What Yeti Records is looking for :: Sweet Local Zines :::

They would like to have them in stock by November 3rd. If you are interested in cosigning with Yeti Records please contact yetirecordsinfo@gmail.com for consignment & other important information.

NEW STAND call for zines

17 Oct

NEW STAND – a temporary newsstand in New York presenting independently published artist and photography books, zines, and other printed media.

For our latest iteration of NEW STAND, we are seeking submissions related to the theme of consumption, broadly defined. Whether its food, sex, drugs, or shopping, we want your insights on our drive to consume.

Submitted publications will be on display at Arts & Sciences PROJECTS during the exhibit Proof of Purchase, featuring the work of Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo.

Deadline for receipt is November 5, 2011. Exhibition opens on November 10, 2011.

Inquiries: info@artsandsciencesprojects.com

Send submissions to:

Arts & Sciences PROJECTS
368 Broadway #409
New York, NY 10013

Booklet Library call for zines

31 Aug

These are a few titles available within the BOOKLET Library. The medium-scale library is a collection of small press booklets/zines, book works, and architecture related publications.

Our interest is in the support, provision, and promotion of a more fair cross-section of the goings on in small press. This list represents contributions and additions from 2011 (along with our publications) and is slowly being updated to include most titles from 2008-present. Additional photos are posted to the blog as contributions arrive.

Booklet Library is available BY APPOINTMENT Tuesdays and Thursdays 10A – 4P. Please schedule an appointment to view titles on this page.

Please post your contribution of art/concept small press title(s) to the address below. All titles are made available to the public for appointments, some are included in smallish pop-up libraries we run, and all small press titles will be included in the November show.


Supply or revise information, opt out of the November show, request image removal, please e-mail: library @ bookletpress.org

Call for Submissions: Queer Enough, Issue #2

31 Aug

“Queer Enough” seeks illustrations and non-fiction stories or essays that reflect on experiences in different-gender relationships while being out as queer, for issue #2! Different-gender partners of queers who may not necessarily identify as queer are also welcome to share their thoughts and perspectives. Submissions can address any of these points or propose another topic that relates to queer different-gender partnerships:

– challenges specific to queer different-gender relationships
– feeling queer enough in a different-gender relationship
– queerness as encompassing more than sex or gender identity
– maintaining outness in a different-gender relationship
– defining your own queerness
– trans experience with changing gender dynamics in a relationship as one’s own gender identity changes
– relationships where one person is queer-identified and the other isn’t
– monogamy/non-monogamy in queer different-gender relationships
– being accountable for the straight privilege you might benefit from
– Is one partner’s identity affected by the other’s identity?
– queer visibility/invisibility in a different-gender relationship
– Does your behavior in public differ in a different-gender relationship (for example, hand-holding and other displays of affection)?
– how your private sexual practice is actually queer as can be
– how “opposite-sex” fails to describe your relationship, as if there was an opposite to your identity anyway! But to most of the world you probably look like a boy and a girl.

Submissions of any length will be considered, but the length of the submissions included in the first issue (approx. 300 to 1750 words) is a good guideline to follow.

Please include a unique title, a 1-2 sentence bio, and any contact info such as a website or email address that you would like published in the zine. Anonymous submissions will be accepted also. If there is any information included along with your submission, such as your name, that you do not want published please make this very clear.

Deadline is ongoing. Issue #2 is tentatively imagined for October 2011, but is entirely dependent upon your submissions to exist. If enough submissions come in by October 1st, this can be ready for Toronto’s Canzine. Send them in, the sooner the better!

Send writing as .doc or .rtf files (NO .docx files!!) and illustrations as high-res .jpg or .tiff files (minimum resolution 300dpi). If you would like to submit both artwork and writing, please send these as separate submissions. There is no guarantee that your art will be included with your writing and vice versa. Submission does not guarantee inclusion in the zine, but do not let this deter you from sending something in!

Submissions and questions should be directed to callforzines@gmail.com.

Issue #1 is available online at http://jamieq.net/details/zines/queer_enough.html

Salford Zine Library call for zines

26 Aug

Salford Zine Library(an archive of self-published work) is calling for zine donations to their library. They accept any thing self published.

Salford Zine Library will be at Salford Art Gallery from 15 October 2011 to 29 January 2012 showing the archive along side some original artwork, film showings and workshops.

Salford Zine Library is a non-profit venture which aims to create a library of self published work from around the world for all to access. The Library is based at Islington Mill, Salford (www.islingtonmill.com), home to over 50 artist studios. The library also tours the UK visiting schools, universities, public art galleries and book fares.

They will show a film at the exhibition made up of short videos that contributers to the library have made of themselves. The video will explain why contributors self-publish and about the self-published work they produce. To submit please email (salfordzinelibrary@googlemail.com) a short talking head videos no longer than five minutes. It will compiled and edited  together with captions for the finished film.  The Film is to show in Salford(U.K) Cardiff(U.K) Philadelphia (U.S.A) with further showings to be confirmed.

Send contributions to: Salford Zine Library

 48 Landos Court Gunson St

Manchester M40 7WT


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Zines about the Attica Prison Rebellion

22 Jul

From Project NIA

This September is the 40th Anniversary of the Attica Prison Rebellion. In September 1971, the nation was transfixed as journalists and photographers documented the unfolding tragedy at Attica Prison. Americans followed the events on television and when Nelson Rockefeller ordered state troopers to retake control of the prison, he unleashed a massacre. At the end of the episode, 43 people were dead, including 32 prisoners and 11 hostages.

At the core of the rebellion were the prisoners’ 28 demands for changes in prison policy including better medical care, better food, and more educational programs. The prisoners offered a statement of their beliefs to the public which included these words:

“WE are MEN! We are not beasts and do not intend to be beaten or driven as such. The entire prison populace has set forth to change forever the ruthless brutalization and disregard for the lives of the prisoners here and throughout the United States.”

This September, Project NIA will commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Attica Prison Rebellion by curating a photographic exhibit, organizing a reading, co-sponsoring a film screening and creating a primer on the uprising.

We will partner once again with Mess Hall to display the photographs from September 6th to the 8th. More information about dates and events will be forthcoming.

Here’s how you can help with this project:

1. Create a zine about the Attica Rebellion and send it to us so that we can make it available to community members this September. Send us your zine by e-mail at projectnia@hotmail.com or by snail mail to 1530 West Morse Ave, Chicago IL 60626. Deadline: August 15th 2011.

Some key questions that you might consider include (but are not limited to):

1. Why and How did the Attica Uprising Happen? This question lends itself to creating timelines etc…

2. Who Were The Key Characters in the Attica Story? Here you might submit short biographical sketches of key players in the uprising (both inside and outside the prison).

3. How Did The Media Cover the Incident At the Time? A content analysis of the way that the incident was covered would be great.

4. How was the incident covered by community-based organizations? If anyone has access to old newsletters or pamphlets from local groups who supported the prisoners, it would be great to write about how they covered the story.

5. Why or How is Attica relevant in the 21st century?