We Want You!
Are you a WOC ages 18-25?
Do you get frustrated from being left out of mainstream publications?
Would you like a place were you can fully embrace being you and your culture?
Then Rude Girl Mag wants you.
Rude Girl Mag is an online women’s magazine created by Bre Moore. Frustrated by constantly not seeing herself represented in mainstream publications she decided to create a space for her fellow women of color.
Rude Girl Mag is targeted towards women of color ages 18-25. It is a place were we can come together and celebrate ourselves. Our goal is for all women that identify as a WOC to find a place here.
We’re hoping to launch on January 1st and we’re currently we’re looking for editors, writers and artists.
So if you fit our demographic and are interested in getting involved please contact Bre at email@example.com
call for submissions! hoax #9: feminisms & VULNERABILITIES
we are immensely excited to announce that the topic for hoax #9 will be feminisms and VULNERABILITIES, and we are eager for feminists of all backgrounds and genders to submit! potential ideas for material include, but are not limited to:
· history / culture: utilizing the past to figure out how to cope with the present & the future; the importance of preservation of traditions & shared traits; storytelling and the transmission of intergenerational knowledges
· language: the terminologies we use & how they impact us; choosing how to express one’s sensitivities & vocalize need; calculating personal disclosure & censorship in confessional writing; linguistic changes between close friends & family versus strangers; academia’s insistence on rigid and insular terminology
· relationships: navigating toxic relationships; mutual aid in progressive circles; choosing to change oneself purposefully in order to find acceptance; how does (& doesn’t) feminism accommodate people who hold different identities & come from different backgrounds; coping with unhealthy family & home environments ; monogamy, polyamory, and vulnerability; coping with romantic and platonic breakups
· change / resistance: coping with loss, death, and / or trauma in everyday life; how choices made in the present affect us in the future; marginalized folks feelings pressured to fight or reflect certain stereotypes; the intricacies of protecting self from triggers; daily risks we take & how to tell which are necessary and why
· consent: boundary setting; times when we remain quiet to preserve our well-being / choosing when to speak; representations of (healthy) queer and non-normative sex; the role of celibacy; gaining validation via others’ sexual interest; how do we give consent when we have limited or no choices?; the limitations of sex positive consent rhetoric within racist / sexist / transphobic etc culture
· systems / legislation: balancing legislative reform with community-supported efforts; access to life-sustaining resources; educational access / issues with different forms of state-sponsored education; labor issues / how time is compartmentalized by work / being sick on the job / etc.; the impact of class & racial privilege on medical access; the nonprofit industrial complex & the institutionalization of care work
· space: how vulnerability changes in public versus private settings; creation, upkeep, and utilization of safe(r) spaces / methods for feeling safe in an unsafe world; urban solitude / engaging with strangers; sustaining intersectionality in queer– or feminist-labeled spaces; surveillance / lack of privacy on the internet / offline vs. online communities; how embodiments change meaning in different places / where oppression is more or less likely to occur; showcasing multiple identities in various settings; the links between visibility & vulnerability
· the body / the self: having a body that is visibly marked as “other”; intentional or unintentional politics of bodily presentations; how feminism & other political stances affect our personal growth; personal exposure & secrecy; do we have an “authentic self” that is impermeable to change?; projecting an image of toughness/non-approach while feeling weak/scared/etc.; how bodily representations in media affect the vulnerability of marginalized groups in real life
· dis/ability: the intersection of race, gender, class and disability; illnesses & how they impact one’s daily life depending on how visible they are to others; caring for disabled loved ones
· inspirational tales: overcoming hardships; the reinvention of personal narratives; the animals & people who have helped us thru the dark times; unsent letters to loved ones; advice for readers
we also totally need lots of artwork (photos, collages, illustrations, drawings, paintings, comics, etc.), particularly for background designs and things that compliment the written material!
please aim to send us yr amazing material to hoaxzine (at) gmail (dot) com by JUNE 30th, 2013. if you are interested, feel free to e-mail us yr ideas for topics & artwork! as always, we are willing to work with you during any and every stage of the writing process. the sooner you send us yr work, the better!
thank you so much to every contributor, reader, & supporter of this zine! we are looking forward to seeing yr work!
sari & rachel
Call for Submissions--Long Distance Zine
I am seeking submissions of art and writing on the subject of long distance relationships, describing the funny, sad, and tender moments of having a partners or partners far away. This is not an “advice” zine, though pieces that incorporate advice will be considered. Submissions do not need to be about a current relationship or a currently long-distance relationship. I am particularly interested in questions of chosen or forced distance, queer(ed) relationships, Internet dating, membership in a globalized/ precariat labor force, ways of making contact across distance, the idea of “building a life,” struggles with immigration or across national borders, co-parenting across distance, and the different ways in which we create and sustain families and define “home.”
Please indicate the distance (for example, 500 miles) between you and your significant other(s) in the title or subtitle of your submission.
Due April 1st
500-1,000 words preferred, please submit as a word document or in the body of an email.
Images must be black and white, 300+ dpi
Send submissions/ inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Submissions
Attention fans of Animal Crossing! We are looking for your submissions for our Animal Crossing fanzine. Tentatitively titled Animal Crosszine, it will be comprised of comics, stories and fan art celebrating Animal Crossing!
Here is everything you need to know:
- Submissions must be about Animal Crossing. We will not accept crossovers or porn.
- The interiors of the book will be black and white, so please send all submissions in black and white or grayscale.
- Sequential submissions must be 4 pages or less.
- Final trim size will be 5.5 x 8.5
- Please submit your files as PSD at 300dpi
- Submissions must be received by March 15th, 2013. Send files to email@example.com
We will not be able to print all submissions. Everyone whose work is accepted will receive a printed copy of the finished book. Keep an eye on http://animalcrosszine.tumblr.com/ for more updates!
Thank you thank you thank you! Good luck, submitters!
-Meghan Lands and Justin Woo, Co-Editors
ROBOT ART ANTHOLOGY: A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submissions wanted! Everyone is invited! You are invited!
I humbly request the assistance and participation of artists of all skills and abilities to submit pieces for print in a robot art anthology (tentative title!). It’ll will be a 5 x 7” saddle-stitched color cover book with black and white guts. This collection will be self-published for distribution online. All profits will go to funding the production of the book. I work at a digital printing company, so I should be able to get this done with a much lighter bill!
Concerning subject matter, do anything you like! Schematics, figures, pin-ups…write adventure or psychological comic stories…variety is great! Do what you want, the future’s the limit!
DEADLINE — AUGUST 31 2013
- I am accepting single pieces and multi-page comics (up to 8 pages) 300 dpi, 5 x 7” ratio with half-inch bleed, png or tiff. These can be digital or traditionally produced images, just make sure everything is cleaned up and/or scanned with the right quality! Feel free to make your original works larger than this, of course!
- black & white, with gray tones, if it suits your work.
- all accepted contributors will receive one personal copy PLUS 10 (count ‘em, TEN) additional copies for your own personal distribution! THAT’S ELEVEN FREE COPIES FOR CONTRIBUTORS!
- space is limited! These will be smallish saddle-stitched (staple bound) and thus at the mercy of what staples can accomodate…my greatest hope is for a nice healthy 40 pages.
- I am open to seeing fan-work appear, but I’d much rather see original content and design! I’ll tell you now, I’ll have a bias toward printing original design and character, but see “notes” below…
- please send completed submissions to my email, calder.vayne at gmail dot com. If you’ve got questions or comments about the project or your submission, please send them my way!
- final specs on the book will be solidified as the project progresses. This is stuff like paper types and stock, price, etc.
- I’m considering printing monochrome rather than straight b&w. Perhaps a sepia or navy blue??
- I’m considering making this a package of multiple items: a collection of single works and a separate comic anthology, most importantly. I would love to see a quarterly collection of on-going comic stories!
- and hell, even a 12-month color calendar???
- a mini “night-time” add-on would be freakin’ great(¬‿¬) but I work at the place this stuff will be printed! My fellow employees are gonna see this, oh gosh!!
- a fan-work specific edition could be created for overflow of sweet-ass totally rad fan-works…I know we all love our gundams and transformers, and every other metal ass in between.
- all dese frickin extras would be available as a complete set or individually when the time comes for buyin’
- probably gonna have a digital edition if I can figure that out, and give the print files to contributors for their own print/profit.
again, if you have any suggestions or ideas, please contact me through the above email, or send an ask to this tumbl account. I know this doesn’t cover EVERY aspect, but please ask questions and I will answer them for everyone to fill in the gaps! I’ll soon be making a dedicated blog for this project once I have a title, so peep for that!
Thanks for reading, SIGNAL BOOST!! Kick some ass!
(((i don’t want to spam tags, but I’ll re-post this until I have a specific title tag for the project. Once I have a dedicated title, I will delete all extra posts. Thank you for understanding and sorry for any inconvenience!)))
Call for Submissions - Fiction
We have gotten, and published, good stories about women. We have even gotten, and published, stories with women characters that I am comfortable with from male writers. I swear we have. But this most recent batch. Good god. I’m so frustrated. Tumblr ladies, I need fiction submissions that don’t make my head explode. Dudes are alright, they can even write stories I like, but I want to publish more women writers. The thing is, we can’t publish more women writers if we don’t get submissions. Ladies, please, please, if you write original fiction please submit to Devilfish Review.
And even if you don’t write original fiction? I have seen some awesome AU stuff out there. Swap the names up and shake the fandom off just a little and send it in. You are closer to original fiction than you think you are. And if we really like it, we will work with you to get it to original.
All of this goes
double triple if you are a writer of color and/or queer. I want us to be more representational. I do. I’m Hispanic and bi (and fat and female). Where am I in the stories I’m publishing? But those aren’t the stories we are getting. How do we fix this? How do we reach out more? For now, I am reaching out here on Tumblr as best I can.
We do accept slice of life everyday fiction, but prefer science fiction and fantasy type things. We have four issues up. (The lovely Serindrana is in the last one!) Read through our archives, and especially read our About pages. Then submit submit submit. https://devilfishreview.submittable.com/submit
Calling all Trans*! artists/writers/musicians/etc.
who grew up or spent a significant amount of time in Rural America (USA) for a zine about isolation and survival. All media formats welcome, entries are NOT limited to memoir, make the art that you make in the way that you make it!
The point is to make a volume containing and celebrating the queers who “made it out” or “made it through” and honoring those who didn’t or couldn’t. Or something completely different and amazing depending on what you folks send in.
No “it gets Better” crap will be published.
Tentative title: “Hello? Are there any bodies out there?”
Submission deadline is Monday, April 22, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please signal boost this as far as you can, this is a really important project for me and my mental health right now.
Call for Submissions
Calls for Submissions : (Particular things we’re looking for in this issue)
“The New Wolves” feature introducing the new cast. [1 pg each]
- A full-page photo (or piece of art) with copy overlaid introducing new characters. Each character can be bid for separately. Submit a brief proposal of your idea. (Art), (Copy), (Copy & Art team)
Up and coming Neck of the month: [1 pg]
- This issue: Stiles (So like, ‘this is stiles, he’s 21, he’s currently studying, etc, etc’ but isn’t famous enough to be the centrefold/feature) A brief interview feature. Submit a brief proposal of your idea (Art), (Copy), (Copy & Art team)
Recurring Roles :
- Comics - Have an idea for a recurring or serial comic? Send us your proposal. (Art)
Open Season : (submit whenever, and we’ll add it to the pool)
Varietal short content [1-2 pg]
- Small articles for the Werewolf lifestyle that don’t necessarily need to tie to the main theme. e.g. Fashion, Media reviews, Gossip column on ‘Celebrity Wolves’, Cooking advice, etc. Come up with your ideas and Go wild! Check the Brainstorming Document for ideas and examples (Copy)(Art)(Copy & Art team)
Very Short Content [Up to 1pg]
- Quizzes - What’s your Alpha personality? Write quizzes of this sort. Funny, serious, anything’s game! (Copy), (Copy & Art team).
- Comics - Being a werewolf can be a funny thing! Create stand-alone comics to feature in the ‘Zine. (Art)
- Featured Comic Prompt: “The Adventures of Failwolf” - Let’s face it - being a werewolf can be difficult! Create stand-alone comics on any wolf and their mishaps to feature in the ‘Zine. (Art)
- Starsigns - Write a blurb about a zodiac design, or design a piece of zodiac logo art. (Art), (Copy).
- (Art) Free gift - The idea here is to have a printable item, something like this for everyone to enjoy. It does not have to be a paper doll - could be masks, logos, something else. Be creative!
Write to us!
- Need advice? Got questions? Submit them to Ask Alpha, or the issue’s featured ‘Ask’ guest (Ask Greenberg for issue #1)! Write up your question and email it email@example.com
- Letters to the Editor - How is our magazine suiting your werewolfy needs? Which articles/models were most interesting? What other topics/models might you like to see?
Advertisements [Up to 1pg] -
- Does your company offer werewolf products or services? Let us know! (Copy)(Art)(Copy & Art team).
Promotional Materials - (Art)(Art & Copy Teams)
- Banners, Posters, Logos for the NnTM Issue #1 : Premiere!
- Promos for the NnTM Blog to spread interest in the ‘Zine
Logos / Headers - Want to come up with a logo for ‘Ask Alpha’? Or maybe the Style Section? Come up with something that keeps with the NnTM aesthetics and send it our way! (Art)
- Main Logo
- Ask Alpha
- Letter to the Editor
- Free Gift
- Author Spotlight
- Artist Spotlight
- Multiple submissions per contributor are allowed.
- The editors reserve the right to limit the number of submissions per contributor per issue.
Leadership Members :
- May submit to Open Season calls. May submit to specific calls if necessary. No submissions to contests. No leadership member may be their own editorial approval/selection.
When preparing for a new issue, the leadership will designate each item of ‘Zine content as one of the following :
- (open season) anything that’s marked as ‘open season’ means we constantly accept submissions for it and we build up a bank we can draw from in future issues. Submit any time for these and let your creativity run wild.
- (vacant) anything marked ‘vacant’ we’re looking to invite a specific author for this specific issue, or someone to take the role on continuously/recurringly.
- (call for submissions) something we are looking for specifically for an issue, but can be bid on by anyone. You may be asked to submit a proposal for consideration before you can be chosen.
Submission types - what type of content we’re looking for with each submission.
- (Copy) - Copy can be submitted / signed up for separately, without needing to also have Art for this item.
- (Art) - Art can be submitted / signed up for separately, without needing to also have copy for this item.
- (Copy & Art team) can be submitted / signed up for together, with an individual or a team of people generating both art and copy for this item.
Where to submit completed projects and proposals:
Ask the alpha/guest: firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters to Editor: email@example.com
General Articles: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free gifts: email@example.com
Specific Submission: firstname.lastname@example.orgCopy Submission Guidelines External Guidelines
(i.e. what the general public should probably know)
1. Format: Google Doc, .doc, or .txt.
2. If copy and art are submitted at the same time, they should always be separate, although they can be present on the same document. It may be tempting for submitters to do their own layout, but we have our layout team for that, and prefer to keep everything separate.
3. Submissions must meet the criteria of the call. If not responding to a specific call, they must at least fit the general feel of the ‘zine.
4. Submissions must be in English. We are willing to work with people who have English as a second language.
5. We would like submitters to send us their best draft. We do not expect perfection, but we expect clear effort. An editor will work with the submitter on articles, but they need to be workable in order for us to accept them.
6. We are wary of too many fandom/show references in an article. While references can be a great nod to the community, we advise against them unless fandom itself is the specific point of the article.
7. Varietal content means that submitters can submit what they want as long as it makes sense with the ‘zine, so they do not have to be limited by any call that has been out so far.
Art Submission Guidelines
- 300 dpi minimum.
- 4”x4” Minimum
- Fills submission prompt, if prompt is applicable