general insurrection



What kind of stuff should we send you?

Essays! Rants! Fiction! Illustrations! Photo Essays! Comics! Recipes! Mixed Media! Collage! Poetry! How-tos! Anything realistically printable in a zine! If you haven’t seen the zine before, you can get at all the old issues in the sidebar and check out what we do.

Can I send you something I’ve already put on my tumblr/blog/own zine/an assignment etc?

You sure can! Basically anything that’s your original work, but make sure any previous publications sign off on it (we do not have lawyers)

How big/long/what size/what format should submissions be in?

When you submit, please give your name as you’d like it published and a title for your piece!

Text stuff: Please send submissions of any kind, preferably under 3000 words. We take .doc files, and we edit using track changes.

Image goodness: We prefer 300dpi - 1748 x 2480px for A5, 2480 x 3508px for A4. We print in full colour, but this is a print-at-home zine meaning that colour quality is mid-fidelity, so please keep this in mind.

.png or .tiff preferred and .jpg is cool too. If you don’t know what any of this means that’s fine too, we’ll try our best to help you figure it out, there’s lots of space to negotiate so don’t let the above deter you!

Is anything off-limits?

Things that are fine:

Language! Nudity! Adult themes! General insurrection! Discussions of Real Shit! Being completely independent means we can publish pretty much whatevs we want.

Things to keep in mind:

If your piece involves the use of slurs, we may asterisk them up. If you’re commenting on the slurs meaningfully and in good faith, that’s probably going to be fine. If you’re using slurs to be totes edgy and rustle jimmies, we’ll probably be bored with it.

We may ask you to put content warnings in text pieces (we’ve generally used them in-text if something super gnarly is coming up), or insert our own. Content warnings are important because they’re the very definition of classification over censorship, and we want the freedom to discuss anything that affects us, like assault or mental illness, and give people the heads up they need when going into a topic that’s tough for them. We will not publish pieces about how content warnings are wimpy and indulgent and are ruining academia, because… they’re not.

I have an idea, but I’m not sure what to do with it!

Shoot us an email, and one of the editors can talk it over with you. But give yourself lots of time!

What happens if you’d like to publish my thing?

Hooray! One of us will be in touch (Talia for visual pieces, Rebecca for anything with words) to edit your piece and make sure we’re both happy with it. We edit/give feedback on/workshop all of our stuff until both we and the artist are happy with it, so get ready to furiously draft. We will definitely be using track changes in Word for text pieces.

We also work with a tight set of deadlines, as we are all doomed students and this is our version of taking a vacation; so be ready to edit like the wind!

Why didn’t I make it into this issue?

Like we said, this is a fly-by-night self-printing operation, so we can only publish so much. Everyone will hear back individually from us either way, so you may get some feedback, notification that I’m holding the piece over for the next issue (with your permission), or a friendly ‘submit next issue!’

Do you pay for content?

We now actually do: we pay $20 per piece. We’re self-funded, but we do charge for the zines- and our artists work hard. A ‘piece’ for the purposes of payment will be anything that would come under a single heading in our contents page, and will probably be negotiated individually; it’ll be paid shortly after we launch.


WHEN – 2ND JULY 2017


On December 11th, 1792, Louis XVI was brought from the Temple Prison to stand before the National Convention. The trial had begun eight days previously, with the indictment against him being presented on the second day. He was brought in to hear this indictment, which accused him of high treason and crimes against the state. The charges were as follows:

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