WOOLF PACK IS OPENING
SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR NINTH ISSUE (TO BE RELEASED IN AUGUST 2017). ARE YOU A
FEMME OR NON-BINARY WRITER/ARTIST IN AUSTRALIA? SEND YOUR COOL SHIT TO WOOLFPACKBRISBANE@GMAIL.COM
BY 2nd JULY 2017
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)
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!
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!
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
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 definitelybe 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
Do you pay for
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.
1849: Rioters burn down the Parliament Buildings in Montreal in protest of the Rebellion Losses Bill.
1886: NY Times declares fight for 8hr workday “un-American” while other papers said it would induce “loafing and gambling”.
1892: The trial of Ravachol began.
1916: During the Easter Uprising, the UK government declares martial law in Ireland.
1937: Emma Goldman organized a benefit concert for refugees of the Spanish Civil War, featuring Paul Robeson as a performer.
1940: Québec women win right to vote and run for office after church drops opposition,
1945: Nazi occupation army surrenders and leaves Northern
Italy after a general partisan insurrection by the Italian anti-fascist
1969: Activist students takeover Merrill House at Colgate University demanding Afro-American studies programs.
1969: Reverend Ralph David Abernathy and 100 others arrested
picketing a hospital to support unionization by its workers in
1974: The Portuguese or Carnation Revolution started against the fascist Estado Novo as Movimento das Forças Armadas revolts.
1993: March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal
Rights and Liberation. Organizers estimated 1,000,000 attended and the
D.C. Police Department put the number between 800,000 and more than 1
million, but the National Park Service estimated attendance at 300,000.
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