zine editor

Opening applications for a Haikyuu Fantasy Zine (paired with, but separate from an Original Content Fantasy Zine). We are looking for artists, writers, and editors. The zine will include 10 stories and 15 pieces of art.

The plan is for this to be an ezine, but if there is interest, we will consider a print run. There may be extras in some packages, like bookmarks, stickers, and prints. 

Writers will be asked to create a non-published magical story involving HQ characters. They might be shifters, it might be traditional high fantasy, they may be fae, maybe they’re technowitches or yokai or teenagers who brew spells in their spare time, it’s up to you! Length requirements will be 1-5k, and stories will go through editing before publication. The deadline for the rough draft will be early August.

Similar to the writing, artists will be asked to create a non-published work involving HQ characters in a magical environment. The work may be used for prints and other promotional materials. Although we are planning this mainly as an ezine, if there is interest we may do a print run, so we are asking artists to create works that are 8x10 (plus bleed) at 300 dpi. The deadline for the art will be late August.

If you’re interested in helping with editing or other random odd jobs to help make sure this is successful, there’s space for that as well.

Apply Here!

Opening applications for an Original Content Fantasy Zine (paired with, but separate from an HQ Fantasy Zine). We are looking for artists, writers, and editors. The zine will include 10 stories and 15 pieces of art.

The plan is for this to be an ezine, but if there is interest, we’ll consider a print run. There may be packages that contain extras, like bookmarks, stickers, and prints. 

Writers will be asked to create a non-published story that involves magic in an original world using original characters. They might be shifters, it might be traditional high fantasy, they might be fae, maybe they’re technowitches or yokai or teenagers who brew spells in their spare time, it’s up to you! Length requirements will be 1-5k, and stories will go through editing before publication. The deadline for the rough draft will be early August.

Similar to the writing, artists will be asked to create a non-published work involving original characters and the fantastical/magical. The work may be used for prints and other promotional materials. Although we are planning this mainly as an ezine, if there is interest we may do a print run, so we are asking artists to create works that are 8x10 (plus bleed) at 300 dpi. The deadline for the art will be late August.

If you’re interested in helping with editing or other random odd jobs to help make sure this is successful, there’s space for that as well.

Apply Here!

Testing, testing – one, two, three, testing.

If we pop up in the tags, I’d like to tell folks that this is the official blog for the McHanzo zine being put together. It will feature fanart, fanfiction, and perhaps other types of fan content created by members of the community. Basically, it’s going to be a massive project that is still in the works, but if we can find affordable printing options, then it’ll most likely be put together.

Once that happens, we will be having applications for judges to help us pick the content being put into the zine (and being a judge means you forfeit the right to be in the zine), editors who can read over fics/poetry for errors, either an artist or graphic designer who can help us with the cover and other designing elements of the zine, and a few other roles that are still up in the air.

If you’re interested in any of those roles, be sure to follow the blog to keep tabs on all our posts and also message us ahead of time, that way we can hit you up when we begin holding applications for those positions. 

Also, keep in mind that this will all have to be done for free; neither creators of the zine are going to take any money for themselves (since we’ll be donating all proceeds to charity), so anyone else who helps bring this zine to life won’t get any money out of it either. If that causes some people to hesitate and not apply for these roles, that is completely understandable. However, those who help with the creation of the zine will be credited within the actual book.

I have to go finish tweaking the theme for this blog and make some more edits, but if you’ve got any questions, comments, concerns, etc., then feel free to message us. Our ask box is open and we’re here to answer anything you send our way!

Stucky zine looking for submissions!

I wrote one for this…other authors, let’s make an awesome stucky zine! 

I’m not the editor, so send any submissions to Alayne at the email at the bottom.


Breuckelen

“Unity Makes Strength”

Introducing “Breuckelen”, a new Steve Roger/Bucky Barnes fanzine seeking submissions of fiction, poetry and art.

“Breuckelen” is the original, Dutch name of Brooklyn, the home of both Steve and Bucky, where their hearts were forged and their inescapable connection sealed. The moto of Breuckelen – and of Brooklyn – is “Unity Makes Strength”. It’s on the Brooklyn seal, on the flag and in the hearts of her native sons.

Stories can be set any time during the movies “Captain America: The First Avenger”, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, “Captain America: Civil War” or the Avengers movies, “The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (since there’s a lot of directions one could go to incorporate Bucky, even though he doesn’t appear in either movie). You can write Steve pre-serum or post-serum. You can write Bucky Barnes or The Winter Soldier or something in between. My mind is open as far as time period in which you write. Also, as this is a slash zine, you can be as explicit as you’d like but explicit material is not necessary. I’m looking for love stories more than porn but porn works for me, too! I want strong characterization, strong emotion and strong writing. If you’re in doubt, please e-mail me with any questions you have.

For those who don’t know me: I’ve been publishing fanzines since 1984 (when I was 5!, okay, I was 25). I started (and continue) in K/S and branched out into The Sentinel, Miami Vice, Stargate SG-1, Beauty and the Beast, multi-fandom and professional, original character anthologies, vampire and supernatural themed. I’ve been writing most of my life but began writing K/S in 1980. I am an artist. I work in oils and pencil. As an editor, I edit. That might sound self-evident but I want to be clear. By “edit”, I mean that I line edit for spelling, punctuation, grammar. I also edit for plot and character continuity. That basically means that I expect your characters to resemble those in the movies. I expect you to know who you’re writing and remain as true as possible to who these men are. But I really want you to understand that I’m here to help you write the best story you can. I’m pretty easy to work with, too.

Deadline is, tentatively, November 10, 2017

Alayne

 alayne@inetworld.net

Hey all! We are Moonstruck, a new zine created exclusively for and by neurodivergent teens, and we’re looking for submissions for our first issue! 

What can I submit? You can submit prose, poetry, essays, advice articles, recommendations, and visual art. Basically, anything that’s in a printable medium! We also don’t mind if you submit something that you’ve made before or if you make something totally new that’s tailored to our first issue. We do ask that written pieces be maximum 450 words, and would prefer that you aim for about 400 words.

We’re looking for pieces that come from and speak to the teen neurodivergent experience. They can address a specific facet of your neurodivergency, deal with neurodivergency as an identity more generally, or focus on the intersection of neurodivergency and another identity (e.g. if and how neurodivergency might relate to your identifying as LGBTQ). If you’re an ND teen, you and your experiences are valid for exploration in this zine!

Who can submit? If you’re a neurodivergent teen who is 18 years old or younger, we want your submissions. It doesn’t matter if you’re professionally- or self-diagnosed, if you’re not sure what conditions you have, or if you only came to terms with your neurodivergency very recently. Any ND teens of 18 and under can submit!

What’s the theme? The theme for the first issue is ‘Beginnings.’ We’re looking for any submissions based on or tailored to the young neurodivergent experience that relate to this theme. This encompasses an incredibly extensive range of ideas, but we’ve listed some suggestions below to help inspire you and give you an idea of the kind of thing we’re looking for:

  • Positive affirmations for neurodivergent teens to read at the beginning of the day
  • Explorations of how you, as a neurodivergent teen, first began to identify as ND
  • Advice on how to get ready for the beginning of a new term at school/college as an ND teen
  • Experiences with beginning therapy/medicine/other forms of treatment
  • Discussions of the beginning of new symptoms/features of your neurodivergency
  • Pieces on beginning to develop new coping mechanisms for neurodivergency

These are just a few ideas to get you started. The theme is deliberately broad, so it’s an opportunity to get creative in terms of thinking about how pieces might connect to it!

What information should I include in my submission? We would love it if you could include potential content or trigger warnings for your work. This helps both future readers of the zine and the editors who will have to sort through your submissions.

Please include your name in whatever form you would like it to be printed, or specify whether you would like us to print your piece anonymously. If you like, please feel free to include your pronouns, so that, once the zine’s been printed, you don’t get misgendered if people refer to your piece.

Are there any submissions you absolutely won’t accept? The only pieces we refuse to accept are ones which are visibly problematic or bigoted. Otherwise, provided your piece fits the theme, your submission will be considered.

What’s the deadline for submissions? Submissions should be in by April 22nd2016. We may extend the deadline if we feel it’s necessary.

How do I submit? Please email your submissions as an attachment to Rowan (rowan.moonstruckzine@gmail.com) or Sasha (moonstrucksash@gmail.com).

And even if you can’t contribute, please feel free to reblog this post! We want to spread the word about this as much as possible so we can get a wide variety of submissions from people with different experiences. 

i just hope that every neurodivergent teen out there has a good night. i hope you get the sleep you need. i hope the texture of your blankets is exactly right. i hope that any Bad Thoughts TM that have been swimming around in your brain are processed and gone by the time you wake up. i hope that you can find comfort and security in the familiar objects around your room. i hope that people who care about you will tell you goodnight. i hope that nothing around you holds fear for you. i hope that you can go to sleep unhustled, unharried and unharmed, and that tomorrow is better than today was.

☽☆☾CALL FOR PULP ZINE POETRY SUBMISSIONS☽☆☾

Hey Pulp Zine poetry cuties and writers! Late Night Poetry Club (a compilation of staff and reader submitted original poetry) is back for November, and the theme is Splinters! This theme can mean anything from little worries, problems, or things that are bugging you, to something that has become broken and split, to things that have separated –  anything at all that you interpret it to be (those are just a few of many ideas!! And, it can totally be a poem you previously wrote). Also, your poem does not have to include the word “splinters” in any way, and, once again, you can interpret the theme however you like! We want any and all original poetry submissions for this theme sent to psychedelicdaisyblog@gmail.com , where our poetry editor will choose 4 or more submissions for the post! Please also send how you would like your name to be presented and a link to one social media site you would like to be linked to if your poem is chosen. The due date for ALL poetry submissions is Friday, November 14, 2014 so send ‘em in!! Thanks so much!

xoxo

Essine, The Pulp Zine Poetry Editor

💖💖💖CALL FOR POETRY SUBMISSIONS💖💖💖

Hey Pulp cuties and writers! Late Night Poetry Club (a collective of original poetry from readers and staff!) is going up this month, and the theme is Leaving!! We want your original poetry submissions for this theme sent to psychedelicdaisyblog@gmail.com , where our poetry editor will choose 3 or more submissions to be featured in the post. The due date for ALL poetry submissions is Friday, September 19th, 2014, so send ‘em in!! Thanks so much!

xoxo

Essine, The Pulp Zine Poetry Editor

No Missing Pieces, an A/autistic compilation zine, is FINALLY FINISHED!!

Jeeeez. Gosh. Jiminy crickets. More than a year since it was started! Wow. I need a cup of tea and a nap.

Once I start printing (maybe tomorrow?), I’ll put a couple pictures up so folks can see what it looks like on the paper.

Here’s the basic zine info for the paper version:

84 pages, printed double-sided (42 pieces of heavyish-weight paper), full-size (8.5x11”), text-heavy, a lot of pictures too (color and black & white), printed in color. Not sure of the binding yet.

All images have descriptions to go with them, and submissions have trigger and/or content warnings where applicable.

All contributors in this zine, including me (editor / contributor / zine elf) and the another person who contributed image descriptions, are A/autistic (self-diagnosed and otherwise), and it’ll be distributed by a zine distro (Feral Is My Heart Zine Distro) run by an Autistic person (me again).

The cost is $5 per copy.

- Jordan