Calls for Submissions feat. Zine Residency, #ActuallyAutistic, Queers to the Front

Cornwall Zine Library Residency

Type: Zine residency
Where: The Cornwall Zine Library is housed in The Fish Factory in Penryn, U.K. It is an art space, with gallery walls, artist’s studios and a vegan café. Penryn is a small Cornish village along the river Fal running into the sea. There is a post office, two chip shops, a library, a bunch of artists and a couple of pubs.
What: Residencies for two zine makers to come, one week each, and make zines. The Fish Factory would provide you with a desk, access to dot matrix, riso printing, screen printing, a typewriter and stapler.
Pay: No-fee residency at the Fish, including a week’s no-fee stay at The Art House in Falmouth nearby. You pay for your way there and back.
When: Two one-week zine residencies from May 19 – 26, and May 26 – June 2.
April 14, 2018


Your Neurodiverse Friend 

Type: Part of the #ActuallyAustic Zine Series
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
Pay: Not listed
Who: Neurodiverse people writing “for the less divergent so we can be seen as real, whole people” 
Personal narratives, origin stories, misconceptions, and aspirations for how you want the movement to grow, all of which should serve “as a narrative for NTs understanding our people’s experiences.” (500-2,000 words)
Deadline: May 15 (Issue 1)
Other upcoming issues: August 15 (Issue 2: Theme is suicide), Issue 3 is about interactions with authority figures and doesn’t have a deadline yet.

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Switch Postcard Show

Type: Fundraiser for the Bi Arts Festival, a small festival serving the bisexual, pansexual and fluid communities, and allies
Pay: None
Submissions: Artists are invited to donate one original postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium, which will be sold to raise funds to support Festival programming, pay honorariums to filmmakers, artists, and authors, rent accessible space, and pay for ASL interpretation. The Bi Arts Festival celebrates bisexual lives and culture, in literature, film, art, dance, and more.
Deadline: Postmarked on or before July 15


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All Queers to the Front! – nabór materiałów

Type: Poland-based Girls to the Front’s 7th issue
Pay: Not listed
Who: Queer-identifying people
What: Submissions showing what it’s like being a non-heterosexual, trans, non-binary, and/or queer person. What do you find your freedom? What gives you strength? Are you looking for definitions or do you try to avoid them? What is the role of feminism in all that?
Submissions: Critical assessments of lesbian culture, interviews, stories of your fight against the patriarchy and heteronormativity, poetry, diaries, utopian comics with your dreams, photos, doodles from your notebooks, collages and drawings showing what pisses you off, what motivates you, what is your pride.
Deadline: April 25


Thanks Random Man, Your Opinion is Noted

Type: Zine collecting stories of unsolicited advice
Publisher: Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes (HOYFC)
Pay: Not listed
Submissions: “Have you ever received some cringe-worthy unwanted advice? Let us know about it via email and you could see it in print!” “You can copy and paste your unsolicited advice or write a transcript if it was verbal. A short explanation of the context would be much appreciated and if the “advice” was about a design or product you make please let me know if it’s ok to reproduce this in the zine for context!”
Deadline: Not listed.


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Auk Contraire, Issue 5

Type: Quarterly zine
Theme: Bombshell. Interpret it as you like. Examples: overshares, missiles, pinups, life-altering events, big news, war, etc.
Pay: Not listed.
Submissions: Art, puzzles, poetry, essays, stories, comics, photos, recipes, music, video (will be published as a QR link in the book), etc. Existing and new work both accepted.
Deadline: April 15

Seeking submissions? Email your call-out to [email protected]Subject line: Call for submissions.

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