ENTRIES WILL BE OPEN: APRIL 1, 2019
Win Cash, Profile and Excerpt in Broken Pencil and More!
Additionally, winners in each category will receive:
We will be presenting awards for the following categories:
- Political zine – zines dealing with issues of oppression, activism, organizing, political identity, intersectionality, feminism, anti-racism, queer struggles, political histories and resistance
- Perzine – diary zines, personal reflections & essays, thought bubbles, etc
- Comic zine – indie/underground comix, mini-comics, serial illustratio
- Art zine – photography, silkscreeny/risographed/special printed zines that are not comics, photozines, design-oriented stuff, illustrations, photography, 3D and conceptual, low-fi artbooks etc
- Compilation Zine – a zine containing multiple pieces/texts by multiple authors around a specific topic
- Literary zine – poems, stories, flash fiction, serializations, chapbooks, literary experiments, post-literature, text as art and all that stuff
- Micro literary journal – literary journals (printed on a press) that publish fewer than 500 copies per issue
- Fanzine – punk music, genre fanzines, pop culture zines, concert reviews, record reviews, tour diaries, anything music or entertainment focused!
We wanted to acknowledge a range of zines while also comparing them to their peers, so we developed these categories. Of course, not all zines fit in categories smoothly — some might contain elements of more than one, and some might not fit any of these at all. When it comes time to submit, please pick the closest matching category you see!
All publications entered should be made in the following time period: April 2018 to April 2019. We accept entries from anywhere in the world, but non-English language publications should be accompanied by translation so our judges can fully evaluate them. Otherwise, we’ll do our best!
You can submit up to three zines made between April 2018 and April 2019. The first zine submitted has an entry fee of $25. This includes a 1-year subscription to Broken Pencil magazine worth $32! (Overseas entries will receive the digital edition of Broken Pencil due to the high cost of mailing.)~ Got more than one zine? You can also add second and third submissions for $10 each. There’s a maximum of three zines per person.~ Existing Broken Pencil Members submit their first zine for $14 and get their second and third submission FREE!~ If the price of entry is a barrier for you, please contact email@example.com about accessing a sliding scale entry fee.
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