I am co-editing this anthology zine with Elvis of Homos in Herstory! You have plenty of time to submit, so get going on those comics.
So, basic specs:
Think 1-5 pages, black and white or grayscale, send us jpgs or pdf. We’ll be printing at half size (like 8.5×5.5) so keep that in consideration. Comics should be on the theme of queer history–either queering history/queer historiography, focusing on a moment of queer history, or maybe like…being a queer in the archives. Email Elvis or me (I’m at sassyfrasscircus at gmail dot com) with questions. Submissions are due Jan. 1st, 2015!
It’s a doozy. You can get it on Storenvy or pick it up at the New York Feminist Zinefest next week! I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationship between decolonizing Palestine and decolonizing Judaism (see this excellent and thought-provoking piece from Heike Schotten and the other pieces in that series) and I am grateful to all the contributors to this issue for participating in these kinds of conversations, and writing some beautiful pieces!
Drew this list of the 39 melachot (categories of work forbidden on Shabbat) for a friend! I will hopefully be appearing in a Shabbat zine in the near future. Get psyched for the Sabbath, yidn. If you’re interested in the history and interpretation of these, the Torah Tots breakdown is good for babies like me.
I am seeking submissions of art and writing on the subject of long distance relationships, describing the funny, sad, and tender moments of having a partners or partners far away. This is not an “advice” zine, though pieces that incorporate advice will be considered. Submissions do not need to be about a current relationship or a currently long-distance relationship. I am particularly interested in questions of chosen or forced distance, queer(ed) relationships, Internet dating, membership in a globalized/ precariat labor force, ways of making contact across distance, the idea of “building a life,” struggles with immigration or across national borders, co-parenting across distance, and the different ways in which we create and sustain families and define “home.”
Please indicate the distance (for example, 500 miles) between you and your significant other(s) in the title or subtitle of your submission.
EXTENDED DEADLINE! MAY 1st!
500-1,000 words preferred, please submit as a word document or in the body of an email.
Images must be black and white, 300+ dpi
Send submissions/ inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some rad zine friends are putting together a new review zine, coming to a Chicago Zinefest near you (I think) this spring. I drew this cover for it!
Due to Etsy raising their listing fees, I’m going to have a go at just using paypal to distro some zines. If you want a copy of Doykeit, just paypal sliding scale 3-5$ to email@example.com and include your shipping address somewhere. If you live outside of the US I super appreciate the extra buck or two to cover the additional postage. I tried to use the generated code for a paypal button but seemed to fail at that also. So basically let me know if you want a copy of Doykeit. I know folks have expressed interest and no one is distroing it right now (cept for yours truly).
At the recent D.C. Zinefest “Finish Yr Zine” party, too overwhelmed to actually work on my zine, my frequent collaborator Melissa Rogers and I created a 16 page apocalyptic cut n’ paste sci-fi zine that you may very well be able to pick up at the Zinefest, next Saturday at St. Stephens Church! So soon! In the meantime you can listen to this radio interview with Zinefest organizer Meg Levine and I, in which I say “nerd” at least 4 times.
This is definitely the summer of sci-fi.