call for zine submissions

humility zine call for submissions

this winter, erika akire is curating a collaborative zine on the following theme:


for folks who might not be familiar, zines are basically self-published works — often in the forms of book(let)s or pamphlets, and often photocopied for low-cost, easy distribution. they range widely in topic/theme and aesthetic. some zines are created just by one author, while others are collections of works by several folks.  

guiding questions include, but are not limited to:

  • what does humility mean to you? how do you define it?
  • why does humility matter to you?
  • how has humility manifested in your life? when and how has humility impacted your self, your truth, your perspective, and/or your relationship to others?
  • is humility healing? is it harmful?

the guidelines are brief:

  • submissions can be anything that can be put on paper and photocopied – photos, text, poetry, etc.
  • submissions must be submitted digitally.
  • submissions should be at least 300 dpi in resolution.
  • zines will be printed in black and white – keep that in mind when producing your work.
  • each submission should be two pages or less.

additional agreements for submission are as follows:

  • feel free to submit more than one work for consideration. if your work is selected, you’ll receive a copy of the finished zine if you wish.
  • submissions can be anonymous.
  • submissions that are hateful, violent, and/or oppressive will not be accepted (e.g. racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic, transphobic.)
  • you’re agreeing to allow for the distribution of the work in public spaces, like libraries.
  • you’re agreeing to allow the finished zine to be sold and/or distributed in spaces such as zine expos and zine festivals. any revenue generated from the sale of zines will be solely to cover the costs of printing + labor; all proceeds will be donated. (suggestions for places to donate welcome.)

ready to submit? get started here. submissions are due march 1, 2018. 

questions? get in touch.


grounding within

i pulled the following oracle cards on 04 january 2018:

20180106_095755.jpginner voice: when i listen to my inner voice, i feel less anxious or worried or afraid of what might happen, or of what others might think. i feel more grounded and rooted in myself and in the universe and feel a gentle calm that everything is going to be okay.

earth: mother earth has my feet, has my back. i need to tread mother earth lightly. i am guided and strengthened by the feminine power of mother earth. she is nurturing, kind, loving, and always giving, even when people mistreat or misuse her. i come from earth and i return to earth.

the beginning: recovery is a long term project. every breath is a new beginning. every morning is a new beginning. reflection is a time for new beginnings. we are constantly growing, regenerating our cells. the universe is forever expanding. the new year is another new beginning, but it’s not the only new beginning.