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.