What’s cookin’ good lookin’?
The Food & Drink issue of Whistle Zine is in the prep stage.
I have 20 glorious pages that need to be filled with delicious content from you.
I’m hungry to see what you have to share, so chop chop and sizzle sizzle!
I’m looking for anything and everything related to noshing and sipping.
Tell your friends and family! Tell your penpal! Tell your mailperson!
Let’s make this the best issue of Whistle yet!
Submissions are due by 1. 10. 13. That’ s January 10th, 2013.
Zine page size will be 8.5” by 5.5”
(Submissions are not required to be this size or proportion,
but it’s a good thing to keep in mind. I will crop submissions if necessary)
More details on submitting here.
due to recent relocations and upcoming life changes, we have decided to put out a call for submissions for the next issue of hoax although we are still in the process of printing and distributing #7. the topic of hoax #8 will be feminisms and MYTHOLOGIES. we are eager for feminists of all backgrounds & genders to submit!
potential ideas for material include, but are not limited to:
Language: storytelling and folklore (creating and supporting women’s narratives outside of academia / archetypes of men and women / the ways knowledge gets passed down from generation to generation / the role of fantasy in understanding); the academic industrial complex & what types of knowledge / intelligence are valued; transforming language; role of art in modernizing certain myths
History / Culture: when to keep and discard traditions; diaspora & navigating multi-cultural influences or heritage; silence & erasure; modes of survival; whitewashing; term reclamation (who is allowed to use certain terms?); importance of retaining & having access to historical records; reading the past to understand the present & future
Science: resisting biological determinism & essentialism;how scientific narratives influence our understanding of morality and “truths”; ways in which science reaffirms the scripts of kyriarchy (such as GID and the DSM / ties between the “obesity epidemic” and race / views about menstruation); problems within the healthcare system; radical mental health; making science work for people who aren’t straight white western cis men
The Body / The Self: mind-body dualism; body modifications & medical procedures; intentional and/or unintentional politics of bodily presentation; self-determinism & active resistance of dominant narratives; enacting self-care; do we all have a “true self” or “essence” of being?; where the self ends & community begins
Relationships: chosen families; myths about sexuality and sex positivity; consent (expressed vs. body language / legacy of shitty health class information / talking about queer and/or non-normative sex); theories of “otherness”; myths about “diversity” within communities; handling disagreements (“tone arguments” / should a person with a marginalized identity have to “play nice” when talking to somebody who has privilege they don’t have?)
Enacting Change: the white savior complex and career activism / is change quantifiable?; “normative” & expected changes (in terms of personal & community development, growing up, queerness as “a phase,” recovery, etc.); delusions of “progress”; changes that have not necessarily been positive
Visibility / Communication / Media: divisions between public and private; bridging the gap between online & offline communities or experiences; communication & the erotic; media’s (mis)use in social justice circles; intersection between visibility, authenticity, & mimicry; choosing when to “come out” & nuances of disclosure
Legislation: local, state, federal, & global action; mythologies & their influence on policy creation (and vice versa); problems with the nonprofit system; racist ideologies in the prison industrial complex; criminalization of sexual assault; alternatives to the legal system
we also totally need lots of artwork (photos, collages, illustrations, drawings, paintings, comics, etc.), particularly for background designs and things that compliment the written material!
please aim to send us yr amazing material to hoaxzine (at) gmail (dot) com by DECEMBER 15TH, 2012. if you are interested, feel free to e-mail us yr ideas for topics & artwork! as always, we are willing to work with you during any and every stage of the writing process. the sooner you send us yr work, the better!
please note – we edit almost every submission we receive. please be flexible if make changes or we offer suggestions. we won’t print anything without your final approval! also, we ask that contributors use trigger warnings when sending pieces that may be very intense or emotional. one of the benefits of collaborating on this project is that we can split up material that is particularly upsetting or unnerving to either of us. this helps ensure that the reviewing and editing process is emotionally safe and does not interfere with our decision making.
thank you so much to every contributor, reader, & supporter of this zine! we are looking forward to seeing yr work!
sari & rachel
I am starting a compilation zine called “How to Get Shit Done”. This will be interviews and articles by/about individuals who have worked to create something bigger than themself… how revolutions are started when one person or a group of people decide to do something about it, and take ACTION. We all have ideas, dreams, hopes, but there is a gap between “just an idea” and “taking action”. and I want to document it, to hopefully inspire other people (including myself) of the power within ourselves to make a change.
“Get shit done” is a phrase I use for a day, such as, “today is a GSD day” and I dedicate myself to all the tedious tasks I gotta do. But the zine will be more than just a completed checklist of a day. I want stories from people who started projects that seem insurmountable all by yourself, but you still did it anyway. Organizing events, starting a farm, a band, making an invention that never existed before, recovering from a serious injury, having a child, organized activism, building your solar-powered dream-cabin in the forest. The power of a human to DO something positive. What are the steps you took, to make it happen? What have you learned about the process? What can you share about your experience?
There is no deadline yet, as I want to collect as many stories as possible. I would be thrilled if you’d like to submit an article (or photo, comic, drawing etc related to your project/ story)
send to halleyisbatty[at]gmail[dot]com
Self Care/ Mutual Support Comp Zine
(call for submissions)
Activism and Social Justice can be as exhausting as they are rewarding. Trying to navigate the choppy waters of mental and physical health conditions, even without the added stressors of stigma, can be brutally overwhelming. Family, jobs, school, even work that we find personally rewarding can be hard to maintain on a long-term level.
Self-care means (often wildly) different things to different people – this zine will attempt to start a dialog within communities about how we can better support ourselves and each other during times of stress and trauma. This compilation is open to stopies, first person narratives, illustrations and photography, poetry, lists, recipies, etc.
Some possible topics might include:
- what is self-care? why is it important?
- self-care on the cheap: free or cheap ways to take good care of yourself
- the role of allies: how can you support friends who are having problems with socialization
- easy recipes for when everything seems impossible and/or exhausting
- experiences of POC/queer/trans/gender non-conforming folks within the scope of feminism/anarchism/activism
- the value of vegging: sometimes shutting off your brain is the most useful thing you can do
- how to ask for help when everything but silence is painful There aren’t any limits to what you can write about, of course, these are just a few ideas that I have been throwing around. I hope to make this into a zine and a PDF that are available for wide distribution, but contributors will be the first people to get copies from me (and will be encouraged to send this project as far into the wide world as possible).
Deadline is Janurary 30, 2013 with a (hopeful and admittedly ambitious) publication date of March 1, 2013. Please email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org (or email if you need to send them via snail mail)
In classic fairy tales, there are only two real roles for women: princess and witch. Princesses are usually cast into unfortunate circumstances through no real fault of their own and are redeemed by the value of their feminine beauty and the kindness of strangers. Witches are queens or stepmothers characterized by ugliness, evil, and envy.
These archetypes are destructive to the kids who grow up without any real concept of how the stories might shape our lives. Are our lives complete without a romantic male lead? Is it really fair to villainize our moms based on a cartoon?
There is no doubt that we are making steps towards stronger female role models in pop culture. But … what if you could write a story for yourself as a kid? Or for your son or daughter?
Forever After is a compzine that will try to bridge that gap on a punk/zine/DIY level and will especially be interested in including queer/POC/disability/marginalized voices. Please submit stories, poems, cartoons, and photos to email@example.com.
Deadline is 7/1/2012. Contributors receive a copy of the finished zine.
hi all, i am putting together a new compilation zine and would very much like your contributions!
the theme is pathology, inspired both by my job in a hospital and a giant pathology textbook i couldn’t resist buying. pathology can refer to the study of disease, viruses and bacteria, cancers and infections–but it can also evoke ‘normal’ or ‘typical’ reactions or expressions taken to an extreme (‘pathological gambling’, etc.).
of course, this definition of what is pathological requires a set standard of what is normal, which varies from community to community–and i would guess many of us don’t live up to. the interesting thing to me is the difference between the definition and how we live our lives.
thoughts of possible topics that most immediately come to mind:
* disability / ableism / accessibility
* mental illness / intellectual disability / psychotropic medications / alternative treatments
* non-monogamy / choosing to be single / not getting married / getting married
* sexuality / asexuality / kinks / etc
* pop culture / the love of glitter / the love of tattered black t-shirts
* healing / health / the medical system
* the overlap and dischord between different communities / scenes / cliques
* political & community organizing: how it works, how it fails us
* the list could go on and on….
i am looking for writing and art that is easily photocopied in a half-page format (8.5 by 11, folded so the 8.5 ends touch each other). i’m open to different mediums and formats, although any terrible poetry will be immediately recycled. i’m also open to varying genres: funny, sad, personal, fictional, etc…. my last compilation zine had poetry, a recipe, memoir, and lists, and i’m hoping to replicate the same eclectic format.
also, i hope to reprise the “things i love that i shouldn’t” and “things i should love that i don’t” lists from whatever saves #1, so please send me your thoughts on that as well.
contributions can be sent to:
po box 22761
seattle, wa 98122
deadline is july 1st.
please include contact information so i can send you a copy of the zine(s) when it is done.
also, feel free to forward widely to similarly literary/artistic friends and familiars.
can’t wait to see what y’all come up with.