Call for pitches: Issue 14 – SEX!

static zine issue 14 pitches

We think it’s pretty fitting to follow our love issue with a sex issue! Our most R-rated zine will be out just in time for Canzine on October 26. Time to get down and dirty on the pages!

We are looking for pitches of writing and illustrations or any way you can design a page.

You can make your page about anything that has to do with sex, in any direction you choose. You could draw a cartoon about an awkward moment. You could write a poem about love making. You could revisit memories, or shed some light on issues in society, or share the kinds of sex toys you love to use. Your page could be light or dark in tone, we love both. You could write about rape culture, illustrate the kinds of emotions you feel relating to sex, or write a public letter to a long lost lover. You could do a collage of meticulously positioned cut outs, pose for a picture or write about your sexual identity. What comes to mind when you think of “sex”? The direction for your page is all yours.

We want this issue to be an inclusive safe space that discusses all shapes, sizes, racial identities, strengths, forms, genders, non-binary identities, and dis/abilities. We especially encourage and welcome stories of vulnerability, struggles, encounters with ableism, racism, sexism, misgendering, paths to acceptance and confidence, injuries, etc. We do not accept language or art that excludes others or understandings. Static Zine retains the right to refuse a pitch to this issue if it is deemed inappropriate.

Please let us know if you have any questions on the theme.

If you are interested in contributing to this issue, please read the following carefully.

What we’re looking for: Right now, all you have to do is submit what you’d like to make a page about regarding the theme. An idea for something serious, witty, funny, angry, sad, opinionated, you name it. You can come at the idea through any kind of word or art interpretation. Anything that works printed on a sheet of paper. Common uses in our zine include personal stories, fiction, illustration, photo collages, game designs, comics, doodles, etc. Feel free to combine!

What to do right now: Email us at info@staticzine.com explaining what you would like to make a page on and how you plan to do it. We will get back to you *after* the deadline to discuss it.

Deadline: Monday, September 19, 2016. Submissions will then be due by Friday, October 7, 2016 *at the absolute latest*. We have low tolerance for late submissions, and it takes us time to put everything together and get printed, so please take this seriously.

Artists: We are also looking for someone to illustrate the cover. If you have a great idea that conveys love, get at us!

Other important information:

  • “One zine page” = 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
  • Your page *must* be vertical.
  • If you would like to make it on your own:
  • *Send us a photoshop or jpeg file. Resolution 300.
  • *You can drop off a physical copy at our HQ in Toronto, but please make sure you keep your work a few centimetres from the borders of the paper, so nothing gets cut off. Although we may end up scanning it and reprinting it if we need to. If you’ve previously submitted your page to HQ, please note that it’s moved!
  • We print in black and white.
  • If you are including photos, try not to keep them too contrasty, as they don’t photocopy as well.
  • Please take a look at our previous issues to see our style.

Thank you & we can’t wait to see your ideas!

Seriously, please don’t hesitate to ask us any questions!

xo,
Static editors Jessica, Melody & Aviva

Check out the Love issue!

static zine love issue

Covers by Fabrizia Ausiello

The love issue – #13 – is out this Sunday!

We’ll be celebrating the release at the Handlebar with local bands Omhouse, Pins & Needles, Girl on Girl and Dott. RSVP on the Facebook event if you’re coming!

You can get the issue for free at the event and around some select locations in the city over the next few weeks, but keep an eye out on our Etsy page if you want to order. They’re only $2!

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside the issue.

static zine love issue

Page by Ellie Anglin

static zine love issue

Page by Jonathan Rotsztain

static zine love issue

Page by Melody Lamb

static zine love issue

Page by Robb Mirsky

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Page by Aviva C

static zine love issue

Page by Jordan R Aelick

static zine love issue

Page by Allyson Marsh

static zine love issue

Covers by Fabrizia Ausiello

Call for pitches: Issue 13 – the LOVE issue!

static zine love issue

Lucky number issue 13 will be out in February so guess what the theme is? That’s right … love!

We are looking for pitches of writing and illustrations or any way you can design a page.

You can make your page about anything that has to do with love, in any direction you choose. You could go sappy and write about your first date with your partner, or you could cover a page in darkness with your ex’s face scratched out, y’know, there are a lot of options. You could illustrate what love means to you. You could write a short essay on something that’s happened to you. You could draw a comic about a family member. Wish you could marry your cat? We’d totally publish a story about that.

Please let us know if you have any questions on the theme.

If you are interested in contributing to this issue, please read the following carefully.

What we’re looking for: Right now, all you have to do is submit what you’d like to make a page about regarding the love theme. An idea for something serious, witty, funny, opinionated, you name it. You can come at the idea through any kind of word or art interpretation. Anything that works printed on a sheet of paper. Common uses in our zine include personal stories, fiction, illustration, photo collages, game designs, comics, doodles, etc. Feel free to combine!

What to do right now: Email us at info@staticzine.com explaining what you would like to make a page on and how you plan to do it. We will get back to you *after* the deadline to discuss it.

DeadlineFriday, January 15, 2016. Submissions will then be due by Friday, February 5, 2016 *at the absolute latest*. We have low tolerance for late submissions, and it takes us time to put everything together and get printed, so please take this seriously.

**We retain the right to refuse a submission if we see it’s necessary.**

Artists: We are also looking for someone to illustrate the cover. If you have a great idea that conveys love, get at us!

Other important information:

  • “One zine page” = 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
  • Your page *must* be vertical.
  • If you would like to make it on your own:
    *Send us a photoshop or jpeg file. Resolution 300.
    *You can drop off a physical copy at our HQ in Toronto, but please make sure you keep your work a few centimetres from the borders of the paper, so nothing gets cut off. Although we may end up scanning it and reprinting it if we need to.
  • We print in black and white.
  • If you are including photos, try not to keep them too contrasty, as they don’t photocopy as well.
  • Please take a look at our previous issues to see our style.

Thank you & we can’t wait to see your ideas!

Seriously, please don’t hesitate to ask us any questions!

xo,
Static editors Jessica, Melody & Aviva

Issue 12 – PUBLIC SPACE – Call for Submissions!

static zine public space

Issue 12 is coming! The theme is public space!

We are looking for submissions (we are skipping the pitch round this time) of writing and illustrations or any way you can design a page.

So, what about public space? Really, anything!

We welcome pages on how you feel in public, an issue you may have with a broad or specific area, your favourite park, a lecture on dogs pooping on the sidewalk, a rant about how people stand on escalators, gendered washrooms, the need for safe spaces, accessibility, common courtesies, the relationship between public space and anything really (politics? activism? concerts?), hidden spots, where to go for a good cry while out, etc. The world is your oyster!

Please let us know if you have any questions.

If you are interested in contributing to this issue, please read the following carefully.

What we’re looking for: One zine page, please! Your full submission. Whether it’s an idea for something serious, witty, funny, opinionated, you name it. You can come at the idea through any kind of word or art interpretation. Anything that works, printed on a sheet of paper. Common uses in our zine include personal stories, fiction, illustration, photo collages, game designs, comics, doodles, etc. Feel free to combine!

How to submit: Email your page to info@staticzine.com.

**We retain the right to refuse a submission if we see its necessary.**

DeadlineThursday, October 8, 2015. We have low tolerance for late submissions, and it takes us time to put everything together and get printed, so please take this seriously.

Other important information:

  • “One zine page” = 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
  • Your page *must* be vertical.
  • If you would like to make it on your own:
    *Send us a photoshop or jpeg file. Resolution 300.
    *You can drop off a physical copy at our HQ in Toronto, but please make sure you keep your work a few centimetres from the borders of the paper, so nothing gets cut off. Although we may end up scanning it and reprinting it if we need to.
  • We print in black and white.
  • If you are including photos, try not to keep them too contrasty, as they don’t photocopy as well.
  • Please take a look at our previous issues to see our style.

Thank you & we can’t wait to see your ideas!

Please don’t hesitate to ask us any questions!

xo,
Static editors Jessica, Melody & Aviva