Call for pitches to Issue 10: MILESTONES

milestones static zine

You started from the bottom, and now you’re here.

That moment when you rose above all the haters, that time when you passed a test, that thing that you learned, that moment you realized something, that birthday, that decision, that mistake…

In honour of us reaching our ~*TENTH ISSUE!*~ we have made the theme MILESTONES.

And it’s time for you to send in your pitch!

What we’re looking for: Right now, all you have to do is submit what you’d like to make a page about in our zine regarding a milestone in your life. An idea for something serious, witty, opinionated, you name it. Your life is your canvas. 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 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: Friday, September 12, 2014. Submissions will then be due by Tuesday, October 14 *at the absolute latest*. We have a low tolerance for late submissions, and it takes us time to put everything together and get printed. This issue is on a strict deadline in order to be ready for Canzine on November 1, 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 600.
    *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.
  • 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.

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

Thank you & we can’t wait to see your ideas! This will be a very important issue and we’re excited to share on this topic.

Please don’t hesitate to ask us any questions!

Static editors Jessica, Melody & Aviva