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

**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!

Static editors Jessica, Melody & Aviva