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 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!

Static editors Jessica, Melody & Aviva