Call for pitches to Issue 8: Mental Health

static zine mental health

First, we had you suggest what you wanted to make a zine about. Then you got to vote from a selected list of Food, Alcohol, Mental Health, Best friends, Digital Identities and Confrontations. Mental Health won by one point! It was such a close race. Thank you so much to everyone who participated. So now’s the time to get those lovely brains a-thinkin for what you’d like to make a zine page on. And have no fear, all those theme suggestions were amazing, and we’ll likely tap into them in the future!

So, here’s the pitching information you need:

Theme: Mental Health

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 mental health. It can be about your own experiences or if you want to express others you’ve observed. You can come at it through any kind of interpretation through words or art. Common uses in our zine include personal stories, fiction, illustration, photo collages, game designs, comics, doodles, etc. Feel free to combine! (Note: Please do not make fun of a condition in a hurtful way, and please do not throw around the word ‘crazy.’)

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 pretty much accept everything, we just like to make sure how many pages we’ll need and that there are no significant overlaps.

Deadline: Tuesday, September 3rd. Submissions will then be due by Friday, September 27th *at the absolute latest*. We have a low tolerance for late submissions and this issue is on a strict deadline in order to be ready for Canzine on October 20, 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, 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.

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.

Static editors Jessica, Melody & Aviva