Call for pitches to Issue 9: FOOD


YUM! Static Zine’s 9th issue is all about food!

It’s actually SUPER surprising we have not done a food issue yet, what with the Static editors being expert eaters. But when it was one of the suggestions in the voting round for Issue 8 and it didn’t win, well, that was super surprising too. (But we now have the most wonderful mental health issue to show for it!) So it was unanimous for us to agree that Issue 9 would be all about food.

And we can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with.

Theme: Food

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 food. An idea for something serious, witty, opinionated, you name it. There’s pretty much a whole field of corn out there, waiting for you to pick just one. 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.

DeadlineMonday, January 20. Submissions will then be due by Monday, February 24 *at the absolute latest*. We have a low tolerance for late submissions, and it takes us time to put everything together. This issue is on a strict deadline in order to be ready for Chicago Zine Fest on March 15, 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.

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

Introducing: STATIC CLOUD


image by Juliana Eye.

//What is Static Cloud?//

Static Cloud is our new umbrella name that incorporates a fabulous new Etsy webstore, fair presence and distro.

Static Cloud is a baby cloud still and we’re looking forward to making it explode. So far, the distro (both on webstore and at fairs) includes our editors’ solo zines, but we are getting ready to develop it! It will include zines by Static contributors and international friends, with the goal of getting their zines out to Toronto and Canada (and, webwise, at a bit of cheaper postal rates!)

Please take a peek at the store and support! (And share the link!) Costs of Static Zines themselves (just $2) are considered donation towards printing of the next issue. Have you got issue 8 yet? We can mail it to you, packaged up real nice!

Check out Static Cloud now!

Issue 8 – Mental Health – is out now!


We’re thrilled to announce that our mental health issue is out now!

We’re so proud of this one – not only is it our biggest issue yet, but our contributors from all over North America have created such heart-felt pieces. With writing and illustrations, we’ve got pieces on medication, herbal remedies, bi-polar disorder, traumas, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, overdoses, suicidal thoughts, drugs, OCD and more. It just goes to show how everyone has something that they’re dealing with in every day life. It’s an inspiring collection (if I do say so myself) that strives to be shared, to get the word out there on dealing with mental health.

We’re currently in the process of distro’ing around Toronto, but if you would like to order one to be mailed to you, we’ll get on it right away. A $2 cost is considered as donation towards printing issue 9.

Thank you to all of the contributors and everyone who helped out with this issue – including our amazing launch party at Encore Studios with Programm, Most People and Fresh Snow! It was a blast. <3

DOWNLOAD Static Zine’s 8th Mixtape: You got the spirit, don’t lose the feeling


art by Greer Brabazon

In celebration of the release of our 8th issue, the Mental Health issue, managing editor Aviva Cohen has curated the joining mixtape: You got the spirit, don’t lose the feeling.


1. Jens Lekman – Opposite Of Hallelujah

2. Sufjan Stevens – Borderline

3. Elliot Smith – Bottle Up & Explode

4. Microphones – The Glow Pt 2

5. Songs: Ohia – Hold On Magnolia

6. Wilco – True Love Will Find You In The End

7. Neko Case – Dirty Knife

8. Whiskeytown – Sit And Listen To The Rain

9. Rilo Kiley – A Better Son/Daughter

10. Leonard Cohen – Avalanche

11. The National – Sorrow

12. The Magnetic Fields – All The Umbrellas In London

13. Morrissey – Everyday Is Like Sunday

14. Joy Division – Disorder

15. Dirty Projectors – Depression

16. Radiohead – Let Down

17. Belle & Sebastian – Ease Your Feet In The Sea

18. Xiu Xiu – Asleep

Celebrate the release of Issue #7: The Future at Park Jamz ’13!

static zine park jamz poster

Poster by Aimee Laurel


Join us as we celebrate the release of Issue #7: The Future at Christie Pits Park on June 16!

Kicking off at 2:30, there will be cupcakes, music and readings. Zines are free!

Bring yr blankets and picnic foods; get cozy! We’ll likely take up a spot near the top of the hill by Bloor and Christie, but we’ll update our Facebook event / Twitter if anything changes.

Set times:

Music by Pat LePoidevin @ 3
Reading by Sarah Pinder  @ 3:30
Music by Patti Cake @ 3:45
Reading by Jessica Westhead @ 4:15
Reading by Misha Bower @ 4:30
Music by Eons @ 4:45

We’re so excited to share our issue all about what the future will be like with you.

PS: This is our two year issue anniversary — Issue #1 kicked off right in the same spot two Junes ago!