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 info@staticzine.com 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!

xo,
Static editors Jessica, Melody & Aviva

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 info@staticzine.com.

**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!

xo,
Static editors Jessica, Melody & Aviva

You’re invited: Issue 11 launch party!

static picnic party

SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2-6 PM, CHRISTIE PITS

Let’s chillax together to celebrate our new issue about bodies! (And frankly, let’s celebrate it finally being good weather.) Bring yourself, friends, blankets to sit on & food. There will be a couple buckets to throw your change into if you’d feel like helping out print costs.

Fun Stuff Update #1: Sasha Chapin, a man you have probably seen walking on the side walk or drinking a coffee, will be playing us songs!

“Sasha is from Toronto. 6′, 155 lbs, no chest hair to speak of, loping gait, gap tooth, squats like, 180, on a good day. Sasha started making music two and a half years ago after a nervous breakdown ended his career as a novelist. His debut album, Golden Ticket, is up on Bandcamp, and can be found at fine music stores nowhere”

Stay tuned for more updates.

RSVP!

Announcing Issue 11′s theme – BODY – call for pitches now open!

static zine body issue

Static Zine is excited to announce the theme for its 11th issue, body. Body is a very important topic to us editors, and we love reading stories and seeing art about bodies. We know that everyone has a body story to tell.

We want this issue to be an inclusive safe space that discusses all shapes, sizes, racial identities, strengths, forms, genders, non-binary identities, and dis/abilities. We especially encourage and welcome stories of vulnerability, struggles, encounters with ableism, racism, sexism, misgendering, paths to acceptance and confidence, injuries, etc. We do not accept language or art that excludes others or understandings.

Have a story about puberty? Body positivity? Your relationship with food? How your body has gotten you through the world? Learning to love your body? Your fixation with a certain part (or parts) of your body? What you want others to know about your body? About adapting to something? About fitness? About illness? About loss? Do you want to talk about your body art? Do you have a story of breaking a bone? What about your relationship with clothing? Do you have a memory of your body in a place? What about your body in reference to a relationship? These are just some ideas to spark yours.

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 body 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 info@staticzine.com 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, February 27, 2015. Submissions will then be due by Friday, April 10, 2015 *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.

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. 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.

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

Thank you & we can’t wait to see your ideas!

Please don’t hesitate to ask us any questions!

xo,
Static editors Jessica, Melody & Aviva