This Just In! “Zine Firsts” Submissions Wanted

Are you a Chicago-based zinester or a zine-friendly reader? One of our Quimby faves, Jami Sailor, wants to hear from you. Here she is, we’ll put her on the line…

Recently I did a reading at Quimby’s that evolved into a talk about how we get into zines, the first zine we encounter and how that encounter has influenced us, and other first experiences relating to zines. This lead me to want to make a project focusing on this topic ZINES and FIRST TIMES = the first time you heard about zines, the first zine you ever got, your first zine fest (attending or tabling), the first time you bought something from a distro or from a brick and mortar store like Quimby’s, first time reviewed in Factsheet 5, Zine World, MMR, any first relating to zines.

Please consider submitting. For the first issue I am focusing on (present and past)  zinesters currently living in the Chicago area. The deadline for the first issue will be April 1, 2012. Submissions can be text, comics, or a combination. You can submit a comic, write an essay, submit a photograph, your choice. If you would prefer I could also interview you on this topic. Just let me know.

Topic: Firsts relating to zines
Deadline: April 1, 2012
Format: I will layout text pieces unless you have thoughts about how your piece should be laid out. No word limit. If you are submitting a comic or graphic-based piece, the dimensions are half letter size. Try to keep your comic four pages and under.

If you are interested in submitting let me know, and I will harass you. If you are not interested let me know, and I will not harass you. If I don’t hear from you, you may be harassed. Please forward this onto any current or past zine and mini-comic creators you think might be interested. I would really appreciate it. Thanks for your time and I look forward to your submissions!

Jami Sailor,
yoursecretaryzine (at) gmail (dot) com