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SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR ZFH COMPILATION 2015!

12 Mar
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art by Sarah Welch

Submission Details for the 2015 Zine Fest Houston Compilation
 
Details
The zine will be in black and white, with a full color cover. Each page will be 8 ½” tall by 5 ½”.  Contributor credits and contact information will be featured in the zine as well, so please include with your submission a 1-2 sentence bio and your contact info.

We are limiting the contributions to zine creators who have either tabled at a Zine Fest Houston event, or live in Houston and the surrounding areas. We want to keep the zine focused on Houston, natch.

We would like to have the zine ready for this year’s Menil Fest Indie Book Fair, which is on Saturday, April 18. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, April 11, 2015.

What to submit


The theme of this year’s Zine Fest Houston is: “The Triumph of Artificial Zinetelligence”  
 
IN A WORLD where digital publishing meets the creamy softness of that perfect paper, we scan the horizon for signs that our synthesis has truly become complete. Out of a box of tech mess and old paperwork rises AZ: ARTIFICIAL ZINETELLIGENCE – is it human, machine, or zine? WILL THE WORLD EVER KNOW?
 
Traversing the information superhighway like an 18-wheeler trying to get on 45N from 10E, the phenomenon known as Artificial Zinetelligence harnesses the intimacy of the tactile with the community of the digital. Print culture hasn’t just survived… IT HAS EVOLVED! Where will we go next in the never-ending quest to fold, staple and distro where no one has folded, stapled and distro’d before? STAY TUNED….
So, you can interpret this how you wish. There is a 2 page maximum to keep the zine from being unwieldy. We want the pages to reflect each contributor, so please do not submit incomplete pages.  Pages should be 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″.
We encourage you to make new work for this year’s zine compilation theme, but understand that there are time constraints! J

Rights to the work
By submitting your work you agree to let us print it in the 2015 compilation. You will retain all other rights to your work. 

How to submit

By email:  Reply to this email (info@zinefesthouston.org) with your attachment as a .tiff, .jpg, or .png file. SUBMISSIONS MUST BE 300dpi. 

By mail:  Mail your photocopies (or originals if you don’t need them back in a hurry) to:
Zine Fest Houston
c/o Stacy Kirages
PO Box 920740
Houston, TX 77292
A note about Menil Fest Indie Book Fair
We will be tabling at the Menil Fest Indie Book Fair again this year, which is on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11am-6pm. If you’d like to come join us and/or sell your zines on our table (we could always use an extra person at the table for breaks and such), let us know by replying to this email (info@zinefesthouston.org). We’d love to have a strong showing of Houston zines to represent us, and this is a great way to present work at the Indie Book Fest without having to get your own table.
ALSO EXCITING NEWS…we are partnering with the Menil Bookstore this year for an all day fun event at the Menil Community Arts Festival called Zine Fest Houston’s Un-birthday Party! We hope you will be able to stop by and participate in all the un-birthday activities we have planned that day, or if you would like to help out at the event, please let us know!!!

ZFH 2014 Interviews #14:

27 Sep

Today’s interview features Morriss And Lulu, two best friends with a passion for crafting and who put out their first zines for ZFH! Read their beautifully formatted interview to find out about their “accidental” introduction to zines and ZFH! Thanks y’all!

(we advise you view the image at full size!)

MAL Zine Interview WORD

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ZFH 2014 Compilation Cover by Sebastian Gomez de la Torre!

30 Apr

ZFH 2014 Compilation Cover by Sebastian Gomez de la Torre!

Whetting your appetite for the compilation, here’s a peek at the official cover! It’s a candy-colored undersea world and it is sooo luscious! We are really excited about this comp!!! We’ll see you Saturday at Menil Community Arts Festival! <3

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Zine Fest Houston 2014 contributors!!

24 Apr

Zine Fest Houston 2014 contributors!!

Here they are, so lovely to seeee~ the ZFH 2014 Compilation contributors!! All of their work is fantastic and we can’t wait to debut the compilation at Houston Indie Book Fest on May 3rd!

short n’ sweet with Reality Hands

11 Oct

Reality Hands ‘publishes poetry and fiction or something’. Submissions are open, and there are no restrictions on what you can send in! Looking forward to seeing the collections put together by No Glykon!

Why do you create zines?
I started making zines because of the distinct lack of a DIY writing community in my area. 

Why does self-publishing appeal to you?
I have an affinity for projects where I can be in control of all aspects of it. I don’t want to compromise. Self-publishing is a kin to the DIY music community I am a part of. 

How long have you been creating zines?
A couple years. 

What new projects are you working on this year?
Issue 4 of Reality Hands and a screen-printed comic by James Roo.

What will be at your table this year?
Reality Hands, some chapbooks, Flood’s screen-printed book, and Pull Trigger. 

Zinester Feature: Vice Versa Press (ATX)

30 Sep

Today’s zinester feature highlights Vice Versa Press out of Austin! We’re really pleased to have them join us for ZFH 2013; it was great to see other Texans when we were up in Portland for the Portland Zine Symposium, and it’s great to have these neighborinos joining us in Houston for ZFH 2013! Yay!

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What is your favorite part of zine fest?

My favorite part of zine fest is joking around with other tablers and inevtiably finding ways to fight the awkward moments that selling ones good entails.

What is something that you’re looking forward to about the 2013 Zine Fest Houston?

Seeing familiar faces and forming better friendships with other zinesters. Maybe having a few cigarettes outside. Smoking a spliff would be cool.

What are your favorite zines/mini-comics etc.?

Tales of Blarg! is the freakin bomb, anything by sir Aaron Cometbus, PRIZE Comics, Feedback headbanging how-tos

What made you decide to participate in the 2013 Zine Fest Houston?

The fact that 2013 Zine Fest Houston was being held at the Museum of Printing History is awesome. As a printmaker, I’d be a traitor if I did not go.

What new projects are you working on this year?

I’m completing “Guide to Dating Gangsters vol. 2″. It’s been two years since the first issue was released and I’d hate to give anyone the idea that I’ve had any dating dry spells. Just a few close encounters/ it’s complicated.

What is something you think people should know about DIY in Houston?

The fact that DownTogether House is AWESOME. I hung out there for a little bit post-Zine Fest last year and had a really nice time. Got to sleep in the hammock and shoot the shit in general. 

Why does self-publishing appeal to you?

Self publishing appeals to me because it is virtually uncensored. I can print what I want. No sales quota to meet. No audience to cater to. Just me, some sharpies, a couple travel tales, and the copy machine. Plus, I can control ALL the elements of my publication through self publishing. I’ve got the power.

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ZFH Big Announcement 8/1 12:00am CT!

31 Jul

ZFH Big Announcement 8/1 12:00am CT!

Tune in here, our facebook, or on twitter @ZineFestHouston to get yer paws on THE BIG ‘NNOUNCEMENT

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