art by Sarah Welch
Submission Details for the 2015 Zine Fest Houston Compilation
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.com
). 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!!!