IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN Y’ALL
you know the drill
Our poster is here! So many thanks to Sarah Welch for her BEAUTIFUL design, and thanks also to Lady Lazarus who will be putting their incredible skills behind a run of prints YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PROCURE at the fest! Aren’t you excited!?
This post is belated for another reason: we wanted to offer a recap of the Menil Fest, where we held an Unbirthday Party at the Menil Bookstore! We released our beautiful compilation that day and to celebrate nothing in particular, we decorated the store and had a DELICIOUS cake made as well as a PIÑAta!!!
Stacy and Maria having an organizers’ moment!! Maria is making…… a face
Super fun. Many thanks to Sally Glass and the bookstore staff for helping us put this wonderful day of fun together! <3
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 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”
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.
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!
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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
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!
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.