open for submissions! deadline: july 31st
What's the worst advice you've ever been given? Tell us that story.
ESC's BAD ADVICE zine will be produced during International Zine Month and is open to writing as well as visual art.
Please read our submission guidelines below.
We like writing. We like art. We love micro-fiction, poetry, mixed media visuals, audio recordings, flash fiction, poetry – all kinds! Even EVEN concrete poetry! – painting, drawing, illustration, photography, footnotes, and typographically-based design. Imperfect is good, loose lines are good, tight writing is good, your willingness to allow us to reformat your work with an eye to typographic design is excellent.
You can also find out more about what we love on our Pinterest page.
Maximum length is 400 words (due to space constrictions).
Accepted file formats are .doc, .docx, and .rtf.
All imagery must be scanned to 300 dpi, to anticipate printing. Submission titles for the work needs to be in their file names. Do you really want a story or a work of art displayed online entitled Microsoft-Word-Doc-Story-Submission.docx? We also need your name. Accepted file formats are JPEGs and PDF (for vector work).
Send us a short biography with your submission.
Response Times & Expectations
We are generally good with responding, and can be expected to let you know the outcome of your submission within a day or two. If, for any reason, your email hasn’t yet been responded to, we have been away from our desks and phones but you’ll be replied to asap.
If your work is accepted you'll receive copies of the zine and some extra little goodies.