Issue #3: Mementos – Call for Submissions

Pink Cover Zine, Issue #3: Mementos

Guest Editor: Ramon Loyola

 

One quiet evening you will return

To join your elders speaking

Of Freedom hanging in the sky, and

Inspired, you will relate on wings

Of such eloquence the burden of a dream

– From Myths for a Wilderness, Tiang Hong Ee

We all have dreams, but, for many, dreams aren’t free. They come with the price of leaving something behind. Whether it is a person, a special object, a piece of childhood nostalgia, a ritual, a language, or a sense of self: the things we miss leave a lasting imprint. Sometimes, we stuff special items into the inside pockets of suitcases, or wear them like talismans to be carried across lands and passed down through generations. We take what we can, and we cling to these items as we start anew.

In this special issue of Pink Cover Zine, guest-edited by Ramon Loyola, we will be exploring the theme of ‘mementos’. The things we carry from place to place in our hands, hearts, minds and bodies. They might be physical objects, they might be scars, they might be secrets or memories hidden deep and only retrieved on rare occasions. We are interested in hearing about mementos in all forms, including experimental responses to the theme, and are accepting submissions until June 30th 2018.

Categories

  • Short Fiction/Non Fiction (one piece up to (around) 1,000 words)
  • Poetry (no more than three poems)
  • Photography (send as many as you like)
  • Other – collage, drawing, painting or anything else that can be presented in print (send whatever you like provided it can be sent digitally)

We are very fortunate to have Ramon Loyola working with us for this issue. Ramon is a poet, editor and author from Sydney with writings in various online & print publications in Australia and overseas. He is currently the co-editor of the creative arts journal Verity La’s Discoursing Diaspora project.

Email submissions to pinkcoverzine@gmail.com

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Issue #2 Digital Copy Now Available

Thank you to everyone who made the launch of Pink Cover Zine Issue #2 at the MCA Zine Fair a big success. I was delighted to see so many people’s faces light up as they flicked through the pages. To see others love reading and looking at these beautiful pieces as much as I do was the best reward.

For those who weren’t able to get a hard copy, the digital version can now be downloaded here.

We are already brain storming for Issue #3, so look out for a call for submissions shortly.

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MCA Zine Fair

Issue #2 is almost ready and we are so excited to be launching it at this years Museum of Contemporary Art Zine Fair on May 6th. Please come along, say hi, and grab your copy.

MCA Zine Fair is an annual festival featuring a stellar line-up of zinesters, distros, independent presses, and artists. Showcasing zines, small press, prints and comics from across the country, the fair celebrates the alternative, experimental and emerging.

In 2018, the annual MCA Zine Fair will be celebrating its 10th year of swapping, making and selling zines. Mark your calendar for one of our best-loved programs, as we showcase over 100 creators of zines, small press and comics from across the country.

 Check out all the details here. 

Let’s Talk About Sex

Pink Cover Zine issue #2 is open for submissions and invites your stories, poems, creations and musings about sex in all it’s proliferations!

The single celled organism Tetrahymena thermophilia has seven sexes and can reproduce in 21 combinations. Human, animal, plant, prokaryote: sex is fundamental, and we want to know your take on it. When it comes to sex there is no normal, so we are especially interested in reading pieces that explore and reflect on aspects of sex that are under-represented in the mainstream.

We are open to pieces exploring but not limited to:

  • sexual experiences, from the awkward to the transformational.
  • the spectrum of sex and sexuality.
  • modern sexuality: dating, porn and the digital body.
  • sex in nature and the sciences.
  • erotica and fetishism.
  • sex and spirituality.
  • intersections between pop culture and sex.
  • corporeality: the body, its fluids and all its complexities.
  • any and all abstract interpretations…

Categories

  • Short Fiction/Non Fiction (one piece up to (around) 1,000 words)
  • Poetry (no more than three poems)
  • Photography (send as many as you like)
  • Other – collage, drawing, painting or anything else that can be presented in print (send whatever you like provided it can be sent digitally)

Submissions close on Tuesday, February 20th for publication in print and digitally in March/April 2018.

Email submissions to: pinkcoverzine@gmail.com