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. 
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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

Call for Submissions

Pink Cover is a zine for works across all creative mediums exploring the sentimental, domestic, sensitive, nostalgic, emotional, erotic, sensual, romantic sad, joyful and in between moments in life. If you’ve ever been told, or thought to yourself, this work is not significant, then we want to see it, because universality is a myth, and we want to know about all of the particularities of experience. Deeply.

Submissions are open for issue #1 until Friday, October 27th (although if you miss the submission by just a little bit and send a nice email, we’ll probably still look at it. We’re not so big on rules).

Categories

  • Short Fiction/Non Fiction (one piece per submission period up to (around) 1,000 words)
  • Poetry (no more than three poems per submission period)
  • 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)

Issue #1 will be published in print and digitally in late November 2017.

At the moment, we can’t pay contributors, but we will cover all editorial and design costs, and any proceeds from the zine that a writer sells will remain the property of the writer. Cool, right?

Email submissions to: pinkcoverzine@gmail.com

 

About the Editor: Samantha Trayhurn is a Sydney based writer undertaking a Doctor in Creative Arts at Western Sydney University. Sam has had work published in LiNQ Journal, Etropic, Overland, Pure Slush and Art Ascent. Sam is a co-founder of Cross Current Creative, and the Gold Coast live reading events Beyond the Swell, and is also the founder and editor of Pink Cover zine.