first of all, we’ve done a nice stock check after having a very nice time at the DFSL 1st birthday zine & community fair. everything should be up to date, and i’ve just written a bunch of descriptions. (for me, those are the worst/hardest part of running this distro, ok?)
in other news, we decided not to do a birthday compilation zine this year for a variety of reasons (mostly i just don’t have the energy to do that on top of everything else i’m trying to make, + left it til kinda late again) but we’ve seen a bunch of really cool comp zines putting out Calls for Submissions lately, so we thought we’d gather some of our faves into a blog post. turns out there was so many we’re gonna do two posts. this one is for the ones more FAN zine spectrum of zines. part two will be posted later this week.
CONDUCTORS OF THE METAPHYSICAL EXAMINATION is a Ghostbusters comp zine, and we’re looking for submissions for our first issue!
There is no limit on what you can submit, but ideally it will be 1-2 A5 pages. We’re looking for personal stories, feelings about the movie, pieces on individual characters, lists, fiction, art, collages, anything that goes into a varied zine really! The content will primarily be black and white so if you’re submitting images then high contrast would be best.
We are looking at a deadline of 1st November for submissions at the moment.
Email submissions to email@example.com or check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/COTME
visit sonyacheney.com/2016/09/11/call-submissions-babette-ate-oatmeal-gilmore-girls-fanzine/ for more info.
visit penfightdistro.com/call-for-entries/i-choose-you for more info.
visit www.anoteonarainynight.com/call-for-narnia-submissions/ for more info.
and finally the long time firm vampire sushi favourite, the Harry Potter fanzine SONORUS is looking for submissions for their fourth issue!
visit sonoruszine.wordpress.com for more info.
IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN = BIRTHDAY ZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TIME THAT IS.
VAMPIRE SUSHI are looking for submissions for THEIR annual spooky art & stuff compilation zine celebrating the distro’s 6th birthday on halloween! we want yr creepiest art (drawings, photos, comics etc) scary stories (fact or fiction) reviews of horror films & tv & books and well anything really.. main theme is vampires of course but other monsters & horror creatures / themes & creepy shit are welcome!
deadline is october 20th 2015. DEAD LINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 25th OCT ON IMAGES, 26th for words.
for more info email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit our website: www.vampiresushi.co.uk
some suggestions: halloween costumes, your favourite vampires / witches / werewolves on tv / film / books, scary stories you made up or heard, horrory fan fiction, general drawings of spooky things / monsters, your fave horror tv / films (lists or reviews, we’re not that picky)
if in doubt, email or tweet us! deadline is kinda flexible but we’d like to have it printed for halloween (but as usual left call for submissions a bit late) so let us know if you want to do something but might need extra time!
EDITED TO ADD: since we’ve had a few emails asking, we should probably mention technical specs like the zine is going to be black & white and A6 / quarter size / 10.5cm x 14.8cm / ~4” x 5.8” in size. preferably send file in 300dpi jpg or pdf but we can work around smaller or bigger and other file format as long as it can be opened it in photoshop cs6. also preferably portrait but landscape is cool too. text is good either copy pasted in the email or attached as .doc or .txt files. (should be able to read other kinds of files too, but those are easiest)
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oh in other news, DIY SPACE FOR LONDON is holding a mini zine fair on saturday (3rd october) from 12.30 til 5pm. unfortunately we won’t be there (gotta work at the day job boo!) but if you can you should totally go.
S T A Y S P O O K Y ♥ ♥ ♥
VAMPIRE SUSHI vol 5 COMPILATION ZINE
oh i think it’s that time of year again that we need to start doing something about a new issue of VAMPIRE SUSHI COMPILATION ZINE! october 31st (AND OUR FIFTH FUCKING BIRTHDAY!!!) will otherwise totally sneak up on us (it probably still will and panicked finishing of zine will ensue, on top of trying to figure out an awesome halloween costume.. i should have made this post about a month ago, really!)
so yes, after a couple of years break we are again looking for submissions! drawings, photographs, collages, embroidery, anything! also considering horror stories and reviews / articles of horror / spooky fantasy/sci-fi films / books / other media! the zine will be quarter size / a6 but your piece doesn’t have to be necessarily, we’re perfectly able to resize things on the photocopier.
the main theme is vampires but other monsters & horror creatures / themes are welcome too. anything related to twilight is not welcome, unless its taking the piss out of sparkly ‘vampires’. if you’re not sure if your idea / theme / subject fits, just ask us! the theme is super broad, as long as it’s spooky / halloweeny ♥ ♥ ♥
as before we’d especially love zinesters we distro to take part in this compilation.
♥ marceline the vampire queen / buffy / dracula / american horror story / the craft / sabrina the teenage witch / hocus pocus / ghostbusters etc etc etc fan doodle.
♥ review / article about your favourite horror film / vampire book / episode of buffy the vampire slayer / supposedly trashy (YA?) fantasy book series.
♥ your favourite / dream halloween outfit.
♥ tarot reading / spread for vampire sushi distro (done this before, would LOVE to do it again for this year if anyone would like to do it…)
♥ vampire / horror fan fic / original fiction.
DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 25TH 2014 DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TIL WEDNESDAY 29TH OCTOBER, (so we can get it finished/printed for halloween = our fifth birthday) but please please let us know if you will be submitting so we know to expect it and leave a space for 😉
for more info just ask in comments or email us at vampiresushidistro at gmail.com