Hello Koshka Zine followers! Chicago Zine Fest is coming up in March and its high time I publish a new print issue. Yeah, I said the same thing in 2012 but let us consider that a false start—and if you submitted work then, I’ll be getting in touch with you to see if you’d still like to have it published.
This issue will have no theme so you are free to explore whatever you’d like, and by golly, has the east given us a lot to talk about lately—gay bigotry in Russia, the Sochi Olympics, starvation in Hungary, Pussy Riot members going missing and then being released, the Maxima tragedy in Latvia, and all the small things in-between. The details:
KOSHKA ZINE #3 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
DEADLINE FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2014
EMAIL ALL SUBMISSIONS TO KOSHKAZINE<at>GMAIL<dot>COM
+ WE DO NOT PUBLISH POETRY OR FICTION.
+This actually has been unclear before, so please understand that Koshka Zine is dedicated to publishing exclusively about the former Eastern Bloc countries/republics and their diaspora. However, you do not need to be of Eastern European origin to submit work, and in fact we love to hear a variety of voices from all walks of life.
+These, and more, are fair game: interviews, articles, history, personal narrative, reviews (books, films, art, etc), recipes/food, current events, rants, listicles.
+We don’t like to put a word count restraint but if something is too long, I’ll notify you and we can decide how you would like to edit the piece.
+PLEASE no writing that is unfairly biased towards specific ethnicities, religions, countries, regimes, etc. It should go without saying that we do not publish hate speech.
ART AND COMICS:
+The issue will be published in black and white, in US “half-size” (5.5 x 8.5 inches). Comics or art essays are limited to 4 pages, or 2 spreads. Please send 300dpi images. If you have large images, please use dropbox.com to send big files.
+Drawings, comics, photographs, collage, etc. are fair game. If you are sending art, please try to have a cohesive theme with a title and a short statement about your work, as it helps readers center the work.
+You can also write if you know someone who you think should be interviewed, whether they are an artist, author, farmer, etc etc!
Your submissions are greatly anticipated!