Koshka Zine

butchnorfemme:

kritseldis:

Postcard from National History Museum of Latvia, showing knitted mittens from 19th century.
I find it so sweet, that knitted mittens are gloried as treasures of Latvia!

Latvian mittens are amazing. This is a book I need.


Chicago has reached crazy sub-zero temperatures and wind hills again, but rest assured that my time off from work is spent getting Koshka #3 together! Hope everyone is staying warm, wherever you are! View Larger

butchnorfemme:

kritseldis:

Postcard from National History Museum of Latvia, showing knitted mittens from 19th century.

I find it so sweet, that knitted mittens are gloried as treasures of Latvia!

Latvian mittens are amazing. This is a book I need.

Chicago has reached crazy sub-zero temperatures and wind hills again, but rest assured that my time off from work is spent getting Koshka #3 together!

Hope everyone is staying warm, wherever you are!


koshkazine:

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
WRITING:
+ WE DO NOT PUBLISH POETRY OR FICTION.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!







Only a few more weeks to write or draw something great for Koshka Zine #3! Fill up my inbox with great stuff, please!

koshkazine:

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

WRITING:

+ 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!

Only a few more weeks to write or draw something great for Koshka Zine #3! Fill up my inbox with great stuff, please!


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&#8212;and if you submitted work then, I&#8217;ll be getting in touch with you to see if you&#8217;d still like to have it published.
This issue will have no theme so you are free to explore whatever you&#8217;d like, and by golly, has the east given us a lot to talk about lately&#8212;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&lt;at&gt;GMAIL&lt;dot&gt;COM
WRITING:
+ 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&#8217;t like to put a word count restraint but if something is too long, I&#8217;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 &#8220;half-size&#8221; (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!

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

WRITING:

+ 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!


Kaitlin, thank you so much for reblogging my gender assignment post! Muchos gracias. from gogoebi

No problem! :)


Gender Assignment: ammunition for a virgin →

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Photo: Melissa Potter

Ammunition for the Virgin was the title of the film I’m finishing this year about Stana Cerovic, the reported “last sworn virgin.” She is part of a pan-Balkan tradition, now gone everywhere except Albania, in which women live as men in order to inherit family…

A photo set of the sworn virgins of Albania was making rounds recently, but I was already aware of the ritual thanks to my professor Melissa Potter! Here’s a great post from her Gender Assignment blog about the film she is working on, “Ammunition for the Virgin”.


For sale!  Zhigulyovskoje lager beer (a Soviet beer) in ink on paper. $50 (+shipping if you aren&#8217;t in the 773/312, or possibly 630,847, or 708). Trying to get art out of my house! Inquire at kaitlin.k@gmail.com. View Larger

For sale! Zhigulyovskoje lager beer (a Soviet beer) in ink on paper. $50 (+shipping if you aren’t in the 773/312, or possibly 630,847, or 708). Trying to get art out of my house! Inquire at kaitlin.k@gmail.com.