♥ Now accepting submissions for #2 of Working Class Queers! ♥
About Working Class Queers:
WCQ is a zine series about being queer and working class, and how those things (and others) intersect. WCQ #1 debuted at Queer Zine Fest London 2013.
About submitting to WCQ #2:
Submissions from all genders are welcome. The zine is UK centric by circumstance rather than design – submissions are open to queers worldwide.
Max word count per piece is 500 (there may be room for more if you really need it - msg me). If yr a w/c queer of few words, and can say what you need to in one short paragraph/sentence, that’s cool too! Also happy to recieve art/illustartions/comic strips (and/or text), be it hand-drawn, computer generated or a scanned in.
There is no theme for issue #2, though it may help all you ponderers to know that people who submitted to issue #1 wrote about the following: what it means to be poor, queer, fat, immigrant, crip/disabled, marginalized, struggling, at-risk, policed, punk, intellectual, proud. They wrote about their experiences of class hierarchies in queer/feminist circles; about slang and accents; about the pwning and appropriation of DIY scenes; about queer complicity in gentrification; about the necessity of calling people up on their shit and about how poetry, books and libraries saved them.
If you grew up using slanguage and still use that ish (I did/do), don’t edit it out! Also, don’t worry about grammar etc. This is a comma fucker-free space.
Rough working deadline is spring 2014 (but this may be extended depending on all the usual life stuff: work, time, resource, schedules etc) so send me yr stuff as soon as you like. Msg me if yr struggling/unsure/new to zineing and I’ll see what I can do to help.
A community for queer zinesters, where DIY publishing rules. Queer Zine Fest London 2013 takes place on Sun 1st Dec at Space Station Sixty-Five, SE11
Stuff I like (all)
- “Poverty is not fate, it is a condition; it is not a misfortune, it is an injustice. It is the result of social structures and mental and cultural...”