BE PART OF OUR IT'S OKAY CREATIVE MENTAL HEALTH ZINE!
The idea is to create a Zine around our mental health struggles and experiences. A Zine is a small self published magazine perfect for displaying our project in a physical form which can be kept and shared amongst others. Because mental health is often stigmatised and communicating our feelings can be challenging, the Zine is a perfect tool to do so. We believe a creative outlet is a great form for communicating our mental health and we hope to inspire readers to use art and writing as a way of expression. We also believe in giving creatives/writers a platform to express themselves in a professional publication and be proud of their work! We are looking for the following:
We need visual creative pieces to represent mental health/well-being and communicate our feelings, thoughts and battles. This can be interpreted in any way you like; through any creative medium. We are looking for a varied amount of creative inputs from non-established and established artists/creatives. We also accept your sketches and scribbles leading up to their final piece so please feel free to submit these too. They often work well for the style of the Zine.
Written creative work
We would love to hear your poetry, lyrics, story writing and other creative written pieces to bring our Zine to life!
It has always been very important to us that you get the chance to tell your mental health story to the world in aid to help others. The feedback from our previous Zine has hit home with a lot of readers and with great feedback. We would like to continue this throughout our project. All submissions in this context will be anonymous giving you freedom to express the real side of mental health. It should be a personal account and not advice on how to “feel better”. Discuss your story but avoid telling others what will happen to them because we are all beautifully unique people after all.
Make sure your images are high resolution, around 300 PPI so your lovely work is nice and clear
Avoid sending in photographs of photographs, we prefer digital copies to make sure your work looks it's best
Our Zine is printed in A5 portrait
Please try and title your files with your name so we don't get muddled up
We have ongoing Zines through out the year so there are no deadlines.
Once you have submitted your work you will receive an email reply stating the date the next Zine is due to be published. Shortly before this date all successful applications will be informed. If you do not hear from us it means your work has not been accepted.
We look forward to receiving your submissions and we are forever grateful for your contributions!!