Call for Subs!

Right then everyone! We’re fed up of this site being left to rot!

The Idea is to make this site revolve around you lot. There is quite a community beginning to pull together around certain literary zines and hopefully this can be the place where we can all get ideas together and have an online presence. If you don’t know about these litzines then shiiit, just send us your stuff in and you are a part of it. We’re by no means exclusive, the more the merrier, yeah?

So then, we are looking for a range of contributions from you lot. We’ll honestly take anything but for those of you that may be overwhelmed by ‘anything’ here are some things that you might like to get on our site.

  • Some shit about yourself – Most of you out there are pretty fuckin’ interesting. Why not utilise our site to show off your skills. Tell us about your photography, illustration, writing, band, tour whatever you do. Make it interesting though, show us why you love what you do but also why it can be hard. Provide us with pictures and a link to your own blog or whatever. That can’t be bad can it! You can even write it as if someone else has written it if ya like! C’mon artists of all kinds, we want one of these a week ideally but if you don’t send ’em in then we’ll scrap the idea, so it’s up to you.
  • More shit about yourself – Alright, your art and that’s interesting, but what about outside of that. Do you go bottle digging, follow lower league football… what do you do that we don’t. I wanna know what it’s all about!

bottle diggign

  • Your places of exploration – We are very interested in the UK and want to build a catalogue of as many places around as we can, from the people who live there. We don’t just want the shops and that though. We want the atmosphere, maybe a bit of history, the people, sounds and the hidden gems. A real exploration of the whole place. Of course, you don’t have to be from there, you could even write a travelogue of a trip somewhere.
  • Poet battles – This is a maybe as of yet. If anyone is interested let us know. It will be online and you will have a set time to respond. Their will be four rounds and we will take a vote for the winner. I think this could be interesting but I am unsure if people will want to participate. IN THE REEEEDDDD CORNER…

boxing

  • Stories and poems – We will take submissions for stories and poems to go on our blog but, to let you in on our true opinion, these sacred arts are more appreciated on the page. The zine format would be more beneficial for your craft. That being said, if you do want one on our blog then send it over and let us know that it is a blog submission not a zine sub. Light-hearted and humorous writing I think would fare better in this format
  • Characters – We love Magic Mike and are going to be working on more of his stuff, but if anyone out there has a character whose eyes they like to see the world through then we would love to feature a series of these.magic mike shark
  • Ideas/opinions/analysis – Anything topical or with poignancy. We want to know what the real British people are thinking, not what the government and media tell us we think! Get your political hat on tell us what the fuck’s up!
  • Reviews – We have had a few reviews up already you will notice. Any other books, zines, films, plays, albums, gigs etc etc that you feel has to be bragged about you can use us as your platform. Preferably the smaller scale ones as these are the ones that need our help the most and, most of the time, deserve it more.

This is only a starting point though peole, let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions.

If we don’t get people getting in touch then this wont work so we are rellying on you to hep us out whilst also getting things out to a broad range of people.

email: handjobzine[at]gmail[dot]com

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