Call for submissions - Beauty is a Battlefield 2nd edition
- Hi zinesters - About 4 or 5 years ago, I put out a zine called "Beauty
is a Battlefield", which combined quotes about what beauty means to
people, as well as my stories of struggling mightily with body image
and beauty stereotypes.
The zine was incredibly popular, and continues to sell. I've had
people at zinefests come up to me and thank me for publishing it. I
just ran out of my third or fourth print run, and I think it's time to
I'm putting out a call to all writers for either:
A) Quotes answering the question "What is Beauty?" Quotes should be
less than 3 sentences.
B) short pieces (less than 1000 words) about your own struggles with
finding yourself beautiful.
I'd like these pieces to be realistic and compelling, but also to end
on a positive note. I want the zine to be inspiring and hopeful, so
although I think there's definitely room in the world for rants about
fascist beauty standards, those belong in another zine. Please send
pieces about your own body image, and how you came to, at least some
of the time, find yourself beautiful.
Your piece could be about a particular part of yourself you think is
lovely, it could be about you overcoming or working on overcoming your
negative body image, it could be about why you don't want to look like
a supermodel, or anything that comes to mind, as long as it might help
someone with her own struggle with body image.
Depending on how many pieces I get, I may have to pick and choose
which ones I include. My goal is to include them all.
Contributors will each get 3 copies of the finished zine.
Please include the following with your contribution:
Your name or penname (whichever you want to be published with your
Your mailing address for the zines
If you're sending a longer piece (not a quote), please title the piece
Please don't send poetry. I'm looking for prose for this particular
Please send work to me via e-mail at honey_b_temple@... and put
"Beauty is a Battlefield" in the subject line.
The deadline is Nov. 1, 2006.
Thank you - I can't wait to see your contributions!