Call for Submissions: Dystopian Dance Party Premiere Prince Issue

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Watercolor by Nazzpuller

While I continue to drag my feet on the next “proper” post, I thought I would alert my readers to yet another venture I have underway. As you may or may not know, I have another running vanity project I do with my sister called Dystopian Dance Party, which recently reinvented itself from a blog into a podcast/physical zine. We’re launching the physical zine next April, with a theme that is near and dear to our hearts: Prince, obviously.

So, we are currently seeking writing and art submissions, which can include (but are not limited to) critical essays, personal reflections, poetry, paintings, comics, good fan art, bad fan art, erotic fan fiction, non-explicit but still ineffably erotic fan fiction, and any other creative work about or inspired by Prince. We will, of course, not publish any material under copyright to anyone other than yourself.

Guidelines for submissions are intentionally loose because we value eclecticism, free expression, and self-indulgence in all forms. We will consider all submissions, but will inevitably be biased toward work that is fun, slightly irreverent, sex-positive, or politically progressive (in other words, more Prince circa 1982, less Prince circa 2002).

You will probably not be paid. We will also probably not be paid. We fully expect this to be a break-even enterprise at best; if, however, we end up making more money than we need to break even, we will provide modest compensation for your work. In the meantime, any work you submit will belong entirely to you: you may, and are encouraged to, publish or submit it anywhere else you wish.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a cut-off date of January 31, 2018. Please direct queries and submissions to zach@dystopiandanceparty.com.

If you have any questions, let me know in the comments–and of course, please share to anyone you think might be interested! I’ll be back with something slightly less self-promotional soon.

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