INTRODUCING COLLECTIVE MUSINGS
BY LA PIMBÊCHE
Here at La Pimbêche, our mission is to inspire love, acceptance and self-empowerment through our art and products. We love how you've embraced our brand identity and rock our merch in your everyday lives. You are true ambassadors!
Let's keep our art and messages in motion, shall we? This time, we want to hear from you, our community. Community is everything and we wouldn't be able to spread the love without your support. That's why we want to hear from you. We want to use our platform to elevate your voices and your writing to inspire and spark meaningful conversations.
COLLECTIVE MUSINGS is a collective and bilingual zine project created by La Pimbêche. We are looking for French and English submissions of poetry and prose of 500 words or less to include in our first issue, which will be illustrated by La Pimbêche. In this issue, we want to examine the concept of identity and empowerment.
WHAT WE WANT FROM YOU
Through the written word, we invite you to explore the meaning of (true) self. What does that mean to you? Have you ever felt pressure to conceal parts of yourself from the world, or are you unapologetically yourself, even if that self doesn't fit within society's standards? What boundaries have you pushed against to live a life that honours who you are? Does social media influence your sense of self? Do you think the self is unique and predetermined, or is it multiple, reconstructed through time? Tell us about a time you felt empowered.
What is a zine? A zine is a self-published booklet of writing, illustrations and more produced in small quantities. It's an awesome way to express ourselves and share our art with the world!
We encourage all writers to submit an original piece (meaning: no pieces that have been published somewhere else), regardless of their experience or publishing history. If you are interested in submitting your piece to COLLECTIVE MUSINGS, please complete our submission form bellow.
Deadline: November 28th, 2021
Some additional details
o We will prioritize submissions from writers living in Canada.
o If your piece is selected to appear in the zine, a member of our team will be in touch to explain the terms and next steps.
o If your piece is selected to appear in the zine, you will receive a free copy of the zine to thank you for your contribution.
o If your piece isn't selected, a member of our team will contact you too.
o We will not retain exclusive rights to your art once the zine is published, so you may publish your piece elsewhere in the future.
o The zine will be available to purchase through our website and select locations.
o if you'd like readers to connect with you through social media, please include your preferred social media handle along with your submission.