Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Call for Submissions: Two Fisted Librarians #2!

Now that we've had our official zine launch in Vancouver (photos soon to come!), it's time to open up submissions for the second issue of Two Fisted Librarians!

Issue 2 Deadline: October December 31st! 

Yes, the deadline for the second issue of Two Fisted Librarians is one of my favourite days of the year, Halloween! That means you've got almost two months to create something for the next issue of Two Fisted Librarians! (So get started now!)

Not sure what to create? Well, here's some helpful information!

What is Two Fisted Librarians?
A collection of pulp-inspired fiction, comics, and art created by you (hopefully!) concerning libraries and librarians.

What is pulp fiction?
Stories that fondly recall the pulp magazines of the '20s, '30s, and '40s, and comics of the '40s and '50s. Mad science, weird fantasy, occult horror, spicy mysteries, noirish romances, thrilling adventures, and whatever else. Want to write about a library that uses steampunk technology, a cataloguing system so obtuse that it drives those that try to use it insane, or a librarian who has to track down a Nazi zeppelin in order to get an overdue book? Go for it!

Still looking for ideas? The Thrilling Adventure Hour or the TV Tropes page for Two Fisted Tales  might be of help.

What is a zine?
A self published, usually photocopied magazine that contains everything from recipes, to travelogues, to thrilling adventure fiction. 

What can I submit to Two Fisted Librarians?
Fiction, comics, illustrations, fake journalistic articles, whatever you want really! Just don't make it too long, and remember that this will be published in a half sized zine, so please format your artwork for 5.5" x 8.5" paper (ie. half a standard North American sheet).

How do I submit? 
Send your submissions, questions, and awesome links to twofistedlibrarians@gmail.com.

I can't wait to see what you create!

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