Introducing Zine Shine
Zine Shine is a two-week zine extravaganza, showcasing the range and vibrancy of zine culture in Toronto (and across the country!) We'll be exhibiting a wide selection of zine here at the shop. Everything will be available for sale in-store and online, and our hope is to expose our magazine-loving community to all the excitement of zine culture!
The main event will take place July 13-23, 2023!
The rest of our schedule is as follows:
Submissions open: April 7, 2023
Submission deadline: May 19, 2023
Selection alerts: June 16, 2023
Drop off: July 9, 2023
The submission form can be found here: https://forms.gle/wqTy4TESJBD94LwZ8
You'll need to tell us a little bit about yourself and your project. We'll ask you things like: What are you making? How much do you want to charge? We'll also need a couple of images from you. At minimum an image of the cover and at least two pages.
Submissions are due on May 19, 2023.
We are currently only accepting one submission per artist. Our goal is to host as many zine-makers as possible!
Anything at all! We will look at and consider all submissions with the goal of creating as much variety as possible in our selection to create an exciting medley of zines. We would like to have a little of everything: drawing, poetry, collage, photography, colour, black+white, riso, xerox, big, small, long, short!
That being said any work containing racist, homophobic, anti-trans, ableist or ageist content will be immediately discarded. This is a safe, inclusive event which welcomes everyone.
We'll let you know! Selection alerts will go out on or before June 16, 2023.
As we have limited space, our aim will be to curate as great a variety of zines as we can. One of the top priorities with this event will be to show how varied the world of zines is by highlighting the diversity among zines and zine-makers.
We would like to have a little of everything: drawing, poetry, collage, photography, colour, black+white, riso, xerox, big, small, long, short!
We are currently only accepting submissions for zines. If you have little extras you'd like to include, tell us when you submit and we can discuss. Any additional bonuses you’d like to include would need to be tucked inside your zine so they can be sold together — like a little package!
We will need to receive your zines by no later than Sunday July 9, 2023 at 5:00PM.
Once selected, you can drop your zine off at our Toronto storefront, at 1489 Dundas Street West. Our hours of operation are Wednesday to Friday from 12PM to 6PM, and Saturday-Sunday from 10AM to 5PM.
If you live within the GTA, we can try to coordinate a pick up for you, depending on your location. Further communication would be required. If you have barriers with mobility or any similar concerns which would prevent you from applying, please get in touch.
If you are out of town or an international artist, you can ship your zines to our location directly at your expense.
We would recommend between 10-20 copies. If we sell all of them, we will reach out for more!
After your zines are dropped off to us we will put them into our system, which means they can be sold online—locally and internationally—as well as in the shop for the duration of the event.
The consignment split will be 60/40 in favour of the artist. In other words, we'll keep 40% of the cover price, so please consider adjusting the price of your zine accordingly.
We'll reach out to each artist after the event and request an invoice for the quantity sold. We'll pay via e-transfer upon receipt of your invoice.
We can only accept debit/credit, no cash is kept on the premises.
We will put all zines into our shop system, which means they will be available for sale on our website in addition to physically in the shop. We ship internationally and also do free local pick-up.
Email us at email@example.com and we'll do our best to answer all your queries!