okay folks, the holidays are over and we’ve gotten passed OWOH and all the lovey valentine stuff so i thought i would put out one last reminder for the next altered bits zine. above you can see a few tiny peeks at some of the art that has been submitted so far (if you don’t see yours above, don’t fret — only so many could fit). **oh, i interrupt myself here** IF YOU SUBMITTED SOMETHING AND I HAVE NOT RESPONDED, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP AND RESUBMIT AS I’VE HAD A FUNKY SPAM PROBLEM LATELY. i will be taking submissions though the end of the month for the following categories:
notorious: use your imagination and get creative. this was a fantastically cool topic suggestion by our lovely friend kerin gale of remnants of olde.
letters and symbols: this seems to be a popular topic indeed!
general gallery: if your piece doesn’t fit in the above categories, please feel free to submit to the general gallery in the middle of the zine. space here is limited and is filling up.
you will find more info and rules for submission on the altered bits website. limit three submissions per person, email to hi at altered bits dot com, include piece title(s), artist bio, location, url to blog or website (or both), super hi res, etc. — all the info is on the site under “submission guidelines”.
IF YOU HAVE NOT SUBMITTED A PIECE yet but plan to, please shoot me an email so i can try to save a spot for you as space is somewhat limited, but only if you’re for sure going to submit. or leave a comment here. that’s easier maybe.
the previous zines have been digital, but this one will be print. you can see past issues here if you have not yet seen them:
if you have any questions after reading through the site, please let me know. i’m so excited for this and can’t wait to see our very first art zine in print. woohooo! there is also going to be a super extra special artist spotlight in the zine (all zines to come, actually) as well as other fun stuff.
oh, and to answer a question that has been emailed to me a few times, the things i mostly accept for the zine are any mixed media art, altered art, handmade books, assemblages, some jewelry, collage, art dolls, paintings, fiber art — mostly anything mixed media. i’m not 100% opposed to it but i don’t typically do photography unless it’s quite unique.
potentially offensive off note (please skip if you’re easily bothered by… anything). i NEVER will publish porn, thank you very much, mister x. (got a submission saying “i’ll pay you to publish this” but, uh… nope, sorry. i love vintage erotica and such, no problem, but close-up modern day penetration shots aren’t going to work for me, sorry dude.)
(now i should really go work on my zine piece!! i always almost forget that part as i get SOOOO into the design aspect of things.)
i think i wasn’t totally clear (based upon a few emails i got last night/this morning). the deadline for submissions is next friday, february 25th, BUT if you can’t have it done and will let me know by the 25th, i can tentatively save a spot for you and give you a tiny extension to the following friday (3/4). layout and design takes forever and a half so there will still be a bit of time. then i’ll give myself a couple of weeks+ to get it all purdy and nice before it’s off to press. sorry i wasn’t more clear. i’m sleepy and brain dead a lot lately.