Have a read of the full interview on the Queerious Minds website.
If you’ve ever wanted to read #EnbyLife zine, it’s now free on Gumroad! Please share 💖
I’m sick of the postal survey & the hate being directed at trans & gender diverse people. I hope making this zine free helps & educates, even in the smallest way. 🌈
🌈 I’ll be selling my zines at National Young Writers’ Festival zine fair this year! 🌈
🏠 Elderly Citizens’ Centre, Laing St, Newcastle
⏰ Sun Oct 1, 11am – 4pm
This week’s Bloc Feature is Deconstructed Gender: A Tried-And-True Recipe for Unwinding The Binary by Nikki Nicnevin.
The life affirming recipe has been shared by the very excellent and electric zine #EnbyLife – a zine about non-binary experiences and stories.
Head along to the Zine Fair at GoMA, Brisbane this Sunday 25 September! I’ll be selling copies of all my zines there, including #EnbyLife and Feminist Puzzle Zine. See you there!
Last night’s launch of #EnbyLife was a great success! Thank you to the contributors who made the zine possible, and to Vlada at Junky Comics for letting me host the event in her beautiful shop. 💜
Thanks to everyone’s generosity I was able to make a donation to Queensland AIDS Council/QuAC. Their mission is to enable LGBTQI+ people to improve their health and quality of life. If you want to make your own donation, visit their website.
If you couldn’t make it to the launch, there are still copies of #EnbyLife and some badges at Junky Comics. If you’re in Melbourne, I’ll also be sending copies of the zine to Sticky Institute and there’ll be some at the Junky pop up shop at Magic Johnston next month!
There’s also print and digital copies of the zine available at my Etsy shop.
Don’t forget you still have until the end of June to submit to #EnbyLife zine! Send me your art, comics, stories, poems, non-fiction, etc!
Non-binary (enby) people are those of us who don’t fit within Western society’s gender binary (male/female). Our stories are often erased (if even heard at all!). #EnbyLife is a zine about non-binary experiences and stories, with amazing submissions from local and international writers, artists and creatives.
Come to the launch to support non-binary people, local creatives and our beloved Junky Comics!
PS: there will also be an after party for those who want to get their drink on. Location TBA!
If you want to submit to #EnbyLife, have a read of this blog post. Submissions are open until 30 June!
#EnbyLife is a zine about non-binary experiences and stories. If you fall under the non-binary gender umbrella (e.g. genderqueer, gender fluid, agender, bi-gender, just to name a few) — I want your work!
Submission Deadline: 30 June 2016
Publication: July/August 2016
What can I submit?
Poetry, essays, non-fiction, stories, comics, work that doesn’t fall neatly into any category — so long as the work has a focus (however tangentially) on non-binary experiences and stories. Word/submission limit: 1-2 pages (A5) per person.
What will #EnbyLife look like?
#EnbyLife will be published in A5 (folded A4) in black ink (NO COLOUR SUBMISSIONS!) on various coloured paper (hopefully the colours of the non-binary flag!). Want a sneak peak? Here’s the draft cover:
Where can I send submissions?
Email me at rae.white1985 at gmail dot com OR message me via my Contact form. When sending your submission, please also include your pronouns and a short bio. 🙂
Will I get paid?
Unfortunately not BUT if your work is published you’ll get a free copy of #EnbyLife! I plan to sell the zine at around 3-5 AUD (depending on the number of submissions), which will cover printing costs. The remaining money will be donated to Queensland AIDS Council (I am open to suggestions of other non-binary supporting charities in Brisbane/Australia).
Do I need to use my name?
You can use your name, a pseudonym, or remain anonymous. The purpose of this zine is to promote non-binary voices, not to ‘out’ anyone.
I’m cisgender, can I submit?
Nope. I recommend making your own zine or seeking out other submission opportunities.
Where will #EnbyLife be sold?
I also plan to sell #EnbyLife at Sticky Institute in Melbourne, the Zine and Indie Comic Symposium in August, several zine fairs happening at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, and through my personal page Rae White.