Who are we?
We are a digital zine looking to support non-traditional artists and writers. We aim to embrace the DIY aesthetic and attitude of a zine and connect it with an online format with the unique features a website can add to that experience. Our primary concerns are supporting artists, elevating unique personalities and backgrounds, and working together to form a supportive and exciting community!
If any of that rings a bell with you and you would like to work with us, reach out on Facebook, Instagram, or email!
As a zine, we aim to:
Highlight LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, female, and gender non-conforming voices and perspectives
Center around people from/living in/with ties to the greater Pacific Northwest area who are making art and literature--this includes Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Northern California, Western Canada, Montana, Hawaii---if you make art about or have ties to anywhere in this area, we would love to feature your work!
Find and appreciate new and emerging artists
Recognize people pursuing art making on nontraditional paths. WE DO ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD and we do feature artists not from the Pacific Northwest. Our main goal is to feature artists working in nontraditional ways, even if they do not have ties to the PNW. If you are doing something unique or creating in a unique way, we'd definitely want to see your work!
Rizzy Simmons is a queer marine
engineer and art enthusiast who lives
in Seattle. His interests include poetry,
concert-going, the history of trans/queer activism, and
Joe Nasta (ze/zir) is a queer writer and mariner who splits their time between Seattle, New York, and the ocean. Joe has studied with Brooklyn Poets, Winter Tangerine, and Corporeal Writing. Their work has been featured by The Bridge, Entropy, The Rumpus, Yes Poetry. and Cadence Video Poetry Festival. Ze produces digital zines at issuu.com/joenasta . Joe is grey asexual and agender.