Below, our calls for submission, as originally transmitted.
Each zine is printed on the risograph in red and black ink on 60lb text paper, staple-bound, with letterpress-printed insert and handcut cover.
ISSUE 1: NEW YEAR—We are hereby officially asking for submissions for a new zine, FORTUNE, a queer asian publication continuing to celebrate and build the community we have found in each other. This issue will focus specifically on the new year. All submissions are due SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 and will run in the FORTUNE debut at our LUNAR NEW YEAR party. We recognize this is a fast turn around, but we are feeling inspired and invigorated and maybe you are too! Please feel free to pass along to other folks who similarly identify with the A/Public community. **We want to acknowledge that not all members of this group might have a connection to the Lunar New Year or have a history of traditions around it. We hope this publication can more broadly serve as an inclusive document marking a new year, and how you relate to it. Contributions could address, but are not limited to: intention setting, rituals, lunar musings, cycles, breaking cycles, pigs, lucky numbers, etc...**
ISSUE 2: CORRESPONDENCE—This time, we’re thinking about CORRESPONDENCE — What is the stuff that relates to you, and what is the stuff that surrounds relation? How do you write for and against distance? What language do you use, is it common, who owns it? What are your games of identification and correlation, and when do they stop short? See related images.
ISSUE 3: ABOUT—For April, we intend to provide some context: What is FORTUNE about? What we are asking for, from you: Have you been hanging onto a fortune that spoke to you? Maybe one that listed alllll your lucky numbers? One that you just found months later in your pocket? Please send them our way!
ISSUE 4: TECHNOLOGIES—which could relate (but is certainly not limited) to the following:
>asia as a site of future technologies in the western imaginaryALSO SEEKING recommendations for a resource guide. What are your favorite restaurants/local businesses? What blogs do you follow? Online support groups? Please send along any and all recommendations that have a sharable link (website, yelp page, fb page, etc. all apply)
>overseas mass production/manufacturing // overseas waste incineration industries
>bridge between asian & asian american histories and how we imagine our queer asian futures >forms of correspondence/communication across distance / when we are far away
>Internet censorship in asian countries as a political measure
>FORTUNE as a held object we are creating with each other, using technology (the risograph) that lives between analog and digital.