Silver Creative APA Open Call: A Chance for Silver Creatives to Shine

Zine culture is experiencing a renaissance, and Silver Creative is at the forefront of this revival. Known for its dedication to fostering creativity and community, Silver Creative has announced an open call for its Amateur Press Association (APA) – a golden opportunity for zine makers to showcase their work.

APAs have been integral to zine culture since its inception. These collectives of creators, writers, and artists were popular during the first heyday of zine making in the 80s. They offer a platform for individuals to share their work within a supportive and creative community.

Silver Creative’s open call is an exciting opportunity for artists, writers, and creatives to contribute their unique voices to the vibrant tapestry of zine culture. The open call encourages submissions from all, reflecting Silver Creative’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

Participating in the APA allows creators to connect with like-minded individuals, gain exposure for their work, and contribute to the rich tradition of self-publishing. It’s a chance to be part of a dynamic community that values creativity, collaboration, and the power of the printed word.

The deadline for Silver Creative’s APA open call is May 22. This gives aspiring contributors ample time to conceptualize, create, and refine their submissions. Whether you’re a seasoned zine maker or a newcomer to the scene, this is an excellent opportunity to express your creativity and join a vibrant community of fellow creators.

Silver Creative’s Open Call: Join Our Exciting APA Project

Silver Creative, in collaboration with GAJOOB Zine, is thrilled to announce an open call for its Amateur Press Association (APA). This initiative presents a unique opportunity for artists, writers, and creatives to contribute their work to a collaborative zine project.

APAs have a long history within the zine culture, providing a platform for individuals to share their creations within a supportive community. This open call marks a revival of that tradition, welcoming submissions from all interested parties.

Here are the details of what you need to do to participate:

Step 1: Create Your Pages

Each participant is required to create one or two pages for inclusion in the collaborative zine. The pages must be sized 5.5×8.5 inches, allowing for a uniform and cohesive finished product. However, we welcome your choice of paper.

Step 2: Make Copies

Once you’ve created your pages, you’ll need to make 50 copies of each. This ensures there are enough copies for the final assembled zines.

Step 3: Send Your Work

Send your copies to Silver Creative, c/o GAJOOB Zine, PO 25665, Salt Lake City, UT 84125. Your pages will be assembled and perfect bound in our studio to create the final collaborative zine.

Step 4: Optional Purchase

While not required, you can choose to receive a copy of the assembled work by including $10 with your submission. The final zine will also be digitized and made available for free download (donation requested).

The sale of additional assembled zines on SilverCreative will support the continuation of this project and other initiatives aimed at fostering creativity and supporting the Silver Creative community.

This open call is an incredible opportunity to be part of a collaborative project, connecting with other creatives and contributing to the rich tradition of zine culture. So, get your creative juices flowing, and submit your work to Silver Creative’s APA open call today!

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Silver Creative is about creative pursuits after an uncertain age. Briyan Frederick discusses creative work of all kinds through blog, vlog, podcast and printed zine. If you’re interested in building a business, a following, a legacy… or your muse demands an engaging outlet, Get in touch and share your creativity!

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