C A L L F O R S U B M I S S I O N S !!!
What do you love?
I’m putting together SWELL, a zine that will focus on the aspects of art and media that give us happy hearts, and I’m seeking submissions in any form — short blurbs, essays, poetry, illustrations, lists, playlists, meta — detailing the funny, weird specifics of your go-to mood-boosting pop culture interests and obsessions. Tell me about the odd way you organize your collection of memoirs written by female comedians. Describe, using words and pictures, the first tears you ever cried over a passage in a book. Write a sonnet for your favorite TV character using only Taylor Swift lyrics and the names of plants. Really proud of the tag meta you wrote dissecting your favorite fanfic tropes? Ever make a beautiful collage of Martin Scorsese’s smiling face? Have a great idea for a Grey’s Anatomy haiku? If you would classify your favorite thing as “sorta random” and if it makes your heart puff up like a warm contented balloon, SWELL is the space for you to wax poetic.
Look, as fans and feminists and media-savvy humans we spend a lot of time dissecting the pop culture we consume. This analysis is necessary and productive, but there’s no reason it can’t be supplemented by a hearty dose of uninhibited geekery.
Share what you love, no matter how niche or offbeat. Share what you love about it, loud ‘n proud. Let’s celebrate together.
Wanna contribute? Send whatever you got to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 10 and I’ll holler back. Or if you’ve got an idea but don’t know how to elaborate on it, email me and we can chat! Even if it’s not your thing, a reblog signal boost would be appreciated ;)
(Big ups to the majorly talented Ryan Ford for the logo!)
I’ve gotten some great submissions so far but I’m still on the lookout for more, so I’m extending the deadline through the end of the month to March 31. If you saw this post the first time around and your interest was piqued, throw something together and send it my way!
The National: ‘Graceless’ on Saturday Night Live.
"I know. She was mine too."
"I don’t know why people are so reluctant to say they’re feminists. Maybe some women just don’t care. But how could it be any more obvious that we still live in a patriarchal world when feminism is a bad word?"
Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake (via larmoyante)
Lorde - No Better
Andy Samberg Absolutely Destroys the James Franco Roast
The New Yorker (via 15collection)
I think, as you’re growing up, your emotions are just as deep as they are when you’re an adult. You’re ability to feel lonely, longing, confused or angry are just as deep. We don’t feel things more as we get older.
“Learn Me Right” [full version]
Performed by Birdy [with Mumford & Sons]
From Disney PIXAR’s Brave Soundtrack
Martha Stewart’s AMA was pretty great, you guys.
And it feels like home…
Alfonso Cuaron, The Morning After the OSCARS