Comics Youth CIC are currently accepting submissions from students for a small press zine concerning isolation amongst young people, in effort to raise awareness of the effects of loneliness, social exclusion, and lack of a sense community they may experience. We wish to amplify their voices through widespread publication of the zine within the Liverpool City Region. ‘Isolation’ will consist of art, comic strips, poetry, and advice for young people, and a mix of work produced by young people in Comics Youth workshops and submissions from people of all ages.
Alongside raising awareness of the profound effects of isolation, the zine will act as a tool of support, using the first-hand accounts of young people to support others experiencing the same feelings, often silently, often without an ally. ‘Isolation’ will launch at the end of the year and will be available from the Comics Youth website (www.comicsyouth.co.uk) and from selected retailers. All proceeds from sales of the zines are channelled directly into the provision of Comics Youth’s comics and mental health workshops for disadvantaged young people across Merseyside. Contributors will receive a full colour copy of the zine and be mentioned within its pages. The deadline for submissions is November 26th.
All submissions must be ready for A5 format. For further information about the project, please contact Rhiannon Mair Griffiths (email@example.com) on 07525369624, and for zine submissions please email Steven Matthews (firstname.lastname@example.org) or sent via post to Comics Youth CIC, Old Hall Lane, L32 5TH We welcome your queries and submissions.