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Open Call for Queer & Feminist Zines

Deadline: 1 September 2021

BALTIC is pleased to announce that Ad Minoliti’s exhibition Biosfera Peluche / Biosphere Plush will feature a Library of Queer and Feminist zines. We invite zine makers from all over the world to send us information about your zines for the possibility of inclusion.

Deadline for submissions: 1 September 2021

This is an opportunity to have your Queer and Feminist zines displayed as part of the zine library included in Ad Minoliti’s exhibition Biosfera Peluche / Biosphere Plush at BALTIC from 24 July 2021 - 8 May 2022. Visitors will be able to access the library in the gallery space.

We would like to invite zine makers whose work is produced through a Queer and/or Feminist lens to send us information about your zines. Selected zines will then be purchased by BALTIC (including postage costs).

What is a ‘zine’?

According to Saffa Khan’s Make a Zine in 5 Minutes, held in BALTIC's collection, a zine is an ‘independent/self-published/non-commercial’ creation, often taking the form of a handmade booklet printed in small circulation. It is not a magazine, and it is pronounced “zeen”.

Zines can cover all manner of subject matter and have historically been a platform for marginalised people to express their ideas, document experiences, share DIY methods of creating, and build communities.

Key Dates

7 June: Submission opens - we will begin purchasing zines from this date
1 September: Last day for postal entries to be received
1 September: Last day to submit your work online
15 September: Final successful submissions contacted

Making your submission

Please read the guidelines here before submitting work. Entries that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.

Online: Entries can be made by emailing

Please include:

  • Your name, postal address, e-mail and/or phone number (if available).
  • A short statement about your zine (maximum 150 words).
  • The cost of your zine, estimated shipping, and instructions on how to purchase. If your zine is available online, please provide relevant links.
  • No more than 2 images of your zine.

Post: You can make an entry by post, please do not send a physical copy of your zine or any original artwork as we will be unable to return unsuccessful applications. Please include the above information. Your postal application should be maximum 2 sheets of A4 paper:

BALTIC Ad Minoliti Zine Open Call
FAO Emily Holmes
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Gateshead Quays
South Shore Road
Gateshead NE8 3BA

Postal entries must be received at BALTIC by 1 September.


If you have any access requirements not accounted for in this application process call BALTIC on 0191 440 4943. Leave a voicemail message and a member of BALTIC staff will return your call. If you have any additional queries email