The deadline for submissions for the next issue of The Seneca Collective willl be MARCH 18TH and the release date for the third issue will be MARCH 25TH, although this is subject to change.
The theme for the next issue of The Seneca Collective will be "PROGRESS". You may interpret this theme in any way which you would like whether it involves progress in society, the progress of a character, or your progress at Seneca! Remember, the theme is only there to provide inspiration. Feel free to ignore the theme altogether. If you’d like to get an idea of the type of content that we publish in the zine then take a look at the previous issues. Keep in mind that we’re open to and actively encouraging people to submit new types of content!
We are excited to announce that the interview will be with artist/adventurer, Ryan Estrada, whose work you may be familiar with from anthologies such as Flight volume 4, This Is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death or his newest project, The Whole Story. More exciting info about that later!
We are also currently seeking submissions specifically intended for use as the cover art. Here is a template of the layout of the cover for the third issue. Whatever art you submit for the cover should work with the overall layout of the cover, leaving dead space for the logo, text, issue number, and other illustrations. This does not mean that your illustration can’t extend to the edges of the page, (we would prefer it if it did) it just means that you shouldn’t put anything interesting in the areas that the other elements will be covering up and that your focal point should be where the big black circle is. It doesn’t have to match the current layout exactly (we can always move stuff around) but it should be as close as possible.
The cover should also reflect the theme of the new issue which, as previously announced, is "PROGRESS".
Here’s what you need to know to submit:
- Submissions are only open to those who are currently attending or have previously attended Seneca college!
- Submissions will be printed as BLACK/WHITE/GRAYSCALE because colour printing is insanely expensive! Please keep this in mind for your submissions! In some instances we may accept submissions with VERY LIMITED colour. Please consult us about this.
- Submissions must fit within a 5.5” by 8.5” page (double paged spreads are allowed, just make it 8.5” by 11”).
- Submissions must be submitted as high res JPEGs or TIFFs and be AT LEAST 300 DPI; 600 DPI is preferred.
- When you submit any sort of submission, we’d love it if you include a little doodled self-portrait for the contributors page. Grayscale photos are also acceptable for the contributors page.
- NO EXPLICIT PORNOGRAPHY (some nudity is fine), EXTREME GORE, EXCESSIVE SWEARING (just bleep it out!) OR HATESPEECH IS TOLERATED.
- Please try and avoid all copyrighted media! We’d really like to not get sued! Any copyrighted media included in submissions will be denied. This does NOT include fanart. You can submit that. Just don’t submit other people’s work. However, we are not very interested in putting fanart on the cover.
- E-mail all submissions to SenecaCollectiveZine(at)gmail(dot)com, or use the submission form.
- If you are submitting art to be used on the cover, just let us know that it’s for the cover in your submission. If it is not selected for use on the cover we will most likely still print it inside the issue. We may also create several variant covers if we get more than one suitable submission.
- Each contributor will receive some copies of the zine to distribute however they’d like! We’ll have to be able to give it to you at the school, however; we will not be sending out copies in the mail, as that’s rather expensive. If you cannot receive your copy for whatever reason, we’re also putting together PDF versions of the zine, so we can e-mail you one!
We want to get as many submissions for this issue as possible so please help us get the word out by reblogging this on Tumblr, retweeting our posts on Twitter and telling everyone you know in Seneca’s visual arts programs about us.
-Amanda Sandland, Tim Lai & Armin Karimloo, Editors
Hey, if you go to Seneca you should submit to this zine I’m editing. I interviewed Ryan Estrada for this one and it is an amazing interview. What a cool guy.