We are proud to announce the call for submissions for volume one of SAUNA publishings. We are carrying on the great tradition of underground gay zines and we want you to be a part of it.


We will be accepting several formats of medium.

  • Photography
  • Poetry
  • Short Story/Essay
  • Illustration
  • Mixed Media
  • Other (see below)

Short stories / Essays / Poems should not exceed 1500 words. Written submissions can be submitted as PDF, Microsoft Word or plain/rich text files. Photography Illustration Fine Art Scans Must be no less than 1800 x 2550 and mo more than 2550 x 3300 pixels at 300 dpi. Vector formats are also accepted, PDF and eps are preferred. Additional non-traditional submissions or proposals are also welcome. We are excited for new and different ideas.


The physical zines will be a limited edition of 200. A select few of them will be sold online to cover the cost of printing and will include a limited edition poster. The artists featured will retain all rights to their work and will be credited on our website and in the glossary of the zine. Artists will be able to opt out of the credit section if they prefer anonymity. The zine will be printed on 70lb pink paper with a 100lb red cover in black and white. We hope to include color printing in the future.

The zine will be distributed locally to gay friendly spaces and nationally to Printed Matter in New York and Family in Los Angeles. If you wish for copies at your business send us an email on our contact page.


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Submissions Close June 20th, 2019.

Submit your work here.