A note: our theme this time is to celebrate the climbing community, in as many ways as possible. Our themes are always loose and tangents are welcome. Each Climbing Zine might be different, but there are always two consistent elements: staying true to the essence of climbing, and the zine concept of randomness.
Contributor’s guidelines for The Climbing Zine
The Climbing Zine publishes thought provoking essays, stories and rambles. Word count can be anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000. Our aim to publish work that focuses on the essence of climbing; we’ll publish accounts of any climbing experience, as long as the writing is intriguing and thought provoking. The objective being written about is not as important as the way it is written. We look for passion, unique style and a love for climbing in the works that we print.
The theme for our sixth volume is The Community Issue
While The Climbing Zine has an emphasis on the written word most stories will have at least one image to accompany the piece.
Cash money or lack thereof
We currently pay $50 per story, but hope to increase this in the near future, as we grow The Climbing Zine. Complementary copies of The Climbing Zine are included with pay, as well as the glory of contributing to the best looking zine since old Benjamin Franklin was making em!
The deadline for contributing to The Climbing Zine Volume 6 is March 1, 2014. Please submit your query and/or story as soon as possible to increase your odds of getting your story published.
Thanks for your interest.
Publisher, The Climbing Zine